Owners of mixed breeds can enjoy the thrill of completing for titles in obedience, confirmation, rally, tracking, and much more. The MBDC is a national registry for mixed breeds, providing many of the same opportunities that the American Kettle Club offers to pure breeds.
The confirmation standard is designed to promote a happy, healthy family dog, and focuses on general soundness and balance, as well as excelent temperament and manners. Any dog working toward a championship must achieve an obedience title before receiving more than half the points needed for the title. MBDC championships are required to have brains as well as beauty.
Obedience titles are at the beginner novice through utility levels, and then continue on for the mixed breed equivalent of an OTCh (Obedience Trial Champion). Titles are MB-CD, MB-CDX, MB-UD, MB-UDX, etc. with "MB" standing for mixed breed. These titles are earned in a manner similar to the AKC.
Tracking titles and Retriever instinct titles along with lure coursing and rally are all earned in a manner similiar to AKC.
MBDC strongly encourages responsible ownership of all dogs. Dogs registered with MBDC must be spayed or neutered. MBCB strongly advocates at least basic obedience training for all dogs. Training helps make a better citizen of your dog and a better owner of you.
Since MBDC believes that all dogs should have the opportunity to compete and earn titles, the club also accepts purebreds. Purebreds do not need to be spayed or neutered.
Handicapped dogs may join, but their owners must provide veterinarian's certificate stating that their dog is capable of doing the work. Purebreds with a handicap must be spayed or neutered. They cannot compete in mixed breed conformation but can take part in all other programs.
For a membership application, please contact the local chapter or apply here.