American Kennel Club Highlights from the July 2006 Board Meeting

New York, NY – Highlights from the July 2006 meeting of the AKC Board of Directors are as...

New York, NY – Highlights from the July 2006 meeting of the AKC Board of Directors are as follows:

  • The Board approved a restructuring of Trial Boards. There will be four regional Trial Boards (Northeast, Southeast, Northwest, and Southwest), in addition to an Appeals Trial Board and a Performance Event Trial Board. Appointments to the Trial Boards will be made at the August 2006 meeting.

  • Four membership applications were approved for consideration at the September 2006 AKC Delegates meeting:

    1. Columbia Terrier Association of Maryland

    2. Havanese Club of America

    3. Orlando Dog Training Club

    4. Shenandoah Valley Kennel Club 

  • The Board adopted regulations governing the Working Dog Sport. The full regulations are published with the minutes of this meeting.

  • The North American Hunting Retriever Association (NAHRA) was added to the list of organizations exempt from the AKC Judging Conflict of Interest policy.

  • The Leonberger was added to the list of breeds that have an Obedience jump height requirement of ¾ the height of the dog at the withers.


The following Delegates were approved:

  • Robert A. Amen, Stamford, CT, to represent Port Chester Obedience Training Club

  • Karen Justin, Westtown, NY, to represent Rockland County Kennel Club

  • Louise Leone, Franktown, CO, to represent Colorado Kennel Club

  • Joseph A. Martyn, Manahawkin, NJ, to represent Trenton Kennel Club

  • Lynette Saltzman, Westport, CT, to represent Oakland Dog Training Club

  • Lee J. Slorah, Norwalk, IA, to represent Des Moines Obedience Training Club

  • Marilyn R. Vinson, Glendale, AZ, to represent Kachina Kennel Club