West Highland White Terrier Club of America

Canine Good Citizen Title

AKC's Canine Good Citizen logo

AKC’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) award can be converted to a title on a dog’s title record as of January 1, 2013. After that date, owners can apply to the AKC with a fee of $20 to include the CGC suffix as a title after the dog’s name. A certificate can be obtained for $10 but the title will then not appear on the dog’s title record.

AKC initiated the CGC program in 1989 “to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community.” Often considered the forerunner of other AKC activities, the CGC test includes 10 skills, some of which include sitting politely for petting, walking on a loose leash, walking through a crowd, coming when called and reaction to an approaching dog.

Visit The AKC's website to learn more about the Canine Good Citizen program.