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Today, Link AKC, the company dedicated to improving the bond between dog and owner, announced that its recently launched smart dog collar has been named a CES 2017 Best of Innovation Awards Honoree. Products chosen as CES Best of Innovation Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting edge tech products and services coming to market.

Link AKC’s smart dog collar, which represents new advancements that combine sophisticated smart home, wearable and mobile technologies, scored higher than all other submissions in the wearable technologies product category. The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) ™, the producer of CES 2017, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.


“We are thrilled that the LINK AKC™ collar was selected by the Consumer Technology Association for the 2017 CES Best of Innovation in the Wearable Technology category and humbled to be considered alongside a number of impressive products within this category,” commented Heberto Calves, CMO & SVP of Marketing at Link AKC. “This award speaks to the growing demand for technology within the $63 billion pet market. Today, many people see their pets in the same vein as their children and we’ve designed a product to truly enhance that emotional connection and bond.”


The LINK AKC smart collar is designed to be both fashionable and functional. Providing an aesthetically pleasing look, the smart device is adorned with stylish latigo leather and features a convex-shaped design that comfortably fits the natural shape of a dog’s neck. Additionally, the collar and accompanying app helps dog owners stay fully connected with GPS and location monitoring while also managing their pup’s well being via activity tracking and insights, temperature notifications, vet and health reminders, and more.

The LINK AKC smart collar is now available for a discounted pre-order price on as well as Amazon. Collars are expected to ship by early 2017.