PSEC Events

2018 Summer Tests

The Whall’s
30903 186th Place SE
Kent, WA 98042
AKC Event Numbers
2018525304, 2018525305

PSEC will be holding two tests, one each day. Judges will be Susan Ellestad, John Willmore, and Betsy Fortman.

Pre-entries close July 6. Gate entries (day of show) will be accepted, space permitting. Here's the premium and the entry form.

Test chair: Sandra Distefano
Test secretary: Melissa Knapp

A club general meeting will be held during lunch on Saturday, July 14. Members as well as guests are encouraged to attend.

Pre-test Work Party & Practice Status

We will tentatively hosting a mini-work party and practice on Sunday, June 8th (work-party to start at 11:00am, practice to start around 2:00pm), and another practice on Friday the 13th , the afternoon before the tests (work-party at 2:00pm, practice at 4:00pm.) Please check back closer to those dates to make sure that plans have not changed.

Backstory: We have some “restructuring” to do at the test site before we can have an open work party. We are planning on moving some dens on Saturday June 30th — no practice that day, just lots of digging. If that does not go well, we may need to renege on the June 8th practice...


Some details are in flux. Stay tuned. Here’s what we know.

Potluck Lunches

Speaking of eating.... don't forget to bring something for the potluck lunches both days.

Saturday Dinner

Plan to join us for dinner at the test site on Saturday evening. Details to come.


A raffle of dog- and rat-related items will be held on Sunday during the noontime break. Donations are very welcome!

RV/Camping reservations

Camping (with limited electrical hook-ups) will be available, with RSVP only. Contact for details.

2018 Fall Tests

Emerald Meadow Farms
6411 Aldrich Road
Bellingham, WA 98226
AKC Event Numbers
2018525306, 2018525307, 2018525308

The PSEC Fall tests will be held in Bellingham at Emerald Meadows Farm. There will be two tests on Saturday and one on Sunday.


Potluck Lunch

Please bring something for the potluck lunch each day! Drinks will be provided. And be sure to bring your dog’s beads!

Judges Dinner

Everyone is invited to join us for dinner with the judges Saturday evening at a local restaurant. Sign-ups will be taken Saturday morning.


Overnight parking and camping (no hook-ups) are available.

Barn Hunt

There will be Barn Hunt trials at the same location that weekend (so you can enter both!)

Friday Practice

Afternoon practice session will be held on Friday afternoon (October 26.)

Other Clubs’ Events

We would be happy to list your club’s earthdog event here. Please send your event’s details to our webmaster.

Cascade Dachshund Club Spring Tests

Hathor Farm
3535 Swede Hill Rd
Clinton, WA
AKC Event Numbers
2018190908, 2018190909, 2018190906, 2018190907

The Cascade Dachshund Club will be holding their spring tests on May 26 & 27 on Whidbey Island. Four tests, two days!

DFSW Early Summer Tests

Winlock, WA
AKC Event Numbers
2018699003, 2018699004, 2018699005

The Dachshund Fanciers of Southwestern Washington will be holding their early Summer tests on June 9 & 10.

Cascade Dachshund Club Fall Tests

Hathor Farm
3535 Swede Hill Rd
Clinton, WA
AKC Event Numbers
2018190911, 2018190912, 2018190913, 2018190914

The Cascade Dachshund Club will be holding their fall tests on September 1 & 2.

Keeping Up to Date

If you'd like to be kept informed of PSEC tests and practice sessions, please subscribe to our mailing list.

Announcements are also posted to the PSEC Facebook group.

We also maintain two yahoo discussion groups:

Earthdog tests may also be found using the AKC’s event search page.