|Barked: Tue Dec 2, '08 6:45pm PST |
Above is the link to the Agility Rules and Regulations. Go down to page 26 to read about height card rules.
You don't need three measurements. Most dogs only need two. You will get a third measurement to break a "tie," which would be one VMO saying your dog is in one jump height and the other saying the dog is in another.
In your case, however, if your dog is in the 24" jump height, you only need one measurement. Easy for you!
You get a temporary card for dogs between 15 months and 24 months. You get your permanent card when your dog is over two years old. However, again because you have a 24" dog, you can get your permanent card once your dog is 15 months old.
Now, as for competing without a jump height card, yes, you can. If your dog is not in the 24" or 26" class, you will have to measured by the judge before running. That measurement will last for that specific trial only.
But, again, if your dog is in the 24" or 26" jump height, you don't have to be measured, according to how I read the rules.
However, if a VMO (Volunteer Measuring Official) is present at the show your dog MUST be officially measured if entered regardless of the jump height.
To read the rules, again go to page 26 of the link above.
Whoever told you to get three measurements on a 24" dog did not know what they were talking about.
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