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Public Education

Girl Scouts with K9 and Officer

AKC Public Education 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.

Educator Resources

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

Canine Ambassador Program

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

AKC Patch Program

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

Public Education Award

The Public Education Department seeks to acknowledge the efforts of those working to engage, facilitate, and convey the ongoing importance of the relationships between people and canines through education and outreach. Through this acknowledgement, the AKC Public Education Department hopes to ensure Club’s continued efforts in the area of Public Education, and to encourage others to join in the efforts.

Resource Center

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