Agility Orgs

There are 5 major agility organizations in the United States responsible for sponsoring agility competitions and generally "policing" the sport. Each of these organizations offer their own titles that cannot be mixed and matched.

CPE (Canine Performance Events, Inc): http://www.k9cpe.com/

CPE's Basic Philosophy is for the dog and handler to have FUN while competing for agility titles.
  • Membership is open to all purebred and mixed-breed dogs
  • 15 months of age or older
  • Veterans 6 years or older compete at lower jump heights
  • Enthusiast and Specialist compete at lower jump heights
  • 5 Levels of Titles (from Beginners to Championship)
  • Standard Classes and many Games Classes
  • Junior's and Physically Challenged Handlers are welcomed!
USDAA (United States Dog Agility Association, Inc.): http://www.usdaa.com/

We are United States Dog Agility Association, Inc. (USDAA), the world's largest independent authority for the sport of dog agility, with more than 25,000 registered competitors and more than 200 different breeds of dogs, including mix breeds. USDAA represents more than 100 affiliated groups conducting more than 400 days of events each year throughout the continental United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and Japan.

NADAC (North American Dog Agility  Council, Inc.): http://www.nadac.com/

The North American Dog Agility Council (NADAC) was formed in 1993 to provide North American dogs and their handlers with a fast, safe and enjoyable form of the sport of dog agility. NADAC sanctions agility trials sponsored by affiliated clubs.
The purpose of a NADAC agility trial is to demonstrate the ability of a dog and its handler to work as a smoothly functioning team. With separate class divisions for Veterans and Junior Handlers and a variety of games, NADAC dog agility offers something for everyone!
AKC (American Kennel Club): http://www.akc.org/events/agility
Running a dog in an agility trial is the ultimate game for you and your dog and is one of the most exciting canine sports for spectators. In an agility trial, a dog demonstrates its agile nature and versatility by following cues from the handler through a timed obstacle course of jumps, tunnels, weave poles and other objects. It’s an activity that strengthens the bond between dog and handler and provides fun and exercise for both, which might explain why it’s so enjoyable to watch and has become the fastest-growing dog sport in the United States!

UKC (United Kennel Club): http://www.ukcdogs.com/