|Barked: Thu Sep 27, '12 9:54am PST |
|If your dog is a purebred (or looks close enough to one) you can register for a PEN, which will allow your dog to compete in AKC/CKC events. I'm Canadian, so I'm not sure, but I think you can apply for a number from the AKC even if your dog looked like a complete mutt as long as you can provide proof that he or she is desexed. I'm fuzzy on the details.
However, you can compete in sports without the AKC/CKC. APDT and CARO offer Rally. USDAA and AAC offer Agility. I'm not sure about obedience - I'm sure there's a non KC group out there who holds OB competitions but I don't know a name.
So, regardless of whether your dog is registered or not, the world is your oyster as far as trialing is concerned.
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