2017 Agility Premium List

The Westminster Kennel Club

Saturday, February 11th, 2017




Member of the American Kennel Club: Event No. 2017123702


Show Hours: 7:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. E.T.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Pier 94

711 12th Ave. (W. 55th St. & West Side Hwy.)
New York, NY 10019

Trial will be held INDOORS – 2 Rings – on artificial turf, Ring Size 70′ x 130′ Limited to 660 runs. Judging to start at 8:00 A.M.


Entries will not be accepted without these titles. If entering Preferred ,
you must have MXP and MJP Titles

This event is accepting entries for Dogs listed in the AKC Canine Partners Program

Method of Entry is FIRST RECEIVED

There will be a maximum of 2 entries per envelope permitted. Envelopes with more than 2 entries will NOT be accepted

Opening date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 8:00 AM
Closing date: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Entries Received Prior to OPENING DATE will not be accepted. Hand deliveries are not accepted with in the 1st 48 hours. Entries delivered by overnight mail must indicate no signature required.

Trial Secretary Services by FAST TIMES, Inc. www.FastTimesAgility.com



Permission is granted by the American Kennel Club for the holding of this event under American Kennel Club rules and regulations.

James P. Crowley, Secretary

Officers of Westminster Kennel Club

PRESIDENT: Seán W. McCarthy
VICE PRESIDENT: Darrell W. Crate
VICE PRESIDENT: Charlton Reynders, III
TREASURER: Johnston L. Evans
SECRETARY: William M. Jackson

149 Madison Avenue, Suite 402, New York, NY 10016

Board of Governors

  • F. Avery Bourke
  • Thomas H. Bradley, 3d.
  • Darrell W. Crate
  • Barclay Douglas, Jr.
  • Johnston L. Evans
  • David W. Haddock
  • David A. Helming
  • Edwin M. Hershey, II
  • William M. Jackson
  • Seán W. McCarthy
  • Charlton Reynders, III
  • T. Williams Roberts, III
  • Harvey M. Wooding

Governors Emeriti

  • George F. Clements, Jr.
  • Thomas J. Hubbard
  • William F. Stifel
  • William M. Duryea, Jr.
  • Charlton Reynders, Jr.
  • Robert E. Taylor
  • Peter R. Van Brunt
  • James F. Stebbins

Delegate to the AKC

  • Harvey M. Wooding

Agility Committee

Trial Chairman
Darrell W. Crate
149 Madison Avenue, Suite 402, New York, NY 10016    212-213-3165

Event Committee

  • Seán W. McCarthy
  • Darrell Crate
  • Charlton Reynders III
  • John W. Everets
  • William M. Jackson
  • David W. Haddock
  • Thomas H. Bradley 3d
  • Tim F. Wray

Director of Operations: Florence Foti

Director of Communications: Gail Miller Bisher

Director of Companion Events: Paul Campanella, 631-786-7720

Secretary: Fast Times, 125 Hope Road, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724 trialsec@FastTimesAgility.com    phone: 732-603-1143 fax: 1-888-521-1706

Volunteer Coordinator: Bonnie Ovnicek

The Officers and Members of the Dog Show and Event Committee of The Westminster Kennel Club will not exhibit at this trial.


  • Ms. Ann Riba : 40830 N. Mill Creek Rd. Old Mill Creek IL. 60083
  • Mr. Paul Moore : Ashby Lodge Northampton Road, Welford Northants England NN6 6JE

SATURDAY 4″- 26″
Ms. Ann Riba Master STD, Finals 20″,& 24″
Mr. Paul Moore-Master JWW, Finals 8″,12″,& 16″


The equipment for this event is being provided by Westminster Kennel Club. This equipment was purchased from MAX200.


Yay Good Dog-23 Arbor Trail, Monroe NY 10950
917-743-9875 info@yaygooddog.com


Steve Surfman 417 Melbourne Blvd. Elkton Md. 21921 410-392-3544


There will be a food and beverage vendor at the site for your dining needs.


