On Day 1: Over 50 Canine Competitions for Mixed Breeds to Enter Scheduled Nationwide! – Check...
On Day 1: Over 50 Canine Competitions for Mixed Breeds to Enter Scheduled Nationwide!
Check out AKC.org to find an event near you!
AKC licensed and member clubs have been lining up to hold stand-alone Agility, Obedience, and Rally events. During the first day of the AKC Canine Partners program, AKC approved 51 events to hold mixed breed classes. To date, the first event is an Agility trial to be held on April 2, 2010 by the Upper Snake River Valley Dog Training Club, Inc in Rigby, ID. To find an event near you, visit http://www.akc.org/events/search/. Click on the Obedience/Agility/AKC Rally tab and narrow your search by clicking the "Limit to Events Accepting Mixed Breeds" button.
With mixed-breed classes beginning April 1, 2010, dog owners have time to kick start their competitive training regimen. Go to www.akc.org to the club search function and look-up agility and obedience clubs in your area where you can enroll in classes and begin learning about events so that both members of your team can be ready to hit the ring and rake in the ribbons come Spring!
AKC Canine Partners specifically benefits mixed-breed dogs and their owners, however the AKC has long included mixed breeds in programs such as AKC Canine Good Citizen®, AKC S.T.A.R. Puppysm, AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day and the AKC CAR Canine Support and Relief Fund’s disaster relief efforts. AKC advocates for the rights of all dog owners and the welfare of dogs through its Government Relations efforts and serves dog owners through its affiliate organizations such as the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation and AKC Companion Animal Recovery.