This is a great program for any dog living in a rural area who might encounter livestock and a farm environment. It is also beneficial for anyone who wants to to teach their dog to train and work in novel locations- learning to focus amongst typical farm distractions while working with their human. This test is like “CGC on the farm”, and there is no herding involved! It is designed for all dogs who wish to participate and get an introduction to the farm environment.
AKC video of test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h08Hv0SDahw
AKC Farm Dog Certified test guide: http://images.akc.org/pdf/FDC_Test_Guide.Revised.11.2017.pdf
Here is Flash completing his tests for the FDC title, May 5, 2018