Parking: Day time parking for approximately 300 cars on top of Pier 92 is on first-come, first-served basis at a cost of approximately $35/vehicle. No propane tanks allows on the Piers. Please visit the Westminster website at www.westminsterkennelclub.org for parking alternatives at both the Piers and MSG. Additional parking is available at other nearby venues.

Loading and Unloading: Loading and unloading will be in a designated area in front of Pier 94.


The crating area is sufficient for all dogs entered. Please note that benches will be assigned this year. There will not be space available for un-entered dogs. Crating with friends may not be possible. There will also be a separate designated space for dogs that need to be crated in a quiet, less-accessable area. Request for this area will be limited to 75 dogs and will be limited to the first 75 requests. Please use the box on the entry form to make this request. No private Expens or chairs will be allowed in the crating area due to NYC Fire regulations.. Soft crates are permitted but not recommended. Dog tents are not permitted. There is a coat check available for you to store items that you don’t wish to leave unattended at your bench.

MAKE ALL CHECKS payable to: Fast Times Agility

ENTRY FEE: $80 PER DOG. (Includes a $3.50 AKC recording fee for first run and $3.00 for the second run) DOGS MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE AT THE MASTER LEVEL IN BOTH STD AND JWW, and have attained Master titles. Dogs must have MX and MXJ, or MXP and MJP titles at the time the entry is received in order for the entry to be valid. There will be a limit of 4 entries per owner/handler. In order to compete in Preferred, you must have MXP and MJP titles at the time of entry.
Envelopes/transactions cannot have entries for more than the (2) dog maximum. Money orders and travelers checks will not be accepted.

FIRST RECEIVED OPENING DATE: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 8:00 AM Trial is LIMITED to 660 runs excluding the Championship round.
FIRST RECEIVED CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 5:00 PM
after which entries cannot be accepted, cancelled or substituted except as provided for in
Chapter 11, Section 6 of the Dog Show Rules and in Chapter 1, Section 13 of the AKC
Agility Trial Rules and Regulations.
Fast Times Agility
125 Hope Rd.
Tinton Falls N.J. 07724-3008

NO HAND DELIVERIES within the first 48 hour

REFUNDS: There shall be no refunds for entries withdrawn after the final closing date in the event a dog and/or handler are injured, absent, or dismissed from competition, regardless of the reason for such dismissal. If because of riots, civil disturbances or other acts beyond the control of management it is impossible to open or complete the show, no refund of entry fee will be made. Refunds are allowed if requested before the closing date. Refunds after closing date for bitches in season only. There is a $5.00 processing fee for ANY refunds. No refunds for overpayments $10 or less.
BITCHES IN SEASON are not eligible to participate. Entry fees will be refunded subject to a $5.00 processing fee. Written verification from a veterinarian is required. Notification for refund of bitches in season must be RECEIVED prior to the start of the trial. A copy of Veterinarian’s note AND COPY OF THE FINAL CONFIRMATION FOR DOGS MUST accompany any such refund. Requests can be scanned and sent via email or faxed to 888-521-1706


Obstacles will meet the specifications in the current edition of the Regulations for Agility.

Join us for the 141st Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show & 2nd Annual Masters Obedience Championship


Daytime sessions at Piers 92/94- 8AM to 5 PM
Breed Judging, Junior Showmanship Preliminaries and Benching

Monday – Obedience, Hound, Toy, Non-sporting, and Herding breeds
Tuesday – Sporting, Working, and Terrier breeds

Evening sessions at Madison Square Garden- 6PM to 11PM
Junior Showmanship Finals, Group Judging, and Best In Show

Monday to include Hound, Toy, Non-sporting, and Herding Groups (beginning at 8 PM)
Tuesday to include Junior Showmanship Finals, Sporting, Working, Terrier Groups, and BEST IN SHOW (beginning at 7:30 PM)


Please review our Tickets page for complete ticket information

First Two Rounds (STD & JWW)

  1. These two rounds will be scored as AKC qualifying runs. Any Q’s achieved will count with AKC towards regular agility titles. Jump heights offered 4″-26″. Dogs may run in the Preferred jump height in both rounds.
  2. Judging will begin at 8:00 AM.
  3. Dogs may run at a higher height than their true measured height in STD and JWW
    rounds. For purposes of the eligibility and placement for the Championship round, they will be scored and placed within their true jump height group during the re- scoring process. (e.g. 24″ or 26″ with a true measured jump height of 20″ will be re-scored with 20″ Regular dogs for the Championship eligibility.) They must run in the true measured jump height in the Championship round.
  4. Dogs may run at their Preferred jump height in STD and JWW rounds. For purposes of the eligibility and placement for the Championship round, they will be scored and placed within their true jump height group during the re-scoring process. See below for more details.

