Highlights From The October 2004 Board Meeting

New York, NY – Highlights from the October 2004 meeting of the AKC Board of Directors are as...

New York, NY – Highlights from the October 2004 meeting of the AKC Board of Directors are as follows:


The Board approved an outright grant to the AKC Canine Health Foundation endowment. It also approved up to $500,000 in additional funds for the Foundation endowment to be given as a dollar-for-dollar match for any new donations the Canine Health Foundation raises for the endowment from other sources through the end of 2005.


The Board adopted the following regulation, which is to apply to all AKC events, effective immediately:

"Any dog, that in the opinion of the Event Committee, attacks
a person or a dog at an AKC event, resulting in an injury, and is
believed by that Event Committee to present a hazard to persons
or other dogs, shall be disqualified. When the dog is disqualified
by the Event Committee pursuant to this section, a report shall
be filed with the Executive Secretary of The American Kennel Club.
The disqualified dog may not again compete at any AKC event nor
be on the grounds of an AKC event unless and until, following
application for reinstatement by the owner to the American Kennel
Club, the owner receives official notification in writing from the AKC
that the dog's eligibility has been reinstated."


There was an amendment to the Rally Regulations, effective January 1, 2005 to make it clear that a Rally Trial held with an Obedience Trial must be open to the same breeds as that Obedience Trial, e.g. All Breed, Group or a single breed.


The following policy was adopted with regards to AKC discipline guidelines:

"When discipline guidelines are changed by the Board of Directors
and become less prohibitive, the new penalty (suspension period
and conditions and fine, if applicable) will be applied to persons
currently under suspension for the offense."


The following Delegates were approved: Mrs. Roberta K. Brady, to represent the Central Ohio Kennel Club, Inc.; Mr. Jarratt L. Brunson to represent the Kennel Club of Pasadena, Inc.; Mr. William J. Burggraaf to represent the Sioux Empire Kennel Club; Mr. Gordon Chambers to represent the Mahoning-Shenango Kennel Club, Inc.; Mrs. E. Ellen Fetter to represent the Lima Kennel Club, Inc.; Dr. Bryant C. Freeman to represent the Lawrence Jayhawk Kennel Club, Ms. Eugenia C. Hunter to represent the Irish Wolfhound Club of America; Ms. Sally Poole to represent the Scottish Deerhound Club of America, and Frederick R. Vogel to represent Windham County Kennel Club, Inc.