Tickets on Sale Now for the AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin
Tickets are on sale NOW for the 2019 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, which returns to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center’s North/South Building this December 14th and 15th.  Each daily event pass includes daytime events, evening group finals and Best in Show (on Sunday).  Daytime hours are 7am – 4pm, and evening group […] | October 17, 2019
AKC Humane Fund Donates $10,000 to Urban Resource Institute to Help Care for Pets of Domestic Violence Survivors
In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the American Kennel Club Humane Fund has created a $10,000 veterinary fund for Urban Resource Institute (URI),’s PAL’s Place. URI is the largest shelter provider in the country. The donation is part of the Humane Fund’s commitment to assisting domestic violence shelters with the ability to welcome survivors […] | October 17, 2019
The American Kennel Club Awards Canine Hero With 2019 AKC Paw of Courage
The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is proud to honor K9 Max, of the Lubbock Police with the 2019 AKC Paw of CourageSM award. This award shows appreciation for working canines that put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safe, […] | October 16, 2019
The American Kennel Club Announces 3rd Annual Writing Contest for Law Students
The American Kennel Club® (AKC), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is pleased to announce the third annual Companion Animal Law Writing Contest. The contest is open to all students currently enrolled at an ABA-accredited law school. The contest will offer a first-place prize of $2500 and a second-place prize […] | October 16, 2019
“Photos, Please Do Not Bend: The Catherine Johnson Collection” Exhibit to Open at the AKC Museum of the Dog
The AKC Museum of the Dog is excited to announce its next exhibition opening this fall. “Photos, Please Do Not Bend: The Catherine Johnson Collection” will run from October 8th through December 29th. The title of the exhibition, “Photos, Please Do Not Bend,” refers to a time when photographic prints, due to the time and […] | October 3, 2019
American Kennel Club Launches Influencer Program
- #AKCDogStar Debuted on Instagram with Six Influential Canines – The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is excited to announce the launch of #AKCDogStar, an Instagram influencer program. This educational program aims to spread information about dog sports and responsible dog ownership.  The canines participating shine inside the ring and out! “We’re thrilled to harness the […] | October 2, 2019
The American Kennel Club to Recognize Titles for Achievements in UpDog Challenge Disc Dog Events
The American Kennel Club and UpDog are pleased to announce that it will recognize the accomplishments of dogs in UpDog Challenge disc dog events with an AKC Disc Dog title. UpDog Challenge (UpDog), an independent governing body for the sport of disc dog, has taken the basic game of fetch with a flying disc and […] | September 25, 2019
Five Heroic Dogs Honored with 2019 AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE)
The AKC® Humane Fund is proud to announce the winners of the 20th annual AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE). These awards celebrate five loyal, hard-working dogs that have significantly improved the lives of their owners and communities. One award is presented in each of the following five categories: Uniformed Service K-9, Therapy, […] | September 23, 2019
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

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