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.
[Corrected: Note that practice will start at 1:00 PM, not 1:00 am.]

2022 Fall Tests

Closing Date
Thursday, October 20, 2022
Lake Residence
17926 Mary Ln SW
Rochester, WA
AKC Event Numbers
2022525303, 2022525304, 2022525305, 2022525309

We will be holding our Fall tests in Rochester, WA on October 22 & 23. 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!


Our judges will include Lia Bijsterveld (Richmond, BC), Sue Ellestad (Moses Lake, WA), Harriet Haydon (Puyallup, WA), Jill Petersen (Kenmore, WA), Sil Sanders (Stanwood, WA), and Blue Sandrock (Tacoma, WA).

Saturday AM Saturday PM Sunday AM Sunday PM
IQ Harriet Haydon Lia Bijsterveld Sue Ellestad Harriet Haydon
NE Sue Ellestad Blue Sandrock Jill Petersen Lia Bijsterveld
JE Jill Petersen Sue Ellestad Lia Bijsterveld Jill Petersen
SE Lia Bijsterveld Jill Petersen Sil Sanders Sue Ellestad
ME Lia Bijsterveld Jill Petersen Blue Sandrock Sue Ellestad

Judging assignment updated since first posted.

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

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

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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.