Public Education News


Canine Ambassador Snapshot

Canine Ambassadors contribute to their clubs' public education efforts by making presentations to groups of children in classrooms or other venues. Often Ambassadors bring their AKC-registered or PAL/ILP dogs to the presentations.

Once you decide you want to become a Canine Ambassador, print out a sign-up sheet, or contact the AKC Public Education department and we will send you one. Fill it out, have a club officer sign it, then return it. Canine Ambassadors must be members in good standing of an AKC-affiliated club. As a Canine Ambassador, you represent your club; you are not a direct representative of the AKC.

"You'll be amazed at how rewarding our Canine Ambassador visits are. The thank-you letters and the pictures will bring tears to your eyes."
- Marilyn Dromgoole
Canine Ambassador for the Dalmatian Club of America

The AKC mails regional Canine Ambassador directories to teachers and educators upon request at no charge. These directories help establish contact between Canine Ambassadors and educators, librarians, youth group leaders and others interested in arranging a Canine Ambassador visit.