Activity and sports

The different disciplines practiced with our dogs

In recent years, the practice of Canin Sport has developed considerably in our regions, and that’s good.

Volunteers and professionals accomplish a considerable amount of work, both in the field and in administrative tasks. Cynophiles have met with Authorities, Clubs and Associations the experience and
advice gained allows them to understand better, and therefore to better admire their favorite companion.

Canine Sport is now a factor of social integration and fulfillment for our four-legged friends. Every dog, regardless of breed, size or background, can now practice one of the many and varied sports activities that the clubs offer throughout the year.

T.A.N. (Test d’Aptitudes Naturelles/Natural Abilities Test)

It takes place in two stages judged by the same judge

1. Overall behavior

The master and his dog work, first on a leash, then in freedom.

Le juge appréciera :

  • Alertness, alertness, overall behavior
  • Contact, reminder with the master
  • Intelligence, interest, curiosity when a noise is induced (imitating an animal), or the fall of an object
  • Sociability, the dog on a table is examined and handled by the judge
  • Excessive shyness or aggressiveness are eliminated!
  • Gun shot

2. Fox hunting ability

A mesh cage contains the hunting animal which remains clearly visible. The dog first remains alone for a minute, then with his master who can encourage his barking.

The judge can make the animal move and provoke the interest of the dog.

  • Indifference
  • Use of the nose
  • Sustained and persevering interest in front of the cage
  • Moans and grunts in front of the cage
  • A few barks in front of the cage
  • Sustained and prolonged barking
  • Cage grip tests

The gait of the dog can be progressive or immediately maximum. The maximum is 20 points. The scale of points is only indicative. The general impression of the judge will be scored from 0 to 20.


Agility is a discipline open to all dogs. It consists of having them negotiate various obstacles to showcase their intelligence and flexibility. This discipline builds a good harmony between the dog and the master to achieve a perfect understanding in their team. The participants will have for this purpose the basic notions of education and obedience.


Obedience trials are reserved for dogs of all breeds recognized by the SCC. Dogs called to compete must have their Work Book which is issued by the SCC.


It is above all a fun, creative sport which is based on a system of obedience, centered on the reward: a piece of cheese, a ball, a toy, is enough to be able to maneuver the dog and invite him to reveal his “artistic talents”, which in fact reflect those of the master.

According to some, the ideal canine sport: Dressage of the dog, positive relationship between it and the master, expression via the dog, of the creativity of the master in terms of dance, music, disguise….


C.S.A.U. means “Certificate of Sociability and Aptitude for Use”.

It is a probationary test which is located before the 1st level of the Use tests, the aptitude tests for defense work and the selections of the clubs of breeds subject to work.

Regarding Breeding and Use, it is a common platform for all disciplines managed by the S.C.C.

The purpose of this certificate is to ensure the sociability of the dog and the control exercised by its master.

It also makes it possible to meet the requirements of the legislator and the public, by giving a good image of the dog and its master.

Passing this exam can be an objective to validate the achievements that the dog and the master have obtained by following the education sessions. It provides access to work disciplines.