Barn Hunt and the AKC

Barn Hunt is an independent organization. However, Barn Hunt titles are recognized by the American Kennel Club through their Title Recognition Program. If you have an AKC registered dog and would like to have your Barn Hunt titles show up on your AKC pedigree and in your official AKC record, it's easy. Only titles of RATN and above are recognized.

You will need to fill out the title recognition form and include it, a copy of your Barn Hunt title certificate, and the indicated AKC fees.

Click here to get the AKC Title Recognition Application form

To learn more about the AKC and their many programs, go to

To print your Barn Hunt title certificate, log in to your account (see Log In above). Click on your dog's name, then on the Award title.

Barn Hunt Events held in conjunction with AKC Events

Barn Hunt events can be held in conjunction with AKC events with certain specific rules.

In order to hold ANY Barn Hunt event in conjunction with an AKC event, the following must be true:

Only the Barn Hunt Association has been given sanction to hold Barn Hunt events in conjunction with AKC events. An entity which is not affiliated with the Barn Hunt Association (not a licensed club) cannot offer any activity called "Barn Hunt" at any AKC event. The term [Barn Hunt] is Service Marked and may not be used by any entity not licensed and approved by the Barn Hunt Association.