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
Jud Streicher wins Skarda Award
The Skarda Award Committee selected Jud Streicher as the 9th recipient of one of the dog world's most prestigious awards. In a career spanning almost sixty years, Jud Streicher has been a leader in the dog world in both obedience and conformation. He was the president of the first obedience club to be admitted to […] | February 7, 2004
AKC Selects Agility Team for Crufts
Team Competes for First Time at Crufts 2004 The American Kennel Club announced today that a U.S. dog and handler team has been invited to compete, for the first time ever, at the UK's prestigious Crufts International Agility Competition on Thursday, March 4th, 2004. Jen Pinder of Lapeer, MI will compete in the 26" jump […] | February 2, 2004
Severe Weather Alert in North Carolina
  Due to severe winter weather in North Carolina the North Carolina AKC office is open but working with very limited staff. If you are having difficulty reaching the office please be patient or if your call can wait, try us later in the week when we will be fully staffed. Thank you for your […] | January 27, 2004

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