Disc Event
Dock Diving Event
Agility Event
Barn Hunt Event
Fast CAT Event
Scent Work Event
Announcing the First-Ever
EUKANUBA™ PERFORMANCE GAMES
Dogs are extraordinary. And this September, it's time to show everyone what your dog can do at the first-ever EUKANUBA Performance games. 4 days. 6 events. 25 titles. And one of them could be yours. So choose your events below, get registered and go get it!
September 14 to 17, 2017 Roberts Centre, Wilmington, Ohio
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Fast Cat by AKC

A timed 100-yard dash race. Dogs run singularly while chasing a white plastic bag or a squawker being pulled by a lure operating system. Show More

The amount of time taken to complete the 100-yard dash is converted into MPHs. A handicap system is applied to each dog’s MPH to determine the number of points earned. The handicap system is based on the height of the dog at its withers. Points are accumulated by multiplying the MPH by the dog’s handicap.

This is an AKC Titling Event.

Classes

  • Over 18" - handicap is 1.0
  • 12” - 18" – handicap is 1.5
  • Below 12" – handicap is 2.0

Dogs eligible to compete in Fast CAT must be:

  • 12 months of age or older
  • Registered with AKC, including dogs enlisted in the FSS program, dogs with PAL numbers, or dogs enrolled in the AKC Canine Partners program
  • Females in season may not enter

Event Schedule

  • 2 trials per day, 125 runs per trial
  • Entry Fee: $20 per entry - $25 on day-of entry

Championship Day

  • Top 20 fastest times in each class will qualify to compete
  • Bracket tournament to place dogs 1st, 2nd and 3rd
  • Classes will include the addition of Sighthounds and Lurchers
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Dock Diving by North America Diving Dogs

Dogs compete by jumping from a dock into a body of water. Categories include jumping for distance and Air Retrieve/Vertical. Show More

The dog’s distance is measured from the end of the dock to where the base of the tail breaks the water’s surface. The base of the tail is the point where the tail meets the body. Each dog gets two competitive jumps per event. The better of the two jumps is recorded as the final score.

All dogs must jump off the dock or ramp on their own accord. Handlers cannot physically assist the dog in a forward motion in any manner.

There are separate divisions according to the size and age of a dog.

Dogs eligible to compete in Dock Diving must be:

  • 6 months of age or older
  • Current on vaccinations, and owner must show proof of current rabies vaccinations
  • Females in season may not enter

Classes:

  • DN – Dock Novice: 1” – 9’ 11”
  • DJ – Dock Junior: 10’ – 14’ 11”
  • DS – Dock Senior: 15’ – 19’ 11”
  • DM – Dock Master: 20’ – 23’ 11”
  • DE – Dock Elite: 24’ and above

Event Schedule:

  • 3 splashes per day, up to 40 dogs per splash and 1 Air retrieve each day, up to 15 dogs
  • Participation is pre-entry only

Championship Day

  • There will be three separate competitions:
    • Open Tournament
      • Top 45 qualified open dogs compete in a single elimination tournament
      • Dogs qualify if they have finished in the Top 5 by average at any one qualifying event*.
    • Lap Tournament
      • Top 18 qualified lap dogs compete in a single elimination tournament
      • Dogs qualify if they have finished in the Top 2 by average at any one qualifying event*.
    • Air Retrieve
      • Top 18 qualified open dogs compete in a standard air retrieve event
      • Dogs qualify if they have finished in the Top 2 by distance at any one qualifying event. You can find all qualifying events listed here.

*Dogs qualify if they have finished in the Top 2 by distance at any one qualifying event. You can find all qualifying events listed here.

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Scent Work by AKC

Dogs alert their handlers when specific odors are detected. Dogs may paw, bark, point with their nose or body, sit, lie down or use any other behavior to communicate the location of the odor. Show More

Dogs are taken through a search area with their handler, who remains mostly passive, guiding the dog’s search only when necessary and letting the judge know when the dog has found the scent.

