Transylvania Co. K-9 Challenge rules

The K-9 Challenge is an event to raise money for the Transylvania County Sheriff's Office K-9 Units. Race length will be 3 miles over a cross country course, and each handler and dog team will travel through water, over fallen trees, face challenges, and conquer many obstacles of various difficulty levels.


Competitors do not have to be members of any organization.

Entries are open to all breeds, including mixed breed dogs.

You may run as many dogs as you wish, one at a time.
If you run more than one dog, each dog must be registered seperatly.

Minimum age for dogs is 10 months.

There will be 6 class divisions in which to participate:
Those "named" classes are after a Transylvania County K9 who served and passed

Class Age Group Registration fee Gender
Eli 15 and younger $35.00 Both M & F
Ferex (16-35) $55.00 Seperate M - F
Dune (36-49) $55.00 Seperate M - F
Bonnie (50-62) $55.00 Seperate M - F
Dory (62+) $55.00 Seperate M - F
Muddy Sneakers All Ages $55.00 Both M & F

Note: Muddy sneakers class allows competitors to run the course by themselves, without a dog.

All activity is ON LEASH.

Collars allowed: Pinch/prong, choke, flat, fur saver, or harness. No E-Collars.

Judging will be based on completion time of the dog and handler team. Time penalties will be added for not completing a challenge.

Anyone displaying abuse to their dog or displaying unsportsmanlike conduct will be disqualified and banned from competing.

Dogs MUST be on a leash at all times while on the property.

Use of food treats to motivate your dog while on the course is not allowed. You may use a ball or tug with your dog.

We strongly suggest bringing a clean, dry change of clothes.

All dogs must be up to date on their rabies, kennel cough and parvo shots.



The fastest time in each division will place.

First, second and Third place trophies will be awarded for each division. Fourth, fifth and sixth place will receive commerative medals. Trophies will also be awarded for Overall Champion Male and Overall Champion Female.

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If you prefer to register by snail mail, you may download a pdf copy of our registration form here. Please make checks for registration fees payable to Sheep Dog Impact Assiatance, and mail to the above address.
(If you need Adobe reader, you may download it here.)




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