Top Dog Athletic Events and Rules


06AugAll Day08ADBA BelgiumEvent Type :Weight Pull,Top Dog,Conformation

20AugAll Day22The Empire State Working Dog Club (NY)Event Type :Weight Pull,Top Dog

20AugAll Day22Pacific Northwest Show & Sporting Club (Formerly APBTA of BC)Mangat Farm, 17327 32 AveEvent Type :Weight Pull,Top Dog,Conformation


18SepAll Day19The Salt Lake Terrier Assoc. (UT)Salt Lake County Equestrian Center, 2100 W 11400 SEvent Type :Weight Pull,Top Dog,Conformation

24SepAll Day2549th Parallel Sporting Dog Club (CAN)Mangat Farm, 17327 32 AveEvent Type :Weight Pull,Top Dog


09OctAll Day102021 ADBA NATIONALSMissouri State Fairgrounds, 2503 W 16th St, Sedalia, MO 65301Event Type :Weight Pull,Top Dog,Conformation

ADBA Top Dog Athletic EventThe 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 earn points for placement first through tenth in each class of competition. A point system (See Rules) will be used and the dog’s points from each competition will be added together for a combined score.

Dogs achieving the top three combined scores (regardless of class entered) will be awarded the ADBA “Top Dog” rosettes, first, second and third place.

Top Dog Athletic Event Rules 2020

Top Dog Entry Form 

Top Dog Score Sheets 

Top Dog Judges Test 2020

Top Dog Handlers Meeting 2020

Breed Type and the Top Dog Athletic Event

Limited Performance Program– As of February 15, 2015, this program not only will allow dogs with LPP status to enter every fun class at all ADBA sanctioned shows, but it will also allow entry into all ADBA sanctioned Performance Events.