Weight Pull Events and Rules


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19NovAll Day21The Lone Star State APBTC (TX)Johnson County Sheriff Posse Arena, 1315 S Main St, Cleburne, TX 76031 Event Organized By: Lone Star State APBTC Event Type :Weight Pull,Conformation

27NovAll Day28Golden State APBTC & Southern Cal APBTC (CA)Golden State K-9 Academy, 12235 El Sobrante RdEvent Type :Weight Pull,Top Dog,Conformation


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12FebAll DayFeaturedADBA Convention 2022Palace Station Hotel & Casino, 2411 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102 Event Organized By: ADBA Event Type :Weight Pull,Top Dog,Safe Dog Program,Conformation


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PunisherAn ADBA sanctioned weight pull is an event in which an ADBA Registered dog competes within his weight class pulling a cart and specified weights 15’ (feet) in 60 seconds. Place awards of 1st, 2nd, & 3rd will be determined through a process of elimination within weight class entered by increased weight determined by ADBA sanctioned judge.

The classes are Males/Females: 25 lbs & Under, 25 – 35 lbs, 35 – 45 lbs, 45 – 55 lbs, 55 – 65 lbs, 65 – 75 lbs, 75 – 85 lbs, 85 – 95 lbs, 95 lbs and Over.

Three trophies are awarded for  Most Weight Per Pound (MWPP)
45 lbs & Under, MWPP 45 – 75 lbs, MWPP 75 lbs and Over.

The ACE classes are 45 lbs and Under, 45 – 75 lbs, 75 lbs and Over.
Three trophies in the Ace class – MWPP 45 lbs & Under, MWPP 45 – 75 lbs, MWPP 75 lbs and Over.

Effective 2018: The MWP trophy award will be awarded to the dog that pulls the most weight, regardless of dog’s title. Points earned: 10 points.

This event is held according to the ADBA Weight Pull rules. Points earned are accumulative to achieve the ADBA title of Weight Pull ACE. An ADBA weight pull ACE title, as well as the degree(s) of rank (Ace of Ace, A/A I, A/A II, etc.) is documented and recorded within the ADBA studbook.

2020 Weight Pull Rules

Weight Pull Equipment

Weight Pull Entry Form

Weight Pull Judges Books

Weight Pull Handlers Meeting

2020 Judges Application

Training Article

If you have any questions regarding these rules, please contact the show department (801) 936-7513, option #3 – Monday – Friday from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, MTN Standard time or email heather@adba.cc


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