AKC Forms Club Development Department to Assist Clubs
  The American Kennel Club is pleased to announce the formation of a Club Development Department. Clubs are the cornerstone of AKC events and have a major impact on the success of AKC sports.  On occasion, unique issues arise that can be difficult for a club to address on its own. The AKC has created […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-forms-club-development-department/ | December 21, 2016
Alan Kalter & Dr. Chris Lezotte Named 2016 AKC Breeder of the Year
–Award Presented at AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin –   Alan Kalter and Dr. Chris Lezotte were presented with the 2016 AKC Breeder of the Year award for their HappyLegs Bullmastiffs at the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin on Saturday, December 17, 2016.  The annual award honors those breeders who have […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/alan-kalter-dr-chris-lezotte-breeder-of-the-year/ | December 20, 2016
Puli “Preston” Wins Best in Show at Largest Ever AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin
National Champion Beats Dogs from 49 States and Hundreds of International Competitors   GCHB CH Cordmaker Mister Blue Sky, a Puli known as “Preston” triumphed over nearly 5,000 dogs to earn a $50,000 cash prize and the title of Best in Show at the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, held this weekend in […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/puli-preston-wins-best-in-show-akc-national-championship-by-royal-canin/ | December 20, 2016
Miniature American Shepherd “Jimmy” Wins Best in Show at 2016 AKC NOHS Finals
The AKC National Owner-Handled Series (NOHS) Finals Best in Show honors went to GCH CH Love That Jimmy Fallon CM, a Miniature American Shepherd known affectionately as “Jimmy” owned and handled by Jeanie Troyan McAdams & Dr. Douglas McAdams. The 2016 NOHS Finals Best in Show winner was crowned by judge Mrs. Paula Nykiel after […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/mini-american-shepherd-jimmy-best-in-show-nohs/ | December 20, 2016
Top Dogs Crowned at AKC Obedience Classic and AKC Agility Invitational
The 2016 AKC Obedience Classic and the AKC Agility Invitational took place December 17-18, 2016 in conjunction with the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, demonstrating the highest level of training and teamwork between dog and handler. Obedience and agility competitions for junior handlers were held for the sixth year, and an AKC Rally® […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/top-dogs-obedience-classic-agility-invitational/ | December 20, 2016
The American Kennel Club Introduces Junior Showcase Events
The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is pleased to announce the launch of Junior Showcase events meant to promote and increase youth participation in the sports of agility, obedience and rally. “Junior Showcase events provide clubs the option to limit entries to junior handlers only […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/junior-showcase-events/ | November 30, 2016
AKC National Championship Presented By Royal Canin To Premiere on Hallmark Channel
Monday, January 23, 2017 Featuring Celebrity Jerry O'Connell   Three-hour Special Broadcast Marks Return of Premiere Dog Show to National Television   Royal Canin, a global pet food leader and The American Kennel Club today announced the return of the AKC National Championship to television via a new partnership with Hallmark Channel. The three-hour special, […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-national-championship-presented-by-royal-canin-to-premiere-hallmark/ | November 17, 2016
Link AKC Awarded CES 2017 Best of Innovation in Wearable Technologies Category
Today, Link AKC, the company dedicated to improving the bond between dog and owner, announced that its recently launched smart dog collar has been named a CES 2017 Best of Innovation Awards Honoree. Products chosen as CES Best of Innovation Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting edge tech products […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/link-akc-awarded-2017-best-of-innovation-in-wearable-technologies/ | November 11, 2016
Canine Shopping Gets a Personal Touch with New AKC Shop
The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the leading advocate for dogs, is pleased to announce a new online shopping experience with the launch of The AKC® Shop.   The online store features products that leverage the AKC’s extensive knowledge in dog breeds, health & training.  In addition to traditional products to best suit dogs' individual needs, […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-shop/ | November 1, 2016
American Kennel Club Announces Recipients of 2017 Lifetime Achievement Awards
The American Kennel Club® (AKC) is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 AKC® Lifetime Achievement Awards: Patricia W. Laurans (Conformation), Elizabeth (Tibby) Chase (Companion Events) and Jim Campbell (Performance).   The Awards, created by AKC President Dennis Sprung, are presented in recognition of exceptional participation and achievement within the dog fancy. The finalists […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/2017-lifetime-achievement-awards/ | October 27, 2016

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