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.

Public Education Award

AKC Licensed and Member Clubs are eligible to be recognized for their work in Public Education.

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 Patch Program

The AKC Patch Program is a fun, interactive program that teaches children about purebred dogs, events and more.

Educator Resources

Standards aligned lesson plans, hands-on activities, and professional development for teachers.

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.