Responsible Dog Ownership Day to Shine Blue with Helmsley Building This September
The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs is proud to announce that the Helmsley Building, located at 230 Park, will shine blue this Saturday, September 18, 2021 in honor of Responsible Dog Ownership Day. “The American Kennel Club is extremely grateful to RXR Realty for approving […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/responsible-dog-ownership-day-shine-blue-helmsley-building-september/ | September 15, 2021
The American Kennel Club Promotes Sandra D’Andrea to Field Director of Conformation
The American Kennel Club (AKC®) is pleased to announce that Sandra D’Andrea has been promoted to Field Director of Conformation effective September 1, 2021. In her new role, she will be responsible for managing the field staff at conformation events.  Sandra joined the AKC in November 2012 as an Executive Field Representative based in the […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/american-kennel-club-promotes-sandra-dandrea-field-director-conformation/ | August 30, 2021
Senators Take Action to Forestall Potential Crisis of Unhealthy Imported Dogs
Memorandum Today, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Tina Smith (D-MN) introduced a measure to require that all dogs imported into the U.S. meet minimum health standards as demonstrated in a health certificate issued by a recognized veterinary authority in the country of origin. The Senate Healthy Dog Importation Act of 2021 joins companion measure HR […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/senators-take-action-forestall-potential-crisis-unhealthy-imported-dogs/ | August 4, 2021
Clifford W. Steele and Jeffrey Wright Hired as AKC Executive Field Representatives
The American Kennel Club (AKC®) is pleased to announce that Clifford W. Steele and Jeffrey Wright have been hired as Executive Field Representatives in Conformation, with Mr. Steele covering the New England area, and Mr. Wright covering the Midwest. Both started their positions in July 2021. “Both Clifford and Jeffrey have been handling dogs for […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/clifford-w-steele-jeffrey-wright-hired-akc-executive-field-representatives/ | August 4, 2021
The American Kennel Club’s Wildly Popular ‘Down and Back’ Podcast Returns for Season 2
The American Kennel Club (AKC®) is proud to announce the return of the popular podcast series, “Down and Back: Stories From the American Kennel Club Archives”. Season two kicks off today. AKC Historian Bud Buccone returns with all-new stories of purpose-bred dogs that will continue to delight a new generation of listeners. The first episode, […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/american-kennel-clubs-wildly-popular-back-podcast-returns-season-2/ | July 23, 2021
The American Kennel Club and GF Sports & Entertainment Announce Additional AKC Meet the Breeds Tour Dates on Sale
Tickets On-Sale Today for Tampa, Columbus, and New Orleans via SeatGeek The American Kennel Club (AKC)®, the leading purebred dog registry and governing body of canine sports in the United States, and GF Sports & Entertainment, a global sports and entertainment events and operations company, today announced tickets on sale for three additional cities on […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/american-kennel-club-gf-sports-entertainment-announce-additional-akc-meet-breeds-tour-dates-sale/ | July 22, 2021
American Kennel Club Introduces Enhanced DNA Test Kits
The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world's largest dog registry and leading industry authority and advocate for dogs, is pleased to announce that an enhanced DNA test kit is now available. This new product utilizes an improved method of submitting canine DNA samples to the American Kennel Club. The updated AKC DNA kits contain a […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/american-kennel-club-introduces-enhanced-dna-test-kits/ | July 16, 2021
American Kennel Club Crowns New National Champions in Obedience and Rally
The top dogs in the nation were crowned from an overall combined entry of more than 640 dogs this past weekend at the AKC National Obedience Championship and AKC Rally® National Championship. Competitions were held July 9th-11th, 2021 at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington, OH. “It was absolutely incredible to watch these outstanding performances as […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/american-kennel-club-crowns-new-national-champions-obedience-rally-3/ | July 12, 2021
American Kennel Club Announces 2021 AKC Trick Dog National Competition
- Juniors Division Added To This Years’ Competition - The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world's largest dog registry and leading industry authority and advocate for dogs, is pleased to announce the 2021 AKC Trick Dog National Competition. The event will once again be virtual allowing trick dogs everywhere to enter. New to this years’ […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/american-kennel-club-announces-2021-akc-trick-dog-national-competition/ | July 6, 2021
U.S. Congress: AKC Lauds Introduction of Healthy Dog Importation Act of 2021 to Protect Animal and Public Health
MEMORANDUM: The American Kennel Club welcomes the introduction today of the Healthy Dog Importation Act of 2021 in the U.S. House of Representatives. AKC is grateful for the bipartisan leadership of Congressmen  Kurt Schrader, DVM (D-OR-5) and Congressman Dusty Johnson (R-SD- ALL)  in sponsoring the bill, and believes this will go a long way to addressing concerns […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/u-s-congress-akc-lauds-introduction-healthy-dog-importation-act-2021-protect-animal-public-health/ | June 29, 2021

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