Congress Passes Farm Bill
Improvements Made to the Animal Welfare Act   New York, NY – The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) applauds the US Senate today for passing  a new five-year farm bill that addresses AKC concerns regarding recent regulatory changes to the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) regarding the redefinition of retail pet stores and licensing exemptions. The House […] | February 4, 2014
Bigger Breeds Are Here To Stay! Large Dogs Dominate Most Popular List
French Bulldog Continues its Remarkable Rise in Popularity   New York, NY – Labrador Retriever lovers have spoken!  The American Kennel Club (AKC®) announced today that the intelligent, family friendly breed has taken the #1 spot on the most popular list for the 23rd consecutive year, the longest reign at the top in AKC history. […] | January 31, 2014
2013 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Live Streaming More Than Doubled Viewership Over 2012
New York, NY (January 30, 2014) The enhanced event schedule and expanded online coverage of the 13th AKC/Eukanuba National Championship (AENC) resulted in greater exposure for the international event than ever, including 3 million views of the live stream – more than double the number of views from 2012 -- and attendance of more than […] | January 30, 2014
2014 AKC Legislative Conference Offered Tools and Training to Fight Anti-Dog Legislation
More than 60 AKC Legislative Liaisons from around the country gathered for the 2nd American Kennel Club Legislative Conference to discuss the strategies and tools necessary to fight anti-dog legislation. The Conference, held January 25-26, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina, provided legislative liaisons an opportunity to exchange ideas, discuss what was working in their states […] | January 29, 2014
AKC Joins AVMF’s Partners for Healthy Pets Committee to Promote Importance of Animal Health
American Kennel Club & Partners for Healthy Pets to Promote Canine Health and Well-Being   New York, NY – The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) has joined with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AMVF) to take part in its Partners for Healthy Pets campaign. As a new Associate Member of the committee, AKC will support the […] | January 27, 2014
Trap Falls Kennel Club, Northwest Obedience Club, Inc. and Black Hills Dog Training Club Honored
New York, NY –Trap Falls Kennel Club (TFKC), Northwest Obedience Club, Inc. (NOCI) and Black Hills Dog Training Club (BHDTC) have each been honored with an AKC Community Achievement Award for the fourth quarter of 2013 for hosting exceptional AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day events. The AKC Community Achievement Awards support and recognize outstanding public […] | January 16, 2014
Dr. Joseph Kinnarney Named AVMA Liaison to AKC
New York, NY — Dr. Joseph H. Kinnarney has been named the first American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) liaison to the American Kennel Club® (AKC®), a position newly created to foster shared objectives between the two organizations. As AVMA liaison, Dr. Kinnarney will work with AKC liaison Mari-Beth O’Neill to ensure access to world-class health […] | January 9, 2014
Companion and Performance Event Breeders Honored with 2013 AKC Breeder of the Year By Sport Awards
New York, NY — The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) recently recognized 12 breeding programs for their dedication and success in breeding purpose-bred dogs by awarding the inaugural AKC Breeder of the Year by Sport Awards.   The Award is given to those breeders who have dedicated themselves to improving the health, temperament and performance of […] | January 6, 2014
Breeder of the Year and Terrier Group winner: Winifred Stout, Quissex Smooth Fox Terriers; 2013 ACE awards presentation at the AKC Eukanuba National Championship, Orlando, FL.
Winifred Stout Named AKC Breeder of the Year
  Breeders Honored at AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Winifred Stout of Foster, Rhode Island was presented with the 2013 AKC Breeder of the Year Award for her Quissex Smooth Fox Terriers at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship on Sunday, December 15, 2013.  The annual award recognizes the hard work and commitment of breeders dedicated to improving the […] | December 15, 2013
Jane Myers Hired as AKC Executive Field Representative
New York, NY – The American Kennel Club is pleased to announce that Jane Myers has been hired as an Executive Field Representative.    She will join the staff on January 6, 2014 and will be based in Reno/Carson City, Nevada area.   “Jane has been immersed in the sport practically since birth, and her […] | December 6, 2013

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