AKC Archives

The AKC Archives distinguishes itself as the only national repository dedicated to the sport of the purebred dog.

The AKC Archives began in 1998 as a service to Parent Clubs. Since then, it has grown to include AKC Member Clubs and AKC Administrative records. The initiative also includes an oral history program dedicated to capturing the lives of prominent men and women in the sport.

The collections offer a rare glimpse into the AKC Member Clubs, Parent Clubs and AKC Administrative records, which detail breed standards, histories of the organizations and interviews with significant figures in the sport.

Read more about the initiative from the latest article in The Perspectives.

Archive Links

(FROM TOP) The AKC's first President, Major James M. Taylor; Cover of The American Kennel Gazette, January 1890; Cover of the AKC Meeting Minutes book (1884-1890); The Tenth Anniversary of the American Kennel Club in 1894, which was celebrated at Delmonico's on 5th Avenue in Manhattan.