Federations: A Strong Voice for Dog Owners
Did you know that the American Kennel Club recognizes over 40 state and local federations, coalitions, and alliances? These hardworking organizations are made up of AKC-affiliated clubs and other concerned individuals who are interested in protecting and promoting the world of purebred dogs. They understand that by joining forces, they can wield a powerful voice […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/federations-strong-voice-dog-owners/ | June 2, 2003
Attention Indiana Sportsmen
Field trialers and hunt test enthusiasts in Indiana who have been frustrated by their state's recent restrictions on performance events have an opportunity to share their thoughts with state officials in June. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Fish and Wildlife is hosting a series of open houses around the state June 3-11th. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/attention-indiana-sportsmen/ | May 28, 2003
Help for Homeowners
For years, homeowners with certain breeds of dogs have had an increasingly difficult time obtaining homeowners' insurance. Now with summer fast-approaching, dog owners could find that task even more daunting. Media coverage of summer dog bites may draw negative attention to the issue, causing carriers to raise a warning flag on all customers who own […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/help-for-homeowners/ | May 13, 2003
Attention Detroit Dog Owners
Last week, newspapers reported that the Detroit City Council may consider a ban on "pit bulls" and Rottweilers as a result of problems area postal workers are having with dangerous dogs. The AKC's Canine Legislation department immediately contacted and spoke with representatives from the council members' staff, noting our concern that banning breeds would punish […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/attention-detroit-dog-owners/ | May 12, 2003
AKC Applauds American Airlines
After months of negotiations, the American Kennel Club (AKC) has learned that American Airlines is reversing its ban on Rottweilers, Doberman Pinschers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Bull Terriers, American Pit Bull Terriers, and any mixed breeds containing one or more of those breeds. Effective May 17th, 2003, all dog breeds will once again be accepted for […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/akc-applauds-american-airlines/ | May 6, 2003
American Airlines Lifts Breed Ban
After months of negotiations, the American Kennel Club (AKC) has learned that American Airlines is reversing its ban on Rottweilers, Doberman Pinschers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Bull Terriers, American Pit Bull Terriers, and any mixed breeds containing one or more of those breeds. Effective May 17th, 2003, all dog breeds will once again be accepted for […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/american-airlines-lifts-breed-ban/ | May 5, 2003
CA Fanciers Defeat Proposed Ban on Hunting with Dogs
AKC and California fanciers scored a major victory when AB342, which would have prohibited hunting with dogs or training for that purpose, was soundly rejected in committee by a vote of 19-0. The bill was granted reconsideration as a courtesy to the author, meaning it could possibly come before the Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ca-fanciers-defeat-proposed-ban-on-hunting-with-dogs/ | April 22, 2003
Update: Iowa Bill Goes from Bad to Worse
The dangerous dog bill in Iowa has a new number, SF446 (formerly SSB1195), and the breed-specific aspects of the bill have been dropped. Unfortunately, the bill is so poorly written that it now puts all dogs in jeopardy. SF446 declares all unleashed or unmuzzled dogs dangerous and never addresses the behavior of the dog itself […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-iowa-bill-goes-from-bad-to-worse/ | April 16, 2003
Iowa Considers ‘Vicious’ Breeds
Rottweilers, Dobermans and “pit bulls” would be declared vicious under a bill introduced this week in Iowa. The bill, SSB1195, was introduced by the Senate Committee on Government Oversight April 8th and was approved just two days later for consideration by the full Senate. Iowa fanciers must act now to stop this fast-moving bill. WHAT […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/iowa-considers-vicious-breeds/ | April 11, 2003
AKC Urges USDA to Improve Animal Welfare Act
In a letter to Secretary Ann Veneman, the American Kennel Club is urging the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to make important and needed improvements to the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). The AWA requires that minimum standards of care and treatment be provided for certain animals sold at wholesale, used in research, and transported commercially. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/akc-urges-usda-to-improve-animal-welfare-act/ | April 7, 2003

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