Scent Work

GKCDTC Scent Work Trial – May 10-12, 2024

New Location:  Veterinarian Technology Building,
MCC-Maple Woods Campus, 2601 NE Barry Road,
Kansas City, MO 64156-1299

May 2024 Scent Work Premium and Entry


AKC Virtual Scent Work Test Has Been Made Permanent

The AKC Scent Work Department launched the Virtual Scent Work Test (VSWT) in August 2021. It has provided what it was designed for which was to serve as an introduction to Scent Work and to allow dogs and owners to take part in a fun activity they can do from home.

Three titles can be earned at each level in order – VSWB (Beginner), VSWI (Intermediate), VSWE (Experienced). Two passes are required at each level to earn a title. These tests are pass/fail and are conducted in a home environment in accordance with the VSWT Guidelines. Tests are video recorded then submitted to AKC for review by an AKC Scent Work judge.

For complete details, see AKC Virtual Scent Work Test
AKC Virtual Scent Work Test (VSWT) Regulations


AKC Scent Work Blog

Demo Dog
Sand Wetting
Proximity of Search Areas

The latest Scent Work Regulations  are effective November 1, 2019.


Watch the new AKC Scent Work video and read about the sport of Scent Work.