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The AKC works with non-AKC service and sports organizations to recognize the titles that AKC-registered dogs earn in their programs. This includes the AKC Therapy Dog program and the AKC Search & Rescue program. AKC also recognizes titles of the Barn Hunt Association (BHA); North American Diving Dogs (NADD); the North American Flyball Association (NAFA); and UpDog Challenge disc organization. For information on how to apply, go to: AKC Title Recognition Program. Read on to meet All-American Dogs who are recent achievers in these sports.

AKC Therapy Dog Title

The AKC Therapy Dog Title program offers titles based on the amount of service that a therapy team has volunteered, giving more dogs the opportunity to earn the honor. Dogs also must be certified by an AKC-recognized therapy dog organization. The titles are:

600 visits to earn the AKC Therapy Dog Supreme (THDS) title.

400 visits to earn the AKC Therapy Dog Distinguished (THDD) title.

200 visits to earn the AKC Therapy Dog Excellent (THDX) title.

100 visits to earn the AKC Therapy Dog Advanced (THDA) title.

50 visits to earn the AKC Therapy Dog (THD) title.

10 visits to earn the AKC Therapy Dog Novice (THDN) title.

Congratulations to the All American Dogs who have earned the Therapy Dog Supreme title, having made 600 visits:

Parish’s Seamus THDS CGC owned by Leslie Parish of Big Sandy, TX 

Leslie was looking for a young dog to train as a replacement for her older dog, Jesse, in therapy dog work. Seamus came up on her search, meeting temperament requirements and age. She adopted him from Houston’s BARC shelter on April 9, 2019. He had been surrendered by his owner on his first birthday. “Seamus had never lived indoors, never been on a leash, and was listed as being ‘too calm’ by his foster family, who returned him after a few days to BARC. He struggled with separation anxiety. Jessie, 7 years older, took on the task of helping me train him to walk on a leash, to learn basic commands, and to reach out to people with his special love,” Leslie said. “We moved to Big Sandy, TX in June 2019 and began the long process of overcoming his separation anxiety, building his trust in us, and formal dog training. He passed his CGC in July 2020 and became a certified therapy dog through Canines for Christ, Inc.”

“He is a beautiful large boy with lots of feathers on his legs and a big fluffy tail that fans the air in excitement. Seamus loves ear scratches and back rubs. He especially loves people with speech difficulties. He looks into their eyes, gives a big ‘grin,’ and gets closer to them. He lets out a big sigh of contentment when he is petted. Seamus has a sincere love of meeting new people. With his lion-like face, goofy looks, and gentle patience, he dispels loneliness and brings joy and lots of laughter to everyone he meets. Seamus earned his THDS at Meadow Lake Retirement Community, Tyler, TX on March 3, 2023.”

Huckleberry Frazier Blair THDS CGCA CGCU TKN owned by Kris Blair of Cibolo, TX 

Huckleberry, now 6 years old, started working at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC), the Department of Defense’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, in 2018. “He has worked in every field of medicine, but his favorite populations are the Center for the Intrepid (CFI – traumatically injured rehab facility at BAMC) and the world-renowned U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research’s Burn Unit,” Kris said. “With both populations, Huckleberry is integrated into the physical, occupational, and recreational rehabilitation of the patients, while also loving and supporting the healthcare providers. Huckleberry, along with his therapy dog teammates at BAMC, was among the first therapy dogs to respond to the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, TX in May 2022, supporting victims and their family members, law enforcement, and community members. Huckleberry has been mentioned in multiple news spots as well as print news regarding the work he and his friends do. In a book written by one of his patients, “SAVED: A War Reporter’s Mission to Make It Home,” by Benjamin Hall (March 2023), Huckleberry was mentioned various times regarding the impact he had in the patient’s recovery.”

“When not working Huckleberry loves wrestling with his canine siblings, Doc Holliday and Johnny Ringo. He also loves food, playing in the rain, tennis balls, playing with and loving on his three human siblings and his human mom and dad in San Antonio, TX. He earned his THDS in March 2023.”

Miss Sophia The Sassy THDS owned by Elizabeth M. Gibson of Austin, TX 

Elizabeth, a chaplain at St David’s Hospital, South Austin, adopted Sophia from the Austin Animal Shelter when she was 13 weeks old. “Therapy dog training began on day one,” Elizabeth said.

