News :: The NACSW™ by the Numbers

See how fast the NACSW™ is growing since the first official trial in 2009:


There are currently 4966 NACSW™ registered dogs living in 48 different states & Canadian provinces

  • Over 1000 of these dogs are mixed breed dogs.  
  • The top 3 breeds in number registered with us include: German Shepherd Dog, Labrador Retriever, and Golden Retriever.
  • We have 188 different breeds of dogs registered.

There are 3126 members so far for 2012-2013 membership year living in 48 states & Canadian provinces

  • (Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming and Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Ontario)

To date, 3436 dogs have passed an Odor Recognition Test (ORT)

  • 15 ORTs were held in 2009 compared with 71 ORTs held in 2012
  • ORTs have now been held in 26 states & 1 Canadian province including: AK, AL, AZ, BC, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OK, OR, PA, SC, VA, WA, WI, WV

In 2009, a total of 7 trials were held for all levels of competition (NW1, NW2 & NW3). In 2012, a total of 80 trials were held for all levels of competition

  • Trials have now been held or are scheduled to be held in 17 states including: AK, AL, CA, CO, FL, IL, MA, MD, MO, NJ, NY, OR, PA, SC, VA, WA, WI
  • 1255 NW1 titles earned to date (709 earned in 2012)
  • 387 NW2 titles earned to date (256 earned in 2012)
  • 39 NW3 titles earned to date (34 earned in 2012)
  • 5 NW3 Elite titles earned to date


Join in the fun and become part of the fastest growing dog sport today. Become an NACSW member and register a dog.

Happy sniffing!



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The National Association of
Canine Scent Work® (NACSW)
sets the standards governing
the sport of K9 Nose Work™.


NACSW is the only official
sanctioning and organizing
body for K9 Nose Work
titles and ORTs.