Upcoming Events

Save the date!
Our next club meeting and event will be July 28th (a Sunday) from 10:00-2:00 at
 Water’s Edge Retrievers
  4173 15th St NW, 
  Buffalo, MN 55313
 
This will be our Club Picnic so bring a side dish to share and we will do Subs again this year!
More to come..love to see you there!
 
We always have a great time!
Love to see you there.

Plans for the Scent Work Trial being held July 20 &21 at On The Run Canine Center have begun.
If anyone is interested in being on the committee please contact me. We have a great group already, but would welcome 1 or 2 more.
No experience needed.
If you would like to volunteer or want more information you can reach me at:
Ava729@mac.com
(612) 209-3589
Thanks !
Ava Higginbotham

ENTRY METHOD: RANDOM DRAW

ENTRIES WILL OPEN ON: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 8AM CDT at the Trial Secretary’s address. All entries received before this date will be returned. Overnight or certified mail must be sent with the “No Signature Required” waiver signed. Random Draw Entries Close on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 5PM CDT. The Random Draw will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 6PM CDT at the following address: 7681 Homestead Court South, Cottage Grove, Minnesota 55016. Golden Retriever entries will be given priority.

At the drawing, if the entry number of Golden Retrievers is less than the overall trial limit, all Goldens will be accepted into the trial and the remaining entries will be subject to a drawing. If the Golden Retriever entry on the draw date exceeds the trial limit, the Golden Retrievers will be subject to a Random Draw. Entries and checks for all other breeds will be shredded. If the entry number of Golden Retrievers and all other breeds is less than the overall trial limit, additional entries will be accepted until July 3, 2019 at 5PM CDT.

ENTRIES CLOSE ON July 3, 2019 at 5pm CDT after which time entries cannot be accepted, canceled, altered, or substituted except as provided for in Chapter 11, Section 6 of the Rules Applying to Dog Shows. Envelopes/transactions containing entries for more than the ten (10) dog maximum and/or entries received prior to the opening date shall be treated as invalid entries and shall be returned to the sender.

PREMIUM LIST

Greater Twin Cities Golden Retriever Club

(Licensed by the American Kennel Club)

Containers (Novice, Advanced, Excellent, Levels)

Interiors (Novice, Advanced, Excellent, Levels)

Exterior (Novice, Advanced, Levels)

Handler Discrimination (Novice & Advanced Levels)

Buried (Novice & Advanced Levels)

Detective Class Trial 2 each day

All classes are concurrent except for Detective which is at the end of Trial 2 each day

July 20, 2019 Event #2019179726 July 20, 2019 Event #2019179727

July 21, 2019 Event #2019179728 July 21, 2019 Event# 2019179729

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On The Run Canine Center

13835 Aberdeen St NE

Ham Lake, MN 55304

ENTRY LIMITS

Total Entry Limit 250 runs per trial

Detective Class entry limit is 4 per trial

To be held Indoors/Outdoors

Trial Hours:

Saturday– 7:30am to 6:00pm

Sunday- 7:30am to 6:00pm

Check-in from 7:30-8:00 am daily

Handler’s Briefing at 8:30am, first dog to follow

Judge: Chris Eblen – Des Moines, Iowa

Judge: Linda Spengler – Minneapolis, MN

CERTIFICATION

Permission is granted by the American Kennel Club for the holding

of this event under American Kennel Club rules and regulations.

Gina DiNardo, Secretary

OFFICERS OF THE GREATER TWIN CITIES GOLDEN RETRIEVER CLUB

President …………………………………………………………………..…Charney Petroske

Vice President ……………………………………………………………… Michelle Meyer

Secretary………………………………………………………………………Cindy Engler – 2610 Oakview Lane North, Plymouth, MN 55447

Treasurer…………………………………………………………….………..Sarah Gaalswyk

www.gtcgrc.org

TRIAL CHAIRPERSON TRIAL SECRETARY

Ava Higginbotham

14151 Vale Court

Eden Prairie, MN 55346

LoveThatDog729@comcast.net

612-209-3589 Mike Teh PO Box 130338 St. Paul, MN 55113 Xtremek9trialsec@gmail.com 612-387-4311

