Congress Passes AKC-Supported Version of ‘PETS’ Bill
--Bill Addresses Challenges Faced By Pet Owners During Disasters-- New York, NY — This week, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed by unanimous consent the “Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act of 2006,” known as “PETS.” PETS addresses the problems experienced by pet owners before, during and after the 2005 hurricane season. The […] | September 28, 2006
K9 Advantix® Named Sponsor of AKC Canine Good Citizen® Program
The American Kennel Club® today announced that its Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program will be sponsored by K9 Advantix®, a product of Bayer HealthCare's Animal Health Division. Started in 1989, CGC is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The two-part program stresses […] | September 26, 2006
AKC Executive Field Representative Florence Males Retires
The American Kennel Club® announced today that Executive Field Representative Florence Males, who has represented the AKC in the Northern California area since 1991, will retire on December 31, 2006. Males enjoyed a successful 29-year tenure as a breeder/owner/handler of Toy breeds, primarily Silky Terriers, and a brief judging career before joining AKC’s Executive Field […] | September 25, 2006
James S. Covey Joins AKC as Conformation Executive Field Representative
  The American Kennel Club® is pleased to announce that James S. Covey will join the Executive Field Staff covering the Northern California, Nevada area effective January 8, 2007. For more than 35 years, Covey has been an active participant in the Sport of Purebred Dogs. In his early teens he worked at a major […] | September 20, 2006
AKC and Hartz Announce Winners of Veterinary Technician Scholarship
  -- Thirty-one Veterinary Technician Students Awarded Various Scholarships Totaling $37,000 -- The American Kennel Club (AKC®) and The Hartz Mountain Corporation, along with the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA), are pleased to announce the winners of the AKC/Hartz Veterinary Technician Scholarship. Scholarships were awarded to 31 students from 26 U.S. accredited […] | August 29, 2006
Group Winners Named for the American Kennel Club Breeder of the Year Award
  - "AKC Breeder of the Year" to be Announced at AKC/Eukanuba National Championship - Today, the American Kennel Club® announced the seven group winners for the 2006 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. "We are […] | August 29, 2006
AKC Honors Outstanding Dogs with 2006 AKC Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE)
New York, NY – The American Kennel Club announced today the winners of the seventh AKC Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE), the award designed to commemorate loyal, hard-working dogs that have made significant contributions to their community. The ACE awards are given annually to dogs in each of the following five categories: Law Enforcement, Search […] | August 24, 2006
AKC Celebrates 59th World Coonhound Nite Hunt and Bench Show Championships
  The American Kennel Club® has announced that the 2006 AKC® World Coonhound Nite Hunt and Bench Show Championships will be held September 25 through 30 at the Kosciusko County 4-H Fairgrounds in Warsaw, Ind. The Sportsmen and Farmers Conservation Club of Silver Lake, Ind. will serve as the host for this prestigious event. The […] | August 23, 2006
Put Your Paw Print On The AKC Responsible Dog Owner Pet Promise
New York, NY – Sometimes we all need a reminder of everything that is required of us as dog owners. Sure we give our pups lots of playtime, treats and affection, but what about training? Is your dog groomed as often as his breed requires? Is your pup wearing a collar with tags and permanently […] | August 18, 2006
Portrait Unveiled of AKC’s First Quintuple Champion
Most Titled Dog Portrait to Grace AKC in Raleigh Friends and fans of the American Kennel Club’s first quintuple champion, CH FC AFC OTCH MACH Legacy’s DeChartay UDX (5) MH, were on hand August 18 to unveil the portrait of the most titled dog in AKC’s 122-year history. Chartay’s likeness now proudly greets visitors in […] | August 18, 2006

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