Which Sport Should You Do With Your Dog? Your dog’s safety, health and happiness right at your fingertips. The AKC Canine Health Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of diseases in all dogs. Since 1995, we’ve been awarding grants to scientists and professionals to advance canine health research, while providing professional information and resources dog foot protection today’s dog owner.
The AKC Rescue Network is the largest network of dog rescue groups in the U. 450 groups providing fostering and rehabilitation services. AKC Reunite is North America’s largest not for profit pet ID and recovery service, providing microchipping and ID services as well as a national recovery database to safely return dogs home should they get lost and, through AKC Pet Disaster Relief, helping local Emergency Management to provide animal care services immediately following disasters. The AKC Humane Fund offers grants and resources to pet-related organizations across the nation for educating the public about responsible dog ownership. Developed in the 1930s, Obedience is one of our oldest sporting events and is open to all breeds.
From walking in figure eights to sitting for 1-3 minutes, dogs show off their good behavior. In Rally, you and your dog navigate a course, side-by-side, through 10-20 different exercises and, although it’s timed, it’s more about proving excellent behavior and teamwork than speed. An exhilarating way to exercise with your dog, Agility is a fast-paced obstacle course with tunnels, hurdles and other challenges that your dog completes as quickly as possible. Your dog’s natural ability to recognize and follow a scent is on full display in AKC Tracking events. Open to small terriers and Dachshunds, Earthdog tests are non-competitive and assess your dog’s abilities for seeking and locating prey underground. Since 1924, these competitions give your Pointing Breed a chance to show how fast he can run and his keen desire to hunt for and find game. Hunting Tests are designed to test a dog’s ability to work with their human hunting companion in a simulated hunting situation.