Highlights from the August 10-11, 2009 Meeting

Highlights from the August 2009 meeting of the AKC Board of Directors are as follows: The...

Highlights from the August 2009 meeting of the AKC Board of Directors are as follows:


  • The Board appointed the Nominating Committee that is to select candidates for the vacancies that are to be filled at the March 2010 Delegate Meeting:


    • Constance B. Vanacore, Irish Setter Club of America, Chair

    • Karen J. Burgess, Greater Clark County Kennel Club

    • Ruth W. Crumb, Mount Vernon Dog Training Club

    • Martha Feltenstein, American Tibetan Mastiff Association

    • David H. Hopkins, English Springer Field Trial Club of Illinois

    • Alternates: 

    • Harold Miller, American Foxhound Club

    • James Efron, Nashville Kennel Club

  • The Cyprus Kennel Club and Asociacion Canofila Guatemalteca Acangua, were added to the list of registries with pedigrees acceptable for AKC registration.

  • At the request of the Irish Wolfhound Club of America, the Large Gazehound Racing Association was added to the list of organizations with non-AKC events that may be held by AKC clubs.

  • Revisions to the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier breed standard as published in the AKC GAZETTE were approved, effective September 30, 2009.

  • The Chow Chow, Pug, Scottish Terriers, and Swedish Vallhund were added to the list of breeds required to jump three-quarters of their height at the withers at AKC Obedience Events, effective January 1, 2010.

  • Chapter 1, Section 16, of the Obedience Regulations was amended, effective January 1, 2010 to allow a dog or handler ineligible to be entered in an "A" Class to be moved to the "B" Class at the same level.

  • The Pointing Breed Hunting Test Regulations were amended to permit a dog to enter a lower class until such time as it has received a title in a more advanced class.

  • The Coonhound Regulations were amended deleting a section on hearing devices to minimize confusion.


The following Delegates were approved:

  • Katherine A. W. Coxwell, Monroeville, AL, Bearded Collie Club of America

  • William E. Ellis, Larkspur, CO, Plum Creek Kennel Club of Colorado

  • Richard E. Grant, Foster, RI, South County Kennel Club

  • Karen Luckey, Old Brookville, NY, Spinone Club of America

  • Dr. Gregory Paveza, Hamden, CT, Elm City Kennel Club

  • Virginia Rowland, Templeton, MA, New England Dog Training Club

  • Larry L. Sorenson, Clayton, NC, Dachshund Club of America

  • Marcy L. Zingler, Ringwood, NJ, Sun Maid Kennel Club of Fresno