In keeping with the Bulldog Club of America’s role as the AKC parent club, the BCA encourages and values participation not only in AKC Conformation shows, but also in AKC’s many Performance events and Family/Civic activities.

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February 14, 2019
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For BCA’s purposes, Performance sports are the judged events of Obedience, Tracking, Agility, Rally, Coursing Ability, FAST CAT, Scent Work, Barn Hunt, Dock Diving and Flyball.  Bulldogs have been successful in all of them.


In addition to Performance sports, are Family Dog and other canine programs primarily centered on dogs exhibiting good manners and socialization skills, showing off tricks/stunts, and contributing to the well-being of the community and its enjoyment of dogs.  BCA refers to these as Civic Activities.  They include Canine Good Citizen, Farm Dog Certification, Therapy Dog visits, Temperament Testing, Trick Dog, Stunt Dog and Search & Rescue (Urban & Wilderness).

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AKC tracks and records dogs’ title progression and automatically issues title certificates for the Performance sports of Obedience, Tracking, Agility, Rally, Coursing Ability, FAST CAT and Scent Work.  AKC trials/tests for these sports are hosted by AKC clubs and judged by AKC judges.  For the other three sports as well as all seven of the Civic Activities listed above, AKC does not automatically record and issue title certificates.  Dogs that pass the tests/evaluations and meet the specified criteria in these sports & activities will only be issued AKC title certificates through AKC’s Title Recognition Program which requires owners to submit an application with documentation of passing and a processing fee ($20-$25) for each title.

AKC’s Title Recognition Program

  • Barn Hunt Association events for Barn Hunt titles

  • North America Diving Dog events for Dock Diving titles

  • North America Flyball Association events for Flyball titles

  • AKC registered Canine Good Citizen Evaluators’ testing for Canine Good Citizen and Trick Dog titles

  • Do More With Your Dog events for Stunt Dog titles

  • AKC Herding Judges’ evaluations for Farm Dog Certified titles

  • AKC approved Therapy Dog organizations’ testing + therapy dog visits documented by facilities visited for Therapy Dog titles

  • American Temperament Test Society evaluations for Temperament Test titles

  • FEMA or State Urban And Rescue (SUSAR) certification for Urban Search And Rescue titles

  • AKC approved Wilderness SAR organization certification + 5 documented SAR effort participations for Wilderness Search And Rescue titles


Bulldogs have also played in a number of other sports that AKC does not issue title certificates to Bulldogs for at this time: Drafting/Carting, Weight Pull, Herding Instinct, Treibball and Parkour.