Sophia earned the THDS on July 21,2023 at a ceremony at The Austin State Supported Living Center, where she serves as a “divine canine and mascot” to the choir that Elizabeth directs. She works with the residents at least twice a week, assists in leading church and offering therapy, in addition to being a therapy dog for their annual State Choir competition, with hundreds of people. Sophia calms staff and patients in the Trauma/STICU at St David’s Hospital.

“In her free time, Sophia skateboards, fine tunes her singing skills and takes care of me,” Elizabeth said. “We also are ambassadors for Barks for Beers fundraiser every May for Divine Canines at Black Star Coop.”

“We love meeting people wherever we go and encourage humans to become therapy dog teams! There is so much need out there… and sometimes, words just aren’t enough!”

Maynard-White’s Duke THDS CGC owned by Elizabeth “Tiger” Maynard-White of New London, CT 

Duke was born on November 22, 2016. “He is truly a Thanksgiving gift and words cannot express the happiness he has brought,” Tiger said.

“Our journey began when my brother-in-law was in a nursing home with small cell lung cancer, and he wanted to come home for his final days. To prepare him for this I took Duke to the nursing home so they could get to know each other. It was over an hour and half before anyone knew there was a dog in the facility and the staff noticed him. Then the residents noticed. They were in love and so was Duke. Duke’s therapy work began at the age of 4 months.”

Training started by the time he was a little over a year old and Duke and Tiger were evaluated by Pet Partners. “As soon as everyone saw Duke, they wanted visits with him,” Tiger said. “He was a hit; we were going to so many places I finally had to get a day calendar because I could not keep up with all the requests. The residents of Apple Rehab of Mystic, CT adored him, and it became his home. One resident loved him so much that prior to her death I was asked to bring Duke. He lay by her bedside, and we placed her hand on his head and sat for over two hours with the family. Shortly after that she passed peacefully. We know that she was hanging on for one more time with Duke.”

“Duke has been on the news in our hometown, in the papers and on news reports, and on the Today Show website. If you google ‘Duke Therapy Dog New London, CT’ you will see the love that he spreads. Our motto is ‘Love is Free,’” Tiger said.

Since Duke’s 1000th visit, to Apple Rehab on March 30, 2023, he has retired due a diagnosis of acute renal disease. But he still makes special visits at the request of severely ill patients.

Omri Cadenhead THDS CGC TKE owned by Karen Cadenhead of Tomball, TX 

Omri is a Miniature Schnauzer/American Staffordshire Terrier mix Karen adopted from a shelter in 2015 when he was just 3 months old. Very quickly, she recognized that he was born to be a therapy dog. “He loves people and never meets a stranger!” Karen said. “When he was about 4 months old, I took him to a ‘puppy social’ class where the owners sat around the perimeter of the training area and let the puppies play. Omri went and greeted all the people and ignored the other puppies.”

Karen checked into therapy dog organizations found Faithful Paws Pet Therapy of Houston. They started therapy dog training when Omri was 4 ½ months old, and he passed the CGC test at 6 months old. He was 7 months old when he made his first therapy visit.

“Over the years, Omri has matured into a capable therapy dog, and he loves his job as much as he did when he started. His sensitivity to how people are feeling is still amazing to me. Time and time again, he has randomly approached someone (on visits as well as out in public), and as they are petting and interacting with them, they start talking. The encounter invariably ends with something like, ‘I was having a really rough day/week/etc. and this is exactly what I needed.’”

“Omri earned his Trick Dog Elite Performer title in the summer of 2020, and he knows over 60 tricks (and at 8 years old, he is still learning more),” Karen said. “When he walks into visits, we are often greeted by ‘Oh, that’s the dog that does all the tricks!’ and he is immediately in his element. He puts his whole heart into every visit and is never happier than when he is doing his job.”

On May 4, 2023, Omri made his 600th visit at Spring Cypress Senior Living, an assisted living facility in Cypress, Texas, earning his Therapy Dog Supreme title. “He continues to make several visits a week, bringing smiles wherever he goes.”

Keck’s Abby THDS CGC owned by Don Keck of Millstadt, IL

Abby and Don have been making therapy visits since November of 2019. On April 29, 2023, they made their 600th to a hospice in Fairview Heights, IL. Over 200 of their visits have been to hospices; they began these in December of 2019.

