AKC Farm Dog (FDC) Title

Note:  Although we don't currently offer Farm Dog Testing we do offer a six-week prep course for those planning on testing at one of the many events held in various locations.

Open to all breeds of dogs, this test involves your dog performing a series of 12 exercises that are typical for a farm environment such as being near livestock (who are always penned to avoid any altercations); jumping and staying on hay/straw bales; walking on unusual terrain; and jumping over logs. There is no herding involved.  Instead, the goal is to assess his aptitude as a working farm dog by exhibiting self-control, confidence and trust with you or his handler.

Prerequisites:  To earn the AKC Farm Dog title, dogs must meet the following two requirements:

  1. Dog must be at least 9 months of age.

  2. Must have an AKC registration number, PAL number, or AKC Canine Partners number or a Foundation Stock Service (FSS) Number.  (Note, all dogs, including mixed breeds, can get an AKC number)