Government Relations Policy Resources


Dealing with a specific issue in your state/community? Here you can find a breakdown of our resources by topic. We encourage you to print these resources and distribute them to lawmakers, fellow dog owners, or anyone your wish to educate about canine legislation. We also have limited print copies of the brochures available for lawmakers.

Don't forget that the AKC Government Relations Department is here to help you! We can provide letters to lawmakers, alerts to local clubs, legislative analysis, and a wealth of other resources. Contact AKC GR at (919) 816-3720 or to learn how we can support you in your fight to protect responsible dog ownership!

Breed-Specific Legislation/Dangerous Dogs

Breeder Regulations

Consumer Protection/"Puppy Lemon Laws"


Dog Parks

Ear Cropping/Tail Docking/Dewclaw Removal


Limit Laws

Mandatory Spay/Neuter

Non-Economic Damages