PSEC Events

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Pre-Test Practice

Lake Residence
17926 Mary Ln SW
Rochester, WA

Come to our Fall tests a day early, help clean up the dens, and practice with your dog! Practice will start around 1:00 pm.

2023 Fall Tests

Closing Date
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Lake Residence
17926 Mary Ln SW
Rochester, WA

We will be holding our Fall tests in Rochester, WA on October 21 & 22. We are offering four tests — two on Saturday, and two on Sunday.

The Test Chair is Jeff Dairiki. The Test Secretary is Sandra Distefano.


Our judges will include Lia Bijsterveld (Richmond, BC), Sue Ellestad (Moses Lake, WA), Laurits "Dix" Dixon (Vancouver, WA), and Curtis Lake (Rochester, WA).

Novice Earthdog

Note that at these tests we are offering the Novice Earthdog class. NE is very similar to IQ (10-foot, one-turn tunnel), except that neither the judge nor the handler may help the dog after the release. Novice Earthdog is a titling class: two passes under two different judges earns a NE title.

At our tests, dogs who have not yet earned an Earthdog title may be entered in any combination of IQ, NE, and/or JE.


Overnight camping and RV/trailer parking are available, RSVP required. Please note that there are no hookups. Details to follow.


These tests will mark the return of our famous pot-luck lunches (as well as informal Friday and Saturday evening pot-luck suppers on the Lake's back porch.)

Board and General Meetings

A brief club Board Meeting and General Meeting will be held after the conclusion of judging on Saturday, October 21, 2023. All are welcome.

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
2023190901, 2023190902, 2023190903, 2023190904

The Cascade Dachshund Club is hosting two days of AKC earthdog tests on Whidbey on the weekend of June 3 & 4, 2023.

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 discussion groups:

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