2012 AKC Rally® Information


As you are aware changes to the Rally Regulations have been made with an effective date of April 1, 2012. Since the date of April 1, 2012 is a Sunday and splits a weekend, thus on Saturday March 31, the old Rally Regulations would be in effect and on Sunday, April 1, the new regulations would be in effect. IN ORDER TO ELIMINATE CONFUSION FOR JUDGES AND EXHIB ITORS – WE ARE REQUESTING THAT ALL RALLY JUDGES CONTINUE TO USE THE OLD RALLY REGULATIONS THROUGH TUESDAY APRIL 3, 2012 AND TO BEGIN USING THE NEW REGULATIONS ON WEDNESDAY APRIL 4, 2012.

In an effort to assist judges and members of the fancy to learn and to educate all about these changes, the Companion Events Department has prepared several documents prior to the regulation implementation date to assist in the transition of the sport.

All AKC Rally Judges should become familiar with these changes and regulations prior to the implementation date of April 1, 2012.

At the below links you will find:

  1. 2012 AKC Rally Regulations – formatted in black and white
  2. A complete set of Rally Signs with new numbering and new signs added
  3. Label Template for AKC Rally signs to be used to renumber signs from older sets
  4. Implementation Date of New Rally Regulations – Wednesday, April 4, 2012
  5. Videos of New Rally Signs
  6. Sign #210 – Views of Jump Layout
  7. Sign #115 – Clarification