Balto’s Buffet Bash
Central Park in autumn splendor was the scene of a very special picnic in honor of Balto, the single representative of canine sculpture in New York City's flagship park. The much loved sculpture by Frederick George Richard Roth depicts the famous sled dog, Balto, who led the team that raced through hurricane-force winds and minus-50-degree […] | October 22, 2004
AKC Online Litter Registrations Surpass 100,000
New York, NY – The American Kennel Club (AKC) is pleased to report that usage of its online litter registration service – launched one year ago this month – has now surpassed 100,000 litters in total and accounts for nearly 30 percent of all AKC litter regsitrations. In February 2004, the AKC launched a service […] | October 20, 2004
With Hurricane Season Almost Over, Hundreds Of Homeless Dogs Find New Homes
Updated Information — 4:00 PM, 10.20.04 New York, NY – The American Kennel Club (AKC) applauds the efforts of Diane Albers and the Florida Association of Kennel Clubs (FAKC) for all of their accomplishments in aiding the animals affected by the busy hurricane season. FAKC continues to arrange for the transfer of dogs to various […] | October 20, 2004
Notice To Exhibitors: There Is A Surface Change For The 2005 AKC National Agility Championship
  After extensive research into different types of flooring available, the AKC Agility staff has made the decision to use a 3/8" non-slip rubber matting for the surface at the Championship. This rubber matting will replace the surface previously listed in the Nationals Premium List of carpet over padding. This surface is used in agility […] | October 15, 2004
Search And Rescue Grant Extends Study Of Dogs Deployed On September 11, 2001
  New York, NY – The AKC Companion Animal Recovery and AKC Canine Health Foundation have approved funding that will allow Cynthia Otto, DVM, PhD, at the University of Pennsylvania to continue to study the health of the dogs deployed to the World Trade Center and the Pentagon following the terrorist attacks in September 2001. […] | October 14, 2004
American Kennel Club Contributes Up To $1 Million To AKC Canine Health Foundation Endowment
  New York, NY – The American Kennel Club’s Board of Directors has authorized a donation of up to $1 million to the AKC Canine Health Foundation Endowment Fund. An initial installment of $500,000 will be given outright and an additional $500,000 in matching funds will be made available by AKC for all new donations […] | October 14, 2004
AKC Announces Staff Promotions
  New York, NY — President and Chief Executive Officer, Dennis B. Sprung, announced today a number of executive promotions, as well as the hiring of a new manager in the Public Relations department. In his statement Sprung said, " I am proud of these employees for their outstanding performance and for the fact that […] | October 13, 2004
Homeless Florida Dogs Find Shelter In Colorado
  AKC Relief Efforts Continue in the Southeast after Rash of Hurricanes    New York, NY – The American Kennel Club (AKC) applauds the efforts of Diane Albers and the Florida Association of Kennel Clubs (FAKC) for arranging the transfer of more than 100 dogs – homeless as a result of the hurricanes – to […] | October 8, 2004
ACE Award recipient honored at the Montgomery County Kennel Club Show
On Sunday, October 3, Kelsie, a West Highland White Terrier and this year's Service Dog ACE Award recipient, was honored at the Montgomery County Kennel Club show. Kelsie was presented with a plaque from The American Kennel Club. Kelsie's owner, Loren Marino of Tom's River, New Jersey, will be presented with a check for $1,000 […] | October 6, 2004
Donation to NC State Mobile Veterinary Hospital
  The AKC Community Events Team, on behalf of all AKC employees, donated $1,155.00 to the NC State Mobile Veterinary Hospital. The funds are earmarked for the purchase of three sets of left-handed surgical instruments. Presenting the check is AKC Chief Operating Officer, John Lyons and AKC Community Events Team sub-committee chairperson, John Brading. Dr. […] | October 5, 2004

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