World Agility Championship Results
The American Kennel Club (AKC) welcomed home the AKC/USA World Agility Team after a weekend of intense competition at the World Agility Championship in Lievin, France from September 26-28. The AKC/USA World Agility Team, sponsored by The Iams Company and K9 Advantix , traveled overseas to compete against 30 different countries. The large dog team […] | October 3, 2003
Skarda Award: New Chairman and Nominations
  The Baton Has Passed! Denny Kodner, former Skarda Chairperson, writes: "Since its inception nine years ago, I have served as chairperson, chief cook and bottle washer of the SKARDA AWARD. During that time, the committee, with the help of you, the fancy, has presented this one of a kind award to nine diverse and […] | September 19, 2003
World Team Information for 2004
Date: May 15/16, 2004 Location: Minnesota Requirements: Dogs that are World Team hopefuls are not required to jump higher than their AKC jump height at the AKC Championship and ISC Classes at the Nationals. However, only dogs placing at their full ISC/FCI height can gain an invitation to the AKC World Team Tryouts from the […] | September 19, 2003
AKC Mourns the Loss of Carol Hollands
1942-2003 AKC Executive Field Representative Carol Hollands, who bred generations of Best in Show Pekingese, died of an apparent heart attack at her home in Enfield, Connecticut, on September 10. She was 61 years old. Hollands, daughter of breeder-handler Horace Hollands, grew up in the sport of dogs and was mentored by the likes of […] | September 15, 2003
Alfred L. Cheauré Steps Down
President and CEO Alfred L. Cheauré announced today that the AKC Board of Directors has accepted his offer to step down as Chief Executive effective December 31, 2003. Mr. Cheauré sent the following statement to Delegates, Board and staff: "My primary goal when I accepted this position was to complete the process of change that […] | August 13, 2003
New AKC Public Service Announcement
  The American Kennel Club's public service announcement (PSA) campaign continues to deliver important messages to the general public about purebred dogs. The newest television PSA, titled "A Dog is for Life," focuses on the long-term commitment of getting a dog. It has been distributed to over 500 television stations across the country and we […] | August 7, 2003
New Performance Field Representatives
  The American Kennel Club (AKC) announced today the addition of two new Senior Executive Field Representatives for the Performance Events, At-Large Division: Robert A. Mason, Senior Executive Field Representative, Performance Events At-Large. Robert started showing dogs in 1958. In the last 45 years he and his wife Shari have owned Afghan Hounds, Greyhounds, Whippets […] | August 6, 2003
Best in Show Winner to Receive New Suzuki
American Suzuki Awards Vehicle to AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Winner The American Kennel Club, Animal Planet and The Iams Company announced today that American Suzuki Motor Corporation will award a new car as part of the grand prize for the 2003 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. The owner/s of the Best in Show winning dog will receive a […] | July 31, 2003
Official Drawing for AKC National Tracking Invitational
  The official drawing of Champion Trackers that will exhibit in the first AKC National Tracking Invitational took place Thursday, July 24th at the American Kennel Club office in Raleigh, NC. President and CEO, Alfred Cheaure along with Senior Vice President and COO, Dennis Sprung pulled little "tracking feet" from a paper gift bag to […] | July 29, 2003
Lifetime Achievement Awards 2004
  In its endless pursuit to recognize outstanding members of the fancy, The American Kennel Club Lifetime Achievement Awards were launched in 1998 and are now in its sixth year of honoring the Fancy's best. The purpose of the awards is to celebrate those individuals whose many years of selfless effort have made significant contributions […] | July 23, 2003

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