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AKC Club Household Membership Requirements

(April 2008 Board meeting; amended July 2017, May 2020 & January 2021)

Clubs applying for member, licensed or sanctioned status shall meet the following minimum household membership requirements:

  • All-Breed Clubs: 30 households / 25 local
  • Specialty Clubs and Group (Limited Breed): 20 households / 12 local
  • Agility, Obedience and Rally Clubs: 20 households / 12 local
  • Field Trial, Hunting, Lure Coursing, Herding and Earthdog Clubs: 20 households / 12 local
  • Scent Work Clubs: 20 households / 12 local
  • Tracking Clubs: 12 local households
  • Coonhound Clubs: 15 households / 8 local