Gulf Coast Classic Dog Show
Dock Diving is a canine sport in which dogs are enticed to run the length of a dock and leap as far out into the water as possible to compete for height or distance. They’re motivated to fly with a prized toy, which is thrown just out of reach in order to help them keep their momentum and get the best launch angle possible.
NADD provides very useful training videos to help you get started in this wonderful fast-growing sport.
- A dog must be at least 6 months of age to compete.
- All breeds and mixes are invited to participate.
- Bitches in season are not permitted to compete.
To enter a North America Diving Dogs event, you MUST have NADD Registration Number. There is a one time fee of $35. There is a NO REFUND policy once you are issued a NADD#
To receive AKC Titles, your dog must be registered with AKC. AKC Registration is not required to participate in a North America Diving Dogs event.
Anyone may enroll their dog in the AKC Canine Partners program.
There is a one time fee of $25.AKC pedigreed dogs with an AKC Registration Number already qualify.
Divisions and Classes
There are five distance Divisions: Novice, Junior, Senior, Master, and Elite.
There are two placement Classes: Open (16″ tall and over) and Lap (under 16″ tall)
Veterans is for dogs over 8 years old.
Learn More About Dock Diving
Getting an AKC Number
All-American Dogs (mixed breed)
Purebred dogs that cannot be fully registered:
Breeds on the road to full AKC recognition:
AKC Recognized Diving Titles
DN - Dock Novice
DJ - Dock Junior
DS - Dock Senior
DM - Dock Master
DE - Dock Elite
DNA - Dock Novice Advanced
DJA - Dock Junior Advanced
DSA - Dock Senior Advanced
DMA - Dock Master Advanced
DEA - Dock Elite Advanced
DNX - Dock Novice Excellent
DJX - Dock Junior Excellent
DSX - Dock Senior Excellent
DMX - Dock Master Excellent
DEX - Dock Elite Excellent
AN - Air Retrieve Novice
AJ - Air Retrieve Junior
AS - Air Retrieve Senior
AM - Air Retrieve Master
AE - Air Retrieve Elite
ANA - Air Retrieve Novice Advanced
AJA - Air Retrieve Junior Advanced
ASA - Air Retrieve Senior Advanced
AMA - Air Retrieve Master Advanced
AEA - Air Retrieve Elite Advanced
ANX - Air Retrieve Novice Excellent
AJX - Air Retrieve Junior Excellent
ASX - Air Retrieve Senior Excellent
AMX - Air Retrieve Master Excellent
AEX - Air Retrieve Elite Excellent