2024 Spring Tests

Saturday & Sunday,
Closing Date
Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Lake Residence
17926 Mary Ln SW
Rochester, WA
AKC Event Numbers

We will be holding our Spring tests in Rochester, WA on May 18 & 19. We are offering four tests — two on Saturday, and two on Sunday.

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


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  • 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), Tim Carey (Canby, OR), Jeff Dairiki (Shoreline, WA), Laurits "Dix" Dixon (Vancouver, WA), Curtis Lake (Rochester, WA), Jill Petersen (Kenmore, WA), and John Willmore (Federal Way, WA).

Judging Program

Saturday AM Saturday PM Sunday AM Sunday PM
IQ Dix Dixon Lia Bijsterveld Jill Petersen Tim Carey
NE Jeff Dairiki Tim Carey John Willmore Jill Petersen
JE Lia Bijsterveld Dix Dixon Tim Carey John Willmore
SE Jill Petersen Curtis Lake Lia Bijsterveld Jeff Dairiki
ME Tim Carey Jill Petersen Curtis Lake Lia Bijsterveld

Pot-Luck Lunch!

Our famous pot-luck lunches will be happening both days. Bring something to share! The club will provide some pulled pork sandwiches on Saturday and chicken-rice casserole on Sunday.

(There will also be 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, May 18, 2024. All are welcome.

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. Contact Curtis Lake for Reservations 253-720-8234

Pre-test Practice

As usual, we will be offering an open practice session on Friday afternoon before the tests. Stay tuned for details.