Why the Test Is Important
In the November 1, 2004, letter from the American Kennel Club to their CGC Evaluators:
"The American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Program is rapidly becoming recognized as the standard of behavior for dogs in our communities. Canine Good Citizen resolutions have been passed by 18 state legislatures and the United States Senate, insurance companies are starting to use CGC to insure breeds they would not otherwise insure, and some condominium associations around the country now require that all dogs in the complex have earned the Canine Good Citizen award.
"[The AKC] hopes that you will support [their] efforts to elevate the standards for one of the most important programs in America: the AKC Canine Good Citizen Program."