Agility - Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I find a local Agility training class for my dog?
2. What breed is best in agility?
All breeds are involved in AKC agility as we offer 5 jump heights. The most popular breeds at this time are Shetland Sheepdogs, Belgian Tervurens, Border Collies, Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, Cocker Spaniels, Welsh Corgis and Papillons.
3. Where do I buy equipment?
You can build your own equipment by following the specifications in the Regulations for Agility Trials. Furthermore, an internet search on "agility equipment" will bring up a number of manufacturers.
4. How do I check on my dogs titles or certificates for titles at the AKC offices?
You can search for dog's qualifying scores and titles in two ways online: 1) through the Event Awards Search and 2) through the Online Store an individual dog's complete show record is available for a nominal fee.
5. How do I contact the Agility department?
You may contact the Companion Events manager at (919) 816-3575 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. How do I find out about the AKC National Agility Championship?
Click here to find all the information on the AKC National Agility Championship.
7. How do I get an agility judges list?
You can search for Agility Judges on this website.
8. How does a new or existing AKC club become licensed for holding Agility Trials?
The Companion Events manager can send you the requirements. The phone number is (919) 816-3575 or send your request to email@example.com.
9. How do I obtain an agility jump height card?
An official measurement must be taken to obtain an official AKC Jump Height Card. Click here for more information.
10. I've lost my jump height card, what do I do?
To replace a jump height card, the customer may e-mail a credit card, or they can call the Companion Events department at 919-816-3821 . AKC will need a credit card number, expiration date, exact name on credit card and telephone number to process the request over the telephone. We also need verification of current address, dog's registered name and registration number.
Or for those who want to pay by check, please send a $15.00 check with the above information to:
American Kennel Club
PO Box 900068
Raleigh, NC 27675-9068
11. Where do we send our club's agility premium list?
You should mail four (4) copies of the premium list to:
American Kennel Club
PO Box 900068
Raleigh, NC 27675-9068
12. How Do I View My Dog's Awards Summary?
Go to the AKC Store: http://www.akc.org/shop/
Click on "AKC Reports" under the "Reports and Information" heading.
Once that page opens -- then click on "Points and Awards"
If you have not yet logged in, you will be prompted to do so.
After you have logged in, you will be directed to a page where you can select an individual dog to view. If you have used the Store for reports before, you may use the drop down menu for the box marked as "Dog" to find the dog for which you are searching. If the dog for which you are searching does not appear in the menu, you can search for a new one by clicking "click here to search for a new one" at the bottom of the window.
Once you have selected a dog, you may view the number of qualifying scores/points your dog has earned in an AKC event, by clicking on "View Points/Summary of the Title Progression for this dog."
13. How do I verify my dog's AKC records?
There are two ways to confirm your dog's qualifying scores and both ways can be done online at the AKC Store! The AKC web site URL is http://www.akc.org
- Individual Events & Event Results Search: From the AKC home page click on "Events" in the menu bar at the top of the page. On the next page, click on "Event and Awards Search" under the "Information on Events" heading. From this page, select the tab named "Event Search" and complete the information in order to retrieve the event data by club name, time range and competition type as indicated. Enter as much or as little information that you know then click on "Search" to retrieve the event information/results. From this page you may view the event information overview or click on the individual club name to retrieve more details and event information.
- Individual Dog Record Reports Are Available: You may also view a free title/points progression report for your dog online in the AKC Store. Or you may purchase a Dog Awards Record report that will give you the results of every AKC event where your dog has earned points or a qualifying score.
If you have not created a Store account, you can do so easily as follows. From the AKC home page click on "Store" in the menu bar. Then on the next page, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "Free Online Services" and follow the instructions to create an account. After you have completed this information, login to the store.
- Once logged into the Store, Select A Dog to view Individual Dog Record Reports: From the AKC home page you will enter the Store, by clicking on "Store" in the menu bar. Click on "AKC Reports" under the "Reports and Information" heading. This category will take you to a page with links to several types of reports. If you are not currently logged in and you select a report to view, you will be prompted to login. After you have logged in, you will be directed to a page where you can select an individual dog to view. If you have used the Store for reports before, you may use the drop down menu for the box marked as "Dog" to find the dog for which you are searching.
- To Check Your Dog's Points and Awards: When you enter the Store, you will notice a box in the middle navigation area labeled "AKC Reports." From this list, select "Points and Awards." If you have not yet logged in, you will be prompted to do so.
