Therapy Dog Title Program

Therapy dog owners, and those who have benefited from comforting visits with these special canines, have long known this treasured expression of the canine-human bond has a healing touch like no other. Since the American Kennel Club launched its AKC Therapy Dog Title program on June 27, over 1,600 dogs have been recognized for their special abilities to improve the well-being of others. Meet the first dogs to receive the AKC Therapy Dog Title.

To achieve AKC's Therapy Dog or "ThD" title a dog must be certified or registered with an AKC-recognized therapy dog organization, perform a minimum of 50 documented visits and be an AKC Dog through either AKC registration, PAL listing or AKC Canine Partners enrollment.

Read more about the ThD title here.