In a move that will broaden its scope and inclusiveness, the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) is pleased to announce that, as of July 1, 2014, mixed-breed and unrecognized-breed dogs (purebred from CKC recognized registries) will be able to compete in CKC Agility, Obedience and Rally Obedience Trials alongside purebred dogs and receive the same titles.
This new Canine Companion program will complement our diverse range of CKC purebred-focused dog events and will reinforce our mission to speak for all dogs.
The program will also help the CKC to remain competitive with other event-giving organizations such as the North American Mixed Breed Registry, Agility Association of Canada and Canadian Association of Rally Obedience. The CKC is excited to follow in the footsteps of organizations such as the AKC who have already opened up competition to mixed-breed dogs, with great success.
In order to enjoy the thrill of competing in CKC trials, mixed-breed and unrecognized-breed dog owners must apply for a Canine Companion Number (CCN) and meet specific criteria as set out in the Canine Companion Club Policy. Applications for a CCN number can be submitted to CKC prior to July 1st.
For more information, please contact our Member Services team Department at 416-674-3699 or 1-855-DOGS CKC (1-855-364-7252) or firstname.lastname@example.org.