• About Us

  • Our Mission

    The Mission of the American Politiehond Association is to organize and promote a viable working dog sport in the United States that parallels the organization known in the Netherlands as the KNPV.

    Through training seminars and trials, the American Politiehond Association intends to educate and provide working dog trainers access to competitive evaluations by means of sponsoring APA trials. The ultimate goal of APA shall be to establish a comprehensive program that will meet the needs of those Americans who wish to participate, compete and TRIAL in an environment similar to the KNPV. The APA can be used as a guideline in preparation for those wishing to go to the Netherlands to certify their dogs in KNPV or if and when the KNPV is in the USA.

    **** APA is NOT endorsed NOR sanctioned by the KNPV.  By participating in APA you will NOT receive any certification from the KNPV.