Who's Who in Man's Best Friend
(Pure Breeds 101)

Each breed of dog was created for a specific purpose, and this original purpose affects both the dog's personality and his or her appearance.


While some of the dogs look exactly as they did thousands of years ago, the look of many breeds has evolved, as have some of the dog's originally intended functions. Aspiring pet care professionals need to understand each and every breed of dog to better understand the different personalities and to be able to create the correct expressions and appearances, but even pet owners will find the information in this course fascinating for the light it sheds on their dog's personalities! Unlock all the secrets of your dogs' appearance and your dog's personality!

This course in the Nash System "Man's Best Friend" series provides the knowledge base to discern between all the breeds recognized by the AKC.

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Learn all about the fascinating and varied world of dogs, including:

  • Why do the groups exist?

  • What is the philosophy behind the AKC's organization of all breeds of dogs?

  • What is unique about the Sporting Group.

  • How the invention of firearms forever altered the way, manhunts with dogs.

  • Characteristics common to all dogs in the Sporting Group, and what differences exist in the breeds in this group.

  • The difference between a sighthound and a scent hound.

  • What it means when we say that the sighthounds are among the original breeds.

  • How the handling of dogs from the Sporting Group and the Hound Group differ.

  • What coat types exist in these two groups.

  • Dogs that comprise the Working Group, and why were they selectively bred by man.

  • Why the Terrier Group is unique and specialized.

  • The purpose of breeding dogs in the Toy Group.

  • The Non-Sporting Group, and what dogs comprise it.

  • Why are the Herding Group dogs among man's most historical partners?

  • The Miscellaneous Group, and why it exists.

Tuition fees effective 4/1/22.

OPTION 1 Read and Test Out 

Self Study - Express - Credit for Previous Experience

  • Read study material. 

  • Take the tests.  

  • Complete at your own pace.

You read the study material and take the tests at your own pace with the express option. Express works great if you are on a time frame to complete the courses.

Perfect if you have previous experience working with dogs and cats and want to review the study material and then take the tests. 

$120 Tuition Fee for Online Course

Tuition Fees for Option 1

Application Fee: $100.00 (one-time fee)

Tuition: $120.00

Total Application and Tuition Fee: $220.00​ *Tool kit not included

OPTION 2 Course Leader and Classroom Discussion

  • Read study material.

  • Discuss with Leader and classmates.

  • Take the tests.

  • The course takes one month to complete.

Option 2 is excellent if you prefer to have a class leader drive the discussion and participate with your classmates before taking the tests. A perfect choice for beginners to have the opportunity to participate in the discussion before testing. The course is open for one month with weekly discussions to prepare you for the multiple-choice tests required each week at the end of a unit.

$180 Tuition Fee for Online Course

Tuition Fees for Option 2

Application Fee: $100.00 (one-time fee)

Tuition: $180.00

Total Application and Tuition Fee: $280.00​ *Tool kit not included

OPTION 3 Course Instructor with Classroom Discussion and Assignments.

  • Read study material.

  • Discuss with Instructor and classmates.

  • Complete search and fetch assignments.

  • Take the tests.

  • The course takes one month to complete.

Option 3 is great if you prefer a structured classroom, this is the option for you and recommended for the beginner. You will participate in discussions assignments and take quizzes to keep you on track to prepare for the multiple-choice tests at the end of each unit and required weekly. 

$240 Tuition Fee for Online Course

Tuition Fees for Option 3

Application Fee: $100.00 (one-time fee)

Tuition: $240.00

Total Application and Tuition Fee: $340.00​ *Tool kit not included

OPTION 4 Onsite Course with Instructor in a Classroom.

The onsite course takes 6 hours to complete and does not include study and testing time. The onsite course is offered at the school and Nash Pet Care Education Summits. 

 

This is an excellent method to discuss the class material with your onsite instructor and classmates. After the onsite, you continue your study online and take the required tests to receive your level and certification title. 

 

  • Study the material with your classmates and onsite instructor in a classroom with visual presentations.

  • Review study material online.

  • Take the test to receive your class grade and certification title and ranking.

$289 (6 Hours) Tuition Fee for Onsite Course

 

Tuition Fees for Option 4

​Application Fee: $100.00 (one-time fee)

Tuition: $289.00

Total Application and Tuition Fee: $389.00​ *Tool kit not included

Earn your Pet Care Professional Certification

Nash System of Pet Care Education Foundation Courses for everyone working with man’s best friend.

Certification: Canine History Temperament and Behavior 

Receive a Score: Grade, Rank, Level, and Title

Course 1 of 6 to complete the Pet Care Professional Certification and required course in the WORLD famous Nash Diploma Progam

  1. Understanding Man's Best Friend (101 Canine History)

  2. Form and Function of Man's Best Friend (301 Canine Health)

  3. Taking Care of Man's Best Friend (201 Canine Health)

  4. First Aid & CPR for Man's Best Friend (201 Canine Health)

  5. Who's Who in Man's Best Friend (101 Pure Breeds)

  6. Variations & Creations of Man's Best Friend (301 Pure Breeds)

Your Certification Title and Rank:

  • Level 1 Novice in Canine History Temperament and Behavior

  • Level 2 Master in Canine History Temperament and Behavior

  • Level 3 Expert in Canine History Temperament and Behavior

  • Level 4 Specialist in Canine History Temperament and Behavior