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
AKC ACE Presentation in Texas
  On Saturday, November 15, Sadie, a Vizsla and this year's ACE Award recipient in the category of Exemplary Companion Dog, received an honorary plaque at the Fort Bend Kennel Club show in Katy, Texas. A check for $1,000 and a sterling silver medallion will be presented to Sadie's owners, Cindy, Mike and Joan Wall, […] | November 18, 2003
Gail Miller Named Director of Media Relations
  The American Kennel Club announced today the appointment of Gail E. Miller to the position of Director of Media Relations. Gail, who has significant experience in both communications and purebred dogs, will be responsible for developing media relationships in order to promote AKC programs, materials and services. Gail's parents, Don and Gail J. Miller, […] | November 17, 2003
Recognizing Contributors
  Many of the donations to the CA wildfires relief efforts have been made possible by the AKC-CAR Canine Support and Relief Fund. The permanent charitable fund has among its goals to provide resources, support and other assistance to not-for-profit animal shelters and similar not-for-profit organizations providing care for domestic animals orphaned or displaced as […] | November 17, 2003

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