Requirements and Scoring for eligibility into the WKC Championship round. STD and JWW runs will determine eligibility:

  1. Dog must Q in one of the first two runs (STD and/or JWW) in order to be eligible for the Championship round. Elimination (E) or being Absent from either round (STD and/or JWW) will eliminate eligibility for championship round with a no score.
  2. Scoring for eligibility to the Championship round will be the combined actual running time of both runs plus any faults (this includes time faults).
    1. R, W, T will be assessed 5 points.
    2. F will be assessed 10 points.
    3. Course time faults will be 3 points for every full second over course time.
  3. After these first two rounds the data will be re-scored to determine eligibility for
    the Championship round. Dogs will be placed in order of the lowest combined
    score within their true AKC jump height.
  4. All dogs in the regular level will be required to jump at their AKC regulation jump
    height based on the shoulder height. Any dog needing measurements must be
    measured before running. The 4 Paw Safety rule will be in effect.
  5. Dogs that ran in the preferred jump height level in the first two rounds must run at
    their Preferred jump height in the Championship rounds. There is not a separate
    Preferred Championship round.
  6. For purposes of the placement for the Championship round and overall WKC
    Master Champion, they will be scored and placed within their true jump height group: *

    1. 4″ Pref / 8″ Reg – all scored together as true jump height 8″
    2. 8″ Pref / 12″ Reg – all scored together as true jump height 12″
    3. 12″ Pref / 16″ Reg – all scored together as true jump height 16″
    4. 16″ Pref / 20″ Reg – all scored together as true jump height 20″
    5. 20″ Pref / 24″ Reg – all scored together as true jump height 24″
  7. A maximum of 10 dogs from each jump height will be selected for the Championship round.
  8. In each jump height, the top 3 qualifying dogs, regardless of breed, will be chosen for the Championship round. After that, additional dogs will be chosen by individual breed. One of each breed from the remainder of the qualifying dogs in each jump height will be chosen until the limit is reached. One qualifying Canine Partner will be included in the breeds selected to make up the 10 dogs chosen in each jump height.
  9. If there are not enough individual breeds to make up the 10 dogs in each jump height, the next dog with the lowest combined score will be included regardless of breed. This means that more than one dog of any breed may be chosen.

  10. WKC Championship round Scoring and Awards:

    1. The Championship course will be a modified Time to Beat style course with a Dog Walk added. The WKC Championship Scoring will be using modified Standard Course rules.
      1. There will be no Refusals or Runouts (R) called.
      2. Each Wrong Course (W) will be assessed a 5 point fault.
      3. Each Failure to Perform (F) will be assessed a 10 point fault. d. Course Time Faults will be 3 points for every full second over
        Standard Course Time (SCT).
    2. There will not be a 26″ class in the championship round.
    3. Each Dog’s Championship Round Score will be calculated using dog’s
      running time plus any course or time faults (please remember there are no refusals scored in this round but there are time faults). Placements within each true jump height will be determined using championship round score.
    4. The overall Master Championship Round Score will be calculated by taking the Championship Course Yardage for the dog’s true jump height divided by the dog’s Championship Round Score (which is calculated using dog’s running time plus any course or time faults.) for the 1st place dogs of each jump height. The highest result will determine the overall WKC Master Champion. For example, a dog with a Championship Round Score of 39.23 and a Course Yardage of 112 yards then the dog’s Master Championship Score would be 2.85.
    5. Judging of this round will be televised live and begin at 8:00 PM
    6. This event will televised nationally on the Fox Sports 1 network on Sunday, February 12th beginning at 8PM. As such, Westminster encourages that all
      exhibitors dress in clean and presentable attire in an effort to present an appropriate image of our sport. Pro Plan will provide exhibitor shirts.

