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American Kennel Club Branded Products Make Fetching Gifts a Breeze for Your Two-And Four-Legged Loved Ones!

(Tuesday, November 06, 2007)
Deck the Halls with AKC Toys, Games and Treats!

The holiday season is right around the corner and AKC licensed merchandise includes products which are sure to please both canines and their human companions! From "dog-a-licious" treats to Rubik's Cubes to plush stuffed animals for kids and canines—there's an AKC item for everyone on your holiday list.

AKC Green Planet Collection—The AKC's "Green Planet" line of eco-friendly products features everything from sturdy canvas dog jackets to stuffed toys which are durable, safe and made with recycled materials.

Rubik's Cubes—Each AKC Rubik's Cube features five breed images from the Sporting, Terrier, Non-Sporting and Herding Groups—sure to keep the little dog-loving Einsteins busy, especially during those long car rides to Grandma's house.

Puppy Starter Kit with Bed—Everything you need for your newest addition to the family, the AKC's Puppy Starter Kit comes complete with a plush toy, training pads, a leash, bed, training treats and the AKC's New Puppy Handbook, all in one package, ready to be wrapped and placed under the tree.

AKC Classic Dog Toys—There's a soft, squeaky toy for every size canine in this plush collection which includes woodland animals and migratory birds. Dogs will have hours of fun playing with the many life-like creatures. The AKC Gift Pack features squeaky toys from the Classic Line together with AKC training treats and an AKC Chew Bone.

AKC Steiff Breed Collection Stuffed Animals—A collector's item for the humans on your list, these stuffed animals represent several of the 157 AKC recognized breeds, including three new breed additions—the French Bulldog, the Standard Schnauzer and from the "Best In Show" series, the Colored Bull Terrier.

Best In Show Board Game—Don't just dream it, play it! The newly revised AKC Best In Show Board Game puts both kids and adults in the competition ring! Choose your breed, register your dog and have fun competing for Best In Show.

"We're certainly not surprised the family dog is now on the holiday shopping list," said Gail Miller, AKC Director of Marketing, "According to our recently released AKC 21st Century Dog Owners Study, which focused on the purchasing habits of dog owners, almost half of the respondents said they plan to celebrate the holidays with their canine companions by giving them toys and treats."

To see pictures of a few of the above mentioned products, please click here or contact the American Kennel Club at the number listed above. Visit the AKC website at www.akc.org to find more holiday gifts for all your beloved canine and human companions. And for holiday safety tips for your dog, visit: http://www.akc.org/public_education/holiday_safety.cfm

*The American Kennel Club 21st Century Study was conducted by the Dieringer Research Group in September, 2006. The survey was based on the return of 750 completed questionnaires from owners of AKC registered dogs. Margin of error is approximately +/-3.0 percent.

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