AKC eNewsletter

What Does Your AKC Registration Fee Support?

Plenty! The AKC has allocated millions of dollars to fund:

  • The AKC Canine Good Citizen® Program encourages good behavior for dogs.
    (Mary Bloom ©AKC)
    Kennel Inspections
    Kennel inspections ensure the integrity of the AKC registry and monitor care and conditions at kennels across the country. The AKC is the only purebred dog registry in the United States that maintains a systematic and sustained investigation and inspection effort. The AKC conducts about 5,000 inspections each year to ensure compliance with standards that support the health, safety and welfare of dogs and the environments in which they live.
  • AKC Canine Health Foundation
    Founded and supported by the AKC, the AKC Canine Health Foundation (www.akcchf.org) works to improve the quality of life for dogs and their owners by funding research projects focusing on the genetics of disease, the canine genome map and clinical studies.
  • Canine Search-and-Rescue
    The AKC supports professional and volunteer canine search-and-rescue (SAR) organizations throughout the United States through its national program, DOGNYSM. Search and Rescue Dogs came into the spotlight after the attacks on September 11, 2001. But few people are aware of how instrumental SAR dogs are in maintaining the safety and security of our communities on a daily basis. The AKC supports SAR dog organizations with grants from the AKC-CAR Canine Support and Relief Fund and promotes awareness of their vital public service. DOGNYSM fundraising efforts have raised millions for the support of canine Support and Rescue organizations throughout America.
  • Canine Good Citizen program
    The AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program is a certification program designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. CGC is a two-part program that stresses responsible dog ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. Each year, the AKC certifies more than 30,000 dogs as official Canine Good Citizens.
  • Public Education
    The AKC works with dog club volunteers, teachers and librarians across the country to educate children and adults about the responsibilities of dog ownership, basic dog care and training and safety around dogs.
  • Canine Legislation
    The AKC Canine Legislation department monitors and provides input for federal, state and local legislation that affects responsible dog owners’ rights as well as breed-specific legislation, breed bans and homeowners’ insurance issues. Sign up for legislative alerts about dog laws that may affect you at the “Legislative Alerts” section of www.akc.org.
  • AKC Museum of the Dog
    The AKC Museum of the Dog, in St. Louis, Missouri, maintains one of the world’s largest collections of dog-related fine art and artifacts. Founded and supported by the AKC, the museum is open year-round to the public and offers many educational programs and special exhibitions.
  • DNA Profiling
    The AKC has built the world’s largest database of canine DNA profiles for the purposes of parentage verification and genetic identity. AKC uses DNA certification to ensure reliable registration records vital to the preservation and advancement of purebred dogs.
  • And much more!
  • To learn more about how easy it is to register and the many programs and services offered by the AKC, visit the AKC website or call (919) 233-9767.

  Ronald N. Rella, director, Breeder Services
Theresa Shea, editor | Email: AKCbreeder@akc.org
Customer Service | Phone: 919-233-9767 | Email: info@akc.org

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