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Freestyle Music for UPDIF 2019!  Info to come.

UPDIF 2019 Seminars – more info to come


Thursday – TBD

Friday – TBD

Saturday – Awards Banquet

Sunday – Sweet Spot Banquet

More info to come

Raffle tickets prices are as follows:
$5 for 5
$10 for 12
$20 for 25


Lodging Options:

Lake Barkley State Park Resort

Group Code for booking is 2114. Call 1-270-924-1131 or http://parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/lake-barkley/

You do not need the booking code for campsites. These rates are good if booked by March 2nd. They are not guaranteed after March 2nd.

IF you are booking a lodge room or cottage/cabin and you are arriving prior to April 3rd please call to book as the online option will not work.

All lodge rooms, cottages and cabins are pet friendly. Normally there is a 2-dog limit but they have waived that for us. That was very generous of them so PLEASE ensure that your dogs do not damage the rooms in any way. Crate your dogs when not in the room with them and PICK UP ALL poop when walking your dog ANYWHERE in the park! No excuses! The lodge rooms have a 1-time pet fee of $30. The cottages/cabins have a 1-time pet fee of $50.

Campers: Check out the details on the campground image. I’ve given you some insider info on which sites are not as level as the others and which sites have lake view with picnic decks!

More to come but they will be awesome as always!



Measuring will occur Wed afternoon, Thursday, Friday and Saturday AM. Dogs not measured at UPDIF 2018 or were under the age of 2 when measured at UPDIF 2018 will need to be measured and must be measured by 10am Saturday morning. Specific times and locations will be updated on the live sheet as we get closer to the event. Measuring will occur via a PVC wicket that has been designed to be used without the measuring official having to touch the dog. A PVC bar will be required to touch the dog’s withers (shoulders) while in a standing position if they are near a height division cut off.

UpDog International Finals

Lake Barkley State Resort Park – Cadiz, KY – April 4th-7th

UpDog style

You should expect something very UpDog.  Clever, quirky, cheeky and focused on fun and growth.   Our goal is to provide teams with an experience they won’t forget.   This event is by competitors for competitors.


We love to give prizes and awards not only to the best competitors but also other categories that we feel contribute to the heart and soul of UpDog.  Our desire is to support, encourage and recognize the growth and achievement of every team. You never know what cool award or prize we may hand out next.  We will do everything we can to surprise you, wow you, and make sure you have a pretty amazing experience.

*Competitors should look for the “Personal Best” Achievement handed out by judges when a team exceeds their previous personal best in a game.

The Basics

This has grown from a 3 day event to a 5 day event. We will play every UpDog game and award the top finishing competitors in each game Saturday and Sunday evening.

Qualification Period

January 1st through December 31st is our qualifying season.

Any points earned during the qualification season at any UDC sanctioned event will count towards UpDIF Qualification

Qualification Guidelines

You must be an UpDog member (an activated team) during the qualification period to be eligible to attend the International Finals.

Registration for Wave 1 will open in mid-January.  Wave 2 will follow shortly thereafter

Wednesday – Seminars and such

Thursday AM – Last Chance Qualifier for Freestyle and possibly a couple of other games (TBD based on registration numbers)

(UPDIF schedule subject to change pending registration, weather or other unforeseen issues)

Thursday PM – Far Out

Friday – Freestyle Criterion Round, Four Way Play, Frizgility

Saturday – Freestyle Performance Round, Spaced Out, 7Up

Sunday – Throw N Go, Time Warp, FunKey and Frizgility Finals

See the UPDIF Live Fact Sheet for a more detailed schedule as the event draws nearer

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UpDog International Finals is calling all vendors!  Do you have products that
appeal to the dog community?  There will be over 100 competitors from the United States, Canada and Poland attending this event
representing multiple states and provinces.

The vendor fee is only $25 plus a donation to be used in the raffle or as a game prize valued at $25 or more.  If you would like to be a vendor at UPDIF 2019 please contact Barbara Reinhold at barbjewelry@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

Vendors must provide their own shade and electricity (generators are
allowed so long as they do not burn the grass and are located away from
competitors and the playing field due to sound and exhaust). Vendors will
be able to leave their tents/items set up overnight however there is no
security at the field overnight.

Vendor tents will be adjacent to one of the playing fields and within easy
site of the competitors and the competition. Exact location will be
provided on April 3rd once field set up is complete.

Vendors can set up late Wednesday (4/3) afternoon once UPDIF field set
up is complete (likely after 4pm) or Thursday (4/4) AM. Tear down can
occur Sunday after the competition has completed or Monday morning.

Tents may not be set up until field prep is complete. That should occur by mid afternoon on Wednesday 4/3. We will post on the event page and discussion page when tent set up can begin. It is highly recommended that you bring a tent for shade/protection from the weather. Pending field conditions we hope to be able to allow you to drive up to unload but it will depend on how the ground is at the time.

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