EVENT COMMITTEE

Ava Higginbotham, Ken Higginbotham, Cathy Greinger, Judy Campbell, Laurie Hanson, Tracy Hope, Kristi Judisch

Judge Assignments – Subject to change for load balance

Linda Spengler – #102915 – 6319 Girard Ave S – Minneapolis, MN 55423-1205

Saturday July 20, 2019 – Trial 1 Saturday July 20, 2019 – Trial 2

Handler Discrimination (Novice, Advanced) Handler Discrimination (Novice, Advanced)

Buried (Novice, Advanced) Buried (Novice, Advanced)

Exterior (Novice, Advanced) Exterior (Novice, Advanced)

Sunday July 21, 2019 – Trial 1 Sunday July 21, 2019 – Trial 2

Containers (Novice, Advanced, Excellent) Containers (Novice, Advanced, Excellent)

Interior (Novice, Advanced, Excellent) Interior (Novice, Advanced, Excellent)

Detective Class

Chris Eblen – #103194 – 1711 E. 32nd Street – Des Moines, Iowa 50317

Saturday July 20, 2019 – Trial 1 Saturday July 20, 2019 – Trial 2

Containers (Novice, Advanced, Excellent) Containers (Novice, Advanced, Excellent)

Interior (Novice, Advanced, Excellent) Interior (Novice, Advanced, Excellent)

Detective Class

Sunday July 21, 2019 – Trial 1 Sunday July 21, 2019 – Trial 2

Handler Discrimination (Novice, Advanced) Handler Discrimination (Novice, Advanced)

Buried (Novice, Advanced) Buried (Novice, Advanced)

Exterior (Novice, Advanced) Exterior (Novice, Advanced)

All classes will be concurrent except for the Detective Class

Move Ups will be allowed between trials

VETERINARIAN ON CALL

Blue Pearl Pet Hospital Specialty and 24-7 Emergency

11850 Aberdeen Street NE, Blaine, MN 55449-4786

763-754-5000

Directions: (about 2.8 miles)

Head south on Aberdeen St NE toward Bunker Lake Blvd NE/County Rd 116

Turn right on Bunker Lake Blvd NE/County Rd 116

Turn left onto MN-65

Turn left at 121st Ave NE/Paul Pkwy NE

Turn right at Aberdeen St NE

Building will be on your right

EMERGENCY SERVICES

Fire/ Ambulance/Police- Blaine – CALL 911

URGENT CARE CENTER

2134 BUNKER LAKE BLVD NW

ANDOVER, MN 55304

HOURS OF OPERATION SATURDAY/SUNDAY: 8AM – 8PM

Directions: (about 4.7 miles)

Head south on Aberdeen St NE toward Bunker Lake Blvd NE/County Rd 116

Turn right on Bunker Lake Blvd NE/County Rd 116

Turn left onto Quinn St NW

Building will be on your left

MERCY HOSPITAL

4050 COON RAPIDS BLVD NW

COON RAPIDS, MN

763-236-6000

Directions:

Head south on Aberdeen St NE toward Bunker Lake Blvd NE/County Rd 116

Turn right on Bunker Lake Blvd NE/County Rd 116

Turn left onto MN 65

Turn right onto Main St NE/125th NE

Keep left to stay on Main St

Turn left onto Round Lake Blvd NW

Turn Right onto Coon Rapids Blvd NW

Turn Left into the hospital

Move Ups between trials WILL be offered. AKC transfer forms must be completed & returned to the trial secretary before you start your 2nd trial search.

DOG ELIGIBLE TO ENTER

This trial is open to all dogs SIX (6) months of age or older that are registered with the American Kennel Club or that have AKC Limited Registration, Purebred Alternative Listing/Indefinite Listing Privileges (PAL/ILP), an AKC Canine Partners listing number or approved Foundation Stock Service (FSS) breeds are eligible to participate.

Dogs with a Purebred Alternative Listing/Indefinite Listing Privileges (PAL/ILP) or an AKC Canine Partners listing number must be spayed or neutered in order to compete. Wherever the word “dog” is used in these regulations it includes both sexes.

