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AKC President and CEO Dennis Sprung
Press Releases Acting AKC President And CEO – Dennis Sprung
Dennis brings years of experience and expertise to this position, having been involved in the fancy for 35 years as a breeder, exhibitor, club officer, judge and delegate, said Ronald H. Menaker, AKC Chairman of the Board. This expertise, coupled with the broad scope of his responsibilities over the last 15 years, make him most […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/acting-akc-president-and-ceo-dennis-sprung/ | November 11, 2003
Legislative Alerts The ‘Puppy Protection Act’ Introduced in the House
In November 2003, the so-called "Puppy Protection Act" (PPA) was introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY) designated H.R. 3484. 36 co-sponsors have signed onto the bill. H.R. 3484 is virtually identical to the PPA introduced by Whitfield in the 107th Congress, except that it does not require setting federal "socialization" […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/the-puppy-protection-act-introduced-in-the-house/ | November 11, 2003
Legislative Alerts Introduction of ‘Puppy Protection Act’ Appears Imminent
Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA), the principal sponsor of the so-called "Puppy Protection Act" (PPA) in the 107th Congress has informed the American Kennel Club that he plans to introduce a modified version of the PPA in the near future. The new version of the PPA will be virtually identical to the original, except that it […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/introduction-of-puppy-protection-act-appears-imminent/ | October 31, 2003
Press Releases AKC Announces Debut of Online Litter Registration
  New Service Offers Ease and Convenience to AKC Customers The American Kennel Club is pleased to announce that as of October 27, 2003 litter registrations will be accepted online. This will enable users to more quickly and easily register their litters at www.akc.org. This service is the first of many new services that AKC […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-announces-debut-of-online-litter-registration/ | October 27, 2003
Press Releases AKC Vice President To Oversee Additional Responsibilities
  The American Kennel Club announced today that effective immediately, Noreen E. Baxter will oversee the following departments in addition to her current duties: Communications, Internet Services, Marketing and Publications. Her title of Vice President of Public Education and Canine Legislation will change to Vice President of Communications. "By closely linking the efforts of these […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-vice-president-to-oversee-additional-responsibilities/ | October 14, 2003
Press Releases Halloween With Your Dog
  American Kennel Club Offers Tips For A Safe And Happy "Howloween" With Your Dog The day for trick or treating will soon be here, yet, neither tricks nor too many treats are good for your dog, and Halloween can certainly be a scary experience for your pet. Here are some tips from the American […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/halloween-with-your-dog/ | October 10, 2003
Press Releases World Agility Championship Results
The American Kennel Club (AKC) welcomed home the AKC/USA World Agility Team after a weekend of intense competition at the World Agility Championship in Lievin, France from September 26-28. The AKC/USA World Agility Team, sponsored by The Iams Company and K9 Advantix , traveled overseas to compete against 30 different countries. The large dog team […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/world-agility-championship-results/ | October 3, 2003
Press Releases AKC Announces Recipients of 2004 Lifetime Achievment Awards
  The AKC Lifetime Achievement Awards honor those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of purebred dogs on a national level. The recipients are selected by votes cast by AKC member clubs for one of three nominees in the categories of Conformation, Companion Events, and Performance. The awards, engraved Tiffany and Co. […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-announces-recipients-of-2004-lifetime-achievment-awards/ | October 3, 2003
Chairman's Reports September 2003 Chairman’s Report
This year we are celebrating the 76th year of AKC Junior Showmanship.  Formerly called Children's Handling, the event was founded by Len Brumby Sr. at the Westbury Kennel Association as a class for youngsters to compete in during their day at the dog show. I’m sure Mr. Brumby would be pleased to see how his […]
https://www.akc.org/chairmans-reports/2003-09/ | September 8, 2003
Chairman's Reports August 2003 Chairman’s Report
We were delighted to learn that cumulative ratings indicated more people watched the last AKC/Eukanuba National Championship on Animal Planet and Discovery Channel than any other televised dog show.  Therefore our televised event is one of the most important vehicles we have to positively showcase AKC programs and the sport. One group that deserves special […]
