Steve Fielder Joins AKC
  The American Kennel Club announced today the appointment of Stephen F. Fielder as Director of Coonhound Events. Fielder comes to AKC with a wealth of experience gained during a 22-year career in the field of purebred dogs. With a special emphasis on coonhounds, he has held numerous positions with United Kennel Club (UKC) and […] | November 9, 2004
AKC Seeks Support For Insurance Campaign
  Each year, countless homeowners are dropped by their insurance carriers or denied new coverage due to the breed of dog they own. Even the most responsible owners may find themselves facing exorbitant premiums or—worse—the devastating decision to give up their pet in order to obtain or maintain adequate insurance. The battle for coverage often […] | November 5, 2004
U. S. Coast Guard, Vietnam Dog Handler Association (VDHA) and Boy Scout Troop 37 Unveil the Staten Island War Dog Memorial
Coast Guard Activities New York, the largest Coast Guard field unit, welcomed a special new addition to New York City’s Fort Wadsworth on Friday, October 29. The Staten Island War Dog Memorial was officially dedicated on a crisp autumn day before a crowd of service men and women from the U.S. Coast Guard and the […] | November 1, 2004
AKC Announces Recipients of 2005 Lifetime Achievement Awards
  The AKC Lifetime Achievement Awards honor those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of purebred dogs on a national level. The recipients are selected by votes cast by AKC member clubs for nominees in the categories of Conformation, Companion Events, and Performance. The awards, engraved Tiffany and Co. sterling silver bowls, […] | October 27, 2004
Howloween With Your Dog
  New York, NY – The day for trick or treating will soon be here, yet, neither tricks nor too many treats are good for your dog, and Halloween can certainly be a scary experience for your pet. Here are some tips from the American Kennel Club to ensure a safe and Happy “Howloween” with […] | October 26, 2004
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

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