Scent Work

About Scent Work

Fascinating fact: Dogs have a sense of smell that’s between 10,000 and 100,000 times more acute than ours! The sport of Scent Work is based on the work of professional detection dogs (such as drug dogs), employed by humans to detect a wide variety of scents and substances. In AKC Scent Work, dogs search for cotton swabs saturated with the essential oils of Birch, Anise, Clove, and Cypress. The cotton swabs are hidden out of sight in a pre-determined search area, and the dog has to find them. Teamwork is necessary: when the dog finds the scent, he has to communicate the find to the handler, who calls it out to the judge. For full information about AKC Scent Work Trials visit the AKC Scent Work page.

The Nebraska Kennel Club regularly offers Scent Work Trials. Information about upcoming trials can be found here on our website and our Facebook page.

Upcoming

  • Scent Work Trials July 15 – 17, 2022

    Scent Work Trials

    July 15 – 17, 2022
    Iowa Western Community College
    2700 College Road
    Council Bluffs, IA 51503

    Entries Open: Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 9:00 a.m.
    Entry Closing Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at 6:00 p.m.

    We will be holding Scent Work Trials in July! Please click the links below to view or download the Premium List and Entry Form.

    Click here for the Premium List

    Click here for the Entry Form

  • Scent Work Detective Trials July 31, 2022

    Scent Work Detective Trials

    Sunday July 31, 2022
    Dowell Farm
    53524 Elrod Road
    Glenwood, IA 51534

    Entries Open: Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at 9:00 a.m.
    Entry Closing Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at 6:00 p.m.

    We will be holding Scent Work Detective Trials on Sunday July 31. 2022! The Scent Work Detective Class offers an integrated search environment with an unknown number of hides in a variety of elements. The intent of the Detective Class is to emulate as closely as possible the work of a true detection dog.

    Please click the links below to view or download the Premium List and Entry Form.

    Click here for the Premium List

    Click here for the Entry Form

Previous Scent Work Trials

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