Dock Diving is a canine sport in which dogs are enticed to run the length of a dock and leap as far out into the water as possible to compete for height or distance. They’re motivated to fly with a prized toy, which is thrown just out of reach in order to help them keep their momentum and get the best launch angle possible.
- A dog must be at least 6 months of age to compete.
- All breeds and mixes are invited to participate.
- Bitches in season are not permitted to compete.
To enter a North America Diving Dogs event, you MUST have NADD Registration Number. There is a one time fee of $35. There is a NO REFUND policy once you are issued a NADD#
To receive AKC Titles, your dog must be registered with AKC. AKC Registration is not required to participate in a North America Diving Dogs event.
Anyone may enroll their dog in the AKC Canine Partners program.
There is a one time fee of $25.AKC pedigreed dogs with an AKC Registration Number already qualify.
Divisions and Classes
Getting an AKC Number
Select the AKC licensing process that best fits your needs:
All-American Dogs (mixed breed)
Purebred dogs that cannot be fully registered:
Breeds on the road to full AKC recognition:
AKC Recognized Diving Titles
DN - Dock Novice
DJ - Dock Junior
DS - Dock Senior
DM - Dock Master
DE - Dock Elite
DNA - Dock Novice Advanced
DJA - Dock Junior Advanced
DSA - Dock Senior Advanced
DMA - Dock Master Advanced
DEA - Dock Elite Advanced
DNX - Dock Novice Excellent
DJX - Dock Junior Excellent
DSX - Dock Senior Excellent
DMX - Dock Master Excellent
DEX - Dock Elite Excellent
AN - Air Retrieve Novice
AJ - Air Retrieve Junior
AS - Air Retrieve Senior
AM - Air Retrieve Master
AE - Air Retrieve Elite
ANA - Air Retrieve Novice Advanced
AJA - Air Retrieve Junior Advanced
ASA - Air Retrieve Senior Advanced
AMA - Air Retrieve Master Advanced
AEA - Air Retrieve Elite Advanced
ANX - Air Retrieve Novice Excellent
AJX - Air Retrieve Junior Excellent
ASX - Air Retrieve Senior Excellent
AMX - Air Retrieve Master Excellent
AEX - Air Retrieve Elite Excellent