Government Relations

The 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.

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The Government Relations department leads the AKC's legislative efforts.

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Legislative Tracking

Track legislation in your state and nationally that may impact the well-being of dogs and the rights of responsible dog owners.

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Your one stop shop for successful canine advocacy.

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AKC Federations

Working to protect the rights of all dog owners.

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Newsletters

Current issues and developments in canine legislation from around the country.

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Legislative Successes

Highlights from the past year.

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