Mission Trail Poodle Club
Founded in 1966, the Mission Trail Poodle Club supports all aspects of this versatile breed. We were the first AKC Poodle Club to hold an AKC Agility Trial (July 14, 1996) and the first to hold a field test for the Working Certificate/Working Certificate Excellent award (October 27, 1996) through the Poodle Club of America (PCA).
The club name is taken from the “Mission Trail” of the Spanish Jesuit mission sites along the California coast which were established in the early days of exploration of the area (1700s).
Mission Trail Poodle Club has several goals. They are:
- to encourage and promote the breeding of pure-bred poodles and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection;
- to urge members and breeders to accept the standard of the breed as approved by the AKC as the only standard of excellence by which poodles should be judged;
- to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and obedience and agility trials, and any other events poodles may enter;
- to conduct licensed specialty shows and obedience trials;
- to operate for social, recreational and educational purposes, and for the prevention of cruelty to animals;
- to encourage members to donate time and/or money to organizations that promote the health and welfare of poodles and other dogs: CERF, Seeing Eye Dogs, Hearing Dogs, Therapy Dogs, PRA Research, VIP, Poodle Rescue, etc.