Michiana Diving Dogs Sunshine Splash

July 27, 2019 - July 28, 2019 (Saturday - Sunday)

Registration for this event will begin on 03/27/2019


1740 West Bertrand Rd
Niles, MI 49120
There is no address for this facility.


  • Online registration begins on 03/27/2019 and closes 07/24/2019 at midnight.
  • Pre-registration (online) price per splash for this event is $20.00 (USD) per dog. Payment is due upon check-in.
  • Splashes can be purchased on-site the day of the event for $25.00 (USD) per dog.
  • Payment is required at check-in (cash preferred). Refunds will not be issued if you fail to show up for your turn.
  • "Day of Show" entries may be available until limits are reached: 45 dogs per Splash (Distance Jump), 14 dogs per Splash (Air Retrieve), unless otherwise specified.

Event Contact Info

Website: www.michianadivingdogs.com

Contact Email Address: chuckndina@aol.com

Contact Phone: 269-684-2865

Event Notes

  • A NADD Registration Number is required to enter, purchase here for $35.00.
  • Splashes include up to four minutes on the dock for one optional practice jump and two judged jumps. You must inform the judge prior to your jump if you want it to be considered a "practice jump".
  • The jump order is set by a posted running order. Each splash closes 30 minutes prior to start time. Failure to be present at the beginning of the splash can result if the forfeiture of jumping in that splash.
  • Each distance jumping Splash allows 2 judged jumps, back to back. The longest jump of them will be your Qualifying Score.
  • You can earn a Diving Dog Title at this event. You must have five Qualifying Scores within a Division. NADD titles are recognized by the AKC and CKC through their recognition programs. View their applications here (AKC) and here (CKC).
  • Please read the official NADD Rules before you attend the Trial.

Independent Event Finals

  • This event will have an independent Facility Finals. The finals will not count towards NADD jumps (averages, rankings, etc).
  • Each facility will determine how many dogs will make the Finals and the awards to be given, if any.

Try-its at this event

  • Try-its will be allowed as space permits and during Splashes if no competitors are waiting to jump. Try-its cost $10.00 for two Try-it tickets. These tickets may be used on any day of the competition.


Saturday, Jul 27, 2019
  • 09:00 am: Splash #1 (Distance Jump)

  • 11:00 am: Splash #2 (Distance Jump)

  • 01:00 pm: Splash #3 (Distance Jump)

  • 03:00 pm: Splash #4 (Distance Jump)

  • 04:00 pm: Splash #101 (Air Retrieve)

Sunday, Jul 28, 2019
  • 09:00 am: Splash #5 (Distance Jump)

  • 11:00 am: Splash #6 (Distance Jump)

  • 01:00 pm: Splash #7 (Distance Jump)

  • 03:00 pm: Splash #102 (Air Retrieve)

Other Notes

  • Unless crated, dogs must be on leash at all times except when on the dock. Leashes must not exceed 6' in length. Retractable leashes are prohibited. 
  • This event is open to ALL breeds.
  • Anyone who pushes or throws their dog into the pool or in any other way abuses their dog will be excluded from further participation and will forfeit any splash or fees. 
  • Try-its cost $10.00 for two Try-it tickets. These tickets may be used on any day of the event. 
  • Please be courteous and pick up after your pets.
  • We will have food /merchandise vendors!
  • Female dogs that are "In Heat" are not allowed.
  • $5 parking fee at gate.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO RV's or big trucks, no overnight parking or camping.  


Hotels near the event:


Holiday Inn Express & Suites Niles

1000 Moore Dr.

Niles, MI 49120


(Only accepts service pets)


The Inn at St Mary’s

53993 Indiana State Route 933

South Bend, IN 46637


($75 pet fee)



Hilton Garden Inn South Bend

53995 Indiana State Route 933

South Bend, IN 46637


(Only accepts service pets)


Spaulding Lake Campground

33524 Bell St. 

Niles, MI 49120



Riverfront Park Campground

1701 Pucker St Dr

Niles, MI 49120



Registration for this event will open on 03/27/2019.
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