Features January 2014 Issue

Dog Certifications and Titles

Dog Certifications and Titles

Ever wonder about all the initials that precede or follow some dogsí names?

My friend has super fast dogs, and they compete in agility. I always imagined that the magnets on the back of her vehicle indicated just how fast they could run: MACH speeds! And C-ATCH: Catch me if you can! Obviously my Border Collie, Duncan, and I didnít get far enough in our brief agility career to earn any titles (he preferred to make up his own courses). But when my curiosity got the better of me and I looked into what, exactly, those letters on my friendís car actually meant, I quickly learned that there are countless titles and certifications that can be bestowed upon our canine companions.

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