American Kennel Club Offers New Training Program to Make Your Puppy the S.T.A.R. of the Community
The arrival of a new puppy is an exciting time for any household. But what happens if your cute, cuddly pup turns into a chewing, barking, digging, and eating machine?  Before long it becomes clear that your new arrival means there's a lot for you to do, and even more for him to learn. To […] | February 23, 2009
American Kennel Club Congratulates Westminster Best in Show Winner Stump
  The Sussex Spaniel is a True Original: Among the First AKC Registered Breeds in History "Stump" and owner-handler Scott Sommer won Best in Show at the 133rd Westminster Kennel Club Show. The American Kennel Club®, a non-profit organization whose rules govern more than 20,000 canine competitions each year including the famed Westminster Kennel Club […] | February 11, 2009
Tune in to the Television Premiere of the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship
January 31st at 8 p.m. on Animal Planet and Discovery Channel  The American Kennel Club® and Eukanuba invite you to tune in for the eighth annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship on Animal Planet and Discovery Channel Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 8 PM (ET/PT). Nearly 3,000 of the world’s top dogs vied for honors in Long […] | January 27, 2009
American Kennel Club Teams up with Activ8 to Seek Sponsorship Opportunities
The AKC® announced today that it has arranged for Activ8 Marketing, LLC., a full service media and sponsorship representation company, to identify and pursue sponsorship opportunities on its behalf. They will be working to match sponsors with AKC’s numerous mission-driven programs such as AKC Meet the Breeds®, AKC Canine Good Citizen®, AKC S.T.A.R. Puppysm and […] | January 26, 2009
Labrador Retriever Holds Firm in Top Spot on AKC’s List of Most Popular Dogs in America
-- AKC Celebrates 125th Anniversary with a Look Back at First AKC Registered Breeds in History -- For the 18th consecutive year, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular purebred dog in America, according to 2008 registration statistics released today by the American Kennel Club® (AKC) But, while more than twice as many Labs were […] | January 21, 2009
AKC Welcomes Irish Red and White Setter, Pyrenean Shepherd and Norwegian Buhund
Three Breeds Gain Full AKC Recognition The American Kennel Club® is pleased to welcome the Irish Red and White Setter, the Pyrenean Shepherd and the Norwegian Buhund as the 159th, 160th, and the 161st AKC® registered breeds. The Irish Red and White Setter will join the Sporting Group while both the Pyrenean Shepherd and the […] | December 31, 2008
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

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