Gulf Coast Classic Dog Show

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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.

Getting Started

NADD provides very useful training videos to help you get started in this wonderful fast-growing sport.

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  • 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


      NADD Registration

      NADD Titles

      Getting an AKC Number

      Select the AKC licensing process that best fits your needs:

      Purebred Dogs

      AKC Registration

      All-American Dogs (mixed breed)

      AKC Canine Partners,

      Purebred dogs that cannot be fully registered:

      Purebred Alternative Listing (PAL) program,

      Breeds on the road to full AKC recognition:

      Foundation Stock Service®(FSS),

      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