American Kennel Club Seeks Fanciers for 2009 AKC Internship Program
  The American Kennel Club® is seeking interns for summer 2009.  Students will be selected for paid eight-week internships running June 1 – July 24, 2009 at either the New York headquarters or the Raleigh operations facility. The AKC’s internship program aims to nurture the professional development of college students with a profound interest in […] | December 19, 2008
Joan Savage Named 2008 AKC Breeder of The Year
  Award Presented at AKC/Eukanuba National Championship    New York, NY — Joan Savage of Banks, OR was honored with the 2008 AKC Breeder of the Year Award at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship on Sunday, December 14, 2008.  The annual award honors those breeders who have dedicated their lives to improving the health, temperament and […] | December 16, 2008
AKC Offers Advice On Naming Biden’s German Shepherd Pup
New York, NY- With the Biden family pondering over what to name their new German Shepherd pup, the American Kennel Club is offering up a list of most popular dog names in the U.S.A.  AKC's recent survey of 2007 registration statistics showed that "Lady" and "Bear" topped the list for females and males respectively. The […] | December 14, 2008
AKC Survey Finds Dog Owners Willing to Kick Caffeine Addiction for Canine Affection
  Current Economic Woes No Competition For Americans’ Dedication to Their Dogs A survey conducted this month by the American Kennel Club® shows that despite a tough economy, pet owners are willing to sacrifice many daily luxuries to provide for the needs of their canine companions. The survey of over 1,000 people on found […] | December 8, 2008
AKC Offers Same-Day Video Coverage of Bred-by-Exhibitor Groups
The American Kennel Club® announced today that it will provide same-day video coverage of the Bred-by-Exhibitor groups on "The Bred-by-Exhibitor competition features dogs bred and exhibited by their owners, people who have devoted much time and energy striving to improve their breeds in health, temperament and appearance," said Ron Menaker, Show Chairman. "We are pleased […] | December 5, 2008
American Kennel Club and AKC Canine Health Foundation Release Podcast about Canine Skin Allergies
  The American Kennel Club and the AKC Canine Health Foundation are pleased to debut the next podcast in the Genome Barks series. In this week’s Genome Barks podcast, CHF Director Lee Arnold welcomes Bruce Hammerberg, DVM, PhD, a professor of immunology and parasitology at the College of Veterinary Medicine North Carolina State University. Funded […] | December 4, 2008
AKC Statement on AVMA Crop and Dock Policy
  New York, NY (November 21, 2008) -- The American Kennel Club® was advised this week of the AVMA's newly amended policy on ear cropping and tail docking following its adoption by the AVMA Executive Board at the recommendation of their Committee on Animal Welfare on November 15, 2008. Historically, the AKC has worked closely […] | November 26, 2008
AKC Announces New AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program
  The American Kennel Club® announced today that it is rolling out a new training program geared towards puppies and their owners. The AKC S.T.A.R.® Puppy Program will reward responsible owners who take the time to train and socialize their new puppies. The program is a natural pre-curser to the AKC Canine Good Citizen® Test.  […] | November 25, 2008
Over 2,300 Top Dogs Compete for Top Honors at the Eighth Annual AENC
Eukanuba World Challenge Brings Dogs From Around the Globe; Canine Competitors in Agility and Obedience Also Descend on Long Beach, CA December 13 & 14   The American Kennel Club® and Eukanuba announced today that 2,312 dogs will compete for a total of $225,000 in cash prizes at the Eighth Annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship on […] | November 19, 2008
Nestle Purina to Sponsor AKC Registered Handlers Program
  The American Kennel Club® is pleased to announce that Nestle Purina PetCare Company is to become the official dog food sponsor of the AKC Registered Handlers Program (AKC RHP). The AKC RHP establishes criteria and standards for responsible, knowledgeable professional handlers and their apprentices. All handlers and apprentices enrolled in the AKC RHP have […] | November 18, 2008

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