The AKC National Agility Championship to Air on ESPN2 on March 31
Dogs from around the country put their best paw forward in high energy competition The American Kennel Club (AKC) is excited to announce that the AKC National Agility Championship will air on ESPN2.The two-hour competition will be televised on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT. This broadcast comes on the […] | March 23, 2021
Labrador Retriever Celebrates 30 Years in the Top Spot as French Bulldog Overtakes German Shepherd Dog for Number 2 Spot
Lab lovers continue to make their voices heard! The American Kennel Club (AKC®) announced at a virtual press conference today at the AKC Museum of the Dog that the ever-popular Labrador Retriever is the nation’s favorite dog for the 30th consecutive year. While the loveable Lab holds firmly to the top spot, the French Bulldog […] | March 16, 2021
American Kennel Club Presents Massachusetts Representative Tackey Chan With AKC Legislator of The Year Award
The American Kennel Club (AKC) presented Massachusetts Representative Tackey Chan on March 4, 2021 with the AKC Legislator of the Year award in recognition of his advocacy for ensuring consumer protections when purchasing a pet in the state. The award was presented by Gale Golden, President of the Framingham District Kennel Club (FDKC), noting “the […] | March 11, 2021
Stainmaster Announced as Official Flooring Sponsor for AKC Televised Events
The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is pleased to announce STAINMASTER® brand as the official flooring sponsor of AKC televised events. “We are thrilled to have this new relationship with STAINMASTER®,” said Dennis. B. Sprung, President and CEO, AKC. “At our shows, we have large […] | March 10, 2021
AKC Board of Directors Class of 2025 Elected
At the annual meeting of the American Kennel Club on March 9, 2021, the Delegates elected members to the AKC Board of Directors. The Directors elected were: Class of 2025 ❖ Rita J. Biddle, Esq, Delegate from the Ingham County Kennel Club, Inc. ❖ Dominic Palleschi Carota, Delegate from the Pharaoh Hound Club of America […] | March 9, 2021
AKC Honored During 2020 DWAA Competition
Organization takes home a total of 18 awards The American Kennel Club is proud to announce that the Dog Writers Association of American (DWAA) has honored, and its newsletters with a total of eight awards at its annual awards banquet. These awards bring the grand total of wins to 18 for 2020. AKC […] | February 23, 2021
American Kennel Club Publications Honored with 10 Awards at DWAA Competition
The American Kennel Club Publications Department captivated at the 2020 Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) Competition – winning a total of an unprecedented 10 awards! “I’m proud of the recognition that our very talented, professional and experienced Publications staff has received,” said Director of AKC Publications, Russell Bianca. “Their hard work and dedication — […] | February 19, 2021
The American Kennel Club Awards Canine Hero with 2021 AKC Paw of Courage
The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is proud to honor K9 Arlo of the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office in Washington with the 2021 AKC Paw of CourageSM award as he recovers from two bullet wounds that he sustained while working in the line of duty […] | February 18, 2021
2021 AKC National Championship Judging Panel Now Available
The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is pleased to announce the judging panel for the 2021 AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, December 18 and Sunday, December 19, 2021. The 2021 event will showcase the top canine athletes and will also […] | February 11, 2021
American Kennel Club and PetPartners, Inc. Expand Relationship in Response to Record Growth in Pet Ownership
Fueled by record growth in pet acquisition and registration, the American Kennel Club (AKC®), the leading advocate for dogs, and PetPartners, Inc. (PPI), its longtime administrator of AKC Pet Insurance (insurance underwritten by Independence American Insurance Company), announced an expanded licensing and marketing agreement which takes their relationship to an unprecedented new level. The expanded […] | February 10, 2021

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