Congressional Resolution Designates May 1st as National Purebred Dog Day

The day highlights the crucial role that purebred dogs and breeders of purebred dogs have played in United States history and spotlights the many ways purebred dogs have served U.S. citizens.

In celebration of yesterday’s National Purebred Dog Day, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina has introduced Senate Resolution 447. This resolution would officially designate May 1st as National Purebred Dog Day (NPDD), highlighting the crucial role that purebred dogs and breeders of purebred dogs have played in United States history and spotlighting the many ways purebred dogs have served U.S. citizens as military working dogs, guide and service dogs, search and rescue dogs and more.

“I’m pleased to sponsor this resolution which recognizes the value of all dogs – but sets aside a day to celebrate the unique, predictable characteristics that enable purebred dogs to excel in a wide range of areas–from military service, to service animals for the disabled, to disease detection and of course, as family pets,” said Senator Tillis.      

National Purebred Dog Day was originally created by Colorado fancier Susi Szeremy in 2013 as a way to increase awareness and celebrate all of the ways purebred dogs better our lives. Thousands of breeders and dog owners from across the United States celebrate purpose-bred dogs and the predictability of breeds during NPDD on all social media platforms.

“The American Kennel Club thanks Senator Tillis for recognizing the importance of National Purebred Dog Day,” said Dennis B. Sprung, AKC President and CEO. “Purebred dogs faithfully assist us in many important capacities and we greatly appreciate the dedicated and responsible breeders that have worked immensely hard to preserve and advance their breeds and responsible dog ownership.”

Senate Resolution 447 is available to read here.

AKC celebrated the 2016 NPDD by sharing National Purebred Dog Day graphics that spotlighted all the reasons to love purebred dogs and by using the hashtag #NationalPurebredDogDay on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram