‘National Pet Fire Safety Day’ Prevention Tips to Keep Pets from Starting Home Fires
- New Data Says Pets Start Nearly 1,000 Fires Each Year - New York – July 12, 2010 – An estimated 500,000 pets are affected annually by home fires, however, nearly 1,000 house fires each year are accidentally started by the homeowners’ pets, according to a new data analysis by the National Fire Protection Association. […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/national-pet-fire-safety-day-prevention-tips-to-keep-pets-from-startin/ | July 12, 2010
First 10 AKC Grand Champions in Each Breed to Receive Special Medallion
  - First-Ever AKC Grand Champion "Stoli" Recognized at Oklahoma Dog Show - In recognition of the newest American Kennel Club® Grand Champion conformation title, a special blue enamel AKC Medallion will be sent to the owners of the first 10 Grand Champion title holders in each AKC-recognized breed to mark this historic achievement. To […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/first-10-akc-grand-champions-in-each-breed-to-receive-special-medallio/ | July 6, 2010
AKC Welcomes the Cane Corso, Icelandic Sheepdog and Leonberger
Three Breeds Gain Full AKC Recognition The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is pleased to welcome the Cane Corso, Icelandic Sheepdog and Leonberger as the 165th, 166th, and 167th AKC recognized breeds. The Icelandic Sheepdog will join the Herding Group while both the Cane Corso and Leonberger will join the Working Group. The new breeds became […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-welcomes-the-cane-corso-icelandic-sheepdog-and-leonberger/ | June 30, 2010
The American Kennel Club Celebrates the Dogs of Our Founding Fathers This Independence Day
Come Meet All 167 AKC Breeds at www.meetthebreeds.com From George Washington’s Foxhounds to Thomas Jefferson’s Briards, purebred pups are as all-American as apple pie.  To celebrate the Fourth of July and the New York City return of Meet the Breeds™ – the world’s largest gathering of dogs and cats – the American Kennel Club® (AKC®) […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/the-american-kennel-club-celebrates-the-dogs-of-our-founding-fathers-t/ | June 29, 2010
AKC Calls on All Dog Organizations to Spread Responsible Dog Ownership Message This September
  - Annual AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days Comprised of Hundreds of Events - Each year, the American Kennel Club® calls on its nearly 5,000 affiliated dog clubs and all other pet-related organizations from around the country to participate in AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days. The nationwide initiative educates the public about the importance of […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-calls-on-all-dog-organizations-to-spread-responsible-dog-ownership-3/ | June 21, 2010
AKC Companion Animal Recovery Donation to Help Save Lives of Georgia Pets
  --AKC CAR Pledges 25 Universal Microchip Scanners to Shelters In Support of GA House Bill 1106-- AKC Companion Animal Recovery (AKC CAR), the nation’s largest and only non-profit pet recovery service, recently pledged 25 Proscan 700 universal microchip scanners to Georgia shelters in support of Georgia House Bill 1106. HB 1106, sponsored by Georgia […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-companion-animal-recovery-donation-to-help-save-lives-of-georgia-p/ | June 2, 2010
Weimaraner, Stoli, Leaves Paw Prints in AKC History Books as First AKC Grand Champion
The American Kennel Club’s first-ever Grand Champion title earner – a 4-year-old Weimaraner named GCH Monterra’s Best Bet, MH, affectionately known as "Stoli" bred and owned by Elizabeth Krupinski and co-owned by Timothy Bintner of Elizabeth, Colorado and handled by Tad Walden, completed the title requirements to earn the newest AKC title at the Coronado […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/weimaraner-stoli-leaves-paw-prints-in-akc-history-books-as-first-akc-g/ | May 26, 2010
Release of Marmaduke Prompts AKC to Remind Potential Dog Owners Not to Get Starstruck
  With Great Danes set to take center stage in the release of "Marmaduke," the American Kennel Club® (AKC®) and the Great Dane Club of America would like to remind moviegoers about the importance of making wise, educated decisions when it comes to adding a dog to the home. "The Great Dane Club of America […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/release-of-marmaduke-prompts-akc-to-remind-potential-dog-owners-not-to/ | May 24, 2010
AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Launches 2010 Commemorative Poster Contest
The American Kennel Club® and Eukanuba are pleased to announce the start of the commemorative poster competition in which artists are encouraged to submit an original two-dimensional painting or drawing celebrating the theme: "The Wonderful World of Purebred Dogs." The poster will commemorate the 10th Annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship where thousands of top dogs from […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-eukanuba-national-championship-launches-2010-commemorative-poster/ | May 20, 2010
Winners Crowned in AKC Pointing Breed Gun Dog Championships
History Made With Same Dog Winning Both Stakes For the first time in the history of the event, one dog, the German Shorthaired Pointer FC Slicks Cuttin Wild, won both the Retrieving Championship and the Non-Retrieving Championship stakes in the 17th annual American Kennel Club® Pointing Breed Gun Dog Championship, sponsored by Purina and Tri-Tronics. […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/winners-crowned-in-akc-pointing-breed-gun-dog-championships-1/ | May 19, 2010

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