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Legislative Alerts California Update on Bills Impacting Dogs/Dog Owners
The California legislative session is in full swing and AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) continues to track many bills of interest to dog owners. In addition, we will continue to watch for any amendments or other actions that could affect responsible dog ownership. The following are current statuses of bills that AKC GR is following, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/california-update-bills-impacting-dogs-dog-owners/ | April 19, 2024
Legislative Alerts CA Update: Assembly Declines to Vote on Breeder Bill
On Tuesday, April 16, the California Assembly Business and Professions Committee held a hearing for AB 2425, a bill seeking to address concerns in animal shelters and change the definition of a dog breeder in California code to encompass hobbyists. No vote was taken during the hearing and at this time AKC believes the Business […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ca-update-assembly-declines-vote-breeder-bill/ | April 19, 2024
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Breeder Spotlight: Lacey & Luisma Benítez of LBK AmStaffs
Lacey and Luisma Benítez, of LBK American Staffordshire Terriers, are the first and only Platinum Breeders of Merit of the American Staffordshire Terrier. They are a married couple, navigating life between Spain and St. Augustine, Florida, and have been deeply involved in this breed for 20 years. Luisma, who is from Spain, is a software […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/breeder-spotlight-lacey-luisma-benitez-lbk-amstaffs/ | April 18, 2024
Pages Registration Policies
[accordion] [accordion_panel title="American Field Irish Setters (October 1975 Board meeting)"]  Based upon a request from the Irish Setter Club of America, AKC discontinued the registration of Irish Setters based upon pedigrees from the American Field Dog Stud Book. [/accordion_panel] [accordion_panel title="Auction Policy (July 2003 Board meeting)"]  The Board reviewed its policy on Auctions, considering the […]
https://www.akc.org/rules/policy-manual/policy-manual-registration/ | November 1, 2017
Clubs & Delegates State Issues April 2024
Twenty-eight state legislatures and the District of Columbia are currently in session. The following are highlights of current, active legislation around the country: Arizona – Senate Bill 1047 seeks to regulate dogs outdoors.  It provides specific exemptions for police and working dogs, hunting, training, “sporting and competitive functions”, and “lawful competitions”.  As introduced, the bill […]
https://www.akc.org/clubs-delegates/government-relations/newsletters/taking-command/state-issues-april-2024/ | April 17, 2024
Pages AKC DNA + Health Kit – Included Tests
Order AKC DNA + Health Kit Activate AKC DNA Kit DNA Resource Center All AKC DNA + Health Kits include the original 201 markers for genetic identity and parentage verification purposes, as well as over 328 genetic variants for health and traits, including coat color. Results are delivered by our trusted service provider (Neogen) with […]
https://www.akc.org/breeder-programs/dna/dna-resource-center/akc-dna-health/akc-dna-health-kit-included-tests/ | March 12, 2024
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Pages AKC Patriotic Puppy Program
The AKC Detection Dog Task Force has launched its AKC Patriotic Puppy Program – an opportunity for breeders and owners to work closely with experts on raising candidates for explosives detection work. The United States has a serious shortage of qualified dogs to perform the much-needed role of explosives detection dogs. As the number of […]
https://www.akc.org/akc-detection-dog-task-force/akc-pilot-detection-puppy-rearing-program/ | February 12, 2019
Pages Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need an appointment to view or research collections? Yes, an appointment is necessary so that the Archivist can be present and prepared to meet your research needs. At least 48 hours advance notice is required to ensure all desired materials are available for viewing. Please contact the Archivist using this form. What are […]
https://www.akc.org/about/archive/faq/ | December 19, 2014
Legislative Alerts CA Update: Los Angeles Passes Breeder Permit Suspension
On Tuesday, April 9, the Los Angeles City Council voted to suspend the issuance of new breeding permits until city animal shelters are below 75 percent of capacity. AKC continues to strenuously oppose this measure as responsible dog breeders are not the reason why city animal shelters are in distress. AKC will continue to advocate […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ca-update-los-angeles-passes-breeder-permit-suspension/ | April 10, 2024
Press Releases THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB INTRODUCES AKC® DNA + HEALTH
The American Kennel Club (AKC®), a not-for-profit organization, the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is excited to announce AKC® DNA + Health. This new test combines genetic health and traits testing with AKC DNA identification, creating a powerful tool for breeders. “At the AKC, we’re always looking for tools to […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/american-kennel-club-introduces-akc-dna-health/ | April 11, 2024

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