A growing number of organizations allow mixed-breed dogs to compete and earn titles, either with other mixed-breed dogs or alongside purebreds. Most require the dog to have some obedience training and to be at least 18 months of age, spayed or neutered or not in season, not blind or otherwise disabled, and not aggressive toward other dogs. Most organizations require a registration fee to participate.
Check out these organizations to get you and your dog involved:
Canine Freestyle Federation
Offers classes, demonstrations and seminars on freestyle competitions.
International Disc Dog Handlers Association
Offers officially sanctioned testing, titling, and ranking for canine disc events.
International Weight Pull Association
Hosts about 100 pulls per season (September through March) in the U.S. and Canada.
Mixed Breed Clubs of America
Dogs can earn titles in obedience, conformation, tracking, and lure coursing from this national registry.
North American Dog Agility Council
Offers agility titles, classes, and competitions.
Classic K9 Games
Mixed-breed and purebred dogs can earn titles and compete in such activities as Grand Prix racing (a timed obstacle course), high jumping, relay racing, barrel racing, flying disc, and musical mats (a version of musical chairs).
North American Flyball Association
Dogs compete in tournaments to earn titles.
United Kennel Club
Mixed-breed dogs can participate in agility, obedience, and weight pull events.
United States Dog Agility Association
Offers dog agility certification tests and tournaments.