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May 13, 2023

Carroll Kennel Club will be holding an AKC Farm Dog Test on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Gentle Giant Draft Horse Rescue, 17250 Old Frederick Road, Mt Airy, Maryland.

Two (2) certification tests will be held as it takes passing two tests (events) to earn the FDC title. Assigned judges are Anke King and Betsy Smith, one judge for each event. The test opens on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 and closes on May 1, 2023.

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Your dog responds well to commands at home and in public, but how would he respond in a farm environment? There’s an easy way to find out: Sign him up for the Carroll Kennel Club Farm Dog Certified test being held Saturday, May 13th, at Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue, a 501c(3) Equine Welfare Organization committed to saving draft and draft cross horses from slaughter, abuse, and neglect, located at 17250 Old Frederick Road, Mt Airy, Maryland.

Open to all breeds of dogs, this test involves your dog performing a series of 12 exercises that are typical for a farm environment such as being in close proximity to livestock (who are always penned to avoid any altercations); jumping and staying on hay/straw bales; walking on unusual terrain; and jumping over logs. There is no herding involved. Instead, the goal is to assess his aptitude as a working farm dog by exhibiting self-control, confidence and trust with you or his handler.

DID YOU KNOW that if your dog is not registered with AKC, you can still enter the tests and if you pass both tests, you can apply for a Canine Partners Listing Number when ordering your Farm Dog Certified (FDC) title of record which then becomes part of your dog’s official name.

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May 13, 2023


Gentle Giant Draft Horse Rescue
17250 Old Frederick Road
Mount Airy, MD 21771 United States
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