    First Received Entry Information:

    Entries for this trial will open on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 8:00 AM and close on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 5:00 PM.
    Mail entries to: Fast Times Agility
    125 Hope Rd.
    Tinton Falls N.J. 07724-3008

    Please write “Westminster” on the outside of your envelope.
    Duplicate entries will not be refunded and the proceeds will be donated to charity.

    Wait List statement:

    Westminster Kennel Club is offering a Wait List to fill openings created by
    withdrawn entries after the trial’s closing on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at
    5:00pm. A maximum of 75 entries will be placed on the club’s wait list.

    Entries withdrawn BEFORE the trial closes on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at
    5:00pm will receive a full refund.

    Entries withdrawn AFTER the trial closes on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 5:00 PM but prior to Monday January 23, 2017 at 3:00pm will be replaced with an entry from the waitlist if one is available. Any withdrawn entry replaced by an entry from the waitlist will receive a refund.

    Any wait-listed entry that does not move off the wait list into the trial by January
    23, 2017 at 3:00 pm will receive a refund.

    All entries, including wait listed entries, must be received by Fast Times Agility 125 Hope Rd. Tinton Falls N.J. 07724-3008 by the trial’s closing on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 5:00pm.

    There will be no special consideration in the First Received method of entry for
    worker/volunteers. The Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge large and small
    dog agility winners will receive an invitation to this trial.


    On site Veterinarian and 24 hour emergency service provided by:
    Animal Medical Center, 510 East 62nd Street, New York, NY 10065

    Exhibitors should follow their veterinarians’ recommendation to assure their dogs are free of internal and external parasites, any communicable diseases, and have appropriate vaccinations.

    NOTE: Please do not walk your dogs in the park north of Pier 94. Dogs are not permitted and you will receive a ticket.



    There are several options for using public transportation to access Piers 92/94: Take 8th Ave Subway C or E trains to 50th Street. Then take the M50 Bus
    (weekdays only) at 49th St. & 8th Ave. to 49th St and 12th Ave. Take A, B, C, D, 1 or 9 trains to Columbus Circle and walk west to 12th Ave. Take the cross town M50 (weekdays only) at 57th St. to 12th Ave


    Lincoln Tunnel (from 95) – take 40th St. to 10th Ave. and a left on 55th St.

    George Washington Bridge – From NY Side take Rt. 9A, Henry Hudson Parkway south/downtown. Proceed south on Henry Hudson Pkwy to last exit at 56th St., stay right for thru traffic. Passenger Ship Terminal is 1 block ahead on right. Paid parking on roof.

    Rt. 80 or Palisades Parkway – to George Washington Bridge to NY side and follow directions for Henry Hudson Parkway. Proceed south on Henry Hudson Pkwy to last exit, at 56th St, stay right. Passenger Ship Terminal is 1 block ahead on right.

    Garden State Parkway – To exit 153 or N.J. Turnpike to Exit 16E (better). Then Rt. 3 E to Lincoln Tunnel, follow signs for Lincoln Tunnel. Exit tunnel and make left turn, travel north on 10th Ave., and left onto 55th St. Cross 12th Ave. and follow signs to Passenger Ship Terminal.

    Holland Tunnel – follow signs for “Uptown” right on Hudson, left on Canal. Proceed four blocks to West St. and turn right. West St. becomes 12th Ave. Follow “Thru Traffic” signs. Continue north on 12th Ave. and follow signs to Passenger Ship Terminal. (Left at 55th St.)

    Queens Midtown Tunnel – when exiting bear right to 34th St. Go west on 34th to 12th Ave. Make right turn, go north to 55th St., make a left at 55th St. and follow signs to Terminals.

    Triborough Bridge – Follow signs to “Manhattan” and FDR Drive South. Take FDR S to 53rd St. Exit. Take 53rd St. cross-town to 11th Ave. Turn right, go two blocks (55th St.).


