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Clubs & Delegates What’s New in GR May 2024
In May, two major federal issues dominated the canine legislation landscape. The U.S. House Agriculture Committee unveiled its draft for the 2024 Farm Bill, officially titled the Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024. This essential legislation reauthorizes U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs for five years and includes significant provisions affecting canine health […]
https://www.akc.org/clubs-delegates/government-relations/newsletters/taking-command/whats-new-gr-may-2024/ | May 23, 2024
Legislative Alerts U.S. Congress Constituent Update: Committee Approves House Farm Bill with Important Priorities for Dog Lovers. Thank your member in one click.
Early this morning, the U.S. House Agriculture Committee approved a House Farm Bill (H.R. 8467) that supports important priorities for dog enthusiasts and responsible breeders, including canine health, welfare and the rights of responsible dog owners. The bill was also approved without problematic potential amendments outlined in the May 17 alert.    We thank everyone […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/u-s-congress-constituent-update-committee-approves-house-farm-bill-important-priorities-dog-lovers-thank-member-one-click/ | May 24, 2024
Clubs & Delegates State Issues May 2024
Seventeen 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-may-2024/ | May 23, 2024
Pages Previously Aired AKC Education Webinars
[accordion] [accordion_panel title="2024"] Below you will find recording links and resources for webinars that aired in 2024. Once you click the recording link, you will be asked to enter your name and email address in order to access the recording. Webinar Topic Recording Link PYO: The Fear Inducing Three Letter Word Tuesday, January 9, 2024 […]
https://www.akc.org/public-education/akc-education-webinar-series/previously-aired-akc-education-webinars/ | March 15, 2024
Clubs & Delegates Legislative Toolbox
Here you can access a list of AKC Government Relations resources available to help you be effective advocates for responsible dog ownership and breeding! Be sure to check back often, as we are continuously adding new items.  If you have any questions about these materials, or are dealing with a canine legislation issue, please contact […]
https://www.akc.org/clubs-delegates/government-relations/toolbox/ | November 10, 2021
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Basset Hound Facts You May Not Know
With their trailing ears and adorably drooping faces, Basset Hounds are beloved pups—but did you know the breed originated in sixth-century France, as hunting cousins to the longer-legged Bloodhound? Here’s everything else you need to know about these jowly jewels of dogs.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/fun-facts-basset-hound/ | September 6, 2019
Dogue de Bordeaux puppy getting a drink of water outdoors on a hot day.
Expert Advice: General Nutrition Best Dog Food for Large Breeds: What to Know
Owning a large breed dog comes with large responsibilities, especially when it comes to choosing the best large breed dog food. After all, you want your dog to live a long, healthy, active life, and that starts with good nutrition. Feeding a properly formulated, high-quality diet is one of the most important things you can […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/large-breed-dog-food/ | June 1, 2020
Clubs & Delegates Legislative Toolbox
Here you can access a list of AKC Government Relations resources available to help you be effective advocates for responsible dog ownership and breeding! Be sure to check back often, as we are continuously adding new items.  If you have any questions about these materials, or are dealing with a canine legislation issue, please contact […]
https://www.akc.org/clubs-delegates/government-relations/toolbox/legislative-toolbox/ | November 10, 2021
Pages AKC’s Guide to Responsible Dog Breeding
Use the following resources as a guide to responsible dog breeding. You may also want to watch the AKC webinar on Planning Breedings: Are you ready to breed a litter of puppies? Prepare Yourself for Breeding a Litter of Puppies Breed to Improve Understand the Commitment Choose A Suitable Mate Know Your Genetics Finalize Stud […]
https://www.akc.org/breeder-programs/breeder-education/akcs-guide-responsible-dog-breeding/ | June 15, 2022
Legislative Alerts Understanding CDC’s New Rule for Bringing Dogs into the United States
