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American k9 Country-Qualifier

September 5, 2020 - September 7, 2020 (Saturday - Monday)

This is a qualifier event for NADD/AKC Regionals.

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336 Route 101
Amherst, NH 03031
  • This is an Outdoor Event
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  • Online registration closes 09/02/2020 at midnight (CDT).
  • Pre-registration (online) price per splash for this event is $23.00 (USD) per dog. Payment is due upon check-in.
  • Splashes can be purchased on-site the day of the event for $28.00 (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


Contact Email Address:

Contact Phone: 603-672-8448

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 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.

NADD/AKC Regionals Qualifier

This is a qualifier event for the NADD/AKC Diving Dog Regionals.
  • In order to qualify, each dog must have a minimum of three splashes completed at this event. We then take the average of the top three jumps from the event for each dog. Only the top 3 dogs in each division will receive an automatic invite to the Regionals.
  • Jumps in all the Splashes will count towards your NADD/AKC titles.
  • The Air Retrieve qualifier will be based on the highest score achieved at the event. In both Open & Lap, the Top Finisher for each division will earn invites.

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, Sep 5, 2020
  • 09:00 am: Splash #1 (Distance Jump)

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

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

  • 03:00 pm: Splash #301 (Hydro Dash)

Sunday, Sep 6, 2020
  • 09:00 am: Splash #4 (Distance Jump)

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

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

  • 04:00 pm: Splash #102 (Air Retrieve)

Monday, Sep 7, 2020
  • 09:00 am: Splash #7 (Distance Jump)

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

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

  • 09:00 am: Splash #10 (Distance Jump)

  • 05:00 pm: Splash #101 (Air Retrieve)

Other Notes

    • NEW Details Regarding Dealing with COVID-19
      • How American K9 Country will deal with NADD Trials & COVID-19

        American K9 Country is committed to comply with all city, state, national, NADD and AKC mandates pertaining to our location and the well-being of the public and success of dog sports. Due to COVID-19, Ak9C has made some changes to Ak9C’s Dock Diving event policies and procedures to keep everyone safe.  This plan will be in effect during our June 5-7, 2020 NADD Dock Diving Event.


        Time Block Event Splash Structure

        • Jump Cards will NOT be Used to establish Jump Order as we usually do
        • This event will run using a TIME BLOCK structure which allows the facility to limit the number of people on premise at one time.
        • Ak9C will establish a running order via scheduled time blocks. This information will be emailed to competitors Thursday June 4th on or before 12pm EST as well as posted on the Run Board located at the Dock & Posted on the Ak9c Facebook page
            • Time Blocks will be as follows
              • Block 1: 8:30am-11am,
              • Block 2: 11am-1pm,
              • Block 3: 2pm till Finish
        • During your assigned time block, you will be able to complete a maximum of 4 splashes and 1 AR or HD, depending on what you signed up for. Your splashes will be done in rotation and not back to back.
        • Competitors should arrive 30 minutes prior to their scheduled block time to check in. We ask that if you arrive earlier than 30min from your scheduled Time Block that you to stay out of the Main Event Area until your scheduled time
        • The Jump order will be announced throughout the day as always


        Check In

        • There will be a six-foot barrier around the admin table. We ask that you respect this barrier & only address the Admin Table from OUTSIDE this barrier.  
        • Please be sure to Check In at the Admin Table at least 30 prior to the START time of YOUR designated Time Block.


        In compliance with the NADD Facility Event COVID Plan, it is required that all competitors sign the COVID-19 waiver and the NADD waiver.  It is the responsibility of All Competitors to print, sign & present BOTH Waivers to the Admin Tent at time of Check In.


        • Preregistration is REQUIRED
        • No Day of event entries will be accepted- *This includes adding Splashes to an existing registration- If you “might” want a Splash we suggest signing up for it in advance
        • NO Try-Its
        • NO Practice Jump Cards


        • There will be NO Payments Taken at Check In/Admin Tent.
        • All competitors will receive an email Invoice via SQUARE payment systems 48 hours prior to the event.
        • NO Cash at check in
        • NO Checks at check in
        • NO Refunds
        • If you’d rather pay via other means, you must Email Amber to make other arrangements PRIOR to June 4th, 2020


        • There will NOT be a Food Vendor


        • Exhibitors will NOT have access to The Ak9C Indoor Building
        • There will be a Porto-Potty Available near the Event Area
          • A Table with Hand Sanitizer & Lysol will be adjacent to the Porto-Potty for you to use
          • The Porto-Potty will be disinfected by Ak9C Staff between each Time Block

         Crating Area

        • You may set up Crates & EZ Ups in the AK9C Dog Park- we have opened up the entire Park for you
        • There will not be an off-lead dog park available to let your dogs run as there normally is
        • Crates & EZ Ups MUST be at least 10’ apart from other Competitors
        • Exhibitors should bring Water & Shade for their dogs


        Social Distancing

        • We ask that all competitors maintain at least a 6’ Social Distance from other competitors, Ak9C Staff & Judges at all times.
        • Please do not touch another person, dog or property other than your own
        • All Ak9C Staff will wear masks when Social Distancing of at least 6’ apart is not possible.
        • Judges will remain in the judging area.  We ask that competitors practice 6’ Social Distancing if they need to speak to the Judge. Please do NOT approach or enter the Judging Area.
        • All Exhibitors are “HIGHLY ENCOURAGED” to wear a mask when in the Main Competition Area (White Fenced yard surrounding the Dock Area)
        • Masks may be removed while competing on the Dock
        • NO AK9C Staff will hold or throw for a dog other than AK9C Staff Dogs, Please plan accordingly
        • ONLY AK9C Staff will adjust the AR & Hydro Dash Rigs


        • All Gates & Latches will be thoroughly sanitized between each time block of competitors.
          • Hand sanitizers &/or disinfectant wipes will be provided at the entrance and exit of the Dock. Competitors are required to use these (or their own hand sanitizers/disinfectant wipes if they prefer) prior to entering and exiting the dock.  Please use the trash receptacles provided to dispose of used wipes

        Handler’s Meeting

        • A Handler’s Meeting will be emailed to you 24 hours before the Event & a copy will also be posted at the Admin Tent
        • NO In-Person handler meetings will be held during the event


        • You MUST make a REQUEST for your ribbons at Check IN
        • We will NOT be filling out ribbons for every dog, unless requested!
        • You will be able to pick up your Q-Ribbons after your Time Block
        • All Ribbons will be placed in a Ziplock bag labeled with the dog’s name containing the dog’s ribbons for that current day
        • The Ziplock bags will be available clipped along the White Fence- we ask the you only touch the Baggie with YOUR dog’s name written on it
        • NOTE: All ribbons and ribbon labels will be handled by one AK9C staff member who will be utilizing proper sanitizing practices prior to handling Ribbons, Labels, Pens or Ziploc Baggies.


        Ak9C Finals- Bubble Awards

        • There will NOT be a Finals at this Event as this is a Qualifier


    • 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".
    • 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.
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