American Kennel Club Honors the Antelope Valley Kennel Club with a Community Achievement Award
New York, NY — The American Kennel Club (AKC) announced today that the Antelope Valley Kennel Club (AVKC), of Lancaster, California, has been named a recipient of the AKC Community Achievement Award for over 50 years of service and dedication to its community. Since its establishment in 1955, the club has served and supported its […] | March 22, 2006
PAWS Discussion Draft Released
  Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) and Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) today released a "Discussion Draft" of an amended version of S. 1139, the "Pet Animal Welfare Statute of 2005" (PAWS). The Discussion Draft includes language clarifying several original provisions and adds some new provisions which resulted from input following a November 2005 hearing on the […] | March 16, 2006
AKC Announces Board of Directors Election Results
  --David Keene and Dr. William R. Newman Elected to Board of Directors; Incumbent Director Nina Schaefer Re-Elected; Ronald H. Menaker and David C. Merriam Re-Elected as Chairman and Vice Chairman Respectively -- The Annual Meeting of the AKC Delegates and subsequent meeting of the Board of Directors took place on March 14, 2006. David […] | March 15, 2006
Release of The Shaggy Dog and Success of 8 Below Prompt AKC to Remind Potential Dog Owners Not to Get Starstruck
-- Dog Experts Say Researching Breeds and Finding a Responsible Breeder Puts Your Pet in a Leading Role in Your Family. -- In light of the release this week of the film, "The Shaggy Dog," and the recent success of "8 Below" featuring Siberian Huskies, the American Kennel Club reminds moviegoers about the importance of […] | March 7, 2006
Kentucky Joins Growing List of States to Pass AKC Canine Good Citizen Resolutions
  -- Importance of Responsible Dog Ownership Now Recognized by 23 States -- As a state that is fighting extremely restrictive dog ordinance proposals, Kentucky has joined the growing list of states that have passed AKC Canine Good Citizen® (CGC™) resolutions. Kentucky's CGC resolution endorses the CGC program and acknowledges that problems related to dogs […] | March 3, 2006
AKC Chairman Says Recent Pennsylvania Kennel Seizure Illustrates Need for Legislation
  AKC Board Chairman Ron Menaker today commented on the seizure of several hundred dogs from a kennel in Chester County, PA, citing it as an example of the need for more comprehensive legislation to protect pets. "This very sad case is an example of why we support the Pet Animal Welfare Statute (PAWS)," said […] | March 1, 2006
Highlights from the February 2006 Board Meeting
Highlights from the February 2006 meeting of the AKC Board of Directors are as follows:   The Board approved a revised policy concerning visiting judges. The following actions were taken: The policy adopted at the July 2005 Board meeting was reaffirmed. However, the number of all-breed shows a visiting judge may do in a calendar […] | February 16, 2006
AKC Seeks Entries from Across the Nation for 7th Annual Awards for Canine Excellence
Is Your Dog Among the Country's Bravest, Boldest and Best Companions? New York, NY — Is your canine the kind that always lifts your spirits when you're feeling blue? Do you know a dog that helps the sick feel better? Heard of a pooch who played a role in a dramatic rescue? If so, what […] | February 14, 2006
Press Conference Held at AKC Headquarters: State Assemblyman Vincent Ignizio Introduces New Bill to Honor German Shepherd Dogs’ Service to the State of New York
Today at AKC's Headquarters in New York City, State Assemblyman Vincent Ignizio announced the introduction of Assembly Bill A9300 to recognize the German Shepherd Dog as the official dog of the State of New York. He was joined by Noreen Baxter, AKC's Vice President of Communications, and Anne Lettis of the Responsible Dog Owners Association […] | February 3, 2006
AKC’s Complete Dog Book 20th Edition On Sale Now
All 153 AKC-Recognized Breed Standards and Histories Included with Photographs The American Kennel Club has released the 20th edition of The Complete Dog Book, published by Ballantine Books. Previously revised in 1997, the volume has been a bestselling dog book for over seventy-five years (with over 2 million copies sold).   The newly revised The […] | January 30, 2006

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