Elite Division

      ELITE DIVISION TRIALS

According to the NACSW Guidelines, the Elite Division Trials will not be broken out by element. Trials may contain any combination of interior, exterior, vehicle, and/or container searches. For example, a trial may consist of all interior searches, or just vehicle and exterior searches. Additionally, searches may not be broken out by a specific element. For example, there may be vehicles in an interior search. At an Elite Division Trial, the number of searches will typically be 3-5 searches for each trial. This number may vary however to allow for more locations to be obtained for trials. Difficulty will be adjusted by the Certifying Official through selection of areas, hide placement, etc. Search areas will tend to be varied in environment for each trial. At each trial, there will be a maximum time limit set for each search. The location of all hides will remain in the same spot for all competitors.

Each Elite Division title is based on earning the total required points for given title level at Elite Division Trials. The points earned at a trial are the total score earned for the trial. Note: Effective October 1, 2017, Teams must score a minimum of 43 points at an Elite Division Trial to accumulate points for that trial.  The ELT1 title will be earned when a dog has earned 150 points at Elite Division Trials. The ELT2 title will be earned when a dog has earned 400 points at Elite Division Trials. The ELT3 title is earned by accumulating 650 total points at Elite Division Trials. The ELT-CH title is earned by accumulating 1000 total points at Elite Division Trials. For example, if a dog competes at one Elite Division Trial and earns a score of 80 points and then competes at a second Elite Division Trial and earns a score of 70 points, then the dog will have earned the ELT1 title.

SNWDT Dog Teams that have achieved Elite Division Status:

Natalie, owner, and K9 Thorfinn
Achieved Elite on 3/29/15 (Millmont, PA)
Achieved ELT1 on 07/09/16 (Huntington, MA)
Achieved ELT2 on 11/20/16 (Kintnersville, PA)
Achieved ELT3 on 06/04/17 (Woodstock, CT)

Cheryn, owner, and K9 Crook
Achieved Elite on 10/03/ 16 (Lebanon, NJ)
Achieved ELT1 on 06/25/16 (Worcester, MA)
Achieved ELT2 on 05/23/17 (Augusta, NJ)
Achieved ELT3 on 06/30/17 (Littelville, MA)

Anne, owner, and K9 Rockit
Achieved Elite on 12/16/13 (Lebanon, NJ)
Achieved ELT1 on 07/09/16 (Huntington, MA)
Achieved ELT2 on 12/17/16 (Pittstown, NJ)
Achieved ELT3 on____________ (_____________)

Sandy, owner, and K9 Hope
Achieved Elite on 12/02/14 (Warren, NJ)
Achieved ELT1 on 06/25/16 (Worcester, MA)
Achieved ELT2 on 02/20/17 (Fleminton, NJ)
Achieved ELT3 on____________ (_____________)

Robert, owner, and K9 Gilly
Achieved Elite on 10/16/15 (Martinsville NJ)
Achieved ELT1 on 11/5/16 (Pomona NY)
Achieved ELT2 on 06/25/17 (Huntington MA)
Achieved ELT3 on____________ (_____________)

Cheryn, owner, and K9 Zip
Achieved Elite on 11/22/15 (Kingston, MA)
Achieved ELT1 on 10/09/16 (Manchester, NH)
Achieved ELT2 on 04/21/17 (Foxborough, MA)
Achieved ELT3 on____________ (_____________)

Beth, owner, and K9 Isaac
Achieved Elite on 11/19/16 (Kingston, NH)
Achieved ELT1 on 05/24/17 (Augusta, NJ)
Achieved ELT2 on _________ (_____________)
Achieved ELT3 on ____________ (_____________)