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2020 AKC US Detection Dog Conference

2020 AKC US Detection Dog Conference

July 9, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to cancel AKC’s annual Detection Dog Conference. However, we are excited to continue the dialog by offering you the opportunity to participate, at no cost, in a series of virtual networking sessions using online webinar technology.

On behalf of the AKC Detection Dog Task Force, please join us for our first online networking/informational panel session on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 7:00 PM Eastern.

 Topic: The Role of Vendors in the Contemporary Detection Dog Industry.


  • Heather Henderson, Vice President, Arete Canine LLC
  • Mike Dougherty, American K-9 Interdiction

Discussion will be informal, and will include: Who and what is a vendor? What role do they perform? Common misunderstandings of going through a vendor to sell a dog.

Breeders, trainers, and others interested in learning more about participating in the industry are encouraged to participate. The session will last less than one hour.

NEW: To view a video of this virtual panel session please click here