“When we first are assigned a patient, I take a picture of the new patient with Abby. I have it printed and framed to bring to our next visit as a remembrance of our new connection. The patient and family members who visit really appreciate this gesture,” Don said.

Currently, Abby and Don have ten hospice patients in four facilities that they visit. “Of all of the visits Abby and I make, hospice visits are the most rewarding as I keep in mind that a visit may be our last and I want to make it a memorable one.”

In addition, Abby and Don have attended several funeral services as a bereavement Vitas Healthcare Paw Pals team, which the families are very grateful for. In April of this year, they were awarded Vitas Healthcare’s national 2022 Best Award. Abby and Don also visit other nursing, assisted living and memory care facilities with Love on a Leash and weekly, Don facilitates a grief class with Abby as his companion. “She has been very comforting to our class,” he said.

Bailey Lynn Crandall THDS CGC owned by Sheri Crandall of Marion, IA

Bailey (Boo) Crandall was born April 13, 2018. Sheri brought her home at 8 weeks old, immediately beginning training under the guidance of Leslie Lanam-Buscher at Puppy Parkour, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. “By 9 weeks, Bailey could follow commands, was potty trained, knew how to go to her place and was kennel trained, sleeping through the night with no accidents. She was performing simple agility tasks like running through a tunnel, going under and over obstacles and doing fun little tricks like high five and shaking. Under Leslie’s advice, Bailey met over 100 diverse people in 30 days, sitting nicely for them and getting a treat, learning that people were fun to be around,” Sheri said.

In September of 2018 Bailey received the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy award. “Leslie asked if we had considered therapy work. We hadn’t until she encouraged us, saying it was half training and half the dog’s personality. Bailey and I had a great chemistry, and she was an amazing sponge. I continued training, introducing her to many sights, sounds, and medical equipment (breaking my ankle when she was 6 months old worked to our benefit).”

“She received her Canine Good Citizen certification at 11 months old and passed her Alliance of Therapy Dogs certification test with flying colors,” Sheri said. “She has been a certified therapy dog since May of 2019. The pandemic brought challenges, but Bailey continued visits and loved being around all people, especially her ‘extended family,’ the students of Linn-Mar High School in Marion, IA.”

Bailey lives with Sheri and Terry Crandall and Wrigley Roo, also an ATD certified therapy dog.

In May 2023, she completed her 600th therapy visit, earning her Therapy Dog Supreme title. “Students light up around her and reach out to pet her, relieving their stress and anxiety. Bailey is an amazing dog who brings smiles and joy to so many.”

Kyro Mcheathen Smith THDS CGC owned by Amanda McGarril Smith of Summerville, SC 

Kyro’s remarkable journey is a testament to resilience and love. Amanda adopted the American Staffordshire/Presa Canario mix from the Fairfax County Animal Shelter in March 2016. He is now 10 years old. “With the support of his service dog sister Shelby, owners, and dedicated trainers, Kyro transformed through six months of training, passing the AKC Canine Good Citizen test in 2016,” Amanda said. In 2017, he earned the AKC Community Canine Test certification, becoming a recognized therapy dog with K-9 Caring Angels Therapy Dogs in Northern Virginia.

“His therapy journey began immediately with brightening schools, libraries, and community centers. From reading programs to stress-relief visits, his impact was profound. He provided comfort in places like the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center and group homes. By 2018, Kyro’s credentials included the AKC Urban title and the AKC Therapy Dog title.”

“As a beloved family member of a military family, Kyro’s mission extended to military bases, USO centers, and Warrior Transition Units along the East Coast. He greeted over 100 Veterans on Honor Flights at both Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport, leaving an indelible mark. Kyro’s kindness reached local hospitals, and medical facilities, as well as collaborating with fire and police departments for community outreach.”

“Kyro’s exceptional commitment earned him the Arch Angel honor from K-9 Caring Angels in 2018. His 600 visits led to the prestigious AKC Therapy Dog Supreme Title, achieved at his favorite school, Powell Elementary School in 2022,” Amanda said. In November 2022, Kyro and Amanda joined the AKC Canine Ambassador program.

Today, Kyro resides in Charleston, South Carolina, with his service dog sister Shelby, handler Amanda, and her husband Josh. “We continue visiting schools, and libraries, and working to establish a new K-9 Caring Angels Therapy Dogs chapter. Kyro embodies resilience and compassion, showcasing the transformative power of love while representing bully breeds admirably.”

