AKC Scent Work- the newest sport!

Press Release- March 27, 2017 

Updated Regulations:

AKC Scent Work Regulations 

The AKC Scent Work Regulations have been formatted for print, and will be available to purchase soon via the AKC Store. The PDF above is the most up-to-date copy of the Regulations. Although there were no substantive changes from the 24Mar17 version, the page numbers have changed. Please ensure that you have the May 1, 2017 version so that the page numbers are correct.


  • NOW: Interested individuals may begin submitting applications to become AKC Scent Work judges. Please see Scent Work Judges' Resources for more information.
  • NOW: Clubs may begin submitting applications to add Scent Work to their licensing. Please see Scent Work Club Resources for more information.
  • August 1, 2017: Clubs approved to hold Scent Work may begin submitting event applications for events to be held October 1 or later. Please see the page "Club Resources" for more information.
  • October 1, 2017: Official launch of AKC Scent Work--earliest date that a club may hold a Scent Work trial.


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