The sport of Scent Work is based on the work of professional detection dogs (such as drug dogs), employed by humans to detect a wide variety of scents and substances. In AKC Scent Work, dogs search for cotton swabs saturated with the essential oils of Birch, Anise, Clove, and Cypress. The cotton swabs are hidden out of sight in a pre-determined search area, and the dog has to find them. Teamwork is necessary: when the dog finds the scent, he has to communicate the find to the handler, who calls it out to the judge.
This National will have the honor of hosting the inaugural Scent Work Events for the National Beagle Club.
There will be 2 concurrent trials OPEN TO ALL AKC RECOGNIZED BREEDS and also “all American Dogs” – with preference to BEAGLES
All information to be found here about the sport and registration
The entry form will not be available until August 22, 2018 at 5pm Pacific Time (Form not ready yet) but you can see a sample of it on last page of premium list
No event is successful without Volunteers, so please sign up if you think you can help.
The host hotel has a small coffee shop that is not set up to serve a lot of people quickly. The hotel is located in an industrial area with no shops or restaurants within walking distance and depending on traffic, 10-30 minutes minimum driving distance. We have tried to arrange a meal option that we hope will meet your needs.
Sunday ONLY: $10 – Herb Roasted Turkey Sandwich: thinly sliced turkey, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise served on a ciabatta roll OR Vegetarian Quinoa Salad. Both come with chips, whole fruit, cookie, and bottled water.