There are three types of membership open to all persons 18 years of age and older who are in good standing with The American Kennel Club and who subscribe to the purposes of this club.
First year members are Associates; the dues are $10. After the first year, Full membership is granted and the dues are $20 for one person, or $30 for a family.
New applications for Associate membership will be presented and voted upon at regular club meetings. Prospective members will be notified as soon as their applications have been reviewed.
AKC Recognized Earthdog-Eligible Breeds
All dogs six months of age or older from these breeds are eligible to participate in Earthdog Events.
Dogs of these breeds recorded with the Purebred Alternative Listing Program/Indefinite Listing Privilege (PAL/ILP) or dogs with Conditional registration are eligible to participate.
Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Glen of Imaal Terrier
Miniature Bull Terrier
Parson Russell Terrier
Smooth Fox Terrier
West Highland White Terrier
Wire Fox Terrier
Spayed and neutered dogs are eligible to participate.
Monorchid or cryptorchid males are eligible to participate.
Dogs with Limited Registration are eligible to participate.
Bitches in season are not eligible to participate.
Blind and/or deaf dogs may not participate.
My dog is not AKC registered. Can he/she still compete?
Most likely, yes! If you have a purebred dog that cannot be registered with the AKC and have a desire to see what your dog can do in Earthdog competition, a PAL/ILP number is all you need. The Purebred Alternative Listing (PAL) program allows unregistered dogs of registerable breeds to compete in AKC Performance and Companion Events, and also specific breeds in the FSS® Program that are eligible for Companion Events.