Get Involved – USDA/APHIS Regulations
Tomorrow (September 18, 2013), the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA/APHIS) will publish the final new federal regulations that narrow the “retail pet store” exemption under the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA), triggering a 60-day countdown to enactment (November 18, 2013) of those regulations.   The purpose of the new rule is […] | September 17, 2013
Highlights From the September 2013 AKC Delegate and Board Meetings
Highlights from the September 10-11, 2013 meetings of the AKC Delegates and AKC Board of Directors are as follows.   Full details on these actions, as well as other actions taken, are included in the minutes for the meetings, which will be posted on the AKC website.   Delegate Meeting An amendment to Chapter 4, […] | September 16, 2013
Welcome to AKC Reunite, The Way Home for Lost Pets
-- Formerly Known As AKC Companion Animal Recovery -- Raleigh, NC — AKC Reunite, the nation's largest non-profit pet recovery service, formerly known as AKC Companion Animal Recovery, today revealed its new name, logo and website. Pet owners will instantly connect with the new name - AKC Reunite - and recognize AKC Reunite as the […] | September 10, 2013
September Means Dog-Gone Good Times at Hundreds of AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days Events Nation
Dogs are often viewed as members of the family, but it’s important to know what kind of commitment a canine companion requires. To help spread the word, AKC is proud to host AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days (RDO Days) this September, with a Flagship Event in Raleigh, North Carolina, more than 600 events planned across […] | September 4, 2013
Group Honorees Named for the 2013 American Kennel Club Breeder of the Year Award
In an ongoing campaign to recognize the hard work and commitment of breeders dedicated to improving the health, temperament and quality of purebred dogs, the American Kennel Club® announced today the seven group recipients of the 2013 AKC® Breeder of the Year Award.    “The AKC Breeder of the Year Award celebrates several of AKC’s […] | September 3, 2013
2013 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Again Raising The Bar
New York, NY (August 30, 2013)    The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship (AENC) returns December 10-15, 2013 to Orlando's Orange County Convention Center. Already one of the world's premiere dog events, the 2013 event will offer All-Breed competitions, Specialty competitions and Special Attractions, Breeder Seminars, Companion events, Consumer attractions and of course the crowning of a […] | August 30, 2013
AKC Adds New Advanced Level Community Canine Title To Popular Canine Good Citizen Program
Giving responsible dog owners a whole new level of achievement for their dogs, the American Kennel Club® (AKC®) has developed a new advanced level title – AKC Community Canine – as part of the Canine Good Citizen® (CGC®) training program.  Since 1989, the CGC program has rewarded more than 600,000 dogs and their owners who […] | August 28, 2013
2013 ACE awards presentation at the AKC Eukanuba National Championship, Orlando, FL.
Five Canine Heroes Honored With AKC® Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE)
New York, NY – The AKC® Humane Fund celebrates the loyalty, devotion and strength dogs share with us by announcing today the winners of the 14th annual AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE), which commemorate five hard-working dogs that have made significant contributions to their communities. The awards are presented in each of […] | August 19, 2013
AKC Judging Task Force Shares Action Plan Going Forward
New York, NY – The AKC Judging Task Force has several action plans and projects currently underway to share with the Fancy. As always, comments and suggestions are welcome at Current projects of the JTF include: 1. Finalize composition of the Judges Review Committee The reconstituted Judges Review Committee, consisting of two executive field […] | August 19, 2013

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