The following notice was received from the American Kennel Club concerning action taken by the AKC Board of Directors at its November 2020 meeting.
November 23, 2020
At the November 2020 AKC Board Meeting the following changes to the Tracking Regulations were approved :
Eligibility Restrictions for Exhibitors/Tracklayers – The Tracking Regulationswere amended effecting an exhibitor’s and tracklayer’s eligibility from thirty days to ten days prior to an event. This change to the Regulations is effective for all tests held on or after January 1, 2021.
Section 12. Dogs that May Not Compete. (Paragraph 8)
No exhibitor may show a dog under a judge at a tracking test if the exhibitor has participated in a training session taught by that judge within ten (10) days prior to the date of the event.
REGULATIONS FOR PERFORMANCE AND JUDGING
Section 9. (Paragraph 4)
People cannot act as tracklayers for dogs if, within the past 10 days, they have boarded, laid track for, or regularly trained the dogs whose tracks they are to lay. The tracklayer must not be a person with whom the dog has resided or a member of the household or a member of the immediate family of the dog’s handler. The judges will determine the order in which the tracks are run and the number of each track.