PSEC Events

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March Practice in Stanwood

Sanders’ Residence
33101 44th Ave NW
Stanwood, WA 98292

To help us all get really ready for our Spring tests PSEC is offering a practice session north of Seattle in Stanwood on Saturday, March 18, starting at 10:00 am.

Email for further information.

2023 Spring Tests

Closing Date
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Lake Residence
17926 Mary Ln SW
Rochester, WA
AKC Event Numbers
2023525301, 2023525302, 2023525303, 2023525308

We will be holding our Fall tests in Rochester, WA on May 20 & 21. We are offering four tests — two on Saturday, and two on Sunday.

The Test Chair is Jan Pool. The Test Secretary is Sandra Distefano.


The Premium List is out. There’s no reason not to enter today!


Our judges will include Marillyn Douglas (Snohomish, WA), Betsy Fortman (Duvall, WA), Tom Quarles (Beavercreek, OR), Marie Quarles (Beavercreek, OR), and John Willmore (Federal Way, WA).

Tentative Judging Program

Saturday AM Saturday PM Sunday AM Sunday PM
IQ Marillyn Douglas Tom Quarles Betsy Fortman John Willmore
NE Tom Quarles Marillyn Douglas John Willmore Marie Quarles
JE Marie Quarles Betsy Fortman Marillyn Douglas Tom Quarles
SE Betsy Fortman John Willmore Marie Quarles Betsy Fortman
ME John Willmore Marie Quarles Tom Quarles Marillyn Douglas

Novice Earthdog

Note that at these tests we are offering the new 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. Contact Curtis Lake for Reservations 253-720-8234


There will be a raffle! Bring raffle items and cash for tickets.

This pile of swag will be going home with a lucky raffler!

raffle gift basket

Other Clubs’ Events

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

2023 DFSW Spring Tests

Winlock Washington Hound Grounds
1377 Hining Road
Winlock, WA
AKC Event Numbers
2023699005, 2023699006

The Dachshund Fanciers of Southwestern Washington will be holding their Fall Tests on May 7.

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

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Announcements are also posted to the PSEC Facebook group.

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