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Total Dog Invitational

October 21-23, 2021
Shreveport Convention Center, 400 Caddo St, Shreveport, LA 71101

A major event, by invitation only, just for Total Dogs!

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To enter, all dogs MUST qualify prior to the event.

  • To take place annually starting in 2021. This exciting addition to our Total Dog program awards "Dogs That Do More™" by showcasing the versatility of purebred dogs. Altered dogs are eligible.
  • The UKC Total Dog Invitational event is the most distinguished event for Total Dogs, giving those hardworking dogs and owners the chance to compete for a grand prize of $10,000.

The three-day event will kick on Thursday with Weight Pull, Agility, and Nosework. On Friday, dogs can compete in Obedience and Rally Obedience. Dogs will earn performance points based on their qualifying scores. The event will conclude on Saturday with conformation and a formal awards dinner. Dogs that have qualified in at least one performance event will compete in a randomly selected conformation group where they will earn conformation points. Performance and conformation points will be calculated, and the top ten dogs will be announced at the evenings banquet.

Total Dog Grand Prize $10,000

Host Hotel

Book now! Conveniently attached to the show site, get a room at Hilton Shreveport to be closest to all the UKC Total Dog Invitational action. To receive the best rate, reserve by September 24, 2021.

Important TDI Documents

TDI Official Rules & Points Schedules (PDF)
Download Club RQE application (PDF)

RQE's

Host Club Location Dates Sports Offered
Host Club

CANCELLED Hampton Roads Kennel Club and All Dog Performance Sports Club

Location

CANCELLED Hampton, VA

Dates

CANCELLED March 5-7

Sports Offered

CANCELLED Conformation, Weight Pull, Rally

Host Club

UKC Ohio Classic

Location

Wilmington, OH

Dates

March 5-7

Sports Offered

Conformation, Rally, Obedience

Host Club

CANCELLED Texas K9 Association and United Nosework

Location

CANCELLED Paris, TX

Dates

CANCELLED April 9 - 11, 2021

Sports Offered

CANCELLED Conformation, Obedience, Nosework

Host Club

Central Valley Rat Terrier Club

Location

Lathrop, CA

Dates

May 1-2, 2021

Sports Offered

Conformation, Rally, Lure Coursing

Host Club

CANCELLED United Miniature American Shepherd Club and Dog Scent Sports Club of Joliet

Location

CANCELLED Joliet, IL

Dates

CANCELLED May 1-2, 2021

Sports Offered

CANCELLED Conformation, Nosework

Host Club

American Pit Bull Terrier Club of New England, Dog Obedinece Guidance School, and Apple Valley Rat Terrier Club

Location

Westfield, MA

Dates

May 1-2, 2021

Sports Offered

Conformation, Obedience, Rally, Weight Pull

Host Club

Dodge County Canine Club and Working Dogs of North Central Wisconsin

Location

Beaver Dam, WI

Dates

May 8-9, 2021

Sports Offered

Conformation, Obedience, Rally, Nosework

Host Club

K9 Fanciers

Location

Centreville, MI

Dates

May 14-16, 2021

Sports Offered

Conformation, Rally, Nosework

Host Club

Twister City Kennel Club

Location

Hutchinson, KS

Dates

May 28-31

Sports Offered

Conformation, Rally

Host Club

United Dog Owner's Group

Location

Canton, TX

Dates

May 28 - May 30, 2021

Sports Offered

Conformation, Rally Obedience, Weight Pull

Host Club

All-American Bulldog Club

Location

Shipshewana, IN

Dates

July 15-18

Sports Offered

Conformation, Weight Pull, Rally Obedience

Additional Event Info

What is a UKC Total Dog?
A UKC Total Dog displays equal parts temperament, function, and structure.

The UKC Total Dog philosophy places an emphasis on dogs who shine in multiple disciplines. A sound, well-bred, well-adjusted dog can easily transition from the show ring to a performance event. They have the looks to excel as a proper specimen of their breed, while also having the brains and ability to perform athletically in a variety of sporting events.

How Do I Qualify My Dog ?
All dogs must be pre-qualified by earning a Total Dog award at a Regional Qualifying Event (RQE) held between September 1, 2020 and August 2, 2021. UKC Classics are considered RQEs. UKC clubs that are planning an event featuring conformation plus a performance event may apply to be considered an RQE.

Can My Club Host an RQE?
Clubs must apply to hold an RQE for 2022 using the RQE Application by July 16, 2021. Email completed applications to allbreedsports@ukcdogs.com or mail to the UKC office (ATTN: All-Breed Sports).

Event Committee

Superintendents: UKC | Email UKC

Eligibility Disclaimer

The contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law. The UKC reserves the right to reject entries from countries, states and jurisdictions where such sweepstakes are prohibited or restricted.

The UKC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to refuse, disqualify or withdraw any entry at any time. The UKC will not be responsible for any injury, damage or loss of any kind arising out of your participation in the UKC Total Dog Challenge. YOU AGREE TO RELEASE, DISCHARGE, AND HOLD HARMLESS UKC, ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS AGENTS AND ASSIGNS FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, LOSSES, INJURIES, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE UKC TOTAL DOG CHALLENGE. Except where prohibited by law, by accepting a prize, winner grants UKC a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free license to use winner and his/her dogs name, photograph, voice and/or likeness without further authorization, compensation, or renumeration of any kind for promotion and other publicity purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world.

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Event Reminders

  • Club RQE application deadline: July 16, 2021
  • Competitor qualification window: September 1, 2020 - August 2, 2021

News

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About

To earn a Total Dog award at a UKC show, a dog must place in a performance and conformation in the same day or weekend. The combined ability to compete in multiple disciplines is a testament to training, breeding, and time spent. Historically, UKC Classics and UKC Premier offer the largest Total Dog competitions. Building on the importance of recognizing the well-rounded dog, the UKC Total Dog Invitational is an entire event dedicated solely to Total Dogs. The pre-qualification requirements encourage competition and training in the year leading up to the TDI, and the points-based placements at the TDI ask for precision and teamwork between dog and handler throughout the weekend. A $10,000 first place prize