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 The scholarship is named in honor […] | May 1, 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 […] | 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. […] | 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 […] | April 30, 2012
AKC Announces Staff Promotions
Chief Operating Officer John Lyons announces AKC staff promotions as a result of a number of recent retirements in several departments. Doug Ljungren will be promoted to Vice President of the newly consolidated Companion and Performance Events Department effective May 2, 2012. Ljungren has been responsible for all facets of AKC Field Trials, Hunting Tests, […] | April 27, 2012
AKC Enhances Care and Conditions of Dogs Policy
Enhanced Guidelines and New Format Provide Best Practices For All Responsible Dog Owners As the only purebred dog registry in the country with an ongoing kennel inspection program, the American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is proud to announce recent enhancements to its Care and Conditions of Dogs policy.  Since 2000, AKC has conducted more than 55,000 […] | April 18, 2012
AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Opened To All Competitors
The American Kennel Club and Eukanuba are pleased to announce that the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship will become an open show awarding Championship and Grand Championship points. This new format will begin with the upcoming AKC/Eukanuba National Championship on December 15-16th, 2012 in Orlando, Florida. “We’re excited to open the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship to all competitors,” […] | April 17, 2012
American Kennel Club Honors Delaware County Kennel Club and Pasco Florida Kennel Club with Community
New York, NY - The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) announced recently that Delaware County Kennel Club (Pennsylvania) and the Pasco Florida Kennel Club have been honored with AKC Community Achievement Award for the first quarter of 2012. The AKC Community Achievement Awards support and recognize outstanding public education and legislation efforts of AKC-affiliated clubs, AKC-recognized […] | April 13, 2012
AKC Launches Kids’ Art Contest
THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB ASKS KIDS TO SHOW HOW THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERS THROUGH ART   April 11, 2012 - AKC Kids' Corner 2012 Art Contest Launched   New York, NY – The American Kennel Club® (AKC) is pleased to announce the 2012 AKC Kids' Corner Art Contest is now open for entries. The contest […] | April 11, 2012
New 2012 Schedule of Championship Points Released
Realignment of Divisions Creates More Equitable Distribution of Majors   New York, N.Y. – As of May 16, 2012, the new Schedule of Championship points for Conformation events will go into effect with a new realignment of divisions. The number of divisions will also increase for 2012 from 13 to 15 to enhance the ability […] | April 5, 2012

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