Dogs with physical challenges (including amputees) are eligible to participate provided that, in the opinion of the judge, the dog displays no sign of physical discomfort and can safely complete the search. Deaf and blind dogs are allowed to enter. Females in season may not participate. Aggressive dogs, or dogs suffering from an injury, or illness which may affect the dog’s physical or mental performance may not participate. No dog shall compete if it is sutured, bandaged, or has any visible wounds.

ENTRY FEES PER DAY

Each entry (includes a $3.50 AKC recording fee)…………………………… $25

Entry Fee for Detective class (includes a $3.50 AKC recording fee)…….…$50

Mail entry forms and fees to:

Mike Teh

GTCGRC, Event Secretary

PO Box 130338

St. Paul, MN 55113

Please make checks payable to the Greater Twin Cities Golden Retriever Club or GTCGRC.

No entries will be accepted by phone, email, fax, or hand delivery. Express mail entries must include the signature waiver allowing them to be left at the secretary’s address. Inquiries may be directed to Mike Teh at: xtremek9trialsec@gmail.com No entry shall be made and no entry shall be accepted which specifies any conditions as to its acceptance.

Illegible entries will not be processed and will be returned to the exhibitor. Returned checks do not constitute a valid entry.

Trial Secretary will add a $25.00 collection fee to the amount of each returned check.

WAITLIST INFORMATION

All entries must be received by the Trial Secretary prior to Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 5pm CDT. No entries may be withdrawn for a complete refund after closing on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 at 5pm CDT unless withdrawn entries are filled as follows:

Greater Twin Cities Golden Retriever Club is offering a waitlist to fill openings created by entries that have been withdrawn after the trial’s closing date/time. A maximum of 50 runs per day will be placed on the club’s waitlist. If runs of a withdrawn entry are replaced by waitlisted runs, a refund will be issued to the exhibitor of the withdrawn entry for those runs just filled. Exhibitors who were able to have some runs filled, but not all, will receive a refund at the end of the trial for those runs that did not have openings. Checks will be shredded for any exhibitors who were unable to have any of the runs requested on their entry filled.

STAGING AREA, HANDLER’S BREIFING, AND WARM-UP INFORMATION

Staging Area will be out of view of search area(s). Staging area will include crating, warm-up and waiting area, as well as the secretary table for check-ins and posting of running order and results.

The Handler’s Briefing will take place in view of the search area prior to the start of each class, after the hide(s) have been set and after the Demo Dog has run. In the Handler’s Briefing the judge will explain if there’s an off-leash option, number of hides, maximum height of hides and maximum time for the search. NO DOGS are to be present during the Handler’s Briefing.

A warm-up area will be available consisting of ONE marked container of each odor being tested at the trial and may also consist of blanks containers. Exhibitors should limit their warm-up to (2) two minutes or less. The warm-up area is to be used exclusively for warming up the handler/dog team prior their run. The warm-up area is not for training or relieving of the dog.

SEARCH AREA AND RING CONDITIONS

Search areas may be of any shape, and of the size specified in the Regulations for AKC Scent Work for each class.

Search Area Conditions. Searches may be indoors, on matted, carpeted, or tiled surfaces, or outdoors on grass, gravel, earth, concrete, or asphalt surfaces.

ADDITIONAL SITE INFORMATION

Trial Site. It is not appropriate to scout the trial location prior to the trial date. Many search locations are real-life environments and such visits may risk the host losing the opportunity to use the location in the future.

Possession of Odors and Training. Chapter 5, Section 30 of the Regulations for Scent Work state, “No person other than those engaged in the administration of a trial shall be in possession of any target odors when on the trial grounds. There shall be no training on the grounds of the AKC Scent Work trial, other than the designated warm-up area.”

Spectator Area. Spectators are encouraged. Any person not handling a dog in the current class, or any person who has already completed their run in the class may choose to watch the search from the spectator area. Handlers may not watch other exhibitors from their class prior to their run except in the case of Handler Discrimination classes. No one outside the search area may assist the handler or disclose the location of the hide. Spectators who intentionally or unintentionally give aid to a team may be asked to leave the area by the judge. Spectators are forbidden to discuss details of the search with handlers who have not run.

