Jump Heights

The table below shows which heights dogs will jump at.

Regular Jump Height Dog’s Height A-frame

Height

8 inch 11” & under 5’3”
12 inch 14” & under 5’3”
16 inch 17.5” & under 5’7”
20 inch 22 & under 5’7”
22 inches Any 5’7”
24 inches Any 5’7”

Handlers may choose to compete with their dogs in the Select Heights, allowing them to jump a height lower than their regular jump height and with a 5’3” A-Frame. Please see the rule book for further information.

Measuring

All registered dogs are measured for free.  All dogs not jumping full height must be measured by a judge or approved UKI measurer to determine the dog’s jump height. To receive a permanent jump height measurement, dogs must either be competing at 24 or 22 inch jump height (20 inch Select Option) or must be two years of age for their permanent measurement.

Dogs will be measured using official measuring devices while the dog is placed in a standing position on a flat surface such as a table. The measurement is taken from the perpendicular line from the top of the dog’s withers to the flat surface.

At the time of measuring, the measurement will be recorded and sent to the UKI office.

If the dog is age two or over, the dog will only need one measurement. If there is controversy over a dog’s measurement then an appointed UKI official shall re-measure the dog’s height, which will be the determining measurement.

If a handler has an actual written measure from another organization and presents that card to the measurer that day, UKI will grandfather and accept that as the measure for the dog provided that measure is not within 1/8 inch (3mm) of a UKI jump height cutoff.

What if I do not know my dogs’ height when entering my first show?

Competitors should enter the class for which they believe their dog to be eligible. Once at the show the dog should be measured at the first available opportunity. To measure your dog a UKI official measurer will have the dog placed in a standing position on a flat surface such as a table. The measurement is taken from the perpendicular line from the top of the dog’s withers to the flat surface. You will be able to transfer to the correct class, if you have entered under the wrong jump height.

How old must my dog be at its first measure?

Your dog must be at least 15 months of age.

Can I run a higher jump height than my dog measures? If so, can I later choose to move my dog back down to their measured height?

You may always jump higher than your dog’s measured height. If you change height in either direction your results still stand.