If you have used the store before, you may select a dog from the drop down menu box. If the dog for which you are searching does not appear in the menu, you can search for a new one by clicking "click here to search for a new one" at the bottom of the window. In the pop-up window that appears you can enter either the registration number or the breed and exact spelling of the dog's name. Click "Go." This search may bring up multiple dogs. Select the dog you want by clicking on its registration number. If you intend to use the selected dog for all reports, click "use this dog for all reports." If not, the last 10 dogs you have selected will appear in the drop down box the next time you log into the store.
Once you have selected a dog to view you have the option of viewing a Points/Summary of the Title Progression for the dog or purchasing an Awards Record for the dog. The Title Progression is free of charge and is similar to an Awards Record, only it is less detailed. The Awards Record report is an electronic report and may be purchased for $8.00 from the Store. This report will give you a report that you may view, print and/or save of your dog's entire competition history from beginning to end, for all AKC events.
To find the number of qualifying scores/points your dog has earned in an AKC event, click "View Points/Summary of the Title Progression for this dog." You can now view the point information and title progression for all types of AKC events, including Conformation, Obedience, Agility, Field Trials, Hunting Tests and all other AKC sanctioned event types.
Sometimes an event result may not have been recorded yet by AKC. To view the events not included in the actual Awards Record, click "View events not included in the Awards Record at this time." Please be sure to review this link before purchasing an Awards Record report. You may also view a sample of an Awards Record report before purchasing by clicking "View a sample Awards Record."
To order an Awards Record report, scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Add to Wagon." When the product is ready for purchase, you can click "Checkout" to pay for it. The report will be uploaded to your Wagon to view, print, or save to your computer files.
When you have finished using the Store, select "Logout" from the toolbar on any page in the Store.
14. What dogs are eligible to receive a PAX title?
All dogs competing in the Preferred Master classes will earn the PAX title when they have earned 20 double qualifying (2Q) scores from the Preferred Master classes. A "2Q" is earned when a dog qualifies in both the Master Preferred Standard and Master Preferred Jumpers With Weaves class on the same date at the same trial.
Dogs competing at the Preferred Master level that have earned double qualifying scores will be automatically grandfathered toward the PAX title including all dates of the Preferred agility program. Dogs competing at this level on or after 9/1/06 will automatically be issued a PAX title certificate when the dog meets the PAX title requirement.
If a dog has earned a PAX title requirement prior to 9/1/06, the title will be grandfathered on the dog's record, however a title certificate will not be automatically issued. Customers may request to purchase a granfathered PAX title certificate by contacting the Companion Events department. The customer may email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with payment information or they can call the Companion Events department at (919) 816-3821 to place an order. In order to process a title certificate request the following information is required: a credit card number, expiration date, exact name on credit card, telephone number, verification of current address, dog's registered name and registration number.
For customers who want to pay by check, please send a check in the amount of $10.00 with the above information to:
American Kennel Club
PO Box 900068
Raleigh, NC 27675-9068
15. How will AKC process the PACH title for agility dogs?
When the PACH title becomes effective on July 1, 2011, all dogs that have earned qualifying scores in the Master Standard and JWW classes will automatically be recalculated to add PACH points to their records by AKC dating back to the beginning of the Preferred classes (09/01/02). The exhibitors will not need to request this to happen.
There are no changes to the PAX title and both the PAX and the PACH will exist. PAX and PACH titles may be earned from the same set of QQ's (although they may not be achieved on the same dates, depending on when the 750 points for the PACH are earned). There are no point multipliers applied at any time for the points earned toward the PACH title.
The PACH title will be applied to all dogs that have achieved the necessary requirements from when the Preferred classes began, back on September 1, 2002. If a dog has earned the PACH title requirements (20 QQ's & 750 points) prior to July 1, 2011 (when the PACH title becomes effective) it will be "grandfathered" in for the title to show on the dog's records, but no title certificate will be printed for that dog. If a dog earns the final requirements to earn the PACH title on or after July 1, 2011 a title certificate will automatically be issued by AKC.
For a dog that is grandfathered in for the title, if the owner wishes to receive a printed title certificate for the PACH, they may order the title certificate through our Customer Service department by calling (919) 233-9767 to request it. If you have any questions, please let me know.
The PACH title points and QQ's progression will be able to be viewed in the AKC online store reports.