American Kennel Club Honors Connecticut State Senator Clark J. Chapin as AKC Legislator of the Year
New York, NY — The American Kennel Club® (AKC) is pleased to announce that Connecticut State Senator Clark J. Chapin has been named AKC Legislator of the Year for his work protecting Connecticut dog owners from harmful legislation. Senator Chapin will be awarded the James S. Holt Memorial Award for Promotion of Responsible Dog Ownership […] | September 30, 2013
AKC Community Helps Secure New K-9 Officer for Newtown
AKC Community Donates $14,250 to Secure Newtown's New K-9 Officer 'Saint Michael'   New German Shepherd Dog Sworn In At 'Baro' Tribute Ceremony   Newtown, CT — Newtown’s newest K-9 Officer ‘Saint Michael’, a two-year-old German Shepherd Dog, was sworn in today during a ceremony to pay tribute to the Newtown Police Department’s recently deceased […] | September 19, 2013
AKC Launches Dog Training Support Hotline
Is your dog driving you crazy with rambunctious behavior you just can't control? Puppy training giving you the blues? No time to search the Internet for advice you can trust?  Promoting responsible dog ownership is at the heart of the American Kennel Club, and the launch of its newest service, the Good-Dog!SM Helpline, gives dog […] | September 19, 2013
Get Involved – USDA/APHIS Regulations
Tomorrow (September 18, 2013), the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA/APHIS) will publish the final new federal regulations that narrow the “retail pet store” exemption under the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA), triggering a 60-day countdown to enactment (November 18, 2013) of those regulations.   The purpose of the new rule is […] | September 17, 2013
Help Your Community’s Pets During Times of Disaster With an AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer
With the ever-increasing number of floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and wildfires, AKC Reunite is helping communities across the nation prepare by mobilizing AKC Pet Disaster Relief.   AKC Reunite, working in conjunction with AKC clubs, is raising funds to help supply stocked mobile AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailers that deliver essential, nonperishable necessities for sheltering […] | September 17, 2013
Highlights From the September 2013 AKC Delegate and Board Meetings
Highlights from the September 10-11, 2013 meetings of the AKC 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 meetings, which will be posted on the AKC website.   Delegate Meeting An amendment to Chapter 4, […] | September 16, 2013
Welcome to AKC Reunite, The Way Home for Lost Pets
-- Formerly Known As AKC Companion Animal Recovery -- Raleigh, NC — AKC Reunite, the nation's largest non-profit pet recovery service, formerly known as AKC Companion Animal Recovery, today revealed its new name, logo and website. Pet owners will instantly connect with the new name - AKC Reunite - and recognize AKC Reunite as the […] | September 10, 2013
September Means Dog-Gone Good Times at Hundreds of AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days Events Nation
Dogs are often viewed as members of the family, but it’s important to know what kind of commitment a canine companion requires. To help spread the word, AKC is proud to host AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days (RDO Days) this September, with a Flagship Event in Raleigh, North Carolina, more than 600 events planned across […] | September 4, 2013
Group Honorees Named for the 2013 American Kennel Club Breeder of the Year Award
In an ongoing campaign to recognize the hard work and commitment of breeders dedicated to improving the health, temperament and quality of purebred dogs, the American Kennel Club® announced today the seven group recipients of the 2013 AKC® Breeder of the Year Award.    “The AKC Breeder of the Year Award celebrates several of AKC’s […] | September 3, 2013

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