The American Dog Federation requirements to obtain an Obedience Title are as follows the dog must be registered with the American Dog Federation  an
application with the required fees must be submitted to the American Dog Federation  along with  a video of the necessary exercises completed for the titles you are
submitting for.
At the beginning of the video please state your name, the dogs name and the title/s you will be exhibiting for on the video. If your dog is tatooed or has a microchip number
please include that ID also.
You should have a helper to both video the exercises and call out the exercises. Dogs must score at least half the points in each exercise to obtain their obedience title/degree.
Please make sure your dog is proficient in all exercises before you video.

To compete for this title the dog must have a CD1  issued by the ADF
Agility Canine - AC To apply for this American Dog Federation obedience title/s your dog is required to:
( 1 ) fetch (off lead) and return (ball, toy, dumbell) sit front and release the object when asked  then go to the heel position 30 pts.
( 2 ) With lead on jump a broad jump that is  1" in height graduating over the span to 6" span is   twice the body length of the dog (body length measured from
base of neck to base of tail)    20 pts.
( 3 ) With lead on jump a solid jump that is the height of the dog at the back 10 pts.
( 4 ) With lead on jump a pole (mounted on side posts ) that is the height of the dog at the back 15 pts.
( 5 )With lead on walk 8' long by 12 " wide plank  that is lifted 8 " off the ground 15pts.
( 6 ) With lead on crawl under a 3' long post that is elevated half the height (measured at the back)of the dog. 30pts.
( 7 )With lead on your dog must exit the exercise area walking without pulling and carryting the fetch object that was used in the first exercise.30pts.
Dogs must score at least half of the points in each exercise to pass . Total combined  points  150
To be certified for ACE your dog must have an AC title issued by the ADF

To Compete for this title the dog must have a CD Leve1 and a AC issued by the ADF
Agility Canine Excellent - ACE All exercises as required in the AC test are done without the lead.

To compete for this title the dog must have a CD1 issued by the ADF
Canine Elite Citizen - CEC To apply  for this title/s your dog is required to: The dog must
( 1 )On lead approach a stranger willingly
( 2 ) With lead on allow the stranger to touch him
( 3 ) With lead on sits quietly while the stranger holds the lead and you walk away ( about 30 feet)
( 4 ) With lead on greets another dog in a well behaved manner.
( 5 )With lead on sits with the stranger for 1 minute while you are out of sight.
Each exercise is worth 20pts. Total  100 pts
To compete for this title the dog must have a CC issued by the ADF.
Canine Citizen of Merit - CCM -all exercises done without the lead

Companion Dog Level 1- CD1To apply for this title/s your dog is required to: All exercises done with lead on. ( 1 ) heel in a box pattern stopping at each corner
( 2 ) figure 8 around 2 objects or persons start in center of objects which are placed 8 feet apart begining the exercise in the center with the dog sitting and
stopping in the center ,the dog should sit. No sniffing or exhibiting interest in the objects/person
( 3 ) With lead on have the dog sit give the stay command go to the end of your lead the dog must sit stay for 1 minute without breaking.
( 4 )With the lead on the dog must stand for examination. The dog must stand quietly while a strange runs fis hand over the head and down the back.
( 5 ) Down Stay with lead on ask the dog to go down give the stay command and walk to the end of your lead in front of the dog, dog must down stay for 3 minutes.
( 6 ) Recall With lead on have the dog sit give the stay command walk to the end of the lead and call the dog, the dog must come yto you and sit front then go
to heel as asked or the dog may come when called and go directly to the heel position.20 pts each exercise
Total pts 120
For Companion Dog Level 2 your dog must have and ADF Companion Dog Leve1
Companion Dog Level 2 - CD2 Same exercises as CD1 bu all done without the lead.
For Companion Dog Level 3 your dog must have and ADF Companion Dog Leve1 and 2
Companion Dog Level 3 - CD3 All exercises in CD1 done without lead dog sit is 1 minute long down is 3 minutes Recall is done from 30 feet away .Position the
dog in a sit stay walk to the other side of the ring face the dog, call the dog, at the half way point tell the dog to go down, the dog must go down almost immediately,
wait 10 seconds and call the dog to you he may sit front or go directly to the heel position. points are the same as CD1 and CD2 but 30 points are added for the
recall exercise. Total pts 150

To compete for this title the dog must have a CD1 issued by the ADF
Tracking Dog - TD To apply for this title your dog is required to have a harness and a 10 -20 foot lead. Have the helper walk behind you while taking the video.
The second person will be the person who lays the track. Let the dog watch as the track layer leaves the track layer goes out 50 feet, turn the dog in the other direction
while the tracklayer makes a 90 degree right turn and walks on for another 50 feet and makes a 90 degree left turn place an object for the tracklayer to hide in or behind.
After waiting until  1 minute after he tracklayer has hidden ask the dog to seek or find the person. The dog has  1 minute and 30 seconds to find the tracklayer.

Training and socialization deepens the canine- human something your dog needs throughout his life  
Training and socialization is something you can do on your own or for the best results you can get involved
in a local dog training class that offers both show handling and obedience classes
Once you and your dog have mastered the requiements for the conformation ring and or an obedience title
you will be ready for competition, handling your dog in any ADF Event is an exceptional and enjoyable experience.

All dogs are eligible to compete in Conformation, Obedience, Agility, Coursing, Weight Pull, Herding, Fly Ball, Dock Jumping, Tracking.
Your dog must have an ADF number/Registered with the ADF  
Dog and his handler are judged on :
Teamwork and Enthusiasm
The ease and natural way the dog performs
Accuracy and precision, yet natural movement of the team
Communication from the handler to the dog
Dog is judged againt the standard for the breed
Dog can be shown in a natural pose or stacked
Dog is also rated on his/her enthusiasm

For Coursing Dog Title, Earth Dog Title,Herding Dog Title  requirements please email or call the American Dog Federation or check back to this  page at a later date.
If you have any questions please email or call:
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