The following organizations are the regulating bodies for dog shows and performance events.

Can, CKC – Canada, Canadian Kennel Club
Am, AKC – USA, American Kennel Club
UKC – United Kennel Club
CARO – Canadian Association of Rally Obedience
NAFA – North American Flyball Association
AHBA – American Herding Breed Association
AAC – Agility Association of Canada
NAMBR – North American Mixed Breed Registry

This list is far from complete. For full title listings, please visit the clubs listed above, or read the acronym list on The titles in bold are the ones that qualify a dog and handler for inclusion in NYOC’s Hall of Honour.


General Titles
CGN Canine Good Neighbour, CKC
CGC Canine Good Citizen, AKC
TT Temperament Tested
TDI Therapy Dog International


Obedience Titles
PCD Pre Companion Dog (CKC)
CD Companion Dog
CDX Companion Dog Excellent
UD Utility Dog (AKC)
UDX Utility Dog Excellent (AKC)
OTCh Obedience Trial Champion
OTCHX Obedience Trial Champion Excellent
MOTCh Master Obedience Trial Champion
GMOTCh Grand Master Obedience Trial Champion
U-(title) Earned in UKC


Rally Titles
RN Rally Novice
RA Rally Advanced
RE Rally Excellent
RAE Rally Advanced Excellent
MSCD Master Steeplechase Dog of Canada
(title)-MCL Magna Cum Laud – CARO


Tracking Titles
TD Tracking Dog
TDX Tracking Dog Excellent
UTD Urban Tracking Dog
UTDX Urban Tracking Dog Excellent
TCH Tracking Champion


Agility Titles (CKC)
AgN, AgNJ Agility Novice, Novice Jumpers
AgI, AgIJ Agility Intermediate, Intermediate Jumpers
AgX, AgXJ Agility Excellent, Excellent Jumpers
AgMX, AgMXJ Agility Master Excellent, Master Excellent Jumper
AgMCh Agility Master Champion