The AWDF IPO Championships are to be held April 9-12, 2015. Once the location of the championship is finalized, that information shall be posted on the Events Page. Travel tips, hotel accomodations and other pertinent information will be provided, as well.
The American Working Dog Federation (AWDF) was founded on June 17, 1989 in St. Louis, Missouri. Its ongoing purpose is to develop awareness in the United States of the need to provide a strong foundation for, and to represent the working dog throughout the world.
Unfortunately, the character of many working breeds has been weakened. The type of dog that is currently being produced in their homelands differs considerably, both physically and mentally, from those dogs produced without consideration of the standards that define those working breeds.
The goals shared by all member clubs of the AWDF include: