AKC NOHS REGIONAL EVENTS TO KICK OFF THIS SEPTEMBER!
The American Kennel Club (AKC®), a not-for-profit organization, the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is pleased to announce the launch of the National Owner-Handled (NOHS) Regional events this Fall. The timing for this pilot program aligns with the 2025 AKC NOHS Finals qualifying period – September 2024 to September 2025.  […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-nohs-regional-events-kick-off-september/ | April 30, 2024
AKC AGILITY LEAGUE ANNOUNCES WINTER SEASON WINNERS
The American Kennel Club (AKC®), a not-for-profit organization, the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is pleased to announce the winners of the recently concluded sixth season of the AKC Agility League. Team champions were named in each of the eight divisions. The AKC Agility League is sponsored by Purina Pro […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-agility-league-announces-winter-season-winners/ | April 29, 2024
AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB STRENGTHENS GROOMING CERTIFICATIONS WITH PROFESSIONAL GROOMING CREDENTIAL
The American Kennel Club (AKC®), a not-for-profit organization, the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Professional Grooming Credential (PGC) from the World Pet Association (WPA). The PGC measures foundational knowledge, safety, and technical skills of groomers, and is the only nationwide grooming industry […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/american-kennel-club-strengthens-grooming-certifications-professional-grooming-credential/ | April 12, 2024
THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB INTRODUCES AKC® DNA + HEALTH
The American Kennel Club (AKC®), a not-for-profit organization, the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is excited to announce AKC® DNA + Health. This new test combines genetic health and traits testing with AKC DNA identification, creating a powerful tool for breeders. “At the AKC, we’re always looking for tools to […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/american-kennel-club-introduces-akc-dna-health/ | April 11, 2024
ELECTION OF AKC EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
The American Kennel Club is pleased to announce the annual election of officers. In accordance with the Charter and Bylaws of The American Kennel Club, the following Executive Officers were re-elected at the April 2024 Board of Directors Meeting: Dennis B. Sprung - President and Chief Executive Officer Gina M. DiNardo - Executive Secretary Theodore […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/election-akc-executive-officers-5/ | April 9, 2024
THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB HONORS HEROIC CANINES WITH AKC DOGNY PAW OF COURAGE AWARD
The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for all dogs, is honored to recognize K9 Vishu of Kankakee Sheriff’s Department in Kankakee, IL., and K9 Biza of Auburn Massachusetts Police Department in Auburn, MA., with the American Kennel Club’s DOGNY Paw of Courage Award. The AKC DOGNY Paw […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/american-kennel-club-honors-heroic-canines-akc-dogny-paw-courage-award-2/ | April 3, 2024
THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB CROWNS 2024 NATIONAL AGILITY CHAMPIONS
The top Agility dogs in the nation were crowned from an overall combined entry of 1,330 competitors at the AKC National Agility Championship presented by YuMOVE. The high energy competition was held March 14-17 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry, GA. “We had a stellar competition this year,” said Carrie DeYoung, Director […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/american-kennel-club-crowns-2024-national-agility-champions/ | March 28, 2024
VIVE LA FRENCHIE! FRENCH BULLDOG IS AMERICA’S MOST POPULAR PUP FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW
The French Bulldog reigns supreme! The American Kennel Club (AKC®), a not-for-profit organization, the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, announced this morning that the playful and adaptable French Bulldog is America’s most popular breed for the second consecutive year, according to AKC registration statistics. Since overtaking the loveable Labrador Retriever […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/vive-la-frenchie-french-bulldog-americas-popular-pup-second-year-row/ | March 20, 2024
AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB ANNOUNCES THE RECIPIENTS OF 2023 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs is proud to announce the winners of the 2023 AKC® Lifetime Achievement Awards: Michael Canalizo (Conformation), Curt Curtis (Companion Events) and Laurie Soutar (Performance). The Awards, created by AKC President and CEO Dennis Sprung in 1999, are presented in […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/american-kennel-club-announces-recipients-2023-lifetime-achievement-awards/ | March 18, 2024
AKC BOARD OF DIRECTORS CLASS OF 2028 ELECTED
At the annual meeting of the American Kennel Club on March 12, 2024, the Delegates elected members to the AKC Board of Directors. The Directors elected were: Class of 2028 Dr. Carmen L. Battaglia, PhD, Delegate, German Shepherd Dog Club of America Sally Fineburg, Delegate, Hatboro Dog Club, Inc. Dr. Michael Knight, PhD, Delegate, Texas […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-board-directors-class-2028-elected/ | March 12, 2024

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