VERTICAL JUMP / WALL CLIMB 2016
Climbing Board/Wall : A minimum of 3 feet wide by 16 feet tall; 4ft by 16 ft suggested, 13 feet of the board surface is to be covered with at least 1/8" thick rubber flooring, foam tile or short pile carpet and must start from the bottom of board.
Safety measures: The Hosting Club is to have anti fall equipment for the dogs that is to be inspected and authorized by the Judge prior to the show. Under no circumstances will people be allowed to catch the dogs as a primary measure. The handler and an assistant will be allowed in front of the board during his turn in the competition to prevent the fall of the dog only as secondary safety measure.
Bait/Bite pillow: To be provided by competitor. Bite pillow is to be eight (8) to twelve (12) inches of biting surface with removable adhesion like Velcro.
Break Stick: To be provided by competitor to facilitate the release of its grip on bait/bite pillow if needed.
Safety harness: Harness (provided by competitor) will be attached to the safety harness.
The handler and one (1) assistant will only be allowed in front of the board when competing.
The handler and his dog will abide by the Safety rules implemented by the organizing club of the event to avoid accidental falls and be able to compete.
All dogs competing must wear a safety harness which will be attached to an anti fall safety line to perform his task.
Due to health/safety reasons it is mandatory to have your own official bite toy/pillow, break stick and harness which will be inspected by the Judge and authorized for use during a competition.
Teams are allowed three 3 fouls being eliminated on the fourth (4) foul at the given height.
The Judge’s discretion is final for inappropriate behavior or violation of rules. If a warning is given it is a courtesy but not mandatory.
Vertical Jump/ Climb procedures
Safety precautions must be observed by all competing teams.
Shortest Dog in given Division to start competition
The Bite Toy/Pillow is to be retrieved by dog from a handler's predetermined height to be considered a successful climb.
Three attempts are allowed per dog at given height with elimination on fourth unsuccessful attempt.
The starting height will be determined by the Handler.
Height increases will be determined by the handler with the judge's approval.
Climb will initiate after Judge’s instruction. (Performing a jump without authorization from the Judge will constitute a foul and jump will NOT be valid.)
Ties will be broken by do or die, example: dog that cannot retrieve the bite toy/pillow will be eliminated from competition. The tie breaker height will be determined by the handlers and of mutual agreement among the finalist and authorized by the Judge, but never under the maximum height reached during competition. Tie breakers apply only to first 3 places.
Note: In the event of tie not broken by do or die, the award will go to the heaviest dog by default for his weight disadvantage.
(Only Compete with each other)
4 Dog minimum per class if minimum not meet class is to be combined with following class.
0-4 Shoulder Height Male
0-4 inch Shoulder Height Female
4-8 Shoulder Height Male
4-8 inch Shoulder Height Female
8-12 Shoulder Height Male
8-12 inch Shoulder Height Female
12-16 Shoulder Height Male
12-16 inch Shoulder Height Female
16-20 Shoulder Height Male
16-20 inch Shoulder Height Female
20-24 Shoulder Height Male
20-24 inch Shoulder Height Female
24-28 Shoulder Height Male
24-28 inch Shoulder Height Female
28-32 Shoulder Height Male
28-32 inch Shoulder Height Female
32-36 Shoulder Height Male
32-36 inch Shoulder Height Female
36-40 Shoulder Height Male
36-40 inch Shoulder Height Female
40-44 Shoulder Height Male
40-44 inch Shoulder Height Female
44-< Shoulder Height Male
44-< inch Shoulder Height Female
Ribbon awards of 1st, 2nd, & 3rd will be determined by three highest jumps in each class.
There will be three Trophy awards given. These will be for the Day’s Highest Jump/Height of Dog in their respective divisions; Miniature, Standard, and Giant. Sex of Dog is not a factor.
Trophy/Medal Award = 1 point per dog in division. Maximum of 15 points
First Place = 10 points
Second Place = 5 points
Third = 3 points
Achievement of Flea Title
When a dog accumulates 100 points it will be awarded the title of Flea
200 points = Flea I
300 points = Flea II