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Top Dog Athletic Events and Rules


29JunAll Day30Pacific North West Show & Sporting Dog Assoc. (CAN)


No Events


02AugAll Day04Pacific North West Show & Sporting Dog Assoc. & Western Canadian APBTC (CAN)

23AugAll Day25The Salt Lake Terrier Assoc. (UT)

23AugAll Day25The Empire State Working Dog Club (NY)

30AugAll Day01SepADBA Poland

The ADBA Top Dog Athletic Event consists of three canine athletic competitions; Treadmill race, Wall climb and either the Drag Sprint or Lure Course. (Club will choose to use either Drag Sprint or Lure course.) All dogs competing in the “Top Dog” Athletic Event must compete in no less than the three competitions advertised.

Dogs will receive points for placement first through thirteenth, within their group, in each competition.

Dogs achieving the top three combined scores (regardless of group entered) will be awarded the ADBA “Top Dog” rosettes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. 4th – 9th place will receive points toward their top dog title.

Top Dog Athletic Event Rules 2024

Top Dog Entry Form 

Top Dog Score Sheets 2024

Top Dog Judges Test 2024

Top Dog Handlers Meeting

Breed Type and the Top Dog Athletic Event

Limited Performance Program