Deadline – Suggestions to the Tracking Advisory Committee is 12/31/03
  Exhibitors, instructors, judges and clubs are encouraged to suggest ideas for tracking tests, titles, regulation changes or clarifications that they believe to be in the best interest of AKC Tracking. Submissions will be accepted at or they may be mailed to Patricia Krause, AKC Companion Events, P. O. Box 37930, Raleigh, NC 27627-7930. […] | December 8, 2003
Annual AKC Gazette Forum Held In Long Beach, CA
As thousands of exhibitors, judges and spectators converged in Long Beach, CA in anticipation of the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, the AKC National Agility Championship and the AKC National Obedience Invitational, the AKC Gazette held its 3rd annual Gazette Forum. The lively discussion took place on Tuesday, December 2, and focused on the topic of international […] | December 3, 2003
Charles Kneifel Named Chief Information Officer
The American Kennel Club announced today that effective January 1, 2004, Charles Kneifel will officially be named Chief Information Officer. Kneifel, who has extensive experience in information technology, has been a consultant at the AKC for the past 6 months. Charley has been instrumental in the re-engineering of our registration system which is now completed, […] | December 2, 2003
AKC ACE Presentation in Texas
  On Saturday, November 15, Sadie, a Vizsla and this year's ACE Award recipient in the category of Exemplary Companion Dog, received an honorary plaque at the Fort Bend Kennel Club show in Katy, Texas. A check for $1,000 and a sterling silver medallion will be presented to Sadie's owners, Cindy, Mike and Joan Wall, […] | November 18, 2003
Gail Miller Named Director of Media Relations
  The American Kennel Club announced today the appointment of Gail E. Miller to the position of Director of Media Relations. Gail, who has significant experience in both communications and purebred dogs, will be responsible for developing media relationships in order to promote AKC programs, materials and services. Gail's parents, Don and Gail J. Miller, […] | November 17, 2003
Recognizing Contributors
  Many of the donations to the CA wildfires relief efforts have been made possible by the AKC-CAR Canine Support and Relief Fund. The permanent charitable fund has among its goals to provide resources, support and other assistance to not-for-profit animal shelters and similar not-for-profit organizations providing care for domestic animals orphaned or displaced as […] | November 17, 2003
AKC Chairman Appoints Committee To Deal With Conflicts Of Interest
  AKC Chairman Ron Menaker has appointed a committee to evaluate all areas of possible conflict of interest within the AKC and the sport. The committee will review conflict provisions now in place and make recommendations for possible modifications or additions, if deemed necessary. Its goal is a wide-ranging and thorough study of how, or […] | November 11, 2003
AKC President and CEO Dennis Sprung
Acting AKC President And CEO – Dennis Sprung
Dennis brings years of experience and expertise to this position, having been involved in the fancy for 35 years as a breeder, exhibitor, club officer, judge and delegate, said Ronald H. Menaker, AKC Chairman of the Board. This expertise, coupled with the broad scope of his responsibilities over the last 15 years, make him most […] | November 11, 2003
Update: AKC-CAR Relief Efforts Continue in CA
  The American Kennel Club (AKC) and AKC Companion Animal Recovery (AKC-CAR) continue to offer help to those rescuing and housing animals affected by the fires. As the fires subside, and the full scope of the damage is known, it is expected that requests for assistance will be numerous. AKC will continue to lead efforts […] | November 3, 2003
AKC Continues to Lead Efforts to Assist Animals Affected by California Wildfires
  The American Kennel Club (AKC) and AKC Companion Animal Recovery (AKC-CAR) continue to lead efforts in making supplies and other assistance available to the California authorities dealing with animals in areas affected by the wildfires. Donations of crates, scanners, etc., have been made to the follow organizations to date: Norton Air Force base (serving […] | November 1, 2003

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