AKC MISSION STATEMENT
The American Kennel Club is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its Registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Founded in 1884, the AKC® and its affiliated organizations advocate for the purebred dog as a family companion, advance canine health and well-being, work to protect the rights of all dog owners and promote responsible dog ownership.
Advance the study, breeding, exhibiting, running and maintenance of purebred dogs.
AKC’s Core Values:
- We love purebred dogs
- We are committed to advancing the sport of the purebred dog
- We are dedicated to maintaining the integrity of our Registry
- We protect the health and well-being of all dogs
- We cherish dogs as companions
- We are committed to the interests of dog owners
- We uphold high standards for the administration and operation of the AKC
- We recognize the critical importance of our clubs and volunteers
United Kennel Club
Established in 1898, the United Kennel Club is the largest all-breed performance-dog registry in the world, registering dogs from all 50 states and 25 foreign countries. More than 60 percent of its nearly 16,000 annually licensed events are tests of hunting ability, training and instinct. UKC prides itself on its family-oriented, friendly, educational events. The UKC has supported the “Total Dog” philosophy through its events and programs for over a century. As a departure from registries that place emphasis on a dog’s looks, UKC events are designed for dogs that look and perform equally well.
Teacup Dogs Agility Association
The purpose of the Teacup Dogs Agility Association is to provide a competitive venue for dogs of small stature without regard to breed or pedigree; and to encourage course challenges that are comparable to the course challenges which face large dog handlers in other popular venues.
Obstacles are scaled down to a size more appropriate to the little guys. Jump heights will be set in a range from 4” to 16”, with adjustments for long-backed and short-legged dogs.
Please note that participation in the TDAA is limited to small dogs, measuring no more than 17”. There is no restriction on account of breed or pedigree.
Humans & Canines United
CHU is dedicated to all who aspire to build positive relationships with their canine companions through positive training, and dog sports.
CHU offers titles in Rally Obedience and Traditional Obedience.
We offer seven Rally Levels in which competitors may begin in any class.
There are four Obedience levels.
CHU is open to all dogs.
Handlers, regardless of physical abilities and dogs, regardless of structure, may compete in CHU.
We encourage unlimited communication, praise and encouragement.
Junior Handlers are permitted to compete at all levels.
Top Dog Agility Players
The mission of the TDAP is to provide an inexpensive, competitive, games-oriented venue for dogs of all sizes without regard to breed or pedigree; and facilitate broad-based league play competition providing a shared experience that spans geographic boundaries.
Initially our intention is to operate as a broad-based agility league in which all scores will be aggregated for the ranking of dogs in competition. We have our own rule book; and we will confer titles for qualifying scores to dogs that distinguish themselves in competition; in much the same way the big and important dog agility organizations do.
- There are no dog registration fees in TDAP
- There are no club membership fees in TDAP
- There are no Trial Application fees in TDAP