FSS Breeds in Companion Events

As of July 13, 2009, the AKC Board of Directors approved the eligibility of Foundation Stock breeds that meet the below criteria may compete in AKC Companion Events; this will be effective January 1, 2010.

  • Dogs with three-generation pedigrees recorded in FSS®
  • Breed Standard has been submitted

As of February 9, 2007, the AKC Board of Directors approved the eligibility of Foundation Stock breeds that meet certain criteria to compete in AKC Companion Events, this will be effective January 1, 2008.

Eligible breeds can compete in all venues of obedience, tracking, agility and rally. To become eligible the breeds must have the following:

  1. dogs with three generation pedigrees recorded in the FSS®
  2. a national breed club
  3. a breed standard

Breeds meeting the criteria and currently competing in Companion Events are:

  • American Hairless Terrier
  • American Leopard Hound
  • Appenzeller Sennenhunde
  • Barbet
  • Bolognese
  • Bracco Italiano
  • Braque du Bourbonnais
  • Catahoula Leopard Dog
  • Caucasian Ovcharka
  • Central Asian Shepherd Dog
  • Czechoslovakian Vlcak
  • Danish-Swedish Farmdog
  • Deutscher Wachtelhund
  • Drentsche Patrijshond
  • Dutch Shepherd
  • Estrela Mountain Dog
  • Eurasier
  • French Spaniel
  • German Longhaired Pointer
  • German Spitz
  • Grand Bassett Griffon Vendeen
  • Hamiltonstovare
  • Hovawart
  • Jindo
  • Kai Ken
  • Karelian Bear Dog
  • Kishu Ken
  • Kooikerhondje
  • Lancashire Heeler
  • Miniature American Shepherd
  • Mudi
  • Norrbottenspets
  • Perro de Presa Canario
  • Portuguese Podengo
  • Portuguese Pointer
  • Rafeiro do Alentjo
  • Russian Toy
  • Schapendoes
  • Slovensky Cuvac
  • Small Munsterlander Pointer
  • Spanish Mastiff
  • Spanish Water Dog
  • Stabyhoun
  • Swedish Lapphund
  • Thai Ridgeback
  • Tornjak
  • Tosa
  • Treeing Tennessee Brindle

A Miscellaneous Class breed that meets the criteria to compete in Companion Events:
(Please note effective date reflects the date the breed will move into Miscellaneous)

  • Azawakh *
  • Belgian Laekenois *
  • Bergamasco *
  • Berger Picard *
  • Boerboel *
  • Cirneco dell'Etna *
  • Coton de Tulear
  • Dogo Argentino *
  • Lagotto Romagnolo *
  • Peruvian Inca Orchid *
  • Pumi *
  • Sloughi *
  • Wirehaired Vizsla *

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