Earlier this week, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a new rule for the importation of dogs into the United States. The rule, which becomes effective on August 1, 2024, will require all dogs to be at minimum six months of age prior to import into the U.S. The American […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/understanding-cdcs-new-rule-bringing-dogs-united-states/ | May 17, 2024
Expert Advice: Events Octavia Stensen Awarded Best Junior at 2024 Westminster Dog Show
The Junior Showmanship competition at Westminster celebrated its 90th year. Junior Handler Octavia Stensen took home 2024 Westminster Best Junior.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/2024-westminster-best-junior/ | May 15, 2024
Expert Advice: Puppy Health Parvo in Puppies: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
The last thing any new puppy owner or dog breeder wants to hear is a diagnosis of parvo. Parvo in puppies is unfortunately a common disease with deadly consequences, which is why it is important for anyone dealing with puppies on a regular basis to be aware of the symptoms of parvo and what to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/parvo-in-puppies/ | August 24, 2022
Two Miniature Bull Terrier puppies together outdoors.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Understanding Genetic Modes of Inheritance: an Introduction
Understanding the genetic modes of inheritance is vital for dog breeders, as it helps them predict the likelihood of traits or genetic disorders appearing in offspring. This article provides simplified explanations of different modes of inheritance, which will be expanded on in coming articles.   Genetic Building Blocks: Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is the molecule that […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/understanding-genetic-modes-inheritance-introduction/ | May 17, 2024
Legislative Alerts U.S. Congress Constituent Alert: Contact Congress Now to Support Base Text of House Farm Bill
Today, the U.S. House Agriculture Committee released draft language for the 2024 Farm Bill. This must-pass bill reauthorizes USDA programs for five years and also seeks to address federal animal welfare and breeder oversight programs. As introduced, the bill supports important priorities for dog enthusiasts and responsible breeders, including canine health, welfare and the rights […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/u-s-congress-constituent-alert-contact-congress-now-support-base-text-house-farm-bill/ | May 17, 2024
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding AKC Breeder Spotlight: Mary-Kay Schroeder of Bayswater Portuguese Water Dogs
Mary-Kay Schroeder of Bayswater Portuguese Water Dogs is an AKC Breeder of Merit who has been breeding PWDs since 1993. She lives in Cicero, Indiana, which is about 30 miles north of Indianapolis and on Morse Lake. Mary-Kay shows her dogs in conformation, agility, water, obedience, and scent work.   AKC: How did you get […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/akc-breeder-spotlight-mary-kay-schroeder-bayswater-portuguese-water-dogs/ | May 17, 2024
Pages Board Administration Policies
  [accordion] [accordion_panel title="AKC Educational Requirements Policy and Recommendations (April 2024 Board meeting)"] As an additional step in creating a safe and respectful sport environment for all, the AKC Board of Directors approved the following educational requirements policy and recommendations.  Effective immediately: AKC Board of Directors, Inspectors, Field Staff across all sports, AKC Registered Handlers, […]
https://www.akc.org/rules/policy-manual/akc-board-administration-policies/ | November 1, 2017
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
Legislative Alerts Tennessee: Positive Dog Laws Enacted in 2024
Tennessee’s legislative session ended on April 25, 2024, and the American Kennel Club (AKC) is pleased to report multiple legislative successes that benefit dogs and dog owners. AKC thanks members of AKC-affiliated clubs, sportsmen, and every individual who contacted their state lawmakers about bills that affect our dogs. Special thanks go to the Nashville Kennel […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/tennessee-positive-dog-laws-enacted-2024/ | May 14, 2024
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
French Bulldog puppy sitting on the floor in the living room.
Expert Advice: Preparing for Puppy Questions You Can Ask Your Potential Breeder
Getting a puppy is a big decision that shouldn't be taken lightly. Have this list of questions handy to get to know your breeder and your potential puppy.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/puppy-information/questions-to-ask-your-potential-breeder/ | August 9, 2016
Icelandic Sheepdog sitting facing right, head turned left.
