Highlights from the January 2007 Board Meeting

New York, NY – Highlights from the January 2007 meeting of the AKC Board of Directors are as...

New York, NY – Highlights from the January 2007 meeting of the AKC Board of Directors are as follows:


  • The Judging Conflict of Interest Policy was amended, with the prohibition on AKC judges, judging non-AKC events removed. The full policy now reads:

    Judging Conflict of Interest
    “No AKC judge may have a significant interest in a dog registry or dog event-governing organization deemed by the AKC Board to be in competition with TheAmerican Kennel Club. Significant interest would include, but not be limited to ownership of, employment by, a directorship in, and holding office in.”

  • The Korean Kennel Federation (South Korea) and the Federación Calófila de Puerto Rico were added to the list of registries with pedigrees acceptable for AKC registration.

  • Event license fees, some of which have been in place since 1925, were increased effective for events held on and after January 1, 2008. A full schedule of event license fees appears in the minutes of the January meeting.

  • The breed standard revisions for the Belgian Tervuren and the Dachshund, as published in the AKC GAZETTE, were approved effective March 1, 2007.

  • A number of amendments to the Agility Regulations were adopted, effective immediately. They clarify entry and eligibility requirements for the FAST Class. the changes appear in the minutes for the January Board meeting.


The following Delegates were approved:

  • Diane Angeli, Dallas, TX, to represent San Mateo Kennel Club

  • William Blair, Greenwich, CT, to represent Progressive Dog Club

  • Eibhlin Glennon, Antioch, IL, to represent Chain O’Lakes Kennel Club

  • Jeffrey P. Helsdon, Gig Harbor, WA, to represent Doberman Pinscher Club of America

  • Alan Kalter, Ann Arbor, MI, to represent American Bullmastiff Association

  • Patricia J. Lombardi, Brooksville, FL, to represent Pasco Florida Kennel Club

  • Marjorie B. McTernan, Punta Gorda, FL, to represent Norwich and Norfolk Terrier Club

  • Lu Ann Moore, Shreveport, LA, to represent Shreveport Kennel Club

  • Jane F. Ruthford, Maple Valley, WA, to represent Havanese Club of America

  • Norma J. Ryan, Bel Air, MD, to represent Columbia Terrier Association of Maryland

  • Cheryl D. Speed, Tampa, FL, to represent American Black and Tan Coonhound Club