Community Canines

The ultimate test of a good citizen is a dog who can behave with confidence and good manners in public. As a way to recognize those exceptional canines the American Kennel Club has added two advanced levels to its Canine Good Citizen program…the Community Canine (CGCA) and the Urban Canine (CGCU). Just as in the […]

Good Dogs, Good Canine Citizens

Since 1989 the American Kennel Club has been awarding the Canine Good Citizen designation to dogs that successfully pass a 10-step test. The program is open to all dogs including All-Americans (mixed breed dogs). Later AKC added a puppy version called the STAR Puppy test. While the AKC considers the 10 test requirements as foundation […]