Bobby Birdsong Named Director Of Event Operations
The American Kennel Club is pleased to announce the promotion of Bobby Birdsong to Director of Event Operations. Birdsong brings a tremendous amount of experience in operations management and the sport of purebred dogs to his new position. Birdsong, who has been employed at the American Kennel Club since 1995, has over thirty years experience […] | March 31, 2004
Thank you from the US Obedience Team
  We are thrilled to announce that the US obedience team took 4th place at the first ever international obedience competition at Crufts! The team members and the Companion Events dept. wanted to thank all of you who sent our team support cards and well wishes. We showed up at Crufts with an impressive number […] | March 12, 2004
AKC Announces Board of Directors Election Results
  At the AKC Delegate Meeting on March 8, Dr. Thomas M. Davies, Walter F. Goodman and Ronald H. Menaker were re-elected to the AKC Board of Directors, Class of 2008. Ronald H. Menaker was re-elected Chairman of the Board and David C. Merriam was re-elected Vice-Chairman at a meeting of the AKC Board of […] | March 11, 2004
By:Michael F. Swick Vice President - General Counsel, The American Kennel Club, Inc. The American Kennel Club (AKC) has implemented an arbitration process for disputes or claims arising out of registration matters and disputes or claims arising out of event entries. At the present time, this process is only applicable to claims made against the […] | March 10, 2004
Attention Parent Clubs: Show Site Locator Now Live
The Parent Club Specialty Show Site Locator has been completed and is now available on this web site. Parent clubs are asked to review this site here to add your Club's Specialty data and provide meaningful data for the future use of all Specialty Clubs. Representatives must log in using the club's AKC club account […] | March 8, 2004
AKC Celebrates Irish Dog Breeds In Spirit Of St. Patrick’s Day
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day on Wednesday, March 17th, the American Kennel Club celebrates seven purebred dogs of Irish heritage that are AKC registrable or are in the AKC miscellaneous class. Additional information, including the full breed standards, links to Parent Club web sites and video clips of each breed, is available a this […] | March 4, 2004
Conformation Eligibility Requirements
To receive an invitation to the 2005 National Championship, dogs must be ranked in the top 25 of their breed, by breed points only, at the end of the period of October 8, 2003 to October 5, 2004. Any dog receiving an all breed Best in Show at an AKC show held during this period […] | March 3, 2004
AKC Debuts Online Dog Registrations
The American Kennel Club is pleased to announce that as of February 23, 2004 individual Dog Registration Applications will be accepted online. This new service offers numerous benefits to both breeders and dog owners and follows the Online Litter Registration service launched by the AKC in October 2003. "This initiative marks another milestone in AKC […] | February 23, 2004
AKC Mourns the Loss of Sue Gray
The AKC is devastated to have to announce the death of Sue Gray, a valuable and popular member of the Special Services Department. Sue joined us in 1999 and has been an extremely competent, and very popular, connection to people in the sport of dogs as a "trouble shooter." Recently Sue took over the Foundation […] | February 17, 2004
AKC Gazette Wins Accolades at Annual DWAA Dinner
The American Kennel Club Gazette, The Official Journal for the Sport of Purebred Dogs which has been continually published since 1889, swept the annual Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) awards dinner last night, taking home a total of seven awards: Best All Breed Magazine - AKC Gazette Best Special Publication - AKC Gazette special […] | February 9, 2004

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