Weight Pull Events and Rules


06AugAll Day08The Tennessee Valley WPC/Georgia APBTA (TN)McMinn County Expo Center, 2405 Decatur PikeEvent Type :Weight Pull,Conformation

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


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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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