American Kennel Club Welcomes a New Terrier to the Family
The Russell Terrier Gains Full AKC Recognition While Three Other Breeds Move into the Miscellaneous Class   The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) expanded its litter of registered breeds on June 27 to welcome the Russell Terrier to the Terrier Group, growing AKC’s family to 175 breeds.  Also moving up the ranks to the Miscellaneous class […] | June 27, 2012
AKC Honors Rosemary Redditt and Bob Eisele with Community Achievement Awards
The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) announced recently that Rosemary Redditt of the Aztec Doberman Pinscher Club of San Diego (California) and Bob Eisele of the Suffolk County Kennel Club (New York) have been honored with AKC Community Achievement Awards for the second quarter of 2012. The AKC Community Achievement Awards support and recognize outstanding public […] | June 26, 2012
Michael Ganey Named AKC Vice President Of Marketing
New York, NY - American Kennel Club Chief Operating Officer John Lyons announces the appointment of Michael Ganey to the position of Vice President of Marketing, effective today.   Ganey joined AKC in September 2011 as Director of Marketing and was promoted following Vice President Lisa Gonzalez's resignation.   Prior to his tenure at AKC, […] | June 21, 2012
Join With the AKC to Protect Responsible Small Breeders
  The American Kennel Club has created the petition in response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) new proposed regulations which would create harsh and unintended consequences for responsible small and hobby breeders in this country. Please join us by signing the petition before July 16 when the public comment period to the Animal […] | June 12, 2012
Celebrate a Decade of Responsible Dog Ownership With AKC RDO Days!
The American Kennel Club® (AKC) will celebrate a decade of responsible dog ownership this September when the AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days program turns 10. How can you join the party? Simply host or attend an AKC RDO Day in your community. “Over the past ten years, AKC clubs and dog organizations have educated scores […] | June 7, 2012
Connie Pearcy Named AKC Chief Information Officer
American Kennel Club Chief Operating Officer John Lyons announces the appointment of Connie Pearcy to the position of Vice President /Chief Information Officer, effective June 18, 2012.     Pearcy, a former AKC staffer, is returning as a result of current VP/CIO Charles Kneifel’s resignation effective June 1, 2012.    Pearcy joined AKC in 1998 […] | May 24, 2012
Last Call For ACE Nominations!
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.   If you know of a heroic canine that has performed a […] | May 24, 2012
AKC Companion Animal Recovery Awards $258,000 in Grants to K-9 Search and Rescue Teams Nationwide
More Than 100 Grants in 40 States to Assist Volunteers   The AKC Companion Animal Recovery (AKC CAR) Canine Support and Relief Fund recently awarded $258,000 in grants, the majority to K-9 Search and Rescue (SAR) teams. Since 2002, AKC CAR has proudly supported the crucial role these volunteers play during natural disasters and other […] | May 8, 2012
New Companion Events Extravaganza Recognizing Top Dogs in Agility, Obedience and AKC Rally® Debuts i
Beginning in 2013, the American Kennel Club® (AKC®) will celebrate the top dogs in AKC Companion Events with the “Companion Events Extravaganza,” a multi-day event that will feature Championship events for Obedience and Agility and a new national competition for AKC Rally®.    On March 15-17, 2013 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the National Obedience Championship (formerly […] | May 4, 2012
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

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