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Highlights from the August 10-11, 2009 Meeting

(Thursday, August 13, 2009)

Highlights from the August 2009 meeting of the AKC Board of Directors are as follows:

  • The Board appointed the Nominating Committee that is to select candidates for the vacancies that are to be filled at the March 2010 Delegate Meeting:

    • Constance B. Vanacore, Irish Setter Club of America, Chair
    • Karen J. Burgess, Greater Clark County Kennel Club
    • Ruth W. Crumb, Mount Vernon Dog Training Club
    • Martha Feltenstein, American Tibetan Mastiff Association
    • David H. Hopkins, English Springer Field Trial Club of Illinois
    • Alternates:
    • Harold Miller, American Foxhound Club
    • James Efron, Nashville Kennel Club
  • The Cyprus Kennel Club and Asociacion Canofila Guatemalteca Acangua, were added to the list of registries with pedigrees acceptable for AKC registration.
  • At the request of the Irish Wolfhound Club of America, the Large Gazehound Racing Association was added to the list of organizations with non-AKC events that may be held by AKC clubs.
  • Revisions to the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier breed standard as published in the AKC GAZETTE were approved, effective September 30, 2009.
  • The Chow Chow, Pug, Scottish Terriers, and Swedish Vallhund were added to the list of breeds required to jump three-quarters of their height at the withers at AKC Obedience Events, effective January 1, 2010.
  • Chapter 1, Section 16, of the Obedience Regulations was amended, effective January 1, 2010 to allow a dog or handler ineligible to be entered in an "A" Class to be moved to the "B" Class at the same level.
  • The Pointing Breed Hunting Test Regulations were amended to permit a dog to enter a lower class until such time as it has received a title in a more advanced class.
  • The Coonhound Regulations were amended deleting a section on hearing devices to minimize confusion.

The following Delegates were approved:

  • Katherine A. W. Coxwell, Monroeville, AL, Bearded Collie Club of America
  • William E. Ellis, Larkspur, CO, Plum Creek Kennel Club of Colorado
  • Richard E. Grant, Foster, RI, South County Kennel Club
  • Karen Luckey, Old Brookville, NY, Spinone Club of America
  • Dr. Gregory Paveza, Hamden, CT, Elm City Kennel Club
  • Virginia Rowland, Templeton, MA, New England Dog Training Club
  • Larry L. Sorenson, Clayton, NC, Dachshund Club of America
  • Marcy L. Zingler, Ringwood, NJ, Sun Maid Kennel Club of Fresno