Congratulations also to these dogs who have earned the THDS title:

  • Ras Steger THDS owned by Ralph Steger of Canyon Country, CA
  • Romeo Anthony Anderson-Phillips THDS CGC owned by Brianna Anderson of Flemington, WV 
  • Dragon Run’s Mighty Mouse DCAT ACT1 ACT1J THDS CGCA CGCU TKN owned by Beth Peterson of Dover, DE
  • Max Tomei THDS CGC owned by Kathy Bruss Tomei of San Angelo, TX
  • Sally Sandvigen THDS CGCA owned by Earl Sandvigen of Laguna Beach, CA

Barn Hunt Association

The BHA enables all dogs to participate in the sport of hunting for vermin. Dogs track rats safely enclosed in sturdy tubes that are hidden among hay bales. The titles range from Novice level to Champion to Champion Excellent, and since March, Crazy 8s. Go to for more information.

Congratulations to All-American Dogs who recently received recognition of their BHA titles:


Silly Lilly Star FDC OA AXJ XF FCAT SWN SCA SIA SBA THD RATCH CGC TKA owned by Amanda Haynes of League City, TX

Lilly started her life on the streets of Houston and was rescued by Amanda at the age of 1.5 years on Valentine’s Day. “She is a small terrier mix who looks like a little black lab and has always enjoyed jumping high,” Amanda said. “I was encouraged by my dog trainer to start her in agility classes. We were hooked and participated in our first agility competition trial in 2017. We got to know many good people and doggie friends through agility. One friend in particular, Pat Given, encouraged us to try other dog sports including freestyle, scent work, and barn hunt.”

Lilly and Amanda started taking barn hunt classes from Myrna, Ken, and Kayce at Texas Rat Master. “Our first barn hunt trial was in 2020 at Texas Rat Masters in Katy, Texas and Lilly zoomed through novice, and open. With a few extra trials to get through senior, we made our way into masters in 2021. We slowly built our qualifying scores and finally received our Barn Hunt Champion title in January 2023. Lilly loves the ‘find the rat’ game and always makes me laugh running around in the hay,” Amanda said.

“My goal with Lilly is to always have fun and make new friends. Our success is not measured by titles or the ribbons we receive, but by the joy Lilly and I get out of doing things together. I hope this shows when we go out there and do our thing to encourage other people to spend some quality time with their own dogs. Lilly also does tricks and therapy dog work. She just turned 10 in August. There is still lots of energy and pep in her step. Little did I know that Lilly would be my first sport dog and a champion at all dog sports she does. She truly is my forever Valentine.”

Lilly earned her RATCH at Texas Rat Masters in Katy Texas on January 15, 2023.


  • It’s All About The Lincolns Baby OAJ XF RATCHX CZ8B TKI owned by Liz Alford of Little Elm, TX


  • Lucy’s Got Some ‘Splainin’ To Do CD RE CAX3 FCAT6 SIN SBN RATCHX2 CGC owned by Nancy A. Lewin of Cedar Grove, WI


  • Mcdonald’s Preston CD BN RE FDC CAA SWAE SWE THD RATM CZ8B CGCA TKI owned by Joanne Mcdonald of Lexington, SC
  • Asher Jae RATM CGCU TKI owned by Ryan Jae of Sacramento, CA
  • Koda Jackson III RN RATM CGC TKA VHMA owned by Michelle Jackson of Sturbridge, MA


  • I Love Luci BN RI FDC AXP AJP NFP CAX FCAT RATO CZ8G CGC TKI ATT owned by Melanie Woods/Colleen Woods of Sewickley, PA


  • Pari Darwina Hope VCD1 BN RAE OA AXJ NFP SWA RATCHX2 CZ8P CGCA CGCU TKP owned by Mary Ann Igoe of Blackfoot, ID


  • Ruch’s Gem In The Rough CAX FCAT17 ACT1 ACT1J RATO CZ8P CGC ATT FITG owned by Sherri Ruch of Kempton, PA


