The American Kennel Club (AKC) is now issuing Therapy Dogs a new title - THD - to place at the end of their names. This program went into effect June 27, 2011, and Jackson received his letter and patch in the mail today.
From the AKC website:
The AKC Therapy Dog program awards an official AKC title awarded to dogs who have worked to improve the lives of the people they have visited.
The AKC Therapy Dog title (THD) can be earned by dogs who have been certified by AKC recognized therapy dog organizations and have performed 50 or more community visits."
Jackson's name is now -
ROBINDANES HEARTBREAKER UDX RAE THD
We are particularly proud of this title as this is one of the things he does best : )