From the February 2017 Board Minutes:
The Board VOTED to approve a recommendation to develop an AKC Trick Dog titling program. There will be four levels of titles – Novice, Intermediate, Advanced and Performer Trick Dogs. The performance of a dog attempting to earn its Trick Dog title will be certified by CGC evaluators. In addition, titles earned through the “Do More with Your Dog” (DMWYD) Trick Dog organization will be acknowledged by the AKC at the request of the owner. The program will launch on May 1, 2017.