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Highlights From the November 2007 Board Meeting

(Wednesday, November 14, 2007)

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

  • The AKC Board appointed the organizational Board for the AKC Political Action Committee (PAC). There will always be three AKC Board members on the PAC Board. Initially, they will be David C. Merriam, Dr. William R. Newman, and Patti L. Strand. James Stevens will serve as PAC Treasurer, and Walter Bebout as PAC Secretary. The additional appointees are: Louis Auslander, Dr. Anthony DiNardo, Alan Kalter, and Gail LaBerge.
  • The Moldavian Kennel Union was added to the list of organizations with pedigrees acceptable for AKC registration.
  • Bluetick Coonhounds and Norwegian Lundehunds were approved for participation in the Miscellaneous Class, effective July 1, 2008.
  • The Kennel name “Silverwood” was permanently retired for Bull Terriers at the request of the Bull Terrier Club of America.
  • There were comprehensive amendments to the Junior Showmanship Regulations. The complete revisions are included with the minutes of the November 2007 meeting and are effective January 1, 2008.
  • The Board approved a request from the Dachshund Club of America to permit local Dachshund Specialty Clubs to hold up to four Dachshund Field Trials a year.

The following Delegates were approved:

  • Dale Hunsburger, Trimble, MO, to represent St. Joseph Kennel Club
  • Rod Ott, Carey, OH, to represent Lima Kennel Club
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