This section of the AKC website offers practical information as well as facts and statistical information on a variety of dog-related topics.
About the AKC
Founded in 1884, the AKC is the largest purebred dog registry in the world. Along with its more than 5,000 licensed and member clubs and affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership.
- About the American Kennel Club
- History of the AKC
- Becoming Recognized by the AKC
- Breeds & Varieties List
- Breeds by Year Recognized
- The Cost of Owning a Dog
- Top 10 Questions to Ask When Getting a Dog from a Shelter
- AKC National Breed Club: Breed Rescue
- Cats and Dogs Together
- Building a Good Relationship with your Dog
- American Kennel Club Above and Beyond
- AKC Hosts 2018 Detection Dog Conference
- Join the AKC Puppy Pack and Spread the Word on Purebred Dog Ownership
- AKC Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE)
- What are Agility Trials?
- What is Junior Showmanship?
- What are Obedience Trials?
- What are AKC Tracking Competitions?
- The Economic Benefits of AKC Dog Shows
- The Road to Best in Show
- The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship: Top Dogs
- AKC Reunite Fast Facts