New York State Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of AKC
  On Tuesday, December 23, 2003 The New York State Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, published its 6-0 decision in the case of Jon Hammer vs. The American Kennel Club, finding in favor of the AKC and the American Brittany Club. Mr. Hammer filed suit against AKC and the American Brittany Club […] | December 23, 2003
ACE Awards 2004
  The American Kennel Club is accepting nominations for its Awards of Canine Excellence for the year 2004. To qualify, the purebred dog must be AKC registered or registerable, and have performed some exemplary act, whether large or seemingly small that has significantly benefited a community or individual. One award will be given in each […] | December 22, 2003
AKC ACE Presentation in Ohio
  On Saturday, December 13, Josie, a Cardigan Welsh Corgi, and this year's ACE Award recipient in the category of Therapy Dog, received an honorary plaque at the Richland County Kennel Club show in Cleveland, Ohio. A check for $1,000 and a sterling silver medallion were presented to Josie's owners, Betty Jean and Dale Greig, […] | December 17, 2003
Conflict of Interest Committee
  Following the November board meeting it was announced that a new was formed to review conflict provisions now in place and make recommendations for possible modifications or additions, if deemed necessary. Its goal is a wide-ranging and thorough study of how, or if, conflict of interest situations warrant further regulation. Consistency of policy in […] | December 16, 2003
Rare Breeds in Companion Events
AKC Sets Criteria for Rare Breeds to Compete in Companion Events 18 FSS Breeds Eligible for Competition as of January 1 The American Kennel Club announced that Foundation Stock Service (FSS) breeds meeting certain criteria are eligible to compete in AKC all-breed Companion Events including Obedience, Agility and Tracking, effective January 1, 2004. Inclusion in […] | December 16, 2003
Do Your Homework Before Giving to Charity
  Most of you who own dogs treat your dogs like family and care deeply for the well being of all dogs. You want to give generously to charities that benefit dogs, but the AKC advises you to choose organizations that best serve your desired ends. There is a difference between animal welfare organizations and […] | December 10, 2003
AKC Gazette Correction
An article appeared on page 8 of the December AKC Gazette asking readers for comments and input regarding a proposed AKC Working Dog Sport program. This article was placed incorrectly and we apologize for the error. It was intended for August 2003 publication, not December 2003. This inadvertent publication in no way indicates renewed interest […] | December 9, 2003
Deadline – Suggestions to the Tracking Advisory Committee is 12/31/03
  Exhibitors, instructors, judges and clubs are encouraged to suggest ideas for tracking tests, titles, regulation changes or clarifications that they believe to be in the best interest of AKC Tracking. Submissions will be accepted at or they may be mailed to Patricia Krause, AKC Companion Events, P. O. Box 37930, Raleigh, NC 27627-7930. […] | December 8, 2003
Annual AKC Gazette Forum Held In Long Beach, CA
As thousands of exhibitors, judges and spectators converged in Long Beach, CA in anticipation of the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, the AKC National Agility Championship and the AKC National Obedience Invitational, the AKC Gazette held its 3rd annual Gazette Forum. The lively discussion took place on Tuesday, December 2, and focused on the topic of international […] | December 3, 2003
Charles Kneifel Named Chief Information Officer
The American Kennel Club announced today that effective January 1, 2004, Charles Kneifel will officially be named Chief Information Officer. Kneifel, who has extensive experience in information technology, has been a consultant at the AKC for the past 6 months. Charley has been instrumental in the re-engineering of our registration system which is now completed, […] | December 2, 2003

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