Beagle Field Trials

Special Notice

Field Trial Rule Changes and Application Fee Increase (Nov 2011)


Beagle Field Trial Rule Changes - Effective November 1, 2010


Beagle 2-Couple Pack Rule Change - Effective November 1, 2010


Six Months of Age is Minimum for Dog to Enter Licensed Event (Sept 2010)


Rule Change – Combining Classes by Gender (2009)


Deer Rule Clarification (Jan 2009)
Procedure 8-J - The Deer Rule- by Jim Odle


Change to Beagle Large Pack Standard Procedure (November 2008)
At the November 2008 Board meeting, the following change to the Large Pack Standard Procedures (procedure 6B) was approved. This change was made as a result of a 2008 Beagle Advisory Committee recommendation and the concurrence of the Performance Events Department.

"6-B. All entries in a class shall run as a pack; except that when there are more than 25 starters the pack may, at the option of the Field Trial Committee, be split and the two Divisions run simultaneously or back-to-back (at club’s option) for not less than two hours,..."

The change is underlined. The new Procedure becomes effective 1/1/09.

Changes to the Standard Procedures Applicable to Beagle Brace Field Trials (November 2008)
At the November 2008 Board meeting, the following change was approved to the Standard Procedures applying to Brace Field Trials. This change was made as a result of a 2008 Beagle Advisory Committee recommendation and the concurrence of the Performance Events Department.

A change was made to the fourth paragraph of Procedure 6-C – "At licensed or member trials run under the Procedures for brace trials, if there are 21 or more entries in a class, the Field Trial Committee shall also have the option of running the first series in the class in trios (3 at a time) instead of braces (2 at a time)."

The threshold for going to trios was reduced from 30 to 21 entries. The new Procedure becomes effective 1/1/09.


Increase in Event Service Fees (November 2007)
The AKC Board of Directors at its August meeting voted unanimously to maintain the current Recording Fee ($0.50) for all sports and increase all Event Service Fees from $1.50 per first entry to $3.00 for all AKC licensed and member events held after January 1, 2008.  Total Fee Per Entry = $3.50.

Event Secretary forms for events held on or after January 1, 2008 have been revised to reflect this change.


The AKC's Position Regarding Club Events Held on Private Property (June 2007)
Event giving clubs often conduct their activities on private property. It is the joint responsibility of the Club and the land owner to reach a mutual understanding regarding the obligations of both parties and the conditions for use. Reaching a mutual understanding should be done in a timely manner to allow both parties an opportunity to modify their plans without an undue hardship, should this become necessary. Once a mutual understanding is reached, it is expected that both parties will not modify their agreement except in the most extreme and unusual circumstances.

Because the AKC has an overriding interest in sportsmanship and fairness, there remains an expectation that, notwithstanding the foregoing, clubs would not agree to any terms promulgated by a private landowner which would run contrary to the rules, regulations, and policies of the AKC.