Limited Indoor Crating space will be available ~ If you choose to crate indoors, you MUST bring a mat or a towel to put your crate on

Lunch is provided to all volunteers. Please bring your own lunch if you are not volunteering.

Volunteers are welcome! If you would like to volunteer, please contact Ava at: LoveThatDog729@comcast.net

15 volunteers per day will have priority entry into the trial. To volunteer, you must be able to work the entire day. You must contact Ava Higginbotham (trial chairperson) prior to the random draw date. Any person volunteering after the random draw date, will not be guaranteed a priority entry.

Exhibitors are responsible for cleaning up after their dog(s). Any exhibitor failing to do so may be excused without benefit of refund if the Event Committee deems the exhibitor to be in violation of this requirement. Cleaning supplies and disposal sites will be available at various locations around the show grounds.

RIBBONS, AWARDS, AND PRIZES

Placement ribbons will be awarded in each class as follows:

First Place…………………………………………………………………….……….……..Blue

Second Place……………………………………..…………………………………………Red

Third Place……………………………..………………………………………………..…Yellow

Fourth Place……………………………………………………………………..……….…White

Qualifying Score……………………………………………….………………..……Dark Green

A New Title rosette will be awarded to all dog and handler teams finishing a title.

A New Scent Work Detective Title will be awarded to all dog and handler teams finishing this title.

High-in-Trial

Only teams who participate in all elements offered and in the same difficulty level, who qualify in each are eligible to win High-in-Trial. One High-in-Trial winner is chosen per level. There is no separate High-in-Trial for the Novice A and Novice B sections.

The High-in-Trial is determined by adding the team’s faults across the elements. If there is a tie based on faults, then the team’s times across the elements will be summed and the faster-finishing team will win.

Teams winning High-in-Trial will earn rosette/prize/etc.

All exhibitors should obtain a copy of the Regulations for Scent Work Trials by downloading them from the American Kennel Club website.

NOTICE TO EXHIBITORS

SAFETY, BEHAVIOR and LIABILITY

The safety of the dog is our primary concern. By entering this trial, exhibitors acknowledge that they are familiar with the rules and regulations of this sport, and that their dogs are familiar with and able to perform all searches safely. It is expressly understood that exhibitors alone are responsible for the behavior of their dogs and/or children. Any exhibitor whose dogs and/or children create an unnecessary disturbance or repeatedly engage in unsafe or disruptive behavior may, at the discretion of the trial committee, be asked to leave the show site. In such case, no refund of any fees paid will be made. The Greater Twin Cities Golden Retriever Club and its agents, employees, etc., will assume no responsibilities for any loss, damage or injury sustained by exhibitors or handlers, or to any of their dogs or property and further assumes no responsibility for injury to children. The Greater Twin Cities Golden Retriever Club reserves the right to decline entries for cause and may remove any dog on account of aggression. No one shall have any recourse or claim against the Greater Twin Cities Golden Retriever Club or any official thereof.

Collars, Leashes and Harnesses. During searches, dogs must wear a properly fitted collar or harness approved by the judge. Leashes may be of any length and/or retractable. The leash should be made of plain, pliable material.

All dogs must be on leash at all times. Retractable leashes may not be used when on trial grounds (except during judged searches). Dogs must enter and exit the search area with the leash attached to the collar or harness, including when waiting in the search area before and after the search. An off-leash option may be offered at the discretion of the judge, only if the area is completely enclosed.

REFUNDS

No entry fee will be refunded if the trial cannot open or be completed by reason of riots, civil disturbances, fire, an act of God, public emergency, act of a public enemy, or any other cause beyond the control of the organizing committee. No entry fee will be refunded in the event a dog is absent, disqualified, excused, or barred from competition by the action of the Trial Committee. Dogs pulled after closing because of injury or other medical condition are not eligible for a refund.

Bitches in season will be refunded the full entry fee. Notification in writing must be given to the trial secretary no later than one half hour prior to the start of the first class of the day of the trial.

