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AKC Scent Work: Club Resources

AKC Scent Work: Club Resources

Holding a Scent Work Trial

Scent Work Event Kit

Everything your club needs to host an AKC Scent Work trial. No event kits are mailed for Scent Work. Please download these documents to have on-hand at your trial.

Scent Work Forms Generic Forms and Publications
Event Application AKC Code of Sportsmanship
Scent Work Judging Calculator Rules Applying to Dog Shows
Entry Form Template Dealing with Misconduct
Judge’s Score Sheet / Score Sheet for Labels Rules Applying to Registration & Discipline
Trial Secretary Report Disaster and Emergency Plan
Class Transfer Form Disqualification and Reinstatement Booklet
Trial Chair Report Disqualification for Attacking Form (Judge’s Form)
Judge’s Report Dog on Dog Attack Form (Judge’s Form)
Premium List Template Dog Aggression Form (Event Committee Form)
AKC Scent Work Regulations (current)
AKC Scent Work Regulations (effective Oct 1)
Certification Page (Judge and TS)

Using the AKC Scent Work Logo

After the Trial

After the Trial, you must submit your records to the AKC office (records must be received within 7 days of the event). Records must be sent to:

Event Operations- Scent Work
PO Box 900051
Raleigh, NC 27675-9051

Please click here for details on what information must be included.

Scent Work Trial Manual

Need any pointers on planning and hosting your Scent Work event? Download the Scent Work Trial Manual. COMING SOON

Getting Licensed to Hold Scent Work

Is your club interested in holding Scent Work trials? First you must be licensed to do so. The process differs depending on whether your club is already an AKC-Licensed or Member Club, or new to the AKC. In either case, your club must have sufficient experience with the sport of Scent Work (with any organization) before becoming licensed.

Existing AKC Clubs

Any type of club (All Breed, Specialty, Obedience, Rally, Agility, or Performance) is eligible to add Scent Work to their licensing, as long as they can demonstrate sufficient experience amongst their membership. To do so, please complete and submit the form “Application for an Existing AKC Club to Become Licensed to Hold Scent Work.”

Clubs New to the AKC

If your club is new to the AKC, you will need to apply to become an AKC Scent Work club. Please see the document “New Scent Work Club Licensing Guidelines” for the instructions on how to do so. The required documents should be e-mailed to Scent Work staff will review the paperwork for issues before forwarding to Club Relations for final review and approval.