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Diving Dogs

Diving Dogs

Will your dog do anything for his favorite toy? Have you watched him fearlessly dive into water – say, in a lake or pool? If so, he might love participating in one of the fastest growing sports, Diving Dogs! Almost any dog can do it, as long as he loves water, knows how to swim, and has a natural passion for retrieving.

Diving Dogs is a fun, exciting but easy to do sport with simple rules: You throw your dog’s favorite toy into a pool while he waits on a dock about 40 feet long. On your command, he runs along the dock, flings himself off the end of it, lands in the water and grabs his toy. The goal? To have the longest jump possible, which could be as short as two feet for beginners, but could be as much as 30 feet for those more experienced!

No matter how far your dog jumps, you’re guaranteed to have a blast  – and you may get a little wet!  Diving Dogs is a great activity to share with your best friend! Titles earned through North America Diving Dogs (NADD) will be recognized by The American Kennel Club.  To apply, simply complete the Title Application.

NADDS events may be held in conjunction with AKC events. To learn more click here.

For more information about Diving Dogs and getting involved in your local area so your dog can be recognized, please visit NADD. There you can learn more about Diving Dogs events in your area, diving facilities and more!

To get started be sure to obtain a registration or listing number for your dog.

In order for dogs to receive a title, owners must have a dog number in our records so the titling information can be recorded.  See the types of numbers available and which one best fits your situation.

  • AKC Registration Number  -This number is provided to a dog owner via a registration certificate received from the previous owner or via a puppy registration paper given to the new owner by the breeder.
  • Purebred Alternative Listing Number (PAL)  If a dog is purebred but an AKC Registration Number is not possible owners can apply for PAL number.
  • Foundation Stock Service® (FSS) Number, This number is used for breeds whose status is currently in the foundational stage of being recorded into our registry and requires a copy of the dog’s pedigree.
  • AKC Canine Partners Number –  This number is given to either mixed breed dogs or a purebred.