Ravaaga
When is a dog's title with a link to the certificate listed in the Dog Results box? My three passing trials are there for Open, but no title.
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Robin Nuttall Robin_N
Usually immediately. If you have an issue, please feel free to email all of the details including dog number, etc. to info@barnhunt.com and we will look into it.
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Marion Erp
Do we have to send in $25 to the AKC to get the title on our AKC certificates for EACH title we get, or does the AKC automatically make the adjustment for higher titles as we get them?  And the Crazy 8 titles are separate, so we do need to send the AKC for them?
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Brenda Hinkemeyer BHAJ-203A
AKC stuff is with AKC. You need to print a copy of your barn hunt title certificate and send it in. All of the regular titles are acceptable. For Crazy 8s, on the first four and the platinum # are allowed (not platinum gold, for example, but platinum 2 is).

Not every level needs to be sent in. It depends on your goals.
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Geoffrey Dairiki BHAJ-221A
Marion Erp wrote:
Do we have to send in $25 to the AKC to get the title on our AKC certificates for EACH title we get, or does the AKC automatically make the adjustment for higher titles as we get them?  And the Crazy 8 titles are separate, so we do need to send the AKC for them?


Any title that your want listed on the dog's AKC record requires a new form and another $25.

The AKC does not automatically track or make adjustments for any new titles.

As far as I know, Crazy 8 titles are completely separate.  If you want both your RATM and CZ8P titles listed at AKC, that will require two forms and $50.

It's a racket.  The only saving grace is that you don't have to list every title in progression — you can list your dog's RATM without having to have listed RATN, RATO, RATS along the way. 
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Robin Nuttall Robin_N

I'll speak up here and gently dispute the "it's a racket." I think we often forget the work behind these kinds of programs.

First, AKC didn't have to step up and offer AKC recognition for Barn Hunt titles at all. I am incredibly grateful that they recognize the integrity of our sport by offering title recognition. It's certainly not something they do for all outside entities, but they have done so for us, since the very start of our sport. Having that tacit endorsement and also being able to hold events in conjunction is good for the sport of Barn Hunt!

Second, and importantly, this program costs the AKC money. Not just the employee time to process the  applications and certificates, and not just the printing, stuffing, and mailing costs. But also the costs to program their computer databases to accept our titles.

It is entirely reasonable for them to recoup their costs plus a little extra in order to offer us this service. It's voluntary, no one has to do it. And you are correct, you do not have to do it for each title you receive. But some of us will. 🙂

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skautdog
The AKC title forms are easily available on the AKC website and easily completed. The response time with the title back from AKC is amazingly responsive. I feel fortunate AKC recognizes our sport. Filing for the  AKC title is not mandatory so it is not issue if one doesn't want to spend the extra $20.00 for the title and/or the $10.00 for the certificate. I think it is icing on the cake to show one's dog's achievements.
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Marion Erp
Exactly what I needed, Geoffrey.  Thanks very much.
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Pattie Whitehouse PattieWhitehouse
An addition to this discussion for those with Canadian Kennel Club-registered dogs, CKC also recognizes Barn Hunt titles. The process is similar to AKC.
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Robin Nuttall Robin_N

An addition to this discussion for those with Canadian Kennel Club-registered dogs, CKC also recognizes Barn Hunt titles. The process is similar to AKC.

 

Thank you for adding that, yes, the CKC does recognize Barn Hunt titles and we are proud and pleased to get that recognition. UKC also recognizes titles.

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Myrna Rychlik MyrnaRychlik
I did not mind paying for my dog's RATCH title to be added to his AKC listing.  He has since earned his RATCHX  and I was considering adding that one as well.  I have also relayed this information to many who train at our club, and all who have completed the forms/fees have been successful. Yay!  But one person that recorded her RATN title and then wanted to record her newly earned RATNX, received a letter from AKC indicating that she would be receiving a refund for the RATNX as they do not recognize that title. ? (All 3rd hand information mind you, I have not seen the letter for specifics.)

All this made me wonder, so I went to the AKC website and looked at the general information regarding their title recognition program.  There are BH titles listed https://www.akc.org/sports/title-recognition-program/barn-hunt/ but the only 'X' listed is RATChX.  Just curious if the B classes are included.

Myrna Rychlik
TX Rat Masters
Katy, TX
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Robin Nuttall Robin_N
The AKC does not recognize the lower level X titles at this time.
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