AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Program Turns 25

The American Kennel Club’s groundbreaking Canine Good Citizen program is proud to announce its 25th birthday!

Long considered the gold standard for dog behavior in communities across the country, CGC is getting #social with 25 Days of CGC on Twitter to celebrate with its human and canine friends across the country. From today through October 13th, AKC will share a CGC fact via Twitter @akcdoglovers using the hashtag #CGC25. Dog lovers are encouraged to re-tweet and share their tips for conquering CGC, photos of their dogs who have earned their CGC certificate, and action shots during CGC tests. 

Over the past 25 years, more than 600,000 dogs have passed the CGC test and have gone on to be good citizens in their communities, therapy dogs, and so much more. The test has been utilized by businesses, organizations and local governments to create well-mannered and canine-friendly communities. The US Senate and 42 state legislatures have even passed Canine Good Citizen resolutions or proclamations advocating for responsible dog ownership. 

Click HERE to learn more about AKC’s Canine Good Citizen program. 

We look forward to the next 25 years!