    Parking is very limited at Pier 92/94 but there are several nearby garages within walking distance:

    50TH Street Lot: Outdoor lot (across from Pier 90) just off and visible from 12th Ave. Cars, vans and trucks.

    Rapid Park: W 55th St btw 9th & 10th Aves 7 days / week, 6am – 1am, cash / credit card (no trucks or SUV’s)

    GMC Parking: Entrance on 56th St. near 12th Aves and on 57th Street. Cars and Minivans.

    Central Parking: 11th Ave between 57th and 58th Streets on the east side of street. Cars and minivans. 24 hours, 7 days / week, cash / credit card

    Park n Ride : 60th St btw 11th & 12th Aves 24 hours, 7 days / week, cash / credit card

    Concerto Garage: 200 W. 59th St. Near corner of 10th Ave.
    24 hours, 7 days / week, cash only For vans, oversized truck, trucks try the outdoor lot at 49th Street & 11th Ave. OR the Circle line lot at 42nd street and 12th Ave. on the river side



    We are counting on you to be on your best behavior in order to maintain the working relationship with our hotels. Our hard-earned reputation, as well as our ability to continue hosting trials, is certainly on the line and dependent upon YOUR cooperation. We follow up on any complaints from hotel owners or guests, so please report any issues to us.

    • Of course, as is standard agility procedure, all handlers/owners will pick up after their dogs. Please bag and dispose of dog waste properly.
    • Please cover the hotel’s bedding with a sheet or blanket from home, whether or not you think your dog will get on the bed.

    Don’t EVER leave dogs unattended. Take them with you when you go out for dinner. Even the best of dogs can get carried away in a hotel room without you present.

    (When making your reservations, confirm the current pet policy & pricing)

    The Westminster Kennel Club has arranged for special rates at the following hotels during our annual dog show. YOU MUST ASK FOR THE WESTMINSTER GROUP RATE.


    Benches will be assigned for this trial

    The Westminster Kennel Club requests that the winner of this competition appear at Madison Square Garden for the trophy presentation on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM


    • FIRST PLACE: Blue Rosette
    • SECOND PLACE: Red Rosette
    • THIRD PLACE: Yellow Rosette
    • FOURTH PLACE: White Rosette
    • QUALIFYING: Dark Green Rosette
    • DOUBLE QUALIFING: Purple and Gold Rosette
    • NEW MACH AND PACH TITLES: Westminster Tote Bag
    • FIRST PLACE/CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND Commemorative Medallion & Westminster Tote Bag & Plate offered by Purina Pro Plan
    • WESTMINSTER MASTERS CHAMPION: Tiger McCarthy Sterling Silver Challence Trophy. For permanent possession to be won 5 times by the same owner. commemorate the award and Purple and Gold Rosette.

    MACH/PACH BARS provided by Max 200
    MACH/PACH Title ribbons will also be provided by Fast Times


    • Class: Regular
    • Levels Offered in Standard and JWW Classes: Master, Preferred, Master P

    Please see the AKC Regulations for Agility Trials for current class descriptions. Dogs must be entered only in Regular Classes or Preferred Classes with no crossover between them allowed at the same set of trials.


    Owners/Agents are responsible for entering the proper height divisions. All height divisions will be offered in both the standard classes and the jumpers with weaves classes.
    Regular Exhibitors may choose to enter their dog in a higher height division than required by AKC, but not in a height division lower than the AKC mandated height.
    Preferred The following jump heights must be used in all Preferred Classes.

    Dogs 11 inches and under at the withers 8 inches 4 inches
    Dogs 14 inches and under at the withers 12 inches 8 inches
    Dogs 18 inches and under at the withers 16 inches 12 inches
    Dogs 22 inches and under at the withers 20 inches 16 inches
    Dogs over 22 inches 24 inches 20 inches

    Dogs may be entered at 26″ height at their owner’s discretion. 26″ Not offered in the Championship round

    Data Entry and Changes to your Information

    Data entry mistakes happen. That is why we ask everyone to READ their preliminary confirmation and mailed final confirmation. For the majority of entires, dog andowner/handler information remains the same. However, if you have a:

    • New email address New Titles
    • New Handler
    • New address and phone
    • New jump height
    • (including jump height changes from trial to trial. For example, dog jumps 24″ at
      one trial, then 26″ in the next trial.)

