Coming soon! New Lap Dog Divisions!
You asked, the rules committee listened.
The following changes will be made by the end of the year and will apply retroactively...
The rules committee has agreed to modify the lap dog divisions as follows:
Divisions, Classes & Titles
Splash Dogs has developed two classes of competition, Open and Lap Dog classes. Open class allows any dog to compete in all division levels of competition. The Lap Dog class allows dogs 16.00" or less.at the withers to compete against dogs in the same height range. Lap Dog class competitors may achieve all Titles that Open class dogs do except they may compete in their own finals round. Official measurement will be provided if needed by a Splash Dog official.
A competitor may choose to compete in Lap Dog or Open classes when they register. Once the handler has declared their dog in the Lap Dog class, the competitor will compete in the Lap Dog Finals. In the event there is no Lap Dog Finals at an event, the dog may qualify for the Open class Finals instead.
Splash Dogs has developed the following Dock Jumping Divisions in order to allow competitors to compete at their current level of jumping and work towards advancement on larger jumps.
For the Open Class:
Splash Division - 0'1" to 9'11"
Junior Division - 10'0" to 14'11"
Senior Division - 15'0" to 19'11"
Pro Division - 20'0" to 22'11"
Extreme Division - 23'0" and above
For the Lap Dog Class:
Splash Division - 0'1" to 4'11"
Junior Division - 5'0" to 8'11"
Senior Division - 9'0" to 12'11"
Pro Division - 13'0" to 17'11"
Extreme Division - 18'0" and above
Also, in the section that describes the finals, the following change will be made:
2. Divisional Finals. In this format we take the top teams from each division (Splash, Junior, Senior, Pro, Extreme). The number of teams taken from each division will be announced with the event details. Also, the Pro and Extreme Finals may be combined - this will also be predetermined. In the event of divisional finals, a separate Lap Dog Finals will be held if there are three or more Lap Dogs present.