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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Achiever Dog certificate?

The purpose of this new certificate program is to celebrates the dedication of exhibitors and versatile skills of their dogs.

Will this certificate be retroactive?

A dog must earn at least 1 of the 3 sport achievements on or after December 1, 2017.  Previously earned titles or participation can be used as 2 of the three required achievements.

Is there an application that needs to be completed for this certificate?

There is no application to be filled out; these certificates will be automatically mailed out after the third participation activity is completed and recorded by AKC.

Is there a fee to receive the certificate?

There is no fee associated with this certificate.

How long is the pilot program going to last?

The pilot program will run for 1 year, starting December 1, 2017.  At the end of one year, participants of the POA will be surveyed to determine the success of the program.

How does a dog earn the Achiever Dog certificate?

A dog must earn a placement or qualifying score in three different sports in order to earn the Achiever Dog certificate.  The different sports can be found here.