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Weight Pull

An ADBSI sanctioned weight pull is an event in which a dog competes within his weight class pulling a cart and specified weights 15 (feet) in 60 seconds. Every dog will pull to his/her weight limit within weight class entered.

Place awards of 1st, 2nd, & 3rd will be determined through a process of elimination by increased weight determined by ADBSI sanctioned judge.

This event is held according to the ADBSI Weight Pull rules. Points earned are accumulative to achieve the ADBSI title of Weight Pull ACE. An ADBSI weight pull ACE title, as well as the degree(s) of rank (Ace of Ace, A/A I, A/A II, etc.) is recognized by the ADBA, therefore documented and recorded within the ADBA studbook.

Weight Pull Training Article

Beginning January 1, 2012 all dogs entering ADBA/ADBSI sanctioned weight pulls will be required to pull on command. (No bait)  Below is a list of expert weight pullers that are willing to educate/mentor new and beginner pullers in the art of command pulling with their dogs.

Weight Pull Mentor List Pulling on Command

James Rogers AL

Eva Noble FL

Linwood Barrett III - MA

Smiley Stacci MO

Micheale Perkins - MO

Philip Palmer - NE

Michelle Falcon NJ

Robert McCabe - OK

Randy McCall OK

Marlene McCabe - OK

Michael Hansen - OK

Ruben Cruz -PA

Troy Brown - Decatur, TN


Richard & Tina Hughes TX

Ed Hinkle - TX

Ronald Wolfe UT

Scotty Wheeler WA

Doris & Keith Hutson - LA

Craig & Niki Huitson-BC Canada

Due to the interest shown by our customers, effective May 20th 2013, the American Dog Breeders Association Inc. Board of Directors has made the decision to open our sanctioned weight pulls, a performance event, to all American Dog Breeders Association Inc. (ADBA) registered dogs, regardless of breed.

All ADBSI sanctioned weight pull rules, including weight classes and awards, will remain the same. We understand that these weight classes may not be optimal for all dog breeds, but all ADBA registered dogs are welcome to participate. All dogs currently pulling at these sanctioned events will retain their point totals and titles.

If there are any questions or concerns regarding this matter, please contact Heather DeVito, ADBSI Show Secretary, at or 801-936-7513 option 3.

 Thank you, 

 Hank Greenwood 

President / Chairman of the Board

American Dog Breeders Association Inc.

If you have any questions regarding these rules, please contact the show department (801)936-7513, option #3 - Monday - Friday from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, MTN Standard time or email

Download: Weight Pull Rules

Download: Weight Pull Judge Application

Download: Weight Pull Entry Form