Dogs eligible to compete in Scent Work must be:

  • Registered with AKC, or
  • Listed with the AKC Purebred Alternative Listing/Indefinite Listing Privilege (PAL/ILP), or
  • Listed with the Canine Partners Program, and
  • 6 months of age or older

Event Schedule:

  • 1 event per day, 250 entries per day
  • Advanced-level demonstrations between classes

Classes:

  • Container: 10 cardboard boxes will be laid out. Dogs will be challenged to identify the box that contains the target odor.
  • Interior: Dogs must identify target odor, which will be hidden on an object or surface in an indoor location
  • Exterior: Dogs must identify target odor, which will be hidden on an object or surface in an outdoor location
  • Buried: 6 containers containing 3 in. of dirt (5 in. for advanced class) are laid out. Dogs will be challenged to identify the target odor, buried 2 in. beneath dirt (4 in. for advanced class).
  • Handler Discrimination: 10 cardboard boxes are laid out. Dogs will be challenged to identify the box containing the item scented by their handler.

Championship Day:

In place of a tournament, the fourth trial will take place, providing additional opportunities for participants to advance toward titles. The highest performing dog will be crowned on Sunday.

  • This event is pre-entry only.
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Disc by UpDog

Dogs and their handlers compete in a variety of games, featuring disc tosses, agility obstacles and more, earning points as they accomplish challenges. Show More

UpDog games are beginner-friendly, allow for rollers and competitors to use any dog-safe disc without a hole in it. You can visit UpDogChallenge.com to review games and rules, and to create your free profile where your stats and achievements can be recorded.

Any dog is eligible to compete in UpDog events.

Event Schedule:

  • 4 games per day, 70 runs each, 2 hrs. per game
  • Day-of entries are welcome, unless pre-entry is full

Classes:

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
  • Senior

Championship Day:

  • Top 3 are selected based on points earned Sunday
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Barn Hunt by Barn Hunt Association

Dogs locate rats—safely enclosed in aerated tubes—that are hidden throughout a hay bale maze. Dogs must find the correct number of rats within a set time limit despite empty tubes and tubes with used rat bedding in the maze. Show More

The dog’s handler must notify the judge when a rat is found. Each dog hunts and indicates differently—the handler’s ability to understand the dog’s signal is important. While competing, dogs also have to complete two tasks on the course which include going through a tunnel and climbing on at least one hay bale.

Any dog is eligible to compete in Barn Hunt.

Event Schedule:

  • 2 trials per day, offered each day
  • This event is pre-entry only.

Classes and Entry Fee:

  • Instinct - $15 early; $18 day of show
  • Novice - $20 early; $25 day of show
  • Open - $20 early; $25 day of show
  • Senior - $20 early; $25 day of show
  • Master - $25 early; $30 day of show
  • Crazy 8’s - $25 early; $30 day of show
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Agility by AKC

Agility competition is designed to demonstrate a dog's athletic ability and willingness to work with his handler through strategy, skill, accuracy, speed, timing and distance handling through a fast-paced obstacle course. This is a timed event where dogs and handlers navigate through the obstacle course while completing required course tasks and obstacles. Show More

Classes:

  • Novice – for the dog that is just starting; 13 to 15 obstacles
  • Open – for the god that has completed the Novice level; 16 to 18 obstacles
  • Excellent – for the dog that has completed the open level; 18 to 20 obstacles

Dogs eligible to compete in Agility Trials must be:

  • Registered with the AKC or the ILP (AKC Indefinite Listings Privilege)
  • 15 months of age or older
  • Spayed or neutered dogs are eligible to participate
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Reserve your spot for the Friday Night Cookout today! Celebrate the EUKANUBA™ Performance Games with entertainment, food and fun!
SCHEDULE
September 14–17, 2017
Please reference the EUKANUBA™ Performance Games event map on the Roberts Centre grounds.
Event
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Fast CAT

Dock Diving

Scent

Disc

Barn Hunt

Agility

Demo Ring

Food & Drink

Awards
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 6:00pm
7:30am - 4:00pm
12:00pm - 5:00pm
7:30am - 7:30pm
No Event Today
9:00am - 5:00pm
Food Trucks
7:00am - 3:00pm
No Event Today
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 6:00pm
7:30am - 4:00pm
9:30am - 3:00pm
7:30am - 7:30pm
No Event Today
9:00am - 5:00pm

Food Trucks
7:00am - 3:00pm

Cookout
(Registration required)
7:00pm - 11:00pm
No Event Today
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 6:00pm
7:30am - 4:00pm
9:30am - 3:00pm
7:30am - 7:30pm
7:45am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
Food Trucks
7:00am - 3:00pm
No Event Today
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 6:00pm
7:30am - 4:00pm
9:30am - 5:30pm
7:30am - 7:30pm
7:45am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
Food Trucks
7:00am - 3:00pm
TBD
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