Scent Work Club of the San Gabriel Foothills

An American Kennel Club


To create a community that promotes team building between owners and their dogs through the sport of Scent Work.

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About Us

Established in 2018, this club is made up of dedicated members with a variety of experiences and a wealth of knowledge in the world of Scent Work. SWCSGF is a tax exempt organization under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(7).


 In 2019, we began hosting AKC Scent Work Trials in the San Gabriel Valley and surrounding areas, as well as other related activities.


Events Calendar

 Please bookmark our website to stay up to date with the events we put on throughout the year!


Noses at Work


Member Spotlight


Sheila & Kali

Kali is the first dog I have done any kind of sport with. We were her third home at 1-1/2 yrs old and I think she was perfect right out of the box. She hated agility but scent work is perfect for her border collie/cattle dog brain. She’s 13 now, losing her hearing but just gets better and better at scent work!


LeeAnn & Karma + Moby

Karma is noise sensitive and would shut down during agility and other competitions. Scent Work has changed her life. She can now ignore those scary noises and continue working.

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Sandra & Lexie

I began nose work with my German import English Cocker Spaniel girl, Lexie, when she was about 4 years old. Up to that point she had only participated in Barn Hunt and titled in NADAC, ASCA and AKC agility. Unfortunately she had a hip injury which ended our agility. I heard about nose work from another English Cocker friend and found Penny Scott-fox truly serendipitously, just what Lexie needed. Lexie was a little shy but Penny assured me nose work would be perfect. Of course Penny was correct and Lexie blossomed with taking placements in NW1, NW2 and NW3 as well as other nose work events throughout the years. Unfortunately due to herniated disks in her back, Lexie has had 2 back surgeries in 18 months which ended all her fun. She just turned 12 years old so she is enjoying retirement.