Resource Materials

The Public Education department offers brochures, books, and fliers that contain popular AKC responsible dog ownership messages or games and activities for children. Read below for more information.


Our brochures are available in a downloadable PDF that can be printed and copied for your convenience.

Sign the Pet Promise Petition 

The AKC Responsible Dog Owner Pet Promise, created to bring the spirit of AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day to life and adapted from the AKC Canine Good Citizen Responsible Dog Owner's Pledge, reminds us that raising a happy and healthy pet is more than just playtime and pampering. Sign the petition to show your commitment to providing the best care for your dog

Books and Posters

Here are three items that are wonderful tools in educating children about the world of dogs. The links below will take you to more information on each item in the AKC Online Store.

The New Complete Dog Book

The best selling dog book of all time, The New Complete Dog Book includes photographs, history, and the official standard for every breed admitted to AKC registration.

AKC Breed Identification Guide

A portable version of our popular breed poster, the AKC Breed ID Guide is designed to help you identify AKC's recognized breeds. This pocket-sized, laminated guide has colorful illustrations and provides the breeds' parent club websites' conveniently at your finger tips!

AKC Breeds Poster

A full-color 25" x 38" wall poster, The AKC Guide to Purebred Dogs features breeds currently registered by the AKC and is a useful reference tool for schools, libraries, veterinarians, shelters and anyone interested in purebred dogs.

How to Approach a Dog 

11" x 17" wall poster.

24" x 36" Wall Poster.

Hotel Door Tag


Reproducibles for Children