RINGSIDE

Judges are not required to wait for dogs. The Owner of each dog is solely responsible for having it ready at the search area when it is to be judged. The Club has no responsibility to provide service through a public address system or stewards or runners for the purpose of calling or locating dogs that are not brought into the ring when required.

EXHIBITOR CHECK-IN: At check-in you will receive your armband number. Once the time and location for check-in is determined all exhibitors will be notified by email.

Exhibitors MUST check-in EACH day they are entered.

Claims will be arbitrated as set forth on the Official AKC Entry Form for this event.

HOTEL INFORMATION

Americinn…………..13440 Highway 65 N, Ham Lake, MN 55304……….…763-755-2100

Best Western Plus . 10580 Baltimore St NE, Blaine, MN 55449…………….763-792-0750

Quality Inn………….9052 University Ave NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55448…..763-785-4746

Super 8 …………….9410 Baltimore St NE, Blaine, MN 55449………….….763-210-4606

Most of the hotels will assess a pet fee. Please check on dog acceptance policies and pet fees when making your reservations. Policies do change. Please clean up after your dog and do not leave dogs unattended in motel rooms.

DIRECTIONS TO THE TRIAL SITE

From the South: Take Highway 65 north to Bunker Lake Blvd (CR 116)

Turn right onto Bunker Lake Blvd

Turn left on Aberdeen St NE

The show site is on the right

From the North: Take Highway 65 south to Bunker Lake Blvd (CR116)

Turn left onto Bunker Lake Blvd

Turn left onto Aberdeen St NE

The show site is on the right

From the East: Take Bunker Lake Blvd (CR 116) west to Aberdeen St

Turn right on Aberdeen St NE

The show site is on the right

From the West: Take Bunker Lake Blvd East

Cross Highway 65

Aberdeen St NE is the first left after crossing Highway 65

Turn left on Aberdeen St NE

Show site is on the right

Containers Interiors Exteriors Buried Handler Discrimination Detective Class

Trial 1

Sat.

07/20/19 ¨Novice A/B ¨Advanced ¨Excellent ¨Novice A/B ¨Advanced ¨Excellent ¨Novice A/B ¨Advanced ¨Novice A/B ¨Advanced ¨Novice A/B ¨Advanced

Trial 2

Sat.

07/20/19 ¨Novice A/B ¨Advanced ¨Excellent ¨Novice A/B ¨Advanced ¨Excellent ¨Novice A/B ¨Advanced ¨Novice A/B ¨Advanced ¨Novice A/B ¨Advanced ¨ Detective

Trial 1

Sun.

07/21/19 ¨Novice A/B ¨Advanced ¨Excellent ¨Novice A/B ¨Advanced ¨Excellent ¨Novice A/B ¨Advanced ¨Novice A/B ¨Advanced ¨Novice A/B ¨Advanced

Trial 2

Sun.,

07/21/19 ¨Novice A/B ¨Advanced ¨Excellent ¨Novice A/B ¨Advanced ¨Excellent ¨Novice A/B ¨Advanced ¨Novice A/B ¨Advanced ¨Novice A/B ¨Advanced ¨ Detective

If entering Novice, please circle A or B.

Entry Fee $25.00 per class (Novice thru Excellent) Detective class is $50.00

# of Novice thru Excellent classes: ________________ x $25.00 = $___________________

# of Detective classes: ________________ x $50.00 = $___________________

Make checks payable to GTCGRC Total Due $___________________

Trial Secretary will add a $25.00 collection fee to the amount of each returned check.

AKC Registered Name Registration Number ¨ AKC/PAL/ILP/CP ¨ Foreign

Call name

Date of birth Sex

Breed

Variety

Breeder

Sire

Dam

Owner

Owner’s Address

City

State Zip

Telephone

Email

Handler name (if different from owner): Junior Handler # (if applicable):

ALL Fields are REQUIRED.

