American Kennel Club Cautions Owners: Pet Theft on the Rise
AKC Appears on NBC's Today Show to Offer Tips On Keeping Pets Safe Protect your dog with microchip identification, enrollment and 24-hour recovery service. Visit to learn more . The American Kennel Club® is warning pet owners and breeders about an alarming rise in dog thefts in recent months. From parking lots to pet […] | April 8, 2008
AKC Rule Change Allows Owners to Rename Their Dogs
  The American Kennel Club® (AKC) is pleased to announce a registration rule change that now allows owners of AKC registered dogs to change the official name of their pet. Dogs are eligible if they were born in the U.S., have never been bred, or have not won any awards at an AKC event. "We […] | March 25, 2008
American Kennel Club Celebrates Irish Dog Breeds in Spirit of St. Patrick’s Day
"A dog owns nothing, yet is seldom dissatisfied."-Irish Proverb New York -- It's no surprise that Ireland has produced many immortal writers, poets and musicians, but did you know there are several dog breeds that hail from the Emerald Isle? In honor of St. Patrick's Day on March 17th, the American Kennel Club® celebrates the […] | March 17, 2008
AKC’s Irish Breeds Appear on NBC’s Today Show
AKC spokesperson Gina Lash appeared live on the Today Show earlier today to celebrate the many dog breeds which hail from Ireland: the Irish Setter, Irish Terrier, Irish Water Spaniel, Irish Wolfhound, Kerry Blue Terrier, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and the Irish Red & White Setter. Watch the segment. Following the Today segment, the dogs […] | March 17, 2008
AKC Seeks Entries from Across the Nation for 9th Annual Awards for Canine Excellence
Is Your Dog Among the Country's Bravest, Boldest and Best Companions? Is your canine the kind that always lifts your spirits when you're feeling blue? Do you know a dog that helps the sick feel better? Heard of a pooch who played a role in a dramatic rescue? If so, what better way to pay […] | March 12, 2008
AKC to Celebrate 125th Anniversary at 2009 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship
  Entries For 2009 Show Open To All Competitors NEW YORK, NY (February 29, 2008) – The American Kennel Club® is pleased to announce that the 2009 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship will be the platform for AKC’s 125th anniversary celebration. In recognition of this milestone, the AKC will waive the invitational format. As was the case […] | February 29, 2008
Top Honors go to Treeing Walker Coonhounds at AKC World Coonhound Championships
Popular breed captures "World Nite Champion" and "World Show Champion" titles      L to R: Steve Fielder, Wyatt Dunlap, Kelly Dunlap, Don Dunlap, and Nathan Weaver       L to R: Steve Fielder, Judge Johnny Brinkley, Nicole Bergbauer, Vera Bergbauer, Rodney Bergbauer, and Judge David Birdsall, DVM. | February 27, 2008
AKC Humane Fund Created to Unite Animal Lovers in Promoting the Joy and Value of Responsible Ownersh
The AKC Humane Fund, Inc., a non-profit charitable organization has been created with the mission of uniting a broad spectrum of animal lovers in promoting the joy and value of responsible pet ownership through education, outreach and grant-making. The Fund plans to provide financial support to organizations that educate adults and children about responsible pet […] | February 5, 2008
AKC Launches Purebred Alternative Listing Program
The American Kennel Club® today launched the Purebred Alternative Listing (PAL) program - formerly known as the Indefinite Listing Privilege (ILP) program. The new name more accurately describes the purpose of the program: allowing dogs that are ineligible for registration but are distinguishable as a member of an AKC-registrable breed, to participate in AKC Companion […] | February 1, 2008
American Kennel Club Publications Garner Nine Nominations in DWAA Writing Competition
  AKC Family Dog and AKC Gazette Honored for 2nd Consecutive Year as Nominees in Best All-Breed Magazine Category The American Kennel Club® is pleased to announce that its publications as well as individual work appearing in its pages, received nine nominations from the Dog Writers Association of America as part of its 2007 writing […] | January 31, 2008

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