Five Canine Heroes Honored with AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence
Recipients Include a World-Class Drug Buster and a “READ”ing Rottweiler   The AKC® Humane Fund announced the winners of the 13th annual AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE), which commemorates five loyal, hard-working dogs that have made significant contributions to their communities in each of the following five categories: Exemplary Companion Dog, Law […] | September 18, 2012
Highlights from the September 11, 2012 Delegates Meeting and September 11-12, 2012 Board Meeting
Highlights from the September 2012 meetings of the Delegates and 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.   Delegates Meeting AKC announced […] | September 14, 2012
Hundreds of Raleigh Residents Invited To Try Agility and AKC Rally At AKC Responsible Dog Ownership
All dogs are welcome to join the fun whizzing through weave poles and flying over jumps at the FREE AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day, hosted by AKC this September 22, 2012 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the NC State Fairgrounds. The AKC is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the AKC RDO Days program […] | September 14, 2012
AKC Honors Canine Heroes With New Urban Search and Rescue Titles
Today, five-year-old English Springer Spaniel Pride ‘N Joy’s Juno-Lupa, better known as "Juno," and her handler Beckie Stanevich, AKC Delegate for the Mountaineer Kennel Club, became the first dog and handler team to receive the new American Kennel Club Urban Search and Rescue (SAR) title. The pair, which serves on FEMA’s Ohio Task Force One […] | September 11, 2012
Judging Panel Announced for the 2013 AKC National Obedience Championship and Inaugural 2013 AKC Rall
The judging panels for the 2013 AKC National Obedience Championship and inaugural 2013 AKC Rally® National Competition have been released.   Both events will take place at the Companion Events Extravaganza, which is slated to be held for the first time on March 15-17, 2013 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.   The judging panels are as follows: […] | September 10, 2012
Put Your Pooch’s Party Hat On And Join The Celebration!
More than 600 Local events Join AKC TO CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF Responsible Dog Ownership DAYS Interested in learning training and grooming tips from the pros? Looking for a new canine family member? Or want to start competing in AKC events? Then be sure to mark "AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days" on your calendar this […] | September 4, 2012
Michael Szabo Hired as Executive Field Representative
The American Kennel Club is pleased to announce that Michael Szabo has been hired as an Executive Field Representative.   Michael will join the staff on October 1, 2012 and will relocate to the Chicago area and he will cover shows in the Midwest.   “Michael brings a broad background as a breeder, valuable expertise […] | August 29, 2012
2013 AKC Obedience Classic Welcomes Additional Competitors With New Masters Class
Eligibility Criteria Also Updated   A new Masters Class added to the inaugural AKC Obedience Classic slated for December 2013 in Orlando, Florida, as well as revised eligibility for the Novice, Open and Utility classes, will give more Obedience exhibitors a chance to compete, the American Kennel Club® announced today. “With the eligibility criteria as it was originally established, we […] | July 24, 2012
2013 AKC Pointing Breed Gun Dog Championship Returns to Nebraska
2013 AKC Pointing Breed Gun Dog Championship to Return to Nebraska's Branched Oak Field Trial Grounds   The 20th running of the AKC Pointing Breed Gun Dog Championship will be held at the Branched Oak Field Trial Grounds near Lincoln, Nebraska. The multi-day event, beginning Saturday, March 16, 2013, will consist of two Championship stakes […] | July 23, 2012
AKC Announces Staff Promotions and Retirements
New York, NY – AKC President and CEO Dennis B. Sprung announces staff promotions as a result of a number of recent retirements in several departments. "We are at a time when a number of members of our management team are reaching retirement age," said Sprung. "As a result, AKC's carefully crafted Succession Plan has […] | July 20, 2012

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