The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is proud to announce the AKC FIT DOG program.
AKC FIT DOG is an introductory level incentive program that will offer dog owners who reach a specified fitness goal a free car magnet featuring the AKC FIT DOG logo. Participation in AKC FIT DOG will bring health benefits to both dogs and their owners.
“The most commonly recommended exercise to improve fitness by both physicians and veterinarians is walking,” said Mary Burch, Director of the AKC Family Dog program. “AKC FIT DOG has adopted the American Heart Association’s recommendation of 30 to 40 minutes of walking for a total of 150 minutes per week. If we can get people walking with their dogs, we can contribute to the overall health, fitness and well-being of dogs and their owners.”
“We hope AKC clubs and other organizations will have fun with this program in their own unique way,” said Doug Ljungren, Executive VP for Sports & Events. “Group walks will help socialize dogs and promote fitness and fellowship.”
To participate in AKC FIT DOG and earn your free car magnet, please go to: https://www.akc.org/sports/akc-family-dog-program/akc-fit-dog/