The CBdFC’s first AKC scent work trial in Sequim, Washington May 19 and 20 was a
success. The AKC is just getting going with scent work, and this was one of the
first trials in the Northwest. We were lucky to have good weather, a great facility,
helpful and hardworking volunteers, knowledgeable judges and especially
understanding and enthusiastic handlers. Results are on the AKC event
calendar – look for that date, and pictures are
If you are ready for more AKC trialing, the Spokane Dog Training Club is holding an event July 14 and 15, and entries opened yesterday. Hurricane Ridge Kennel Club will hold an event in Sequim, WA July 28 and 29, with entries opening June 11. Premiums are available on the AKC event calendar. The National Beagle Club will be holding trials on Sunday, September 30 in Portland, OR as part of their National specialty. It will be open to all AKC-eligible dogs. Penny Scott-Fox and Victoria Lovejoy will be judges, and Penny Scott-Fox will hold a scent work seminar on Saturday, September 29, with more information at http://www.nbcspecialty.com/2018-scentwork-seminar/.
The CBdFC carting trial also was a huge success in early June. Cool sunny day and many Bouviers participating. We appreciate David Herndon and Cathy Longworth as Chair and Secretary, our supportive judges, the volunteers and all the competitors. So fun to have so many Bouviers in their carts freight hauling around Willamette Mission Park. There are photos at https://photos.app.goo.gl/BsRLgL4IeWk0CsLD2.
Come to Eastern Oregon in early September for two days of Bouvier carting trials the weekend after Labor Day. More information on that trial soon.
You might start at the Club's page Columbia Bouvier des Flandres group site (just click on the link at the top of the page) and explore other pages of interest such as
Pacific NorthWest (PNW) Herding Connection
Pacific Northwest Nose Work
NW Dog Events
Friends That Like AKC Scent Work
Search any dog activity, and you can probably find a groupp, and while you are at it, search Bouvier and you will find a bunch of sites with pictures of Bouviers and their owners.
Outside of Facebook, there is a yahoo site where information is posted at https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/NWDog Activities/info.
Portland's Spot magazine has a calenar of events at http://spotmagazine.net/events/.
A comparable site for Washington is http://www.seattledogspot.com/events/.
For AKC related events, you can search their calendar at https://www.apps.akc.org//apps/event_calendar/index.cfm.