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AKC Public Education has created a way to further involve young people in activities with their dogs. AKC Canine and Me is a program that invites teens (13 and older) and young adults to complete specific activities with their dog(s) and send a short video to AKC to show off their progress.

Each month, we will provide participants with a brief introduction to each AKC sport and event and encourage them to try some basic elements of the sport/event.  Participants will record themselves and their dog(s) completing the various skills and then upload their videos through the Cinebody app. At the end of each month, one person will be chosen to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

  • AKC Sports and Events: Try it Out! +
  • Request an AKC Junior Number +

    Junior Showmanship offers children between the ages of 9 and under 18 years of age an opportunity to develop their handling skills, learn about good sportsmanship, dogs, and dog shows. Juniors are judged on their ability to present, or handle, their dogs as they would in the breed ring.

    Learn More About Junior Showmanship

    Juniors may also compete and earn titles on their dogs in many AKC Events. The Junior Recognition program awards points for participation in all AKC events and additional points for earning qualifying scores or placements. Learn about Obedience, Agility, Rally, Tracking, Hunt Tests, Herding, Field Trials, Earthdog, Lure Coursing, Coursing Ability and Coonhound Events in which all juniors are eligible to compete.

    Request an AKC Junior Number here

  • Submit my Video +

    You will upload your video(s) via Cinebody. The Cinebody app is easy to use and can be downloaded for free on Apple or Android devices. Check it out here. You will then need to fill out the following form

  • About the Gift Card Drawing +

    On the last day of each month, a winner will be chosen out of that month’s entries. The winner will be chosen based on how well they followed directions, correctly adhering to the sport, and providing a brief summary of how completing the activity helped you bond with your dog or learn more about the sport.

    Each winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.

    You can read the full rules here. If you are a minor, you must also submit an entry form.

  • Frequently Asked Questions +

    How does the program work?

    AKC Canine and Me is a program designed to introduce young people to the fun world of AKC Sports and Events.  Each month, we will provide information about the sport and skills to learn and practice.  Participants are encouraged to try the skills with their dogs and film their sessions.  Those videos will then be uploaded through the Cinebody app.  Each month will feature a new AKC sport to learn about and practice the skills needed to get started. 

    How do I use the Cinebody App?

    The Cinebody app is easy to use and can be downloaded for free on Apple or Android devices.   

    Who is the program intended for?

    The program is intended for teens (children ages 13 and older) and young adults.

    Do I have to be involved in AKC sports to participate? 

    Absolutely not! We welcome anyone to participate in this program, whether you are brand new to AKC sports, or are already a pro in another sport, anyone can give the program a try.    

    Can I participate if I am involved with AKC Junior Showmanship?

    Absolutely! We’d love to have Juniors participate, but you must be at least 13 years of age.

    Are there any prizes or incentives for being a part of the program?

    Yes!  There will be a monthly drawing for a gift card each month for those who participate and upload their videos.  See contest rules here. The drawing will take place on the last day of the month and the winner will be notified on the 1st of the next month.

    What if I have additional questions?

    You can email us at publiced@akc.org

  • Drawing Winners +

    August 2020 Annie I.
    September 2020 Amber S.
    October 2020 Julie F.

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