Chairperson – Jean Hilbig
Event Secretary – Cathy Pullian,
Friday, September 7, 2018
Entries Open June 27, 2018
Entries CLOSED

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Limited to 250 Runs – First Received


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Orders  for a Commemorative Tee Shirt are closed. There will be a few at the National for Sale – 

This is the inaugural year of the AKC Scent Work Program. This will be the first Scent Work Trial offered at an ESSFTA National Specialty.  English Springer Spaniels are one of the more popular breeds used for professional scent detection work in professions such as law enforcement and environmental conservation. They love to use their nose. We are lucky to have several AKC licensed Scent Work Judges in our club. This should be an exciting first trial for all who participate or spectate.DSC_9737

  • Judge: Virginia Huxley, Kathy Pierce
  • All searches will be conducted in or near the Purina Event Center.
  • The first searches will be started at 7 AM Friday Morning and be completed prior to the start of Obedience.
  • The last searches will be conducted in the Obedience ring, after the completion of obedience in the afternoon
  • Classes offered: Novice, Advanced and Excellent Containers, Novice and Advanced Buried Hides, Novice, Advanced and ExExteriors
  • High in Trial Rosettes will be offeredDSC_9738

If you are interested in learning more about this new, exciting titling event, visit the AKC site at  You can download a copy of the AKC  regulations at