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American K9 Country August

August 12, 2022 - August 14, 2022 (Friday - Sunday)

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Location

336 Route 101
Amherst, NH 03031
603-672-8448
  • This is an Outdoor Event
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Registration

  • Online registration closes 08/05/2022 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 for all pre-registered splashes. Refunds will not be issued if you fail to show up for your turn.

Event Contact Info

Website: www.americank9country.com

Contact Email Address: amk9country@aol.com

Contact Phone: 603-672-8448

Event Notes

  • A NADD Registration Number is required to enter, purchase here for $35.00.
  • Splashes include up to three 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.
  • At least 3 jumps are required to participate in independent event finals.

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.

Schedule

Friday, Aug 12, 2022
  • 09:00 am: Splash #1 (Distance Jump)

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

  • 01:30 pm: Splash #3 (Distance Jump)

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

Saturday, Aug 13, 2022
  • 09:00 am: Splash #4 (Distance Jump)

  • 11:00 am: Splash #5 (Distance Jump)

  • 01:00 pm: Splash #6 (Distance Jump)

  • 03:00 pm: Splash #7 (Distance Jump)

  • 04:30 pm: Splash #301 (Hydro Dash)

Sunday, Aug 14, 2022
  • 09:00 am: Splash #8 (Distance Jump)

  • 11:00 am: Splash #9 (Distance Jump)

  • 01:30 pm: Splash #10 (Distance Jump)

Other Notes

    • 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".
    •  American K9 Country & 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 2022 NADD Dock Diving Events.
       

      Event will run with a Pre-set Jump Order- NOT Jump Cards!

      Check-in starts at 8:30 am.  The Facility OPENS at 8:00 AM and No EARLIER!

      The pool will be open at 8 am for practice and close at 8:50 am.

       

      Friday: Jump Order for Splashes will go Alphabetically from A to Z.

       

      Saturday: Jump Order for Splashes will go Alphabetically from Z to A.

       

      Sunday: Jump Order for Splashes will go Alphabetically from A to Z.

       

      Splash check-in will close 1/2 hour before the splash begins.  

      • NOTE: NO DOG may jump for than 12 Distance Splash Jumps during the weekend per NADD Rules
       
      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 prior to the START time of YOUR designated Time Block.
      Waivers: 
      In compliance with the NADD Rules, it is required that all competitors sign the NADD & COVID waivers.  It is the responsibility of All Competitors to sign the Waivers at to the Admin Tent at time of Check In.
      Registration
      • Preregistration is REQUIRED
      • Day of event entries will be accepted if there is room. *This includes adding Splashes to an existing registration- If you “might” want a Splash we suggest signing up for it in advance
      • All preregistered splashes must be paid for at check in. Once preregistration has closed you may not drop splashes.
      • Try-Its will be allowed if Time Allows
      Payments
      Per NADD , we can now offer you the option to pre-pay for your splashes using the square LINK that will be emailed to you. Refunds are not permitted after payment is made except for an injured dog or in season bitch. A letter from your Veterinarian or Doctor will be required before refunds will be given in these cases
      • All competitors will receive an email Invoice via SQUARE payment systems 48 hours prior to the event (once event is closed).
      • INVOICES May BE PAID Online PRIOR TO CHECK-IN!
      • NO Refunds (except for bitches in season or injury with a Veterinary/Doctor's note)
      • If you’d rather pay via other means at the admin tent:  ONLY Cash will be accepted day of 
      Food/Snacks
      • There will NOT be a Food Vendor
      Facility
      • Exhibitors will NOT have access to The Ak9C Indoor Building
      • There will be a Porto-Potty Available near the Event Area
        • Hand Sanitizer & Sanitizer 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
      • 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
      • In accordance to the most recent CDC guidelines, Masks are Not required for vaccinated individuals. Non-vaccinated individuals should protect themselves by wearing a mask when they cannot socially distance themselves. 
      • The Judge 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.
      • 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
      Sanitation
      • 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 written Handler’s Briefing will be posted at the Admin Tent
      • A general In-Person handler briefing will be held at 8:55am each morning
      Ribbons
      • You will be able to pick up your Q-Ribbons after your Splash
      • All Ribbons will be self serve; There will be a ribbon writing station available for you to use
      • NOTE: Ribbons will NOT be mailed or available for pick up after the event closes on Sunday
        
      Payments: 
      • All competitors will receive an email Invoice via SQUARE payment systems 48 hours prior to the event. INVOICES MAY BE PAID PRIOR TO CHECK-IN ONLINE
      • NO Refunds once preregistration has closed
        • Please Note: You must pay for all pre registered splashes prior to or 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.
    • Ak9C Finals- 
      •  Ak9c will be holding a jump off for finals on Sunday. The Top 5 dogs with the longest jump in each Distance division will be invited to "Jump-Off" Sunday after the final Splash! 
      • You must compete in at least 3 splashes to be eligible for Ak9C Finals..
      • Prizes will be awarded after the Finals. Awards & Ribbons will NOT be MAILED!
    • 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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