American Kennel Club Announces the Recipients of 2021 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 2021 AKC® Lifetime Achievement Awards: Peter Green (Conformation), Betty Winthers (Companion Events) and Jim Basham (Performance). The Awards, created by AKC President and CEO Dennis Sprung, are presented in recognition […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/american-kennel-club-announces-recipients-2021-lifetime-achievement-awards/ | May 4, 2021
Gregory McCarthy Hired as AKC Executive Field Representative
The American Kennel Club is pleased to announce that Gregory McCarthy of Avon, Massachusetts has been hired as an Executive Field Representative in Conformation. He starts effective May 2021 and will cover the Pacific Northwest territory. “Gregory has been involved in AKC dog sports since 1979 and certainly possesses the level of expertise that we […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/gregory-mccarthy-hired-akc-executive-field-representative/ | April 26, 2021
American Kennel Club Presents Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker with AKC “Top Dog” Leadership Award
The American Kennel Club™ (AKC), the largest purebred registry in the world and leading advocate for dogs, has presented Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker with the AKC “Top Dog” Leadership award in recognition of his advocacy for ensuring proper care and conditions at animal welfare facilities in the state. The AKC recognizes Governor Baker for his […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/american-kennel-club-presents-massachusetts-governor-charles-baker-akc-top-dog-leadership-award/ | April 14, 2021
Election of AKC Executive Officers
The American Kennel Club is pleased to announce the results of the annual election of officers, held in accordance with The Charter and Bylaws of the American Kennel Club.  At the April 2021 Board of Directors Meeting, the Executive Officers were reelected to the following positions: Dennis B. Sprung- President and Chief Executive Officer Gina […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/election-akc-executive-officers-2/ | April 14, 2021
American Kennel Club Crowns New National Agility Champions
The top Agility dogs in the nation were crowned from an overall combined entry of more than 1,100 dogs this past weekend at the AKC National Agility Championship. Competitions were held March 26-28, 2021 at the Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex and Central Park Hall at Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma. “After the cancellation of last […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/american-kennel-club-crowns-new-national-agility-champions/ | April 1, 2021
AKC Education Launches Free Resources in ‘Canine Corner’
The American Kennel Club (AKC®) Education Department is proud to introduce The Canine Corner, a free online newsletter packed with content and resources for teachers in grades K-12. “We are excited to offer even more resources to help teachers engage students in and out of the classroom,” said Ashley Jacot, Director of Education. “We are […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-education-launches-free-resources-canine-corner/ | March 26, 2021
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 […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-national-agility-championship-air-espn2-march-31/ | 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 […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/labrador-retriever-celebrates-30-years-top-spot-french-bulldog-overtakes-german-shepherd-dog-number-2-spot/ | 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 […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/american-kennel-club-presents-massachusetts-representative-tackey-chan-akc-legislator-year-award/ | 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 […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/stainmaster-announced-official-flooring-sponsor-akc-televised-events/ | March 10, 2021

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