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Happy New Year to our DACOF Community!

 

Yes! We are proceeding with planning for DACOF 2022!!!

We’ve missed getting together these past two years due to COVID and are doing all we can to be able to hold DACOF in June of 2022!!!

 

As always, with each new year there are new “Important DACOF Dates.”

 

Our 2022 DACOF competition will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 25 & 26, 2020 at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Florida with Run Thru’s on Friday, June 24.

 

The “Important Deadlines” for DACOF 2022 are as follows:

     1/24/2022 will be the Preferred Jump Height Cut-off Date,

     2/25/2022 will be the Roster Deadline,

     3/28/2022 will be the Title Cut-off Date,

     4/29/2022 will be the Early Bird Discount Deadline, and

     5/27/2022 is the Entry Deadline.

 

Of course, all these dates can be found on our web page, DACOF.com at the “Important Deadlines” tab. For those who access the dacof.com web page from a mobile device, the gray square at the upper-right of the web page is a link for the “Tabs” on the DACOF page.

 

For DACOF 2022, based upon input from our Members and the 2019 DACOF Survey responses, we will:

 

  1. Continue to allow FOUR (4) Excellent/Masters Dogs on each Team! Please remember, only the highest two (2) scores from each level (Novice, Open, Excellent/Master) will count towards the Team’s score.
     

  2. Continue to have trophies as the DACOF awards.
     

  3. Continue to score Preferred dogs with the dogs from their standard (Regular) jump height. However, we will be adding additional “High in Trial” award trophies so that both a Preferred and a Regular dog, at each jump height, will be presented a “High in Trial” award.
     

  4. Continue providing the option of having 16” dogs run during either the Small or Large dog sessions. Team Captains will select either 16” Small (to run during the session with the 4” / 8” / 12” dogs) or 16” Large (to run during the session with the 20” and 24” dogs) on the Team Entry Form. This will allow each session to be more evenly matched in number of dogs running per session, and will provide Team Captains the flexibility of having handlers of 16” dogs available to work during either the Large or small dog session.

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5. Continue to synchronize the rings so that each round starts at the same time for all the dogs – allowing Teams to get their workers to the rings with less stress.

 

6. Set a Standard Course Time of 38 seconds for ALL JUMP HEIGHTS of DACOF FAST. This will alleviate possible scoring errors and confusion due to timer changes, which can be further compounded by running order changes due to conflicts.

 

7. Remove DACOF FAST as one of the events where a “Placement” could cause a forced move-up to the next DACOF Competition level. Although completing the “Send Bonus” often requires some level of handler/dog proficiency, neither a “Designated Course Path” nor weave poles are required in DACOF FAST. Additionally, all points accumulated during the run count towards a score. So, it is possible for a handler/dog team to earn enough points to earn a FAST “Placement” without that Team attaining the full proficiency of a Novice or Open skill level. Therefore, DACOF FAST will no longer be included as one of the events where a placement could cause a forced move-up.

 

As previously mentioned, the first “Important Deadline” of the 2022 DACOF year is the Preferred Jump Height Cut-off Date, January 24, 2022. So, all Handler/Dog Teams planning on running Preferred at DACOF 2022 must compete ONLY at their Preferred Jump Height after 1/24/2022. For complete DACOF Preferred Eligibility Rules, please see our web page, DACOF.com / Send a Team tab / Preferred Eligibility drop down.

 

Once again, Happy New Year to all our Members!

After a two-year hiatus, we look forward to an exceptional 2022 DACOF Year!

Best Regards,

Bill, Kathy, Jen, Rhonda & Betsy