Expert Advice: Fun Facts Icelandic Sheepdog Facts You May Not Know
The Icelandic Sheepdog is as old as Iceland itself. The ancestors of these Nordic spitz dogs arrived on the island with its first human inhabitants in the late 800s, and were used to herd and guard sheep, horses, and cattle. Today, these small-to-mid-sized working dogs make loyal, loving family pets.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/fun-facts-icelandic-sheepdog/ | September 10, 2019
Pages Who We Are
AKC Education consists of AKC Canine College, AKC Public Education, AKC Education Webinars, and Library and Archives. Each area plays an important role in achieving the mission and vision of AKC Education and in supporting the mission of American Kennel Club.   AKC Canine College is dedicated to creating quality online courses for judges, groomers, […]
https://www.akc.org/public-education/who-we-are/ | August 5, 2019
Bebout Award Photo
Clubs & Delegates AKC GR Awards Help Support Your Club’s Community Outreach
Did you know the AKC has several grant opportunities and awards that are given throughout the year to various AKC clubs, federations, and other exceptional community leaders who work to advance responsible dog ownership? One award is the Walter Bebout Memorial Award for Leadership in Canine Legislation. The Bebout award honors individuals and organizations that demonstrate […]
https://www.akc.org/clubs-delegates/government-relations/government-relations-blogs__trashed/akc-gr-awards-help-support-your-clubs-community-outreach/ | April 13, 2017
Sports & Events AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin
2024 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin Orange County Convention Center Orlando, FL December 14 & 15, 2024 All Sporting, Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting Breeds and Junior Showmanship Competition  will be Judged on Saturday All Working, Terrier, Herding Breeds, Miscellaneous and Best in Show will be Judged on Sunday The 2024 event will showcase the top canine athletes […]
https://www.akc.org/sports/conformation/national-championship/ | November 26, 2018
Sports & Events AKC/Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy & Junior Stakes
The AKC/Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy & Junior Stakes is held in conjunction with the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin   Orange County Convention Center Orlando, FL Friday, December 13, 2024   The AKC/Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy & Junior Stakes is a competition created especially for purebred dogs aged 6-18 months (Puppies 6-12 months/ […]
https://www.akc.org/sports/conformation/royal-canin-puppy-junior-stakes/ | September 21, 2022
Cocker Spaniel (ASCOB) standing outdoors.
Expert Advice: Fun Facts Cocker Spaniel Facts You May Not Know
Did you know that the Cocker Spaniel and English Cocker Spaniel are two different breeds? Learn more about the breed with these Cocker Spaniel fun facts.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/fun-facts-cocker-spaniel/ | August 30, 2016
Sports & Events Conformation: Frequently Asked Questions
Scheduling Conformation Events General Questions Points Schedule Formulation Specialties Held With All-Breed and Group Shows Classes and Entries Submitting Results Awards and Titles Judges and Judging Junior Showmanship Sweepstakes Trophies, Prizes, and Ribbons Club Membership Upload Tool Scheduling Conformation Events AKC recommended Best Practices to hire and assign judges, leading to an efficient schedule. General […]
https://www.akc.org/sports/conformation/resources/faq/ | October 26, 2017
Pages AKC Eddy Award
Good dogs come from good breeders. Good breeders strive to improve their breeds while considering canine health, temperament, training and promoting responsible dog ownership. Part art, part science, and total devotion, breeding is exciting and challenging. Breeder education is key. The American Kennel Club will be honoring Parent Clubs which provide outstanding breeder education materials […]
https://www.akc.org/public-education/resources-for-clubs/akc-eddy-award/ | July 12, 2023
Australian Shepherd herding sheep.
Expert Advice: Breed Preservation National Purebred Dog Day: Celebrating the Purpose-Bred Dog
Purebred dogs are symbols of the people and places that brought them into being. Every year, they're celebrated on National Purebred Dog Day.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/national-purebred-dog-day/ | April 22, 2022
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 AKC DNA Profile of 201 markers for genetic identity and parentage verification purposes 328 genetic variants for health and traits, including coat color Results are delivered by our trusted service provider (Neogen) with the […]
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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