Government Relations Resources


Here you can access a list of AKC Government Relations resources available to help you be effective advocates for responsible dog ownership and breeding! Be sure to check back often, as we are continuously adding new items.

If you have any questions about these materials, or are dealing with a canine legislation issue, please contact AKC Government Relations at (919) 816-3720 or

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AKC Government Relations Resources

AKC Resources Sorted by Issue

Advocacy Assistance/Public Outreach

Articles and Issue Analyses

Canine Legislation Awareness Flyers

Economic Impact of Dog Shows

Government Relations Brochures/Handouts

Government Relations Issue Briefs

Government Relations Position Statements

Policy/Informational Packets

Contact the AKC Government Relations Department at (919) 816-3720 or to request more information or to order these items:

  • Consumer Protection Legislation Packet -- Discussion, position statement and sample laws concerning "puppy lemon laws."
  • Dangerous Dog Legislation Packet -- Discussion, position statements and sample laws concerning dangerous dog laws.
  • Organizing State Federations Packet -- Discussion of how to organize statewide groups to share information on canine legislation and conserve resources.
  • Preventing Breeding Restrictions Packet -- Discussion of legislative proposals that would restrict or regulate dog breeding.


  • Click here to view a series of PowerPoint presentations recorded by the AKC Government Relations staff.

Sample Letters to the Editor

Sample Letters to Lawmakers

Canine Legislation Candidate Survey

  • Candidate Survey -- PDF