Getting Licensed to Hold Scent Work
Is your club interested in holding Scent Work trials? First you must be licensed to do so. The process differs depending on whether your club is already an AKC-Licensed or Member Club, or new to the AKC. In either case, your club must have sufficient experience with the sport of Scent Work (with any organization) before becoming licensed.
Existing AKC Clubs
Any type of club (All Breed, Specialty, Obedience, Rally, Agility, or Performance) is eligible to add Scent Work to their licensing, as long as they can demonstrate sufficient experience amongst their membership. To do so, please complete and submit the form "Application for an Existing AKC Club to Become Licensed to Hold Scent Work."
Clubs New to the AKC
If your club is new to the AKC, you will need to apply to become an AKC Scent Work club. Please see the document "New Scent Work Club Licensing Guidelines" for the instructions on how to do so. The required documents should be e-mailed to ScentWork@akc.org. Scent Work staff will review the paperwork for issues before forwarding to Club Relations for final review and approval.
Holding a Scent Work Trial
Scent Work Event Kit
Everything your club needs to host an AKC Scent Work trial. Note: Applications cannot be processed until August 1, and the AKC cannot take any inquiries on applications until that date (ex: has my application been received?).
|Scent Work Forms||Generic Forms and Publications|
|Event Application||AKC Code of Sportsmanship|
|Entry Form Template (coming soon)||Rules Applying to Dog Shows|
|Judge's Score Sheet||Dealing with Misconduct|
|Trial Secretary Report||Rules Applying to Registration & Discipline|
|Class Transfer Form (coming soon)||Disaster and Emergency Plan|
|Trial Chair Report (coming soon)||Disqualification and Reinstatement Booklet|
|Judge's Report (coming soon)||Disqualification for Attacking Form (Judge's Form)|
|Premium List Template (coming soon)||Dog on Dog Attack Form (Judge's Form)|
|AKC Scent Work Regulations||Dog Aggression Form (Event Committee Form)|
Scent Work Trial Manual
Need any pointers on planning and hosting your Scent Work event? Download the Scent Work Trial Manual. COMING SOON
This page is in progress and will be constantly updated as procedures are finalized and resources are uploaded. If you can't find what you're looking for, please check back frequently!