2017 WDSAA IPO National Championship


September 23-24, 2017

Welcome to the 2017 WDSAA IPO National Championship! All Canine Working Dog Club is proud to host this exciting event. We look forward to offering a fun, fair and flashy trial for both competitors and spectators alike. Enjoy a raffle and prizes, lunch, drinks and snacks on site and official limited edition merchandise.

This National Championship is open to ALL breeds! Handlers must be active members of an AWDF recognized club.

Entries close September 15, 2017! Enter online tody!


Schedule of Events

Friday – September 22, 2017

Practice: Obedience 8a-11a
Protection: 1p-4p (each competitor is allotted 15 minutes per B and C phase)
Helper Tryouts: 4pm
Location: Trial field
Judge’s Dinner and Draw Night: 5:30 Burnt Tortilla Restaurant; 1435 W Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena, CA 90247

Saturday – September 23, 2017

Tracking: Perris, CA (exact time and location TBA) Conditions: Dirt

Sunday – September 24, 2017

Obedience and Protection: We use a sturdy aluminum A-frame, a solid wood meter jump and Gappay IPO dumbbells. The blind search will begin to the right.



1050 W. Walnut St, Compton, CA 90220 (Grainger Building Field) – The Stadium portion of the trial will be held at our club field in Compton, CA. The address can be found on our Event Basics page. The field is centrally located between Los Angeles and Orange Counties and is roughly a 1-hour drive from the tracking fields. We use a sturdy aluminum A-frame, a solid wood meter jump and Gappay IPO dumbbells. The blind search direction will be determined.


Tracking will likely be dirt, but exact conditions are still TBD. The actual trial tracking location itself will not be revealed until the night before.

Tracking Coordinator: Annie Wildmoser

Competitor Practice

Practice schedule will be made after entries close on September 15. At that time we will determine a schedule that accommodates competitors to the best of our ability. Helper tryouts will also be on the practice day at the field location. Exact times TBD.

Draw Night

There will be a draw Friday night, after practice. It will be local to the trial field, but the exact location has not been determined yet.

Host Hotel

Pet Friendly:

Extended Stay America Los Angeles – Torrance Harbor Gateway
19200 Harborgate Way, Torrance CA 90501

Staybridge Suites Torrance/Redondo Beach
19901 Prairie Ave, Torrance CA 90503

DoubleTree by Hilton Carson
2 Civic Plaza Drive, Carson CA 90745 (small dogs only)

No pets:

Best Western Plus Gardena Inn & Suites
14400 S Western Ave, Gardena CA 90249

Hampton Inn Los Angeles/Carson
767 E Albertoni St, Carson CA 90746

Courtyard by Marriott Torrance-South Bay
1925 W 190th Street, Torrance CA 90504

Titles Offered

BH, IPO 1-3


We’d like to give a huge thank you to our judge and helpers for this outstanding trial. Without them, our event would not be possible.

Judge: DVG Melissa Hepler

I started in Schutzhund in 1996 my first dog was a German Shepherd. In 1997 I helped form the Peace River Schutzhund club in Punta Gorda , Florida. I have been actively involved in Schutzhund (IPO) showing German Shepherds,Rottweiler’s and Malinois. Since 2000 I have showed at local, regional, national and world levels. I truly enjoy the sport and really wanted to help share my enthusiasm and knowledge . Growing the sport was an intricate force driving me into the DVG apprentice program to became a judge. I went through the program and became a judge in 2011. Currently I work a Belgian Malinois , I achieved his IPO3 in April for my third handler owned, trained and bred Malinois. I look forward to a great weekend of good dogs and sportsmanship. Yours in the sport,” Melissa Hepler DVG judge.


Weston Kester
Mark Pellon
Mario Erazo
Helper tryouts will be on the practice day at the field location, time TBD.

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • T-Shirt Sponsorships: $100 to list your kennel or business on the official championship T-shirt. T-shirt included!
  • WDSAA Championship Trophy is $200
  • High in Trial $100
  • 2nd and 3rd place IPO3, 1st-3rd Place IPO 1-2 $75
  • High Score Obedience, Protection and Tracking $75
  • Best BH $75
  • Full Page Catalog Listing: $50
  • ½ Page Catalog Listing: $25
Please contact us for sponsorship information!