    Highlighting ANY of these changes on entry forms would be especially helpful so that these
    changes can be updated in our database. Then, please review your confirmations carefully
    to ensure that your requested changes have been made


    RETURNED CHECKS do not constitute a valid entry fee. A charge of $25.00 will be made for each returned check.


    ENTRIES NOT ON OFFICIAL AKC ENTRY FORMS OR PHOTOCOPIES OF ENTRY FORMS without the Agreement and Rules attached to the Official AKC Entry Form are NOT ACCEPTABLE.

    ENTRIES RECEIVED WITHOUT FEES will not be accepted.


    ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF ENTRIES will be made as soon as trial closes or limits are reached. Acknowledgment of entries will include confirmation notices.

    ENTRY FEES shall not be refunded in the event that a dog is absent, disqualified, excused by Veterinarian or Judge, or barred from competition by action of Trial Committee. If because of riots, civil disturbances or other acts beyond the control of the management, it is impossible to open or to complete the match, no refund of entry fees will be made.

    ERRORS ON ENTRY BLANKS-Owners are responsible for errors in making out entry forms, and no entry fee will be refunded in event of such errors or cancellation of entries after trial has closed.


    JUDGES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO WAIT FOR DOGS. The Owner of each dog is solely responsible for having it ready at ringside when it is to be judged. The Club has no responsibility for providing 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.

    TRIAL COMMITTEE will use due care and diligence for the welfare of dogs and exhibitors, but will not be responsible for, nor assume any liability in the event of an accident or misfortune to either dogs or exhibitors participating in this show.

    DOGS This trial is open to all dogs fifteen (15) 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), AKC Canine Partners listing number (if the trial- giving club is offering the option of Canine Partners entries. See front page of the premium for that information), or approved Foundation Stock Service (FSS) breeds are eligible to participate. All American dogs that have been listed with AKC Canine Partners may participate if the trial-giving club is offering the option of mixed breed entries and provided their listing number has been recorded on the entry form. 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 should be physically sound. Dogs that are blind or deaf shall not be eligible, and neither are bitches in season, aggressive dogs, or dogs suffering from any deformity, injury, or illness which may affect the dog’s physical or mental performance. No dog shall compete if it is taped or bandaged in any way or has anything attached to it for medical purposes. Refer to Chapter 2 of the Registration and Discipline Rules for the listing of registerable breeds that may participate. Puppies under four months of age are strictly prohibited from the trial grounds.

    DOGS MUST ARRIVE prior to 8:00 AM, otherwise, they must be available for measuring before their class begins.


    • This club agrees to arbitrate claims as set forth on the Official AKC Entry Form for this event.
    • By entering this trial, all participants agree to the following: All rights to advertise, promote, publicize, televise or otherwise exploit the trial are irrevocably and perpetually vested in The Westminster Kennel Club and its assigns, including the use of the names, likenesses, voices or biographical matter of all dogs, owners, handlers and kennels participating in the trial.
    • The Westminster Kennel Club and its approved sponsors reserve the right to broadcast or cause to be broadcast any or all portions of The Masters Agility Championship at Westminster by any means of known transmission of video or audiovisual material.

    Please Note:

    The Masters Agility Championship at Westminster opens on Wednesday November 30, 2016. Entries will be received at Fast Times Agility, 125 Hope Rd, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724-3008 using first-received entry rules with the additional restriction of only 2 dogs maximum per overnight or mailed entry. Also, no hand deliveries will be accepted within the first 48 hours Please understand that Fast Times may not send preliminary confirmations until the following Tuesday evening due to the amount of data to process. Please wait to inquire about the status of your entry until Wednesday, December 7th. At that time, they expect all entries received and processed. Both confirmations of entry, and confirmations of waitlisted entries will be sent to all exhibitors.