Nosework sports showcasing the dog's amazing sense of smell and their natural desire to hunt have recently been developed. The United Kennel Club expanded our UKC Dog Events licensing to include UKC Nosework as of May 2014, with official written notification made on August 1, 2014. Our CCDSA membership includes 5 Nosework judges licensed by the United Kennel Club.
To earn the UKC Elite Nosework title, a dog and handler pass each of the 5 scents (birch, anise, clove, myrrh and vetiver), then must earn 2 legs in 4 separate elements (container, interior, exterior and vehicle) in EACH of the 5 scents. The higher the level, the greater the number of hides which must be found (1-4 odor hides) and multiple distractions (1-3 distractions of food or toys) must be ignored. This requires a minimum of 45 shows to earn 30 title certificates as follows:
Novice Nosework (NN)
Advanced Nosework (AN)
Superior Nosework (SN)
Master Nosework (MN)
Elite Nosework (EN)
NC-Novice ContainerNI-Novice InteriorNE-Novice ExteriorNV-Novice VehicleNN-Novice Nosework (NC,NI,NE,NV)
AC-Advanced ContainerAI-Advanced InteriorAE-Advanced ExteriorAV-Advanced VehicleAN-Advanced Nosework (AC,AI,AE,AV)
SC-Superior ContainerSI-Superior InteriorSE-Superior ExteriorSV-Superior VehicleSN-Superior Nosework (SC,SI,SE,SV)
MC-Master ContainerMI-Master InteriorME-Master ExteriorMV-Master VehicleMN-Master Nosework (MC,MI,ME,MV)
EN-Elite ContainerEI-Elite InteriorEE-Elite ExteriorEV-Elite VehicleEN-Elite Nosework (EC,EI,EE,EV)
Championship and Grand Championship titles are also offered for each level (Novice through Elite) as well as Overall NOSEWORK CHAMPION and GRAND CHAMPION titles. More information can be found on the UKC website.
Upcoming Nosework Trials
Saturday, Oct 14, 2023: Interior (E-N) Judge Deb Hebeler Exterior (E-N) Judge: Cheryl CarlsonTWO Trials per day each offering 2 elements
Sunday, Oct 15, 2023: Handler Discrimination Two Trials each offering Novice, Advanced, Master, ExcellentJudge: Deb Kramer, Paul Hebeler Handler Discrimination Trials will be judged Novice to Excellent. Sunday, Oct 15, 2023: Container (E-N) Judge: Deb Kramer Vehicle (E-N) Judge: Paul HebelerTWO Trials per day each offering 2 elements Element Trials will be judged from ELITE to NOVICE,starting with Elite Trial 1 followed by Elite Trial 2 and so on.(There will be no opportunity to "move up classes" in these trials.) Trial Site: Cher Car Kennels - 4215 S Lowell - St. Johns, Michigan 48879 Mail entries to: CCDSA Trial Secretary - Andrew Brinks - 1752 Welland Street - Howell, MI 48855 (Please mail pre-entry so it is received no later than October 9, 2023.)
Questions? Please email our Trial Secretary at CCDSA.email@example.com.