2023 Western Washington Summer Cluster
Performance Events

In addition to Conformation, Obedience and Rally events, the Western Washington Summer Cluster Dog Show also offers dog lovers and their canines the opportunity to earn AKC titles in a variety of Performance Events (Temperament Testing, Canine Good Citizen Testing, Trick Dog, Scent Work & Fast CAT©).  Information on each of these events, and how to register, is provided below.

All Performance Events take place at the Washington State Fair Events Centers. Whether it’s your first time coming, or you are a returning fan, we invite you to come on out to the July Dog Show to participate or just watch and cheer on your furry friends.  Hope to see you at the Show!


  • General Day Parking for all events is $8 per day or a 3-day parking pass can be purchased.  For more information visit the Cluster Parking Webpage.
  • RV Overnight Parking is also available for $50 per night.  Visit the Cluster RV Parking for more information (Link Here).
 AKC Temperament Test (ATT) -  The AKC Temperament Test (ATT) was developed to bring focus and provide a meaningful evaluation to assess the temperament of our canine companions.
  • Show Secretary:  Jennifer Guynup
  • Event Dates/Times: Saturday & Sunday, July 8 & 9, 2023 (8:00AM – 5:00PM)
  • Registration: Now Open!
  • Premium: (ATT, CGC and Trick Dog)
  • Register: Click here
  • Location:  Washington State Fair Events Center - See map here.
  • Questions? guynupsk9services@outlook.com
  • For more information on Temperament Testing, click the AKC Temperament Test Logo.
AKC Canine Good Citizen Test (CGC) -  The AKC Canine Good Citizen Test is a 10-skill test that demonstrates a dog’s good manners and responsible dog ownership of their owners.
  • Show Secretary:  Jennifer Guynup
  • Event Date/Times:
    • Saturday, July 8, 2023, 8:00AM – 10:00AM (CGC/CGCA)
    • Saturday, July 8, 2023, 11:00AM (CGCU)
    • Sunday, July 9, 2023, 1:00PM – 3:00PM (CGC/CGCA)
    • Sunday, July 9, 2023, 4:00PM (CGCU)
AKC Trick Dog -  Do you and your dog love to be the life of the party by showing off her/his arsenal of tricks? Then you might be perfectly primed to earn one or all five (5) of the AKC Trick Dog titles!
  • Trail Secretary:  Jennifer Guynup
  • Event Date/Times:
    • Saturday, July 8, 2023, 8:00AM – 10:00AM
    • Sunday, July 9, 2023, 1:00PM – 3:00PM
AKC Scent Work -  The sport of Scent Work celebrates the joy of sniffing and asks a dog to sniff to their heart’s content; turning a dog’s favorite activity into a rewarding game. 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 as when the dog finds the scent, she/he has to communicate the find to the handler, who in-turn calls it out to the judge.
  • Trial Secretary:  Kathy Koren, K9ScentWorks.com
  • Event Dates: Saturday and Sunday, July 8 & 9, 2023
AKC Fast CAT® -  Fast CAT® (Coursing Ability Test) is a timed 100-yard dash where dogs run one at a time, chasing a lure. It’s over in a flash, and it’s nothing short of awe-inspiring to watch a dog run at top speed, ears back, eyes focused, legs strong. Fast CAT® is a terrific opportunity to introduce new participants to the world of AKC sports as it is one of the few events where all that is needed to compete is a dog’s natural instincts.
  • Trial Secretary:  Jamie Eggleston, Western Washington Hound Association
  • Event Dates:  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 7, 8, 9, 2023