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Highlights From The June 2013 AKC Delegate and Board Meetings

(Tuesday, June 18, 2013)

Highlights from the June 11-12, 2013 meetings of the AKC Delegates and AKC Board of Directors are as follows. Full details on these actions, as well as other actions taken, are included in the minutes for the meetings, which will be posted on the AKC website.

Delegate Meeting

  • The Delegates approved an amendment to the Rules for Pointing Breed Field Trials to permit the Irish Setter Club of America to hold a Gun Dog Championship open to walking handlers only.
  • It was reported that AKC had retained the Edelman PR firm to assist in its public relations outreach and communications efforts.

Board Meeting

  • The Board adopted a procedure for the selection of the Conformation Judges Review Committee. The committee is to consist of two Executive Field Representatives and three judges randomly selected from a Board-approved pool of judges. The full details are in the June 2013 minutes.
  • The Board approved the creation of a new AKC Community Canine Testing Program which targets the pet-owning public. The program builds on the skills learned in the CGC program. Effective October 1, 2013, dogs that pass the Community Canine test will receive the title of Community Canine (CMC).
  • The Federacion Canina Dominicana (Dominican Republic) was added to the list of foreign registries with pedigrees acceptable for AKC registration.
  • The National Owner Handled Series competition may be offered at any independent Conformation event (All-Breed, Group Specialty) beginning with the 2014 qualifying period (October 10, 2013).