Merrimac Dog Training Club Sparks Interest in Dog Sports in Kids with Disabilities
The Merrimac Dog Training Club hosts an annual Canine Kids Camp, where children with disabilities take part in fun dog competitions. Each child takes one of the member’s dogs, who are all trained performance and/or therapy dogs, through a small agility course, a small AKC Rally® course and a therapy dog training session. One 10-year-old […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/merrimac/ | January 14, 2015
Pup Culture
Picture Perfect: Beauty and Utility in Canine Imagery This month I was going to write about an all-time canine tearjerker, "Lassie Come Home." To refresh my memory, I cued up the 1943 classic and settled in with my notebook and some peanut M&Ms. And then I got sidetracked before the movie even began. The screen […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/pup-culture/ | January 13, 2015
2015 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Judging Panel Now Available
The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is pleased to announce the judging panel for the 15th Annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship to be held in Orlando, Fla. on Saturday, Dec. 12 and Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015. Check to see who's judging your breed here. The 2015 event will showcase the top national and international dogs and will […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/2015-akceukanuba-national-championship-judging-panel-now-available/ | January 7, 2015
NPR’s recent story With Rescue Dogs In Demand, More Shelters Look Far Afield For Fido
By Stephanie Smith NPR’s recent story With Rescue Dogs In Demand, More Shelters Look Far Afield For Fido covered the growing number of dogs being transported across state lines for resale and rescue in other parts of the country. In areas like New England, the Northeast, the Northwest and the Great Lakes, stringent spay and […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/npr-2015/ | January 6, 2015
AKC Announces Breeder of the Year by Sport Recipients
New York, NY – The American Kennel Club wishes to acknowledge those individuals that have excelled at breeding dogs that have proven to be outstanding in AKC sports. The commitment to preserve, protect and improve a breed represents the very essence of the AKC. The AKC Breeder of the Year by Sport Award is given […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-announces-breeder-of-the-year-by-sport-recipients/ | December 29, 2014
The AKC Family Just Got Larger!
– The Spanish Water Dog, Cirneco dell’Etna, Bergamasco, & Boerboel Gain Full AKC Recognition – New York, NY –The pack has expanded! The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) announced today that the Spanish Water Dog, Cirneco dell’Etna, Bergamasco, and Boerboel gained full AKC recognition. This brings AKC’s roster of recognized breeds to 184. "The AKC is […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/the-akc-family-just-got-larger/ | December 17, 2014
AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Returns to Television
NEW YORK, NY (December 12, 2014) – The American Kennel Club® is pleased to announce that the 2014 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship (AENC) will make its return to television with a two hour show airing on Lifetime on Saturday, January 31st at 9AM EST and re-airing at 2PM EST on LRW. Lifetime, a premier female-focused entertainment […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-eukanuba-national-championship-returns-to-television/ | December 17, 2014
Gwen DeMilta and Carissa DeMilta Shimpeno Named 2014 AKC Breeders of the Year
– Breeders Honored at AKC/Eukanuba National Championship – New York, NY — Gwen DeMilta and Carissa DeMilta Shimpeno were presented with the 2014 AKC Breeder of the Year Award for their Alisaton Doberman Pinschers at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship on Sunday, December 14, 2014. The annual award honors those breeders who have made an impact […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/boty-2014-dec/ | December 15, 2014
Here’s Why Breed Matters In Dog Detection Work
Wayne Mowry and his diabetic detection dog (and best friend) Bretagne. Like AKC on Facebook and follow us on Twitter today for all the latest dog news! Written by Dr. Cindy Otto, DVM, PhD Requirements of a detection dog: fervent, keen, driven. Certain canine breeds have these natural instincts. And if there’s one thing experts […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/heres-why-breed-matters-in-dog-detection-work/ | December 10, 2014

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