American Kennel Club Announces Expansion of the AKC S.A.F.E. Grooming Program
The American Kennel Club (AKC®) is pleased to announce the expansion of its AKC S.A.F.E. Grooming Certification Program with a “Safety in the Salon Recertification Course.” The course was soft-launched at Groom Expo, hosted by Barkleigh Productions, Sept. 12-15th in Hershey, PA. “The launch of the Safety in the Salon Recertification Course brings the AKC […] | September 23, 2019
The American Kennel Club Announces 2019 Breeder of the Year Group Honorees
The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is pleased to recognize breeding programs from the Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding groups as 2019 AKC Breeder of the Year group honorees. “The breeders honored with this award have made important contributions to the sport and future of purebred dogs,” said Dennis Sprung, AKC President and […] | September 19, 2019
The American Kennel Club Celebrates 135th Anniversary
-Organization is An Advocate for Breed Preservation & Dogs Everywhere- On September 17, 1884, a group of 12 dedicated sportsmen from local dog clubs convened to form the American Kennel Club® (AKC®).  135 years later, the AKC has grown into the world’s largest not-for-profit dog registry and is the second oldest amateur sport-governing body in the […] | September 17, 2019
Celebrate AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day in Raleigh this September
--Family-Friendly and Educational Event Returns for its 17th Year-- The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) invites you to celebrate the human-canine bond this September 28th in Raleigh, NC at the 17th annual flagship AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day, sponsored by AKC Pet Insurance. Owning a dog has endless pleasures and rewards, but it’s important to be […] | September 11, 2019
The American Kennel Club Launches its Inaugural AKC Trick Dog Virtual Competition
The American Kennel Club is excited to announce that the 1st AKC Trick Dog Virtual Competition has begun! AKC Elite Performer Trick Dogs from around the country will be able to participate in the inaugural virtual event. Dogs participating in the competition must have earned the Elite Performer Trick Dog Title by September 2nd, 2019. […] | September 4, 2019
AKC Reunite Shares Disaster Preparedness Tips
With Hurricane Dorian bearing down on the east coast, AKC Reunite, the largest non-profit pet identification and recovery service provider in the United States, is concerned for pets and their owners in the forecast path of the storm. Local first responders should have shelter plans to accommodate families and pets. The AKC Pet Disaster Relief […] | September 3, 2019
Entries Are Now Open for the AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin
-Premium List Available on Entries are now open for the 2019 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, which returns to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) North/South Concourse this December 14th and 15th. Entries are also open for the 3rd annual AKC Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes, which will take […] | August 29, 2019
The American Kennel Club Announces AKC Temperament Test
The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is proud to announce the AKC Temperament Test™ (ATT).  The ATT is open to all breeds, including mixed breed dogs. The temperament of any dog is an important characteristic.  Temperament is a dog’s natural predisposition to react a certain […] | August 27, 2019
The American Kennel Club Launches AKC PupPals Program
-Program designed to provide canine comfort to children- The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest dog registry, leading industry authority and advocate for dogs, is proud to announce the launch of the AKC PupPals Program. The AKC PupPals Program provides dog owners a unique opportunity to uplift a child who is seeking the comfort […] | August 20, 2019
The American Kennel Club to Host 2019 U.S. Detection Dog Conference
-Conference aims to examine possible solutions to the shortage of detection dogs- The American Kennel Club will host the 2019 AKC U.S. Detection Dog Conference Tuesday, August 27th - Thursday, August 29th, 2019 in Durham, NC to explore solutions to the shortage of domestic dogs for explosives detection in the United States. The Conference will bring together […] | August 20, 2019

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