Working Dog Competition Training Club
Established 1979

The Dog Sports Open is a unique biting sports dog show held at Cher Car Kennels in St. Johns, Michigan which features agility, obedience and personal protection exercises.  This event is one of the most popular personal protection tournaments in the country and the longest continuously running event of its kind in North America, having originally started as the "Renegade Classic" in 1984.


St. Johns, MI (O) hosts the 22nd Annual DOG SPORTS OPEN
August 15- August 16, 2020 
Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced (sequestered)

Judges:  (pending) -
Entries 8:00-9:00 am, Trial begins at 9:30 am

Pre-entries Encouraged (see on-line form)
Please mail pre-entry so it is received no later than August 10, 2019
Beginners and possibly some Intermediate on Saturday
Remaining Intermediate and Advanced on Sunday

Trial Site
: Cher Car Kennels - 4215 S Lowell - St. Johns, Michigan 48879 
From east or west: I96 to Grand River - exit east to first light at Frances Rd - turn left (north) for 13 miles to Centerline Rd - turn right (east) 1.7 miles to S. Lowell Road - turn left (north).   Kennel is 0.7 miles north on right.

From north or south: US 127 north to Price Rd - exit west for 6.6 miles to S. Lowell Rd - turn right (north).  Kennel is 1.6 miles north on right.

Chairperson: Cheryl Carlson (517) 719-0208

Mail entries to:  CCDSA Trial Secretary at 4215 S. Lowell Road in
 St. Johns, MI 48879
 (989) 224-7225 

We have one mom & pop type motel in St. Johns (click here) which is closest to our location (10.4 miles away), but most would be more comfortable at one of the numerous pet friendly national hotel chains located within 15-20 miles.  (We have no traffic here so driving 15-20 miles is relatively quick!)

Sleep Inn Lansing North/Dewitt

Commerce Park Drive - Dewitt MI 1-866-599-6674

Distance from St Johns: 13.31 mi


Magnuson Hotel & Suites Lansing

Aaron Drive - Dewitt MI 1-866-599-6674

Distance from St Johns: 14.31 mi


Courtyard by Marriott Lansing

Lake Lansing Rd Lansing MI 1-855-809-3511

Distance from St Johns: 18.04 mi


Hampton Inn East Lansing

Coolidge Rd -East Lansing MI 1-866-276-6393

Distance from St Johns: 18.04 mi


American Heritage Inn

E Grand River Ave -Portland MI 1-866-599-6674

Distance from St Johns: 18.46 mi


Residence Inn by Marriott Lansing West

Delta Commerce Drive -Lansing MI 1-866-599-6674

Distance from St Johns: 19.11 mi


Quality Suites Lansing

Delta Commerce Dr -Lansing MI 1-855-809-3506

Distance from St Johns: 19.1 mi


Motel 6 Lansing

W Saginaw Hwy -Lansing MI 1-866-599-6674

Distance from St Johns: 19.32 mi


Red Roof Inn Lansing West

W Saginaw Hwy -Lansing MI 1-855-873-6562

Distance from St Johns: 19.33 mi


Ramada Lansing Hotel And Conference Center

W Saginaw Hwy -Lansing MI 1-855-809-3509

Distance from St Johns: 19.34 mi


Days Inn Lansing

W Saginaw Hwy -Lansing MI 1-855-799-6859

Distance from St Johns: 19.36 mi


Comfort Inn

N Canal Road -Lansing MI 1-855-809-3507

Distance from St Johns: 19.47 mi


CAMPING is available at Sleepy Hollow State Park (15 miles straight east of the kennel) at 7835 East Price Road in Laingsburg, Michigan.

Pictures from previous DOG SPORTS OPEN events
2019 Dog Sports Open
2018 Dog Sports Open
2017 Dog Sports Open
2016 Dog Sports Open

To view picture albums of the 2016 DOGS SPORTS OPEN, please click

2015 Dog Sports Open