American Kennel Club Announces the 2016 Junior Scholarship Recipients
Twenty one exceptional students from 16 states have been awarded the American Kennel Club (AKC®) Junior Scholarship for 2016.  The scholarships are offered to high school, college and graduate school students, and range from $1,000 - $2,000. “These young men and women are dedicated not only to the sport of purebred dogs, but to their […] | June 1, 2016
The American Kennel Club Announces Recipients of AKC Paw Of Courage Award
The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry, announces the launch of its newest award, the AKC Paw of Courage, in an effort to show appreciation for the many sacrifices that working dogs make while serving and protecting our country. This award specifically recognizes the extraordinary sacrifices of dogs who have been […] | May 23, 2016
The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest dog registry and advocate for all dogs, is pleased to announce the introduction of two new entry level agility classes, ACT 1 and ACT 2 (Agility Course Test). The classes provide shorter courses with basic obstacles that are appropriate for dogs beginning in the sport. ACT is […] | May 17, 2016
Nominate a Dog for an AKC Humane Fund Award for Canine Excellence
To celebrate the dogs who do extraordinary things in the service of humankind, the AKC Humane Fund is seeking YOUR nominations for its AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE).  Nominations are now open and winners will be announced in Fall 2016.   Each year, the AKC Humane Fund pays tribute to five dedicated, hardworking dogs […] | May 12, 2016
American Kennel Club Launches “I Am A Breeder” Video Series
The American Kennel Club (AKC®) announced today the launch of the brand new “I Am a Breeder” video series.  The series is aimed at promoting responsible breeders and the love they have for their dogs to the general public. “Responsible dog breeders have a depth of knowledge and a level of commitment to purebred dogs […] | May 11, 2016
Congressional Resolution Designates May 1st as National Purebred Dog Day
In celebration of yesterday’s National Purebred Dog Day, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina has introduced Senate Resolution 447. This resolution would officially designate May 1st as National Purebred Dog Day (NPDD), highlighting the crucial role that purebred dogs and breeders of purebred dogs have played in United States history and spotlighting the many […] | May 2, 2016
The American Kennel Club Adds New Event With Fast CAT
The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest dog registry and leading industry authority and advocate for dogs, is pleased to announce the launch of a new event called Fast CAT.  The Fast CAT test is a timed 100-yard-dash where a dog chases a lure.  Dogs are run one at a time.  It is a […] | March 24, 2016
Agility, Obedience and AKC Rally® National Champions Crowned In Tulsa, Oklahoma
The top dogs in the nation were crowned from an overall entry of more than 1,600 this weekend at the American Kennel Club® (AKC®) National Agility Championship, AKC National Obedience Championship and AKC Rally National Championship held in Tulsa, Oklahoma.   “The winners of these Championship events are truly the best in their sport across […] | March 22, 2016
Nation’s Top Agility, Obedience & Rally Dogs To Compete For National Championship Titles In Tulsa,OK
More than 1,600 talented purebred and mixed-breed canines will jump, heel and retrieve their way to Tulsa, Oklahoma March 18-20, 2016 for a series of Championship events hosted by the American Kennel Club® (AKC®). Over the three days, these top dogs will compete in the AKC National Agility Championship, AKC National Obedience Championship and the […] | March 10, 2016
Rosanne Demascio & Dog “Strafe” Selected To Compete At Crufts International Agility Competition
Rosanne Demascio and her Border Collie, MACH All Zet Air Attack Strafe MXB MXJ “Strafe” have been selected to represent the American Kennel Club in the prestigious International Agility Competition during the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, England. The pair will compete against 25 teams from countries around the world. Rosanne and Strafe were selected […] | March 7, 2016

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