If you have a PAL/ILP/CP you may put N/A in the grey boxes

***Be sure to read the Agreement and sign. No form will be processed without your signature!***

AKC Rules, Regulations, Policies and Guidelines are available on the American Kennel Club Web site, www.akc.org

GREATER TWIN CITIES GOLDEN RETRIEVER CLUB – July 20 & 21, 2019

Mail Official Entry Form to: Mike Teh – PO Box 130338 St. Paul, MN 55113

A –

AGREEMENT

I certify that I am the actual owner of the dog, or that I am the duly authorized agent of the actual owner whose name I have entered. In consideration of the acceptance of this entry, I (we) agree to abide by the rules and regulations of The American Kennel Club in effect at the time of this event, and any additional rules and regulations appearing in the premium list of this event and entry form and any decision made in accord with them. I (we) agree that the club holding this event has the right to refuse this entry for cause which the club shall deem sufficient. I (we) certify and represent that the dog entered is not a hazard to persons or other dogs. In consideration of the acceptance of this entry and of the holding of this event and of the opportunity to have the dog judged and to win prizes, ribbons, or trophies, I (we) agree to hold the AKC, the event-giving club, their members, directors, governors, officers, agents, superintendents or event secretary and the owner and/or lessor of the premises and any provider of services that are necessary to hold this event and any employees or volunteers of the aforementioned parties, and any AKC approved judge, judging at this event, harmless from any claim for loss or injury which may be alleged to have been caused directly or indirectly to any person or thing by the act of this dog while in or about the event premises or grounds or near any entrance thereto, and I (we) personally assume all responsibility and liability for any such claim; and I (we) further agree to hold the aforementioned parties harmless from any claim of loss, injury or damage to this dog.

Additionally, I (we) hereby assume the sole responsibility for and agree to indemnify, defend and save the aforementioned parties harmless from any and all loss and expense (including legal fees) by reason of the liability imposed by law upon any of the aforementioned parties for damage because of bodily injuries, including death at any time resulting therefrom, sustained by any person or persons, including myself (ourselves), or on account of damage to property, arising out of or in consequence of my (our) participation in this event, however such injuries death or property damage may be caused, and whether or not the same may have been caused or may be alleged to have been caused by the negligence of the aforementioned parties or any of their employees, agents, or any other person. I (we) agree that the determination of whether the injury is serious shall be made by the event veterinarian and is binding on me (us). I (WE) AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION, CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE ENTRY, EXHIBITION OR ATTENDANCE AT THE EVENT BETWEEN THE AKC AND THE EVENT-GIVING CLUB (UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED IN THIS PREMIUM LIST) AND MYSELF (OURSELVES) OR AS TO THE CONSTRUCTION, INTERPRETATION AND EFFECT OF THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE SETTLED BY ARBITRATION PURSUANT TO THE APPLICABLE RULES OF THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION. HOWEVER, PRIOR TO ARBITRATION ALL APPLICABLE AKC BYLAWS, RULES, REGULATIONS, AND PROCEDURES MUST FIRST BE FOLLOWED AS SET FORTH IN THE AKC CHARTER AND BYLAWS, RULES, REGULATIONS, PUBLISHED POLICIES AND GUIDELINES.

INSTRUCTIONS

Please check the box for each class desired to be entered. Dogs may enter two different levels within each element, at each trial. Dogs entering the Advanced, Excellent, Master or Detective classes must have earned the required title, as stipulated in the AKC Scent Work Regulations. Dogs may enter either the Novice “A” class or the Novice “B” class—not both

SIGNATURE of owner or his agent duly authorized to make this entry.

SIGN HERE X:_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Phone #: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Email: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

In case of Emergency – Name: ____________________________________________________ Phone #: ________________________

 

Save the date:  MN State Fair Always the first Wed at the Fair.

Aug. 28th:  Members of the club will get tickets.  Ed will need your name and address.

If you are riding with another member I need to know than you will only need 1 car pass.

Send your commitment to : edmargld@msn.com.

 

Mark your calendars

Saturday Sep 21 from 1-4 

Location: The Dog Tank in Mendota Heights, 2415 Pilot Knob Road, Mendota Heights.

 

There will be a short meeting followed by a chance to try

Dock diving at all levels of skills also Barn Hunt

Instructors will be there to assist with both activities.

More details to come.