Arizona Pointing Dog Club Events

Field Trials and Fun Hunts

The AZPDC holds approximately five (5) events annually. These events provide the membership with an opportunity to spend a weekend with family and friends in the cooler more scenic parts of Arizona.

Members are able to evaluate the level of their dogs training and receive help from more experienced members on how to proceed with their training at these events.

A potluck is held on Saturday night at these events to afford an opportunity for you and your family to mingle and form new friendships.

All of the dogs that place in the Gun Dog trials are eligible for the Arizona Gundog Championship held in the early Spring each year. This event pits some of the best hunting dogs in the state of Arizona against one and another. This event has grown with each year and the title and prestige of the event is a fitting reward for the amateur trainers who place in it.

The AZPDC also attempts to hold at least one event from the American Kennel Club, The National Shoot to Retrieve Association, and The American Field in conjunction with its trials to allow its members to experience other types of events in a relaxed setting.

Training Seminars

The AZPDC's primary focus is on helping the amateur handler to learn how to train and handle his or her dog in order to enhance his or her enjoyment of the sport. This goal has been instrumental in the clubs growth from nine (9) members in 1982 to well over a one hundred active members at this time. We are the largest Pointing Dog Club in the Southwest as well as enjoying the respect of our peers on the national level.

The club holds two (2) formal training seminars each year. One designed for the members who have older dogs that have yet to be finished and the other is designed for the members with puppies six months and older. Help is offered to prevent gun shyness and also on methods to introduce the dog to birds. At the seminar for older dogs, such fine points as making your dog steady to wing, shot, fall, and honoring your brace mate's are covered.

The Club's Officers and Board also maintain, informally, the training schedules of the more experienced members. This affords the members a chance to meet them and gain their assistance in training your dogs.

2018 EVENTS SCHEDULE

To make these trials a success the club needs volunteers to chair and help with the trials.
Contact the Field Events Committee to volunteer.
Remember - If there is no chairperson 90 days prior to an event, it will be cancelled.

Date Event Location Description Chair
02-17-2018 Fun Hunt
[Premium]
Desert Pheasant Recreation
[MAP]
Fun Hunt John Ruland
(520) 460-8418
03-03-2018 Training Day ORME / DUGAS
[MAP]
Arizona Pointing Dog Club Clinic Joe Seitzer
(480) 760-5736
03-24-2018 Awards Banquet
[Premium]
Beatitudes
[MAP]
2018 AZPDC Awards Banquet Nancy Graham
(480) 235-0888
04-14-2018 Regular Trial
[Premium]
Fuess Hill (Kaibab Lake)
[MAP]
Regular Trial Joe Seitzer
(480) 760-5736
04-15-2018 Regular Trial
[Premium]
Fuess Hill (Kaibab Lake)
[MAP]
Regular Trial Joe Seitzer
(480) 760-5736
05-05-2018 Regular Trial
[Premium]
Red Tank
[MAP]
Regular Trial John Martin
(602) 540-3688
05-06-2018 Regular Trial
[Premium]
Red Tank
[MAP]
Regular Trial John Martin
(602) 540-3688
06-09-2018 Regular Trial Fuess Hill (Kaibab Lake)
[MAP]
Regular Trial TBD
 
06-10-2018 Regular Trial Fuess Hill (Kaibab Lake)
[MAP]
Regular Trial TBD
 
07-14-2018 Regular Trial Kendrick Park
[MAP]
Regular Trial TBD
 
07-15-2018 Regular Trial Kendrick Park
[MAP]
Regular Trial TBD
 
08-11-2018 Regular Trial Smith Tank
[MAP]
Regular Trial TBD
 
08-12-2018 Regular Trial Smith Tank
[MAP]
Regular Trial TBD
 
09-08-2018 Regular Trial Kendrick Park
[MAP]
Regular Trial TBD
 
09-09-2018 Regular Trial Kendrick Park
[MAP]
Regular Trial TBD
 
09-29-2018 Tournament Red Tank
[MAP]
Tournament TBD
 
09-30-2018 Tournament Red Tank
[MAP]
Tournament TBD
 

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