Americans Elect Poodle as Obama’s Top Dog
Now that Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama has chosen his vice president, it's time for him to concentrate on another important selection: family dog. The American Kennel Club® (AKC) announced today that the public has elected a Poodle as their breed of choice for the Obama family. The AKC launched its poll to find a […] | August 28, 2008
Kristi Martinez Promoted to Assistant Vice President of the Internal Consulting Group
  New York, NY – The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is pleased to announce the promotion of Kristi Martinez (formerly Munchel) from Director to Assistant Vice President (AVP) of the Internal Consulting Group, effective immediately. AKC's Internal Consulting Group provides business consulting services to AKC divisions; identifies opportunities to improve efficiency, increase customer service and […] | August 22, 2008
Group Honorees Named for the American Kennel Club Breeder of the Year Award
  - "AKC Breeder of the Year" to be Announced at AKC/Eukanuba National Championship - The American Kennel Club® announced today the seven group recipients of the 2008 AKC® Breeder of the Year Award.  The award honors breeders who have dedicated their lives to improving the health, temperament and quality of purebred dogs. “It is […] | August 18, 2008
American Kennel Club Opens Basenji Stud Book
  AKC announced today that, at the request of the Basenji Club of America (BCOA), it will open the Basenji stud book to dogs from countries with no AKC accepted registry. The BCOA has initiated this program in order to offer an opportunity to import dogs from their native land. "Due to the changing circumstances […] | August 18, 2008
American Kennel Club and AKC Canine Health Foundation Release Podcast on Canine Comparative Oncology
  The American Kennel Club and the AKC Canine Health Foundation are pleased to debut the next podcast in the Genome Barks series. This week's podcast is a follow up to our recent interview with Dr. Matthew Breen.  Dr. Breen, while a world renowned cancer researcher, is also the Treasurer of the Canine Comparative Oncology […] | August 14, 2008
Poodle and Wheaten Terrier Neck-and-Neck in Race for White House
  Less Than Two-Weeks Left to Cast Your Vote for The Best "Canine Candidate" for the Obama Family @ The American Kennel Club® (AKC) reports a tight race between the Poodle and Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier in their poll to determine America's breed of choice for the Obama family. Preliminary results indicate that the […] | August 7, 2008
AKC Represents Dog Owners in Challenge to Denver Breed Ban
The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) will be joining Karen R. Breslin of the Progressive Law Center, LLC of Lakewood, Colorado and the Washington D.C. office of Kaye Scholer LLP in representing dog-owning plaintiffs Sonya Dias and others who are asserting that the Denver ordinance banning pit bulls within the city limits is unconstitutional. In March […] | July 30, 2008
AKC and Bayer, K9 Advantix® Announce Winners of Veterinary Technician Scholarships
Twenty-Five Vet Tech Students Honored The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) and Bayer, K9 Advantix® along with the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA), are pleased to announce the winners of the AKC/ Bayer K9 Advantix Veterinary Technician Scholarship. Twenty-five scholarships in the amount of $1,000 were awarded to students from 21 American Veterinary […] | July 29, 2008
AKC Awards $150,000 in Veterinary Student Scholarships
  -- Scholarships Awarded In Partnership with Royal Canin, AKC Companion Animal Recovery and AKC Canine Health Foundation -- The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) today announced it has awarded scholarships to 24 students from 18 American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited schools of veterinary medicine. These scholarships include the Chairman's Award and the President's Award, […] | July 29, 2008
AKC and AKC CAR Disaster Relief Donation to Aid Iowa Agencies in Wake of Flooding
$20,000 Donation to Animal Control That Helped Displaced Animals NEW YORK, NY – The American Kennel Club® and AKC Companion Animal Recovery (AKC CAR) are pleased to announce that the AKC CAR Canine Support and Relief Fund has donated $10,000 to the Kirkwood Foundation for the Friends of the Animal Shelter Fund, the non-profit group […] | July 25, 2008

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