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Hello all i'm new here and have a ton of dog showing questions!
Basically i have 2 clients that I train there dogs for obedience and agility. One is VERY good at agility and we talked and were talking about showing. So because I have never done..
1. How do i register the dog
2. do i have to get registered to show because I would be the handler
3. what do these terms mean.
- STD
- JWW
- FAST
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1. Do you mean register the dog with the organization the trials are sanctioned by? Or do you mean entering the dog in a trial? Different organizations have different requirements for registration.

2. The owner registers the dog with the organization. You don't have to own the dog to show it, but there might be restrictions on handling for money with some organizations.

3. That looks like an AKC entry form.
STD = Standard: Standard agility, with jumps, tunnels, weave poles, contact obstacles and a pause table
JWW= Jumpers With Weaves: Jumps, tunnels, and weave poles only
FAST = Fifteen and Send Time: this is a points-based class, where obstacles are assigned a value of 2 through 15, and placements are made based on total points earned

These are the agility organization that I know of in North America:

American Kennel Club

Australian Shepherd Club of America

Canine Performance Events

Canadian Kennel Club (Canada)

North American Dog Agility Council

UK Agility International

United Kennel Club

United States Dog Agility Association

Virtual Agility League (online)

Each one has its own set of rules and requirements. I suggest that you visit their websites, and take a look at the requirements, and then pay a visit to YouTube to check out videos.
 

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I can only speak to AKC (American Kennel Club) and UKC (United Kennel Club). I believe UKC is amateur handlers only, so you would not be able to handle the dog for your client. I haven't competed in UKC for some years, so check that on their website.

For the American Kennel Club. First the dog has to be registered with AKC. If your client's dog isn't already registered, the owner can do it, and can get a registration number for a mixed breed dog or dog with all the characteristics of a purebred that aren't registered - for companion competitions such as agility, obedience, and rally so long as the dog is neutered. However, always check the premium for the event you want to enter to make sure the particular event allows mixed breeds, which I think they refer to as All American.

Then, once you have the registration number, you can enter an event. You can find the events in your area by going to AKC's website, and there you can also find out information such as who the show secretary is, maybe a website for the club hosting the event and basically who you need to contact to get a premium list with the entry form and conditions for that trial. A lot of this is online these days.

Depending on where you are, you may have to wait until the coronavirus lockdowns end to enter anything. I know in this area (I'm in Colorado), everything has been cancelled.

Good luck.
 

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1. Do you mean register the dog with the organization the trials are sanctioned by? Or do you mean entering the dog in a trial? Different organizations have different requirements for registration.

2. The owner registers the dog with the organization. You don't have to own the dog to show it, but there might be restrictions on handling for money with some organizations.

3. That looks like an AKC entry form.
STD = Standard: Standard agility, with jumps, tunnels, weave poles, contact obstacles and a pause table
JWW= Jumpers With Weaves: Jumps, tunnels, and weave poles only
FAST = Fifteen and Send Time: this is a points-based class, where obstacles are assigned a value of 2 through 15, and placements are made based on total points earned

These are the agility organization that I know of in North America:

American Kennel Club


Each one has its own set of rules and requirements. I suggest that you visit their websites, and take a look at the requirements, and then pay a visit to YouTube to check out videos.
American Kennel Club or AKC sorry i did not specify that.
and thanks for the explanation on the terms!

Then for question 1
So for this one show https://www.kalamazookennelclub.com/documents/2019June KKC PREMIUM corrected agility.pdf
do i need to be registered in the AKC AND the KKC? Or should i do both to be safe?
 

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I can only speak to AKC (American Kennel Club) and UKC (United Kennel Club). I believe UKC is amateur handlers only, so you would not be able to handle the dog for your client. I haven't competed in UKC for some years, so check that on their website.

For the American Kennel Club. First the dog has to be registered with AKC. If your client's dog isn't already registered, the owner can do it, and can get a registration number for a mixed breed dog or dog with all the characteristics of a purebred that aren't registered - for companion competitions such as agility, obedience, and rally so long as the dog is neutered. However, always check the premium for the event you want to enter to make sure the particular event allows mixed breeds, which I think they refer to as All American.

Then, once you have the registration number, you can enter an event. You can find the events in your area by going to AKC's website, and there you can also find out information such as who the show secretary is, maybe a website for the club hosting the event and basically who you need to contact to get a premium list with the entry form and conditions for that trial. A lot of this is online these days.

Depending on where you are, you may have to wait until the coronavirus lockdowns end to enter anything. I know in this area (I'm in Colorado), everything has been cancelled.

Good luck.
Wow! thank you for that! and yes were all on lockdown (I think) and so this is when i decided it would be good to look into this stuff.!?
 

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Wow! thank you for that! and yes were all on lockdown (I think) and so this is when i decided it would be good to look into this stuff.!?
Well, you'll be ready when things open up again if the owner registers the dog with AKC now. That premium you mentioned was for 2019. Make sure once you're ready, you're looking at a current premium, although looking at that old one would give you an idea of what they're like.

No, you don't register a dog with a hosting kennel club, although you could join as a member if you wanted to help them with the kind of things they do. Clubs like that always need worker bees. Once the dog is registered with AKC, you can enter him in any AKC event except conformation.

P.S. You probably want to go to the AKC website and download the agility rules and start to familiarize yourself with those while you're waiting for things to open up again too.
 

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For an AKC trial, the dog needs to be registered or listed with the AKC. The individual clubs that hold shows and trials don't register dogs..

For the nuts and bolts of registering or listing a dog with the AKC, the main questions are :

1) is the dog a purebred, AKC recognized breed?

2) if yes, did the breeder give the dog's registration application to the new owner?
a) if "yes", then the owner needs to fill out the form and send it in with the appropriate fees to register the dog
b) if "no", then the dog cannot be registered, but the owner can apply for a Purebred Alternative Listing if the dog has been spayed or neutered

3) is the dog a mixed breed?
a) if "yes"
and
b) the dog is spayed or neutered
then the dog can be listed with the Canine Partners Program

Pertaining to agility itself, these are the AKC agility rules. http://images.akc.org/pdf/rulebooks/REAGIL.pdf you can download for free and print them out yourself.
 

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For an AKC trial, the dog needs to be registered or listed with the AKC. The individual clubs that hold shows and trials don't register dogs..

For the nuts and bolts of registering or listing a dog with the AKC, the main questions are :

1) is the dog a purebred, AKC recognized breed?

2) if yes, did the breeder give the dog's registration application to the new owner?
a) if "yes", then the owner needs to fill out the form and send it in with the appropriate fees to register the dog
b) if "no", then the dog cannot be registered, but the owner can apply for a Purebred Alternative Listing if the dog has been spayed or neutered

3) is the dog a mixed breed?
a) if "yes"
and
b) the dog is spayed or neutered
then the dog can be listed with the Canine Partners Program

Pertaining to agility itself, these are the AKC agility rules. http://images.akc.org/pdf/rulebooks/REAGIL.pdf you can download for free and print them out yourself.
Okay, when my printer is fixed i will print that booklet out and

1. Yes hes a corgi
2. I believe so.
3. a.No
b.yes
 
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