• Friday, April 17, 2020 9:15 AM | Lily Lo (Administrator)

    Hello, APLA members,

    We sincerely hope you and your family are staying healthy during this COVID-19 pandemic.  While many of us are eager to run our dogs in hunt tests and return to a semblance of normalcy, the Board's primary concern is for the safety of our members and the communities that host our tests.  Our Board of Directors met this evening to review the most recent epidemiological data and COVID-19 disease forecasts from local health departments in the areas where our spring hunt tests are being held.  We have also spoken with the local Hunt Test Chairs to get their input.  As a result of these discussions, the Board has decided the following:

    • The Nebraska test scheduled for May 16 will be CANCELLED and will not be rescheduled.
    • The South Dakota test scheduled for May 22 will be CANCELLED and possibly RESCHEDULED for a later date.
    • The Colorado test on April 24 that was cancelled will be possibly RESCHEDULED for a later date.
    • The Oklahoma on April 25 that was cancelled will not be rescheduled.
    • The Missouri test on May 2 that was cancelled will be possibly RESCHEDULED for a late date.
    • Decisions on the Minnesota and Michigan tests scheduled for June 6 will be made at our next Board meeting on May 13, 2020.

    The 2020 Triple Crown Invitational

    The inaugural Triple Crown Invitational that was to be held over Labor Day weekend will be postponed until Labor Day 2021, due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19 and the fact that most of our spring tests are being cancelled or postponed.  

    To qualify for the 2021 Triple Crown Invitational, dogs must have earned three (3) qualifying Master passes between August 1, 2020 and July 31, 2021 and be a 4XGMPR by test day 2021.

    Dogs who have already met the requirements to qualify for the 2020 Triple Crown Invitational will be automatically qualified for 2021.  This includes dogs who earn the necessary qualifying passes this spring and thus would have qualified for the 2020 Triple Crown Invitational.

    Thank you for your understanding during these difficult and trying times.  Please stay safe and well.

    APLA Board of Directors:

    Dale Merritt (President), Richard McCullough (Treasurer), Lily Lo, MD (Secretary)
    Don Banducci Chris Garramone, Kim Krull, Tigh Leibel, Julie Moore, Ryan Ordway

  • Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:44 PM | Lily Lo (Administrator)

    The BOD made two significant changes in our Hunt Tests that will take effect in Fall 2019.

    (1) The first is that the current processing fee of $10.50 will be reduced by 50% for all entrants (APLA will pay the other 50%, as the overall fee huntsecretary charges us has not changed).  All entrants will be paying $5.25 to register their dogs for APLA Hunt Tests starting this fall.

    (2) The second change is that in the Advanced Pointing Retriever upland field, there will now be four (4) chukar planted instead of 3.  The entry fee remains unchanged and the same 20 minute time limit applies.  This change was made to give judges a better opportunity to assess the dog's upland skills in the Advanced category.

  • Tuesday, December 18, 2018 9:23 PM | Lily Lo (Administrator)
    Newly Elected/Re-Elected Directors (2018-2020):

    - Don Banducci

    - Julie Moore

    Referendum removing term limits on Officers:

    - Passed with 68 in favor, 22 against.

  • Thursday, February 22, 2018 10:12 AM | Nate Hamblin

    Clink on this link to download a presentation on planning and putting on an APLA hunt test.

    How To APLA HT.pptx

  • Tuesday, February 06, 2018 3:30 PM | Nate Hamblin

    Spring hunt test events are posted under the events tab and are available to register on

  • Tuesday, February 06, 2018 10:25 AM | Nate Hamblin

    Paw Print Genetics has renewed their sponsorship of the APLA for 2018 and is offering our members a great discount program for all your genetic testing needs.  

    30% off an entire order.

    50% off any dog with seven or more tests.

    This code is valid through December 31, 2018.  DNA profiling, parentage and clear by parentage certificates are excluded. 

    Please see the members only section for the discount code.

    Please be sure to thank Dr. Shaffer and her staff for their continued support of the APLA.

  • Tuesday, February 06, 2018 7:58 AM | Nate Hamblin

    Position                       Winner

    APLA President                   Dale Merritt

    APLA Secretary                   Lily  Lo

    APLA Treasurer                   Richard McCullough

    APLA Board Member           Mike Bachkosky

    APLA Board Member           Fritz Baier

    APLA Board Member           Chris  Garramone


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