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Highlights from the May 2008 Board Meeting

(Thursday, May 15, 2008)

Highlights from the May 2008 meeting of the AKC Board of Directors are as follows:

  • The following breeds were approved for AKC Championship Competition, effective January 1, 2009:
    • The Irish Red and White Setter, in the Sporting Group
    • The Norwegian Buhund, in the Herding Group
    • The Pyrenean Shepherd, in the Herding Group
  • The Entlebucher Mountain Dog and the Xoloitzcuintli were approved to compete in the Miscellaneous Class effective January 1, 2009.
  • New procedure to reinstate an individual suspended for deficiencies in registration and identification, after the deficiencies have been corrected, were discussed and approved. Details are in the minutes of this meeting.
  • The Rules, Policies and Guidelines for Conformation Judges were amended with the addition of the following sentence to the section on ramps: "Basset Hounds are expected to be judged on the ramp during breed judging."
  • The Obedience Regulations were amended to permit Group Clubs to hold all-breed obedience trials.

The following Delegates were approved:

  • Dr. John F. Davidson, Dunlap, IL, to represent Illinois Valley Kennel Club of Peoria
  • Martha Feltenstein, New York, NY, to represent American Tibetan Mastiff Association
  • Alan R. King, Wakefield, NH, to represent Upper Snake River Valley Dog Training Club
  • Stacey LaForge, New Providence, NJ, to represent Tibetan Terrier Club of America
  • Maggi Strouse, Virginia Beach, VA, to represent National Shiba Club of America
  • Paul W. Ziesmer, Swanzey, NH, to represent Cheshire Kennel Club