December 2012 AKC Board Meeting Highlights
  New York, NY – Highlights from the December 12, 2012 meeting of the AKC Board of Directors are as follows. Full details on these actions, as well as other actions taken, are included in the minutes for the meeting, which are posted on the AKC website, within one week of the meeting. Effective April […] | December 21, 2012
American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen Becomes an Official AKC Title
In celebration of dogs with good manners at home and in the community, beginning January 1, 2013, passing the AKC®’s Canine Good Citizen® test can be recognized as an official American Kennel Club® title for all dogs. Since the program began in 1989, the CGC® has been considered an “award.” Dogs that passed the 10-step […] | December 19, 2012
James W. Smith Named 2012 AKC Breeder of the Year
Award Presented at AKC/Eukanuba National Championship   James W. Smith of North Collins, NY was honored with the 2012 AKC Breeder of the Year Award for his Absolutely Smooth Fox Terriers at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship on Sunday, December 16, 2012.  The annual award honors those breeders who have dedicated their lives to improving the […] | December 16, 2012
Wire Fox Terrier ‘Sky’ Wins Best in Show at Twelfth AKC/Eukanuba National Championship
National Champion Beats Thousands of Dogs from All 50 States and Over 50 Countries   National Obedience Champion and Best Junior Handler are Repeat Winners!   Orlando, FL (Dec. 16, 2012) – The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Best in Show honors and $50,000 in prize money went to GCH CH Afterall Painting the Sky, a Wire […] | December 16, 2012
Dog Show Superintendents Association Donates $5,000 to AKC Canine Legislation Support Fund
A recent donation of $5,000 by the Dog Show Superintendents Association to the AKC’s Canine Legislation Support Fund (CLSF) will allow the American Kennel Club® (AKC®) the ability to strengthen even further its efforts to ensure that the rights of AKC registrants as responsible dog owners are protected.   "The DSSA shares a mutual interest […] | December 11, 2012
Puppies Are Not Stocking Stuffers! AKC Offers Tips For a Safe Holiday Season With Your Dog
New York, NY – The holidays are a fun and happy time, but they are also extremely hectic. One family member that can get lost in the hustle and bustle is the dog. Because of the added stress and frequent travel that the holidays can bring, the American Kennel Club (AKC®) offers safety tips for […] | December 7, 2012
New Championship Event and Two Titles Enhance AKC Pointing Breed Field Trial Program
The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is expanding its Pointing Breed Field Trial program with several new offerings: the AKC Walking Gun Dog Championship and two new titles, Grand Field Champion and Grand Amateur Field Champion.   “We’re pleased to add the Walking Gun Dog Championship and the Grand titles to the activities available in AKC’s […] | December 6, 2012
A Celebration of Dogs in Art: Join Us for Barkfest at Bonhams
Barkfest at Bonhams - An Art-Viewing Event for You and Your Dog! Sunday, February 10, 2013 from 10 a.m. to Noon at 580 Madison Avenue   Save the date! Bring your dog and join the AKC Humane Fund at the Barkfest at Bonhams, a charity brunch on February 10, 2013 to preview an exquisite collection […] | December 6, 2012
AKC Awards Fourth Quarter Community Achievement Awards
Northeastern Indiana Kennel Club, Northeastern Maryland Kennel Club and Spokane Kennel Club Honored With AKC Community Achievement Awards   The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) announces that the Northeastern Indiana Kennel Club (IN), the Northeastern Maryland Kennel Club (MD) and the Spokane Kennel Club (WA) are winners of the fourth quarter AKC Community Achievement Awards for […] | December 6, 2012
2012 National Owner-Handler Series Top Dog Rankings Now Available on AKC Website
The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) has released the 2012 top dog rankings for the inaugural year of the AKC National Owner-Handler Series (NOHS). Rankings are compiled based on the AKC National Owner-Handler Series Point Schedule for Best of Breed, Group and Best in Show placements. “Thank you to all who participated in the AKC National Owner-Handler Series […] | December 3, 2012

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