AKC Canine Experience (Education Match)
An AKC Canine Experience is a multi-club, multi-sport event that introduces and welcomes owners of newly AKC-registered puppies to and educates them about the sport of purebred dogs. The day-long event features educational presentations and provides an opportunity for potential owners to be mentored by experienced exhibitors and club members prior to an afternoon match, during which new exhibitors and future fanciers practice their newly learned skills. Only licensed and member clubs are eligible to host an AKC Canine Experience.
Once you’ve set a date and location for your Multi-club AKC Canine Experience, complete an AKC Sanctioned Match application form (part no. AES999), an AKC Canine Experience application form and contact Tim Thomas, (919) 816-3639 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A guide has been created to assist you when conducting an AKC Canine Experience in your area. You may download this manual here.