AKC Rules, Regulations, Policies and Guidelines are available on the American Kennel Club website: www.akc.org.
I certify that I am the actual owner of the dog, or that I am the duly authorized agent ofj the actual owner whose name I have entered above. In consideration of the acceptance of this entry, I (we) agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the American Kennel Club in effect at the time of this event, and any additional rules and regulations appearing in the premium list of this event and entry form and any decision made in accord with them. I (we) agree that the club holding this event has the right to refuse this entry for cause which the club shall deem sufficient. In consideration of the acceptance of this entry and of the holding of this event and of the opportunity to hvae the dog judged and to win prizes, ribbons, or trophies, I (we) agree to hold the AKC, the event-giving club, their members, directors, governors, officers, agents, superintendents or event secretary and the owner and/or lessor of the premises and any provider of services that are necessary to hold this event and any employees or volunteers of the aforementioned parties, and any AKC approved judge, judging at this event, harmless from any claim for loss or injury while in or about the event premises or grounds or n;ear any entrance thereto, and I (we) personally assume all responsibility and liability for any such claim; and I (we) further agree to hold the aforementioed parties harmless from any claim for loss, injury or damage to this dog. Additionally, I (we) hereby assume the sole responsibility for and agree to indemnify, defend and save the aforementioned parties harmless from any and all loss and expense (including legal fees) by reason of the liability imposed by law upon any of the aforementioned parties for damage because of bodily injries, including death at any time resulting therefrom, sustained by any person or persons, including myself (ourselves), or an account of damage to property, arising out of or in consequence of my (our) participation in this event, however such, injuries, death or property damage may be caused, and whether or not the same may have been caused or may be alleged to have been caused by the negligence of the aforementioned parties or any of their employees, agents, or any other persons. I (WE) AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION, CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE ENTRY, EXHIBITION OR ATTENDANCE AT THE EVENT BETWEEN THE AKC AND THE EVENT-GIVING CLUB (UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED IN THIS PREMIUM LIST) AND MYSELF (OURSELVES) OR AS TO THE CONSTRUCTION, INTERPRETATION AND EFFECT OF THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE SETTLED BY ARBITRATION PURSUANT TO THE APPLICABLE RULES OF THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION. HOWEVER, PRIOR TO ARBITRATION, ALL APPLICABLE AKC BYLAWS, RULES, REGULATIONS AND PROCEDURES MUST FIRST BE FOLLOWED AS SET FORTH IN THE AKC CHARTER AND BYLAWS, RULES, REGULATIONS, PUBLISHED POLICIES AND GUIDELINES.
Managing Event and COVID-19
Given the present situation with the COVID-19 epidemic we will be holding this trial with the safety of our exhibitors, volunteers and dogs in mind.
First and foremost we ask that all participants who have symptoms (Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat) of COVID-19 not attend the events. We will refund any entries if people need to withdraw. For safety, we will be checking forehead temperatures of all participants (handlers, volunteers etc.) when they enter the school grounds. If your temperature is 100F or above, we will not allow you to enter the grounds. We will refund those entries.
Everyone is expected to honor social distancing and wear masks while on site. Note to be effective in protecting yourself and other, a mask must be worn covering both the mouth and nose. Anyone not following these safety protocols will be asked to leave the grounds without entry refund.
Finally, by entering these events you are acknowledging the contagious nature of COVID- 19 and voluntarily assume the risk that you may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending the club's event, and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability and possibly death.