Welcome to the AKC's Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program . Started in 1989, CGC is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in
the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a
certificate from the American Kennel Club.or you can register for the new CGC Title.
At the CGC test, owners should be given 2 parts of a three-part test form. On the form, owners are instructed to send in one copy of the test form with the recording fee of
$5.00 to receive the certificate. Owners may choose to not purchase a certificate and to use the copy of their test results as proof of passing the CGC test. Certificates take 4-6 weeks for processing and printing.
The high-quality certificate has the same format as other AKC certificates and the CGC logo is embossed in gold at the bottom. The new official CGC certificate is very attractive and is suitable for framing.
PLEASE NOTE THAT IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE CERTIFICATE, THE OWNER MUST SEND THE PAPERWORK TO REQUEST THE CERTIFICATE TO AKC WITHIN 2 YEARS OF THE CGC TEST DATE. AFTER THAT TIME, THE DOG WILL NEED TO BE
All dogs, including both purebred and mixed breed dogs are welcome to participate in the AKC's Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program Sponsored by K9 Advantix®. Dogs must be old enough to have received necessary immunizations such as rabies vaccines. Owners will sign the Responsible Dog Owners Pledge attesting to having the dog under the routine care of a veterinarian who will work with the owner to determine an appropriate plan and schedule for vaccines and other health care procedures.
There are a few exceptions relating to participation in a CGC test. If the CGC test is given at an AKC show, the age requirements for the show apply to CGC also. Further,
when the CGC test is administered at an AKC show, the test may be restricted to only dogs entered in the show or to purebred dogs.
Some dogs who are entered in CGC tests will have completed CGC classes or
basic obedience classes. Owners who have trained their dogs themselves may also have their dogs tested.
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