2023 Fall Tests

Saturday & Sunday,
Closing Date
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Lake Residence
17926 Mary Ln SW
Rochester, WA
AKC Event Numbers

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.


  • The premium list is out! There is no reason not to enter today.

  • The club now has a PayPal account. It is now possible to pre-enter the tests via email:

    • E-mail your signed and scanned entry form to The Test Secretary will then e-mail back an invoice which you may pay using a credit card, Venmo, or Paypal. Entries are not considered complete until paid.


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

Judging Program

Saturday AM Saturday PM Sunday AM Sunday PM
IQ Curtis Lake Dix Dixon Sue Ellestad Lia Bijsterveld
NE Dix Dixon Sue Ellestad Lia Bijsterveld Jill Petersen
JE Sue Ellestad Lia Bijsterveld Jill Petersen Dix Dixon
SE Lia Bijsterveld Curtis Lake Dix Dixon Sue Ellestad
ME Lia Bijsterveld Curtis Lake Dix Dixon Sue Ellestad

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.

Return of the Pot-Luck Lunch!

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.