AKC Board Policy Manual

Performance Events

Companion and Performance Event Status for the Foundation Stock Service (FSS) Breeds (February 2007 Board meeting)
Effective immediately, FSS Breeds meeting the following criteria may compete in AKC Companion and Performance Events:
  • National Breed Club has been established
  • Breed has been established in the AKC/FSS® system
  • Breed Standard exists

ILP's (May 1989 Board meeting)
ILP applications for dogs of registrable breeds will only be considered for approval if the dog has been neutered.

Schutzhund (July 2003 Board Meeting)
Any club, which is eligible to hold AKC events, may conduct Schutzhund-like or Working Sport activities only with the advance written permission of The American Kennel Club. Failure to comply with this policy may result in the revocation of a club's event-giving privileges.

Special Attractions consisting of demonstrations by uniformed police or military units where dogs are demonstrating the skills necessary for law enforcement and/or homeland defense may be conducted at AKC events with the advance written permission of The American Kennel Club.