Website Offers Enhanced Resources For Training and Classes
  The American Kennel Club is pleased to announce enhanced features for pet owners. Visitors to the web site can now easily find an AKC club that holds classes in their area as well as other information on training their puppy or adult dog. Located on the home page under the drop down menu "Life […] | February 13, 2003
AKC Launches Family Dog Magazine
AKC Family Dog, a new consumer lifestyle magazine with a focus on the purebred pet dog, makes its debut with the Spring 2003 issue. This premier issue of the new quarterly magazine from The American Kennel Club is a special "Puppies Edition," focusing on topics that help new or prospective dog owners welcome their young […] | February 10, 2003
David Merriam Wins 2003 Skarda Award
The Honorable David C. Merriam will receive the 9th annual Skarda award at the Pedigree banquet tomorrow night, February 8th, in the Grand Ballroom of New Yorks famed Plaza Hotel. Making the presentation, at the black tie affair that honors the years top dog in each breed, will be Merriams nominator, longtime friend and editor […] | February 7, 2003
Statement from AKC on Collie Cruelty Case
  The American Kennel Club was disappointed to learn about the mistrial in the animal cruelty case against defendants Jon Harman and Athena Lethcoe-Harman in Shelby, MT, involving more than 150 Collies. Along with dog lovers across the country, we hope the case will be resolved and that justice will be served in the impending […] | February 5, 2003
AKC National Agility Championship Airs on Animal Planet
The American Kennel Club announced today that the prestigious AKC National Agility Championship, sponsored by The Iams Company and Advantage flea control, will air on Animal Planet Sunday, February 9, 2003 from 8:00PM - 9:00PM. Additional Airings on Animal Planet include: Sunday, February 9 11:00PM -12:00AM Monday, February 10 10:00PM - 11:00PM; 1:00AM -2:00AM Saturday, […] | February 3, 2003
Preventing Periodontal Disease in Dogs
February is National Pet Dental Health Month Many dogs as young as age 3 already show some form of oral disease such as tooth decay or bleeding gums. If left untreated, bacteria from the teeth and gums can spread through the bloodstream to the heart, liver and kidneys causing serious health problems.   Look for […] | February 3, 2003
AKC Statement Regarding A TV Ad For The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
The American Kennel Club (AKC) is disappointed to learn that a television ad to promote the Westminster Kennel Club dog show depicting a Doberman Pinscher's mouth and teeth along with the words "nasty dog" is continuing to be seen on various television stations. This spot reflects negatively on the Doberman Pinscher and perpetuates an unfair […] | February 1, 2003
AKC Announces Recipients of 2003 Lifetime Achievement Awards
  The recipients of the AKC 2003 Lifetime Achievement Awards were announced at the December 10 Delegates meeting in Orlando, FL. The Lifetime Achievement Awards honor those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of purebred dogs on a national level. The recipients were selected by votes cast by AKC member clubs for […] | January 31, 2003
Labrador Retriever Holds Position as Most Popular Dog Breed in America
  --AKC Releases Registration Statistics for 2002-- For the 13th consecutive year, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular purebred dog in America, according to registration figures released today by the American Kennel Club. Nearly three times as many Labs were registered in 2002 as any other breed. Golden Retrievers were a distant second, with […] | January 31, 2003
Parent Club Flier Program Will Help New Dog Owers
  New puppy owners who register their dogs with the AKC are usually clamoring for all the information they can get about their new best friend. Who better than to tell them than national breed clubs? Take advantage of the AKC's parent club flier program. The AKC will distribute a flier written by your national […] | January 27, 2003

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