Elaine Ostrander to Serve as AKC DNA Consultant
Department to Increase Emphasis on Health Issues & New Technologies New York, NY -The American Kennel Club has announced that Elaine A. Ostrander, Ph.D., will serve as a consultant to the DNA department. Ostrander will work closely with staff of the DNA department and Compliance Division Assistant Vice President Tom Sharp. "We couldn't be more […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/elaine-ostrander-to-serve-as-akc-dna-consultant/ | July 15, 2004
AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day Celebrated This September With Public Events Across The Country
-- Listing of Over 200 Events Goes Live on AKC Web Site --   New York, NY - The American Kennel Club has declared Friday, September 17, "AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day," and announced hundreds of events to be held nationwide throughout the month of September. The goal of the initiative - being held for […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-responsible-dog-ownership-day-celebrated-this-september-with-publi/ | July 12, 2004
AKC Awards $160,000 In Veterinary Scholarships
  -- AKC Awards 23 Scholarships to Veterinary Students-- New York, NY - The American Kennel Club announced that 23 Veterinary Scholarships have been awarded to students from fifteen of the twenty-eight US accredited schools of veterinary medicine. These awards include three Chairman's awards of $15,000 each, three President's awards of $10,000 each, and seventeen […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-awards-160000-in-veterinary-scholarships/ | July 6, 2004
The Newest AKC Recognized Breeds
  Effective July 1, 2004, the Black Russian Terrier and the Neapolitan Mastiff became eligible for competition in the Working Group.   The Black Russian Terrier first bred true in 1956 and its history is a compelling one. During the 1930's a military kennel named the Red Star started work on a native breed that […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/the-newest-akc-recognized-breeds/ | July 2, 2004
Celebrating All-American Dog Breeds
While many of the dog breeds we know and enjoy today originated in other countries, there are a number of AKC registered breeds which were developed on American soil, and each has its own unique history and heritage: Alaskan Malamute - The Alaskan Malamute, one of the oldest Arctic sled dogs, was named after the […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/celebrating-all-american-dog-breeds/ | June 28, 2004
Hartz Mountain Corporation Becomes Official Sponsor of AKC Veterinary Outreach Program
  The American Kennel Club (AKC) is proud to announce a new relationship with The Hartz Mountain Corporation to become the official sponsor of the AKC Veterinary Outreach Program. The AKC Veterinary Outreach Program unites the world of purebred dogs with the veterinary community through educational initiatives aimed at veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary technicians. […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/hartz-mountain-corporation-becomes-official-sponsor-of-akc-veterinary/ | June 17, 2004
Susan Komen Race for the Cure
  The 8th annual was held on Saturday, June 12th at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. This event raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for breast cancer research. This was the largest Susan Komen event yet, with over 17,000 participants. The AKC was represented by a team of 50 walkers/runners organized by the Community Events […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/susan-komen-race-for-the-cure/ | June 17, 2004
AKC Welcomes 2004 Summer Interns
  The American Kennel Club (AKC) is pleased to welcome the ten students who have been chosen to participate in the AKC Internship Program. The program--open to college students with a background and interest in purebred dogs--is designed to further their professional development as well as help the AKC identify potential employees with experience in […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-welcomes-2004-summer-interns/ | June 11, 2004
AKC Featured on the TODAY SHOW
AKC's Gail Miller appeared on NBC'S Today Show Friday, June 11th to discuss the recent findings by German researchers that dogs can comprehend language. Interviewed by Ann Curry, Miller stated that the findings are, "not surprising at all to anyone who has owned or trained dogs. Dogs are very intelligent and it's in their nature […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-featured-on-the-today-show/ | June 11, 2004
AKC Offers Online Newsletter
The American Kennel Club announced today the initial delivery of Your AKC, an electronic newsletter delivered monthly to dog lovers' desktops. Currently, Your AKC has a circulation of 222,000 customers and year-end circulation figures are expected to be 350,000. Covering the complete world of AKC dogs, Your AKC will feature a broad range of articles […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-offers-online-newsletter/ | May 27, 2004

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