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American Gundog Association

Our Mission

We are dedicated to offering AKC-licensed field trials where clean hound work is recognized and rewarded, with an ever-growing panel of judges who share our vision.

17 Clubs

9 States

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Core Elements

Things that matter



Committed to fair play and equal treatment for all



  • Hunt

  • Accuracy

  • Line control

  • Close check work

  • Cooperation with packmates



Similar and consistent judging from trial to trial



  • Racing

  • Over Running

  • Extra Mouth

  • Skirting

  • Lack of cooperation

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What is the acronym for Nice Clean Dog? It's not NCD! It's AGA!"

-George Pennington, Virginia

"Sometimes you have to slow down to go fast."

-Mark Carder, West Virginia

"Attraction Over

Keith Richardson, Maryland

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2023  AGA  Championship  Report

The inaugural American Gundog Association (AGA) Championship was held with resounding success at the Belmont Jefferson Beagle Club on October 28-29, 2023. Despite the wet and rainy weather, 152 entries from passionate beaglers gathered to compete in this prestigious event.

In the 13" Female class, Orchard Grove Miss Kate, owned by George Pennington, emerged victorious, showcasing exceptional skills and determination. The 15" Female class was won by Accardo's Double Shot Lillie, owned by Jessie Williams, who demonstrated outstanding performance and agility.


In the 13" Male class, Kings Kinsale Cash Money, owned by Cecil Paul, claimed the top spot showcasing his prowess in the competition. The 15" Male class winner was NSPC FCGD B&B Big Brown, owned by Terry Amis & Shannon Jackson, with an impressive display of speed and precision.

Despite the challenging weather conditions, participants and spectators alike enjoyed the camaraderie and witnessed the display of good sportsmanship from all competitors- winners and losers alike. Numerous beaglers commented on the friendly spirit of the event, emphasizing the sense of community and mutual respect among the participants.

The AGA would like to express their gratitude to the Belmont Jefferson Beagle Club and Diamond Dog Food for their season-long generosity and support during the trial.

The AGA Championship has firmly established itself as a must-attend event for beaglers everywhere. Until next year, the AGA extends its gratitude to everyone who contributed to the success of this remarkable event and looks forward to another year of thrilling competition.