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AKC 2019 Chesapeake Bay Retriever National Specialty- OPEN TO ALL BREEDS

September 4, 2019 - September 8, 2019 (Wednesday - Sunday)

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35612- 212th Way SE
Argus Ranch
Auburn, WA 98092
  • This is an Outdoor Event
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  • Online registration closes 09/01/2019 at midnight.
  • Price per splash for this event is $25.00 (USD) per dog. Payment is due upon check-in.
  • 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

Contact Email Address:

Contact Phone: 8318014557

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".
  • This event is being run by a NADD mobile dock. Info on parking and other event site info can be found on the event description or on our social media page.
  • This event is an Open Splash event. This is done at Portable Dock trials and other shows that have timing conflicts with other dog events. The time for each splash for the day will be set such as 9am for example for all the splashes. You have between the posted start time and end time (either before AR starts or the end of the last day, usually 3pm) to complete your splashes for the day. When you check in you will be handed “Splash Cards” for each splash that you pay for. When you are ready to jump during the day, hand a splash card to the wrangler to get put into the running order. It is the handler's responsibility to be sure to be present it before their turn to jump. Please be aware that at many events, the running order board fills very quickly and early in the day.
  • Please Note: You must pay for all pre registered splashes at time of check-in. Any splashes not paid for will be put back into the event's on-site registration availability list.
  • 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.

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.
  • AS TIME ALLOWS: Each competing dog will get one Try-it ticket per day that they are entered, to use for an extra practice round. The handler must request this ticket at check-in. Each dog will be given three minutes on the dock. If a Try-it or competing dog wishes to have more time, they may purchase additional tickets as timing allows.


Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019
  • 09:00 am: Splash #1 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #2 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #3 (Distance Jump)

  • 04:30 pm: Splash #101 (Air Retrieve)

Thursday, Sep 5, 2019
  • 09:00 am: Splash #4 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #5 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #6 (Distance Jump)

  • 04:30 pm: Splash #102 (Air Retrieve)

Friday, Sep 6, 2019
  • 09:00 am: Splash #7 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #8 (Distance Jump)

  • 04:30 pm: Splash #103 (Air Retrieve)

  • 09:00 pm: Splash #9 (Distance Jump)

Saturday, Sep 7, 2019
  • 09:00 am: Splash #10 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #11 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #12 (Distance Jump)

  • 04:30 pm: Splash #104 (Air Retrieve)

Sunday, Sep 8, 2019
  • 09:00 am: Splash #13 (Distance Jump) - all jumps must be completed by 3pm.

  • 09:00 am: Splash #14 (Distance Jump) - all jumps must be completed by 3pm.

  • 09:00 am: Splash #15 (Distance Jump) - all jumps must be completed by 3pm.

Other Notes

We are excited to be invited to the Chesapeake Bay Retriever National Specialty! Although we are here to help the Chessies celebrate all things Brillo Butt, Diving Dogs is OPEN TO ALL BREEDS! Everyone from tiny Yorkies to giant Mastiffs are welcome to rock the dock.


We will offer on site registration, as well as Try It’s for dogs who have never gone off the dock. Day Of registrations will be allowed each day, on the day you wish to jump, until there is no space. Air Retrieve will have Day Of spots available (per day) and we will not have a waiting list . All spots are on a first come basis, as this is the most fair for everyone. Each dog will have the option of a practice jump before their two competition jumps. Please make sure to turn in your splash cards early each day, so you have lots of time to get your jumps completed. On Sunday, all jumps need to be completed before 3pm, to allow for pool tear down.


We accept cash and credit cards (3% fee applies). Sorry, no checks.


Air Retrieve on Wednesday and Friday will be run Low to High, meaning we will start with the shortest starting distance and go out. Thursday and Saturday we will run High to Low, starting with the farthest distance and come in. We do this, so the same dogs aren't waiting to jump all the time. We will be awarding the top 1st-5th place Chessies  for the event, as well as the top Non-Chessie of the event on Sunday afternoon at 3pm. 


We will award flat ribbons for all dogs who enter, First Time Competition flat ribbons, Personal Best flat ribbons and title rosettes. In addition, we also have Advanced and Excellent through Excellent 7 larger rosettes. We have special Air Retrieve ribbons for Q’s, titles, Advanced, Excellent and Excellent 2 titles.


Judges will be: Kristi Baird, Ashley Klair, Seth Carlson, Becky Johnson

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