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The AKC Government Relations Department is pleased to introduce newly updated AKC economic and community impact figures for all 50 states. The AKC Impact By State packet provides valuable information to share with lawmakers, local media, chambers of commerce and other community entities about the positive impact that AKC clubs, affiliates and events have in each and every state.

Easy-to-share one-page summaries have been updated to include a broad range of information including:

  • Economic impact of AKC dog shows
  • The number of AKC dog clubs and shows by state
  • AKC Reunite disaster relief trailer and K-9 Officer donations by state
  • AKC Canine Health Foundation (AKC CHF) Research grants and dollars by state

This newly revised resource utilizes survey data of expenditures in local communities by dog show exhibitors in 2022. The updated survey revealed that exhibitors spend approximately $982 in a local community during a dog show weekend.

The American Kennel Club prides itself on being the champion for all dogs – and for dog-friendly communities too! We urge you to take a few moments and see and share just a few highlights of what AKC is doing in your state.

Visit the AKC Government Relations toolbox to see the full economic impact by state report and overview or to print or share a one-page flyer about our impact in your state.

For more information or questions regarding these state impact papers, please contact AKC Government Relations at or 919-816-3720.