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
AKC Honors Ohio Fancier Carol Jo Stuart with a Community Achievement Award
The American Kennel Club (AKC®) announced today that Carol Jo Stuart, of Peninsula, Ohio, has been named a recipient of the AKC Community Achievement Award for her love and support of all aspects of the canine community. The Metropolitan Cleveland Miniature Schnauzer Club (MCMSC), a group in which she serves as vice president and show […] | January 26, 2006
AKC Honors Oregon Fancier Lucille Perry with a Community Achievement Award
The American Kennel Club (AKC®) announced today that Lucille Perry, of Grants Pass, Oregon, has been named a recipient of the AKC Community Achievement Award for her efforts to promote responsible dog ownership. The Rogue Valley Kennel Club, a group in which she serves as public education coordinator and legislative liaison, nominated Perry. Perry was […] | January 26, 2006
Dave and Peggy Helming Receive AKC Breeder of the Year Award
Award Ceremony Featured on National Broadcast of AKC/Eukanuba National Championship The recipients of the AKC Breeder of the Year Award, Dave and Peggy Helming of Flemington, N.J., were honored on the live national broadcast of the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship on Saturday, January 14. The annual award honors those breeders who have dedicated their lives to […] | January 20, 2006
Labrador Retriever Leads the Pack According to AKC’s 2005 Registration Statistics
-- Tiny Terrier Poised to Overtake the Great Golden Retriever as Second Most Popular Dog in U.S.-- New York, NY — For the 15th consecutive year, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular purebred dog in America, according to AKC® registration figures released today. The Golden Retriever held onto the number two spot and the […] | January 11, 2006

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