ADBA Event Rules

American Pit Bull Terrier Conformation Standard

Weight Pull Rules 2020

Top Dog Athletic Event Rules 2020


  • All dogs must be ADBA registered to enter any ADBA sanctioned event. (Dogs ADBA registration paper(s) or Show & Pull ID card must be presented when registering for event)
  •  Conformation, no spayed or neutered dogs.
    Weight pull and Top Dog Athletic event, only ADBA registered dogs and LPP dogs, both intact and or spayed/neutered, are allowed to enter
  • Conformation Age Requirement: Dog must be no less than four months of age (to the date of its birth) to be entered. (This is to protect the temperament & health of the young dogs
  • Weight Pull Age Requirement: Dog must be no less than nine months of age (to the date of its birth) to be entered.
  • No puppies or dogs allowed on the premises – for sale or otherwise – unless entered in one the day’s sanctioned events.
  • All children on premises must have adult supervision at all times.
  • All dogs will be secured in dog crates and attended to at all times.
  • All dog crates must be in good condition.
  • Dogs will be held in designated holding area until called for participation.
  • While participating in event(s), leads are to be no longer than 4 feet and attached to a secure “belt buckle” collar.
  • No “flex” leads, “quick release” snaps, or “choke chains” allowed.
  • There will be no “facing-off” of dogs, “challenges” or un-sportsman like conduct allowed.
  • No bitches in heat allowed.
  • Inappropriate and/or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated.
  • Any dog showing aggression to humans, or human showing aggression to dogs, will be barred from participation. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN.

Club Designated Security Officers Are Present to Insure That All ADBA Hosting Club and Show Site Rules Are Enforced. Anyone Not Abiding by These Rules Will Be Asked to Leave. No Refunds Will Be Given.