Helpful guidelines

What is the AKC Family dog Program?

What is the AKC Family dog Program?

The AKC Family Dog Program is our comprehensive good manners series that can improve behavior and form the foundation your dog needs to participate in other AKC Sports that can be found at AKC clubs or many private training facilities.

What does it mean to be AKC certified?

An American Kennel Club (AKC) Registered Dog is a dog whose owner has submitted an application and received approval through a registration certificate from the American Kennel Club.

How do you get an AKC title?

Each level has its own set of testing criteria and titles must be earned in order. It takes two passes to earn a title at each level. AKC is a participant in affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

What does AKC stand for?

The American Kennel Club
The American Kennel Club (AKC) Every year, breeders and trainers gather in New York for the Westminster Dog Show to celebrate the beauty and grace of purebred dogs.

Is AKC only for purebred?

A Role in the Future of Dogs The AKC is the only purebred dog registry in the United States that maintains a systematic and sustained investigation and inspection effort.

Does AKC guarantee purebred?

AKC Papers Do NOT Guarantee Quality. The AKC is a registration service which traces through the pedigrees to ensure that the dog is out of purebred lines, BUT this is highly dependent on the breeder’s integrity.

What titles does AKC recognize?

Title Recognition Program

  • Barn Hunt.
  • Trick Dog.
  • Canine Good Citizen.
  • Therapy Dogs.
  • Dock Diving.
  • Parent Club and Working Dogs.
  • Flyball.
  • Search and Rescue.

What is a trick dog?

To be eligible for the AKC Trick Dog Performer Title, your dog must have been observed by a CGC Evaluator doing ten tricks from the Novice, Intermediate and Advanced titles, and must include at least two Intermediate Tricks and two Advanced Tricks.

Is AKC STAR Puppy a title?

The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program is designed to get dog owners and their puppies off to a great start and is open to all dogs, purebred or mixed, that are old enough to have completed necessary vaccinations. It is an award (not a title) and therefore it will not show up on an AKC registered dog’s title record.

What does POA mean in AKC?

AKC Puppy of Achievement
The AKC Puppy of Achievement (POA) program helps new puppy owners get started in the sport of conformation dog shows. It gives you and your puppy a new goal to strive for — and a huge sense of pride once you reach it.