https://www.akc.org/chairmans-reports/2003-08/ | August 11, 2003
Press Releases New AKC Public Service Announcement
  The American Kennel Club's public service announcement (PSA) campaign continues to deliver important messages to the general public about purebred dogs. The newest television PSA, titled "A Dog is for Life," focuses on the long-term commitment of getting a dog. It has been distributed to over 500 television stations across the country and we […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/new-akc-public-service-announcement/ | August 7, 2003
Press Releases Best in Show Winner to Receive New Suzuki
American Suzuki Awards Vehicle to AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Winner The American Kennel Club, Animal Planet and The Iams Company announced today that American Suzuki Motor Corporation will award a new car as part of the grand prize for the 2003 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. The owner/s of the Best in Show winning dog will receive a […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/best-in-show-winner-to-receive-new-suzuki/ | July 31, 2003
Press Releases Lifetime Achievement Awards 2004
  In its endless pursuit to recognize outstanding members of the fancy, The American Kennel Club Lifetime Achievement Awards were launched in 1998 and are now in its sixth year of honoring the Fancy's best. The purpose of the awards is to celebrate those individuals whose many years of selfless effort have made significant contributions […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/lifetime-achievement-awards-2004/ | July 23, 2003
Press Releases AKC Holiday Card Collection
Celebrate the holidays with a gift that gives back to purebred dogs. The AKC is pleased to present this year's Holiday Card Collection-cards specially chosen for dog lovers everywhere. Get a jump on the holiday rush by selecting your cards now, and receive two free gifts with your purchase. The Collection features a variety of […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-holiday-card-collection/ | July 18, 2003
Press Releases AKC Welcomes 2003 Summer Interns
  New York, NY - The American Kennel Club is pleased to welcome the seven students who have been chosen to participate in the AKC Internship Program. The program--open to college students with a background and interest in purebred dogs--is designed to further their professional development as well as help the AKC identify potential employees […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-welcomes-2003-summer-interns/ | July 9, 2003
Chairman's Reports June 2003 Chairman’s Report
As the cut-off date for nominations for the 2003 Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE) approaches (June 30th), I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight this wonderful AKC program, now in its 4th year. Since AKC first celebrated the extraordinary canine-human bond with this award in 1999,  we have been delighted, humbled, saddened and awed […]
https://www.akc.org/chairmans-reports/2003-06/ | June 26, 2003
Chairman's Reports June Chairman’s Report
As the cut-off date for nominations for the 2003 Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE) approaches (June 30th), I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight this wonderful AKC program, now in its 4th year.  Since AKC first celebrated the extraordinary canine-human bond with this award in 1999,  we have been delighted, humbled, saddened and awed […]
https://www.akc.org/chairmans-reports/2003-06-2/ | June 9, 2003
Press Releases Addition of Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever (Toller) officially joined the ranks of the American Kennel Club on July 1, 2003. As of this date the Toller will enjoy regular status as an AKC-recognized breed in the Sporting Group, and the addition will round out the total number of AKC-recognized breeds to 150. Coincidentally, this Canadian […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/addition-of-nova-scotia-duck-tolling-retriever/ | June 4, 2003
Press Releases Don’t Leave Your Dog in a Hot Car!
When it's only 80 degrees outside, a car can heat up to more than 120 degrees in just minutes. In that kind of heat, a dog could easily die. That's why the American Kennel Club recommends that dog owners never leave their dog alone in a car during warm weather. For additional tips on canine […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/dont-leave-your-dog-in-a-hot-car/ | June 2, 2003
Chairman's Reports May 2003 Chairman’s Report
AKC was honored to host Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, at a luncheon at our Corporate Headquarters in New York City on Wednesday, April 30. Princess Anne was the guest of honor at an event to celebrate the launch of AKC's Pet Healthcare Program. As the president of the Animal Health Trust […]
https://www.akc.org/chairmans-reports/2003-05/ | May 26, 2003

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