AKC agility has four levels of competition: Novice, Open, Excellent and Masters. At each level the courses get harder, the course times get shorter and the number of faults allowed in order earn a qualifying run (a “Q”) decreases. There are five AKC agility games.
“Standard” consists of all the AKC agility obstacles (various types of jumps, open tunnels, chute, weave poles, A-frame, dog walk, teeter and pause table).
“JWW” (Jumpers with Weaves) consists of jumps and weaves and sometimes a tunnel.
“FAST” (Fifteen And Send Time) is a gamblers choice type of game where the obstacles are pointed and the handers make up a course that must include a designated sequence of obstacles handled from behind a distance line. The dog with the most points in the allotted time wins.
“T2B” (Time to Beat) is an all-out race over a speed course. The fastest dog wins the class and 10 points; all other dogs that complete the course earn points based on how close they come to the winner’s time.
“Premiere” is designed to challenge dogs and handlers at an increased speed and skill level above Masters. The courses are more technical and incorporate varied approach angles (including backsides), spacing, and obstacle discriminations.
In addition to the AKC competition, we’ll be offering “Glory Runs” – a special attraction designed to give retired or disabled agility dogs one more time in the ring. We’ll be breaking the trial around 9 am to cheer for these special dogs as they have a chance to play this fun game they love so much.
Agility is a great spectator sport! Garden State Golden Retriever Club encourages folks to come watch our trial!
The GSGRC has added this educational element to its activities for the dog-loving public providing the chance to learn about a number of breeds as well as the chance to view the talented and athletic dogs.
Meet the Breeds offers attendees the unique chance to meet and play with hundreds of different dog breeds, all while learning about responsible pet ownership and what breed is right for their lifestyle.
Please Join Us with your dogs at this year’s MEET THE BREEDS in NYC now being held at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center New York, NY. This a great event to both socialize your dogs while having a blast educating the public. If you attend as a booth participant, you and your dog receive free admission for the entire day’s events, (Masters Agility Championships/dock diving/ all the meet the breeds booths/ doggy booth shopping etc.) lunch and near-by parking.
It’s a great way to spend your day. If you think you may have an interest or can lend a hand or if you are interested in participating in the event, please contact club member Barbara Reichmanfor more details.
The Noncompetitive Conformation Assessment Program is one that was created by the Golden Retriever Club of America (GRCA). It provides for a Certificate of Conformation Assessment (CCA) that can be earned by Goldens over the age of 18 months who are AKC or CKC registered, or who have an AKC ILP number. Spayed and neutered Goldens are expressly permitted, as well as those owned by non-members of the GRCA.
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Location: North Branch Park
355 Milltown Rd.
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Time: 9:00 A.M. Entry Method: First Received Entries Close: April 17, 2020 – 6 P.M.
2020 GARDEN STATE GOLDEN RETRIEVER CLUB
SUPER HEALTH CLINIC
OPEN TO ALL BREEDS
SUNDAY April 19, 2020
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The Working Certificate (WC) and Working Certificate Excellent (WCX) tests were established by the Golden Retriever Club of America to encourage the use of and to maintain the natural hunting and retrieving abilities of golden retrievers. They are non-competitive tests of marking and retrieving upland game on land and water fowl on water.
Garden State Golden Retriever Club is pleased to host a combined WC/WCX test each year.
Date: October 2019: October 13, 2019
Place: Blue Springs Kennel, 645 Bairdmore Ave., Winslow Township, NJ CLICK HERE for Directions
Starting Time: 8:00 AM
Judges: Joseph Lescisko / Laura Weinmann
Game: Pheasant & Ducks
WC – $60
WCX – $65
**Entry is Limited to 40 dogs combined WC/WCX**
Pre-entries close: Monday, September 30, 2019 11:59:59 PM CT