  • Wodans Tullamoredew FDC BCAT RATO CGC TKI owned by Jessica Kelly of West Columbia, SC
  • Honey Badger Don’T Care RN FDC NAP OJP NFP CAX FCAT ACT2 ACT2J RATN DS DJA HDS CGCA CGCU TKA ATT VHMA VSWB owned by Kimberly Dickson & Jesse Blanchard of Stanfordville, NY
  • All That Jas RATO owned by Emily Hermann of Durham, NC
  • Winnie Sinha RA OAP OJP DCAT SWN SIA RATN CGC TKA ATT owned by Dolly Sinha of Lawrenceville, GA
  • Sir Remington The Third RATN TKI VHMA FITB owned by Danielle Skander of Ellwood City, PA
  • Happy Go Flappy FDC CA DCAT RATN DNA CGCA TKI owned by Catherine & Justin Gray of Des Moines, IA
  • Work Dat Strut DCAT RATN CGC owned by Catherine Gray of Des Moines, IA
  • Lola Nova Aloha RATN CGC TKI ATT owned by Kimberly Chignell of Ashland, OR


  • Hellzapoppin’ Polka Dots A-Go-Go CD RATO owned by Patricia Nelson of Downers Grove, IL
  • I Love Luci BN RI FDC AXP AJP NFP CAX FCAT RATO CZ8G CGC TKI ATT owned by Melanie Woods/Colleen Woods of Sewickley, PA
  • Wodans Tullamoredew FDC BCAT RATO CGC TKI owned by Jessica Kelly of West Columbia, SC
  • All That Jas RATO owned by Emily Hermann of Durham, NC


  • Colt’s Ruger 45 CD RA RATS DP DEX AMA HDMX CGC owned by Jim & Kelley Norred of Tallahassee, FL
  • Follow Your Arrow RATS owned by Kelly Pollard of Whitehorse, YK

North American Diving Dogs

NADD offers titles in both distance dock jumping and air retrieve for all dogs. Dogs receive titles based on how far they jump and only compete in the same division with dogs that jump similar distances. For more information go to

Dock Master

Adios BCAT DE DM CGC TKN owned by Christy Bostic Hiles of Dublin, OH

Adios is 10 years old and he came to live with Christy and her agility dog Static when he was 8 years old. “I was hoping for another agility competitor, but he really didn’t have a passion for the sport,” Christy said. “Turns out his heart is in the water. The agility building where I train has a pond and usually when I train, I leave the door open so we can let the fresh air in. I would be training with Adios, we would do a few sequences and then he would run out through the door and straight to the pond! Okay, I can take a hint so later in 2022 I started taking dock diving lessons and he was a natural.”

“Our first competition was on March 11th of 2023, at the Pet Expo in Columbus, Ohio, where he not only qualified for regionals but also earned his DM. We have competed most of the summer working on distance and my throw. His personal best is 22 feet while his average is 20’2. He is only 15 inches tall, so he competes as a lap dog veteran. He also qualified to go to regionals in Hydro Dash which we started competing in mid-summer.”

“In addition to playing in the water Adios enjoys hiking with his friends and getting them all in trouble and playing with his canine brother Static. We still do some agility for practice on rainy days, and he has also started in scent work. He is a super athletic dog with a quirky personality who really has a lot of fun doing just about anything including going to the farmers market on Saturday mornings. I can’t imagine a day without him,” Christy said.

Photo by A. Wooten Photography


  • Heza Hank The Tank @ Youngs OAP OJP NFP BCAT DMA DSX AJ ANA HDNA owned by Jennifer Young of Piedmont, AL


  • Colt’s Ruger 45 CD RA RATS DP DEX AMA HDMX CGC owned by Jim & Kelley Norred of Tallahassee, FL


  • Heza Hank The Tank @ Youngs OAP OJP NFP BCAT DMA DSX AJ ANA HDNA owned by Jennifer Young of Piedmont, AL


  • Adios BCAT DE DM CGC TKN owned by Christy Bostic Hiles of Dublin, OH


  • Colt’s Ruger 45 CD RA RATS DP DEX AMA HDMX CGC owned by Jim & Kelley Norred of Tallahassee, FL


  • Juno Deems RN DP DEX3 AS HDJA owned by Pam Deems & Aaron Trunk of Scottsdale, AZ


  • Mr. SweetFace Scooby CA DCAT DSA DJA HDS CGC TKA owned by Nicole Teitelbaum Guerrero of Sunrise, FL


  • Loulu Love Hillary RI FDC DS DJA CGCA CGCU TKP FITS owned by Nora & Dan Hillary of Norco, CA


  • Heza Hank The Tank @ Youngs OAP OJP NFP BCAT DMA DSX AJ ANA HDNA owned by Jennifer Young of Piedmont, AL


