In an effort to show the natural abilities and versatility of our little hounds PBGVCA will hold its 9th annual Triathlon during the PBGVCA 2024 Wilmington, Ohio Regional and National specialties and hunt. The Triathlon was started to encourage PBGV owners to try training their PBGVs and to participate in companion and performance events. It has been a huge success. Owners and their PBGVs are having fun training and finding camaraderie with fellow competitors.
There will be two levels of Triathlete Awards available, Triathlete Award and Beginner Triathlete Award. For the Triathlete Award your PBGV needs to qualify in three different (agility, hunting, obedience, rally, scent work) companion/performance disciplines. For the Beginner Triathlete Award your PBGV must enter three different disciplines and qualify in two of them. With the exception that one of those qualifying disciplines for the Beginner Triathlete can be exchanged for earning one of the following (only one) CGC, CGCA, CGCU, Fast CAT, or any of the 5 Trick Dog titles offered.. Qualifying scores and titles must be earned during the 2024 Regional and National events.
Each PBGV achieving the Beginner Triathlete or Triathlete Award will receive a prize for earning that award.
DISCIPLINES AND CLASSES THAT COUNT TOWARD THE TRIATHLON
Agility – Any qualifying score in the Regional or National Agility trial will count towards a Triathlete Award. Regular or Preferred height.
Hunt – A qualifying score in the National Hunt Test will count towards the Triathlete Award. Passing the Hunting Instinct Test will only count for the Beginner Triathlete Award.
Obedience – Any qualifying score in the Regional or National Obedience trials will count towards a Triathlete Award. With the following exceptions: Beginner Novice only counts toward the Beginner Triathlete. Veteran’s obedience class for dogs age 7 or older must score a 170 or higher to count towards the Triathlete Award.
Rally – Any qualifying score in the Regional or National Rally trials will count towards the Triathlete Award.
Scent Work – Any qualifying score in the Regional or National Scent Work trials will count towards a Triathlete Award.
CGC, CGCA, CGCU, Trick Dog, Fast CAT – Any CGC title, Trick Dog title or Fast CAT qualifying run can count as one of your three qualifying disciplines towards the Beginner Triathlete Award.
All PBGVs must enter at least 3 different disciplines. For the Beginner Triathlete Award your PBGV must qualify in at least two different disciplines. For the Triathlete Award your PBGV must qualify in at least 3 different disciplines.
If your PBGV only qualifies in two different disciplines (must enter three) no matter the level you’re qualifying scores came from your award will be Beginner Triathlete.
Only qualifying scores from the 2024 PBGVCA Regional and National and hunt will count towards the Triathlete Awards.
Your PBGV must compete in a class that your dog is eligible for under AKC rules.
Spayed, neutered, PAL registered PBGVs are eligible to compete in the Triathlon.
No additional cost to compete for the Triathlete Awards
You must declare you are competing for a Triathlete award and list the classes you will be competing in by March 13, 2024 on the Triathlon entry form. The Triathlon form will be in the premium list and a fillable form is online Click Here. Forms may be emailed to email@example.com and must have Triathlon in the subject line or mail to Vickie Willmann 597 S 1000 E, Marion, IN 46953. If you have any questions, please contact Vickie Willmann at firstname.lastname@example.org or (765) 618-2324.