Five Heroic Dogs Honored with 2021 AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence
The AKC® Humane Fund is proud to announce the winners of the 22nd annual AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE). These awards celebrate five loyal, hard-working dogs that have significantly improved the lives of their owners and communities. The five winners were carefully chosen from a pool of nearly 1,000 impressive nominations. The […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/five-heroic-dogs-honored-2021-akc-humane-fund-awards-canine-excellence/ | December 3, 2021
The American Kennel Club 2021 Breeder of the Year Group Honorees Announced
The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is pleased to recognize breeding programs from the Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding groups as 2021 AKC Breeder of the Year group honorees. “It is our pleasure to honor this group of esteemed breeders,” said Dennis Sprung, AKC President and CEO. “These individuals have made important contributions […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/american-kennel-club-2021-breeder-year-group-honorees-announced/ | December 2, 2021
‘AKC Heroes: 2021 Awards for Canine Excellence’ Special Coming to ESPN
[caption id="attachment_139650" align="aligncenter" width="300"] 2017 ACE Winner (Service Dog Category): Great Pyrenees, “Gunner”[/caption] The American Kennel Club (AKC) is excited to announce that its popular special, AKC Heroes: 2021 Awards for Canine Excellence, is coming to ESPN2 this December. This broadcast is scheduled to air on December 2nd at 11pm ET. The program will re-air […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-heroes-2021-awards-canine-excellence-special-coming-espn/ | December 1, 2021
Winners Named in 1st AKC/USPCA K9 Detection Dog Challenge
The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for all dogs, is excited to announce the winners of the first-ever AKC/USPCA K9 Detection Dog Challenge. The event, hosted by the AKC and the United States Police Canine Association, brought out the best of the nation’s narcotics and explosives detection […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/winners-named-1st-akc-uspca-k9-detection-dog-challenge/ | November 30, 2021
AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin Draws Entry of More Than 5,000 Dogs in its 21st Year
Canine Athletes from the 50 States, Washington, D.C. and 13 Countries Will Vie for Best in Show The AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin continues to draw impressive numbers. An entry of 5,051 dogs will compete for the title of National Champion on December 18 and 19, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Combined with the […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-national-championship-presented-royal-canin-draws-entry-5000-dogs-21st-year/ | November 22, 2021
Inaugural AKC/USPCA K9 Detection Dog Challenge Coming to ESPN2
- Nation’s Finest K9 Officers Show How Dogs Keep America Safe - The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for all dogs, is excited to announce that the first-ever AKC/USPCA K9 Detection Dog Challenge will be broadcast on ESPN2 on Sunday, November 28th at 10pm ET. The event, […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/inaugural-akc-uspca-k9-detection-dog-challenge-coming-espn2/ | November 18, 2021
American Kennel Club Lauds the Passage of New NY Law Banning Homeowners Insurance Breed Discrimination
The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and advocate for all dogs, is pleased to express strong support and appreciation for the passage of the New York State Law, going into effect in January 2022, which will ban homeowners insurance breed discrimination. On Saturday, October 30, New York Governor Kathy Hochul […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/american-kennel-club-lauds-passage-new-ny-law-banning-homeowners-insurance-breed-discrimination/ | November 2, 2021
The American Kennel Club Appoints Heather McManus General Counsel
The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred registry and leading advocate for all dogs, has appointed Heather McManus as its General Counsel. McManus was appointed to Vice President in 2017 and has served as Deputy General Counsel. In this new role, McManus will serve as the chief in-house attorney of the AKC. She […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/american-kennel-club-appoints-heather-mcmanus-general-counsel/ | October 22, 2021
Entries Open Now for the AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin
-Premium List Available on AKC.org- Entries are now open for the 2021 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, which returns to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) North/South Concourse this December 18th and 19th. Entries are also open for the AKC/Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes, taking place on Friday, December 17th […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/entries-open-now-akc-national-championship-presented-royal-canin-3/ | October 15, 2021
The American Kennel Club Announces AKC My Canine & Me Award Winners
The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and advocate for all dogs, is pleased to announce the winners of our newest award, AKC My Canine & Me. This award honors children and young adults who are making a positive impact on the world with their dogs or achieving personal growth and […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/american-kennel-club-announces-akc-canine-award-winners/ | October 14, 2021

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