2017 AKC Pittsburgh Pet Expo

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North America Diving Dogs Trial

11/03/2017 - 11/05/2017

David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Dock Type

Online Registration

  • Closes 11/01/2017 at midnight (2 days before event)
  • Payment required at check in (Cash preferred), No Refunds
  • "Day of Show" entries may be available until limits are reached: 40 dogs per Splash, Air Retrieve/Vertical limits 10 dogs per Splash

Website: http://pghpetexpo.com/ .
Contact Email Address: mailto:midwest@northamericadivingdogs.com
Contact Phone: 6366499523

Trial Notes

  • A NADD Registration Number is required to enter, purchase here for $35.00.
  • Each distance jumping Splash allows 2 judged jumps, back to back. The longest jump of the two will be your Qualifying Score. (If your event offers the optional practice jump to get your dog wet first, you MUST inform the judge prior to your practice jump) Four minute time limit on the dock per Splash.
  • You can earn a Diving Dog Title at this event. You must have 5 Qualifying Scores within a Division. NADD titles are recognized by the AKC through the AKC Recognition Program.
  • Please read the official NADD Rules before you attend the Trial.

Event Schedule and Entry Form


Check out the event link

Competitors may enter the expo for free when showing a copy of your splash registration email/receipt.  Check the event website for parking information. It is pay to park.
You will have to bring your stuff (crates, etc) in through the main doors when you arrive as there is no loading area for competitors.  There will be a section roped off for competitors to setup.

Friday Nov 3rd 2017
5:30 pm Splash #1
6:30 pm Splash #2
7:00 pm AR Practice
7:30 pm Air Retrieve 101

Saturday, Nov 4th 2017
10:30 am Splash #3
12:30 pm Splash #4
2:30 pm Splash #5
4:30 pm Splash #6
6:00 pm AR Practice
6:30 pm Air Retrieve 102

Sunday, Nov 5th 2017
10:30 am Splash #7
12:30 pm Splash #8
2:30 pm Splash #9

Splashes ($25) include up to 4 minutes on the dock for 1 optional practice jump and 2 judged jumps.
The jump order is first-come/ first-serve . When you are ready to jump, turn in your card to the judge (anytime up to 1 hour before splash end time) to hold your place in line.

NEW for 2018 SEASON: Try-its will be allowed as space permits and during Splashes if no competitors are waiting to jump. Try-its cost $15.00 FOR 3 TRY-IT TICKETS. These tickets may be used on any day of the competition. Also, each competing dog will get 1 ticket per day that they are entered, to use for an extra practice round. Each dog will be given 3 minutes on the dock. If a try-it or competing dog wishes to have more time, they may purchase more tickets as timing allows.

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