AKC Board of Directors Class of 2019 Elected
  New York, NY – At the Annual Meeting of the American Kennel Club on March 10, 2015, the AKC Board of Directors Class of 2019 was elected. The three Directors elected were: Dr. Carmen L. Battaglia, Delegate from the German Shepherd Dog Club of America. Dr. Thomas M. Davies, Delegate from the Springfield Kennel Club, […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-board-of-directors-class-of-2019-elected-31015/ | March 10, 2015
The Loveable Bulldog Hits Highest Spot Ever, While Labrador Retriever Remains Number One
New York, NY - The Labrador Retriever has done it again. The American Kennel Club (AKC®) announced today that the intelligent, family friendly breed holds tight to the number one spot on the most popular list for the 24th consecutive year, continuing the longest reign as the nation’s top dog in AKC history. While the […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/most-popular-breeds-2014/ | February 26, 2015
AKC Hires Michael Basone as VP of Tech
New York, NY – The American Kennel Club announced today the appointment of Michael Basone to Vice President of Technology. Basone will enter the new, New York-based role on February 23, 2015. Basone brings with him 20 years of experience and leadership in technology management. Prior to joining the AKC, Basone founded High Ground Group, […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-hires-michael-basone-as-vp-of-tech/ | February 23, 2015
AKC Launches Redesigned Website, Logo
New York, NY – The American Kennel Club launched to the public a fully redesigned, mobile-optimized website, AKC.org, merging 130 years of canine expertise with world-class digital innovation to become the number one destination for all things dog. The site launch also serves as the debut of AKC’s redesigned logo – a streamlined, modern take […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-launches-redesigned-website-logo/ | February 13, 2015
A Day in Doggie History for the Pyrenean Shepherd
Pyrenean Shepherds like Sunny Bear are lively herders, known for their free-flowing, easy movements. They are mischievous, incredibly smart, and playful with family. This breed is very active, they love to work. Achieving Best in Show is one more goal that the hard-working Pyrenean Shepherd can check off their list. Credit: http://dogshowpoop.blogspot.com/2015/01/first-ever-pyrenean-bis.html   Pyrenean Shepherds […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/a-day-in-doggie-history-for-the-pyrenean-shepherd/ | January 27, 2015
Merrimac Dog Training Club Sparks Interest in Dog Sports in Kids with Disabilities
The Merrimac Dog Training Club hosts an annual Canine Kids Camp, where children with disabilities take part in fun dog competitions. Each child takes one of the member’s dogs, who are all trained performance and/or therapy dogs, through a small agility course, a small AKC Rally® course and a therapy dog training session. One 10-year-old […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/merrimac/ | January 14, 2015
Pup Culture
Picture Perfect: Beauty and Utility in Canine Imagery This month I was going to write about an all-time canine tearjerker, "Lassie Come Home." To refresh my memory, I cued up the 1943 classic and settled in with my notebook and some peanut M&Ms. And then I got sidetracked before the movie even began. The screen […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/pup-culture/ | January 13, 2015
NPR’s recent story With Rescue Dogs In Demand, More Shelters Look Far Afield For Fido
By Stephanie Smith NPR’s recent story With Rescue Dogs In Demand, More Shelters Look Far Afield For Fido covered the growing number of dogs being transported across state lines for resale and rescue in other parts of the country. In areas like New England, the Northeast, the Northwest and the Great Lakes, stringent spay and […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/npr-2015/ | January 6, 2015
AKC Announces Breeder of the Year by Sport Recipients
New York, NY – The American Kennel Club wishes to acknowledge those individuals that have excelled at breeding dogs that have proven to be outstanding in AKC sports. The commitment to preserve, protect and improve a breed represents the very essence of the AKC. The AKC Breeder of the Year by Sport Award is given […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-announces-breeder-of-the-year-by-sport-recipients/ | December 29, 2014
The AKC Family Just Got Larger!
– The Spanish Water Dog, Cirneco dell’Etna, Bergamasco, & Boerboel Gain Full AKC Recognition – New York, NY –The pack has expanded! The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) announced today that the Spanish Water Dog, Cirneco dell’Etna, Bergamasco, and Boerboel gained full AKC recognition. This brings AKC’s roster of recognized breeds to 184. "The AKC is […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/the-akc-family-just-got-larger/ | December 17, 2014

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