K9 SPORTS ETC
This section is designed to give you resources to popular performance and conformation events. Browse the different titles to learn more about online resources, upcoming trials, and online entry services.
Dogs 6 months of age and older, with full AKC registration, are eligible to compete for AKC breed conformation shows. Getting a dog or puppy from a reputable preservation breeder is the first step to success in the whelping box and show ring. A good breeder will focus on health testing, breed type, and temperament.
We provide training and handling services for owners who wish to participate in AKC dog conformation. Learn how to gait, bate, stack, and handle your dog! We focus on not just training the dog - but improving handling skills from the human end of the leash.
ENTER A DOG SHOW
There are a variety of companies (superintendents) who accept entry to AKC shows. Each show may hire any of the following companies, so ensure to check the premium list to see which organization is handling entries.
Fast CAT / FCAT
Fast CAT (Coursing Ability Test) is a 100 yard dash, where dogs are chasing a mechanically operated lure. The lure operator is in charge of ensuring the machinery is properly run, and will work alongside volunteers at the start and finish line for each dog to run. Each successful run is timed as the dog crosses a sensor at the start and finish line. Learn more on the AKC Page.
All dogs can participate in FCAT events. Dogs with AKC registration can enter with their AKC #. Mixed breed pets, or those without AKC papers, can register with the AKC CANINE PARTNERS program in order to receive a registration number for performance events.
ENTER A FCAT EVENT
Local shows are held with the Sugar Loaf Mountain Racing!
Make sure you take note of the time and date entries open! Slots fill fast, and you may have to be at the computer right when entries open so you can snag a spot!
Agility is a sport where dog and handler have to work together through an obstacles course. The dog must be bale to confidently complete each obstacle, off leash, while the handler must direct and maintain control.
Each course is numbered to ensure the correct order and direction is followed. Exercises include jumping, weaving through poles, climbing the teeter, dog walk, or A-Frame, and zooming through tunnels.
All dogs can participate in agility events. Dogs with AKC registration can enter with their AKC #. Mixed breed pets, or those without AKC papers, can register with the AKC CANINE PARTNERS program in order to receive a registration number for performance events.