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here is how you can create a computer generated entry form for AKC events. It has quite a few steps but is very quick once you have done it a few times. You also get the latest AKC forms. This works for confirmation, obedience, rally, agility, hunt tests, field trials, and other events. In order to use this AKC feature you must have an AKC account. Do not worry the account is free! and very easy to set up and alllows you to check your dogs records or check part of the records of your friends or other dogs you are interested in.

(1) Open American Kennel Club - akc.org
(2) click on "Events and Awards Search" (bottom of left sidebar)
(3) bring up event info using search function
(4) click on the name of the event you wish to enter
(5) highlight and copy the event info using your computers cut and paste function. Event name and event number, adresss, date etc.
(6) go back to AKC.org home page and click on "My AKC" (upper right )
(7) click on "Manage Dogs" (top middle, below top bar)
(8) from the last (right) drop down menu select "Create Entry Form" and check the box next to the name(s) of the dogs you wish to create entry forms for. Click "GO"
(9) In the pop up window (takes a few seconds) Check the entry form you wish to create (obedience, agility etc.) then hit "Submit"
(10) When form appears it should have your dogs name and all info (Sire, Dam, AKC number, DOB, breeder, ETC..) in the very top box you can now "paste" the info you coppied from the event info page. Make sure you have date of event in upper box.
(11) in the very small box below the top box it says "I enclose $...in fees" simply type in the correct amount.Also type in dogs height and call name as needed (agility, rally, obedience etc..)
(12) print form
(13) sign and date form (bottom of page 1)
(14) mail form and Check!

Print this out and you can use it as a refereance the first few or more times
I find this saves time and is great if you have multiple dogs. (you can check more than one dogs name and it will generate multiple entry forms. you can also print of a spare copy for your records.

I printed up a few practice forms just for fun when I first did this.

Hope this helps
 

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This is good information to know. I usually just email the trial secretary and ask them to send me a premium if I can't find on the hosting club's website.
 

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I am a cheapskate and I can save enough money to get a free entry every 3 months or so by doing mail in entries. I also have bad hand writting so filling out a Premium entry form by hand is a bad idea. This only takes me about 90 seconds and I know all the info from AKC is correct and the form is the latest correct form.
 

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Thanks for the info! I prefer to mail in entries, unless I get too close to the deadline and have to do it onlline. It is more expensive that way though. I do hate filling out all that information several times.
 

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I also have a friend that isn't comfortable with the cut and paste features on her computer so she just prints out a bunch of entry forms with just her dogs info on it and then hand writes the event name, event # and date onto the form. She won't enter online because she doesn't want her credit card number "out there".
 

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This is good info. I wonder if we can put a sticky on this so it doesn't fade to oblivion.
 

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Wow, i just did one and this is awesome!!!!!
Question: I am going to go to the Staten Island one on May 7,8,9, i put the date on top. They are only doing excellent on friday so i'm obviously going to run only saturday and sunday. No where on the form does it ask for the dates i'd be running. So i'm guessing i just send the amount and they'll figure it out ?????? or do i state that somewhere on the form ?
 

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2 options are to either print a seperate form for each day, or include only the dates and AKC event numbers of the days you will run. I add a sticky note if I am entering just some days or just some classes. Don't forget to type in your dogs Call Name and Height.
 
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