  • Happy Go Flappy FDC CA DCAT RATN DNA CGCA TKI owned by Catherine & Justin Gray of Des Moines, IA


  • Colt’s Ruger 45 CD RA RATS DP DEX AMA HDMX CGC owned by Jim & Kelley Norred of Tallahassee, FL


  • Juno Deems RN DP DEX3 AS HDJA owned by Pam Deems & Aaron Trunk of Scottsdale, AZ


  • A Real Gem OA OAJ DS CGC owned by Danielle N. Anctil of Hudson, NH


  • Iron Sights Bullet DCAT DS CGCA owned by Lisa Holt of Fort Worth, TX


  • RACH Kai Updike RM4 RAE4 DS CGC owned by Chelsea & Chris Updike of Verona, WI


  • Mr. SweetFace Scooby CA DCAT DSA DJA HDS CGC TKA owned by Nicole Teitelbaum Guerrero of Sunrise, FL


  • Heza Hank The Tank @ Youngs OAP OJP NFP BCAT DMA DSX AJ ANA HDNA owned by Jennifer Young of Piedmont, AL


  • Colt’s Ruger 45 CD RA RATS DP DEX AMA HDMX CGC owned by Jim & Kelley Norred of Tallahassee, FL


  • Heza Hank The Tank @ Youngs OAP OJP NFP BCAT DMA DSX AJ ANA HDNA owned by Jennifer Young of Piedmont, AL


  • Mr. SweetFace Scooby CA DCAT DSA DJA HDS CGC TKA owned by Nicole Teitelbaum Guerrero of Sunrise, FL

North American Flyball Association

AKC recognizes three titles of NAFA competitors – the Flyball Dog Champion (FDCh) for 500 points; Flyball Master (FM) for 5,000 points; and the Onyx award for 20,000 points. For more information on NAFA and how to get involved go to

Congratulations to this dog on achieving the ONYX:

  • PACH Sirius Canines’ Draco RN MXP10 MXPC MJP11 MJPC PAX3 NFP SWA SCE ONYX TKA owned by Margaret Boulanger of of Houston, TX

Congratulations to this All-American Dog for earning the FDCH:

J Ringo Son Of Zappa SWNE SWA SHDN FDCH CGC owned by Mindy Trombley of Albuquerque, NM

“Ringo is fairly timid and doesn’t have the usual energy of a terrier, though he does possess that stubborn streak they are known for. He would sooner cuddle on the couch than engage in high drive activities,” Mindy said. “When he first started playing sports, he would shut down in competition, leaving to sit in his crate. He is now approaching 4 years and finding his stride. Although many of his siblings are high drive and fearless, he is the first of them to compete in multiple dog sports, despite his shy nature.”

“Scent Work is Ringo’s first love, and he is working towards his Advanced Elite titles in all elements. He also participates in disc, where he plays for rollers with K9 Toss & Fetch, when he feels like it. His first sport was playing flyball with Bad Company Flyball in New Mexico. It was questionable as to whether or not he would ever compete, as he seemed to fear the audience.”

“The goal was to obtain the first North American Flyball Association (NAFA) title recognized by The American Kennel Club, then retire. In his quest to earn this title, he learned to enjoy the sport,” Mindy said. “He continues to gain confidence and in fact did earn the FDCH on February 19, 2023, while competing in Arizona at a tournament hosted by Crazy Train Flyball. Since that time, he has continued to compete in New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and Nebraska. He has earned two additional titles, Flyball Dog Champion Silver (1,000 points) and Flyball Dog Champion Gold (2,500 points). Now with just over 2,500 points, he seems to be on track to continue his flyball career and work towards the next AKC recognized NAFA title. Thanks to the push from AKC by recognizing NAFA titles, Ringo has found joy in another dog sport that helps him build confidence, stay active and bond with his owner.”

Search & Rescue 

The skills of search and rescue (SAR) dogs can mean the difference between life and death, especially during natural disasters, mass casualty events, and when locating missing people. We are proud to honor the invaluable service of these dogs and their owners through our Search and Rescue Title program.

Title recognition is offered for FEMA certified Urban Search and Rescue dogs, as well as Wilderness Search and Rescue dogs.

Congratulations to this dog on earning the SAR-W (Search and Rescue – Wilderness):

  • Pferal SAR-U1 SAR-W CGC owned by Bryan Douglas Crivelli of Montgomery, TX