This is the current official rule book for the NACSW. To see prior versions of the rule book, go to the rule book archives page.
NACSW™ K9 Nose Work® Rule Book - Version 8.8 July 1, 2016
In the event that there is a judge replacement after the trial entry open date, then the above eligibility requirements are waived for the replacement judge.
- If there are significant changes to trial structure, scoring, or title definitions, then a new numbered edition of the rulebook will be issued (i.e. 5.0, 6.0, 7.0).
- If there are only small language changes, typos, changes to the guidelines, wording clarifications, or other changes that do not affect titling or training the version number will be added under the existing version (i.e. 6.1, 6.2, 6.3).
- Major revisions to the rule book especially those that affect training will be announced with consideration for the time allotment for training adjustments. Other revisions will be published no later than the trial entry open date.