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Dogs must meet these qualifications to participate in AKC performace events ?
Be at least six months old and registered with the AKC
Dog Hunting Training - SraJMcGin, Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 7:26pm
The dog must be six months of age or older BUT there is an alternative for dogs that are not registered with the AKC. There is the option of enrolling in the AKC's Purebred Alternative Listing/Indefinite Listing Privilege (PAL/ILP), a program that allows unregistered dogs of registrable breeds to compete in AKC Performance and Companion Events. This would be for a dog from an unregistered litter, or one with unregistered parents. Perhaps the dog's papers have been withheld by its breeder or lost by its owner. Sometimes, the dog itself was "lost." There are many dogs enrolled in the PAL/ILP program after they have been surrendered or abandoned, then adopted by new owners from animal shelters or purebred rescue groups.