Join With the AKC to Protect Responsible Small Breeders
The American Kennel Club has created the petition in response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) new proposed regulations which would create harsh and unintended consequences for responsible small and hobby breeders in this country. Please join us by signing the petition before July 16 when the public comment period to the Animal […]https://www.akc.org/press-releases/join-with-the-akc-to-protect-responsible-small-breeders-sign-our-petit/ | June 12, 2012
Celebrate a Decade of Responsible Dog Ownership With AKC RDO Days!
The American Kennel Club® (AKC) will celebrate a decade of responsible dog ownership this September when the AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days program turns 10. How can you join the party? Simply host or attend an AKC RDO Day in your community. “Over the past ten years, AKC clubs and dog organizations have educated scores […]https://www.akc.org/press-releases/celebrate-a-decade-of-responsible-dog-ownership-with-akc-rdo-days/ | June 7, 2012
Last Call For ACE Nominations!
Heroes, like dogs, come in all shapes and sizes. Since 2000, dog lovers have nominated hundreds of special canines for the AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE). This year’s ACE nominations are open to all dogs, including purebreds and mixed-breeds. If you know of a heroic canine that has performed a […]https://www.akc.org/press-releases/last-call-for-ace-nominations/ | May 24, 2012
Connie Pearcy Named AKC Chief Information Officer
American Kennel Club Chief Operating Officer John Lyons announces the appointment of Connie Pearcy to the position of Vice President /Chief Information Officer, effective June 18, 2012. Pearcy, a former AKC staffer, is returning as a result of current VP/CIO Charles Kneifel’s resignation effective June 1, 2012. Pearcy joined AKC in 1998 […]https://www.akc.org/press-releases/connie-pearcy-named-akc-chief-information-officer/ | May 24, 2012
AKC Companion Animal Recovery Awards $258,000 in Grants to K-9 Search and Rescue Teams Nationwide
More Than 100 Grants in 40 States to Assist Volunteers The AKC Companion Animal Recovery (AKC CAR) Canine Support and Relief Fund recently awarded $258,000 in grants, the majority to K-9 Search and Rescue (SAR) teams. Since 2002, AKC CAR has proudly supported the crucial role these volunteers play during natural disasters and other […]https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-companion-animal-recovery-awards-258000-in-grants-to-k-9-search-an/ | May 8, 2012
New Companion Events Extravaganza Recognizing Top Dogs in Agility, Obedience and AKC Rally® Debuts i
Beginning in 2013, the American Kennel Club® (AKC®) will celebrate the top dogs in AKC Companion Events with the “Companion Events Extravaganza,” a multi-day event that will feature Championship events for Obedience and Agility and a new national competition for AKC Rally®. On March 15-17, 2013 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the National Obedience Championship (formerly […]https://www.akc.org/press-releases/new-companion-events-extravaganza-recognizing-top-dogs-in-agility-obed/ | May 4, 2012
The American Kennel Club Awards the 2012 Junior Scholarships
The American Kennel Club® is pleased to announce that 28 Junior Scholarships have been awarded to students from 19 states. The scholarships for high school, college and graduate school students range from $1,000 to $3,000 for each student. “This year’s recipients have demonstrated academic success as well as impressive AKC involvement and we are happy […]https://www.akc.org/press-releases/the-american-kennel-club-awards-the-2012-junior-scholarships/ | May 1, 2012
Calling All Canine Heroes! The 2012 ACE Nominations are Open!
AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence Opens 2012 Nominations to All Dogs Heroes, like dogs, come in all shapes and sizes. Since 2000, dog lovers have nominated hundreds of special canines for the AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE). This year’s ACE nominations are open to all dogs, including purebreds and mixed-breeds. […]https://www.akc.org/press-releases/calling-all-canine-heroes-the-2012-ace-nominations-are-open/ | May 1, 2012
John D. Spurling OBE Scholarship Available to Students Interested in Responsible Pet Ownership
The AKC Humane Fund, Inc. is pleased to announce the creation of the John Spurling, O.B.E. Scholarship Celebrating the Human-Canine Bond. Five scholarships will be awarded annually to full-time students enrolled in courses of study that advance responsible pet ownership. For more information and an application, please visit www.akchumanefund.org. The scholarship is named in honor […]https://www.akc.org/press-releases/john-d-spurling-obe-scholarship-available-to-students-interested-in-re/ | May 1, 2012
AKC Invites All-Breed Clubs to Host an Owner-Handler Series Event
The AKC Owner-Handler Series launched in January 2012 as a pilot program to celebrate the owner-handlers who are the core of the conformation dog sport and make up the majority of show entries. Based on the positive feedback received from exhibitors, the American Kennel Club® (AKC®) has opened the Series to every All-Breed club. Any […]https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-invites-all-breed-clubs-to-host-an-owner-handler-series-event/ | April 30, 2012