AKC Public Education



The AKC Public Education Program teaches and promotes responsible dog ownership and fosters participation in the world of purebred dogs. Outreach programs and publications explain how to ever-strengthen the invaluable human-canine bond.

Canine Ambassador Program

Visit this section if you are interested in becoming a Canine Ambassador.

Canine Ambassador Directory

Directory searchable by zip code, last name and club. 

AKC Dog Show Patch Program

The AKC Dog Show Patch Program is a wonderful blend of fun and facts, which allows children to learn about AKC purebred dogs and dog shows. 

Resources for Teachers

Find dog-themed lesson plans in Math, Science, Art, Social Studies/History and English/Language Arts for children of all ages.

Resource Materials

Find brochures, books, and fliers for your dog events.

Public Education Materials

Need materials for your club's upcoming event? Find out what's included in a public education materials kit and how to place an order.

AKC Video Library

Watch the Top Ten videos from the AKC. 

Información en español

Información en español.

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