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Government Relations

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The AKC Government Relations Department (GR) is dedicated to protecting the rights of all dog owners, promoting responsible dog ownership and ensuring that laws governing dog ownership and breeding are reasonable, enforceable and non-discriminatory. The Government Relations department leads the AKC’s legislative efforts and identifies its goals as “working to protect the rights of all dog owners and promote responsible dog ownership” (AKC Mission Statement.) GR further identifies its mission as educating and informing responsible dog owners and breeders about the issues that impact them as well as monitoring and positively impacting legislation that affect them. (more)

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    American Kennel Club

    C/O Government Relations Department

    8051 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 100

    Raleigh, NC 27617-3390


    Phone: 919-816-3720

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    AKC Government Relations resources are available to help you be effective advocates for responsible dog ownership and breeding.

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    If you have any questions about these materials, or are dealing with a canine legislation issue, please contact AKC Government Relations at (919) 816-3720 or