What is AKC Agility 

Agility is a sport that appeals to all dog lovers - from young to old alike. Agility is designed to demonstrate a dog's willingness to work with its handler in a variety of situations.

It is an athletic event in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. Dogs run off-leash with no food or toys as incentives, and the handler can not touch the dog or the obstacles. The handler's control over the dog is limited to voice, movement, and various body signals, requiring exceptional training of the animal and coordination of the handler.

An agility course consists of a set of standard obstacles laid out by a judge in a design of his or her own choosing in an area of a specified size. The surface may be of grass, dirt, rubber, or special matting. Depending on the type of competition, the obstacles may be marked with numbers indicating the order in which they must be completed. Agility trials are held both indoors and outdoors.

Read about AKC Agility History

AKC Companion Guide



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17-19 Aug 2018
PSNEA Specialty
Enumclaw Expo Center
Held in Conjunction with the Olympic Kennel Club Dog Show
If you showed your dog at this event or are a member of
PSNEA and would like a copy of the pictures I took email
info@psnea.com with your name & address and I'll send them to you.

1 Sept 2018
PSNEA Will be at the All Around Dogs At the Fair
The 2017 event had over 20,000 visitors in 4 days
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6 Oct 2018
PSNEA will be represented at the Edgewood Nordic Festival.
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27 Oct 2018
From 10:00am - 4:00pm
Taste of Scandinavia - Sol-Land Lodge
First Lutheran Church, Kennewick, WA
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Dennis Bell and LOKI, PSNEA's Most Titled Elkhound



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Read about a Guard Dog Elkhound HERE





PSNEA was well represented at this years Rose City Classic Meet The Breeds event held in conjunction with the Rose City Classic All Breed Dog Show. Not pictured are Dennis Bell & LOKI.


A highlight for PSNEA at this years show was a seminar for judges looking to add Norwegian Elkhounds to their credentials taught by Patricia Trotter. PSNEA supported Ms Trotter by providing some of the dogs she used in the seminar and we were invited to attend the lecture. It was a special treat to listen to a long time championship breeder and judge teach how to properly evaluate Elkhounds.



GrChampion “Janor's Arctic Blast” (Roki) owned by Gar, Elaine & Leyia Johnson; shown by Lisa DuPre wins Group 1 placement at the Rose City Classic Jan 2016. Congratulations ROKI.



“Janor's All About The Bling” owned by Jan Herinckx; shown by Lisa DuPre wins her first major at the Clark County Kennel Club Show Dec 2016 at 8 months old. Kudus to BLING & Lisa.


Read About PSNEA Participation In Olympia Norway Day


Read About PSNEA Participation in Poulsbo's Midsommer Fest


Read the HumanWatch Editorial "What I Learned At The Dog Show" 


Read the Reader’s Digest Special Report "Scandal Of America’s Puppy Mills"