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Highlights from the May 2007 Board Meeting

(Friday, May 18, 2007)

New York, NY – Highlights from the May 2007 meeting of the AKC Board of Directors are as follows:

  • The Board approved numerous amendments to the Rally Regulations as recommended by the 2006 Rally Advisory Committee. The amendments are effective January 1, 2008 and the revised regulations are included with the minutes of the May 2007 meeting.
  • There were extensive revisions approved to the Guidelines for Conformation Dog Show Judges. Among other changes, rules and regulations are clearly designated to differentiate them from recommendations.
  • Effective January 1, 2008, FSS-enrolled Black and Tan Coonhounds will be transferred to the AKC registry. The American Black and Tan Coonhound Club will remain the Parent Club for the breed. The full terms of this transfer are included in the minutes of the May 2007 meeting.
  • The Board expressed its concern regarding a financial grant offer to AKC Parent Clubs for rescue that contained conditions the Board considered to be unacceptable. A mailing will be made to all Parent Clubs to address these concerns.
  • The Board addressed organizational problems within the Pekingese Club of America that have been ongoing for at least the past four years. The Board of the Pekingese Club of America was given a directive as to how AKC expected the current problems to be handled.

The following FSS breeds will be eligible to compete in AKC companion Events, effective January 1, 2008:

  • Belgian Laekenois
  • Bergamasco
  • Estrela Mountain Dog
  • Portuguese Pointer
  • Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen
  • Azawakh
  • Appenzeller Sennenhund
  • Lagotto Romagnolo
  • Spanish Water Dog
  • Portuguese Podengo
  • Kooikerhondje
  • Caucasian Mountain Dog
  • Argentine Dogo
  • Mudi
  • Thai Ridgeback
  • South African Boerboel
  • Pumi

The following Delegates were approved:

  • Stuart F. Eckmann, Mountain View, CA, to represent Del Valle Dog Club of Livermore
  • Dr. Sophia Kaluzniacki, Green Valley, AZ, to represent Canada Del Oro Kennel Club
  • Sheila Miller, Lexington, KY, to represent Pasanita Obedience Club
  • Dr. Ralph R. Reuter, Bronx, NY, to represent Saw Mill River Kennel Club
  • Helma Weeks, Philadelphia, PA, to represent Bucks County Kennel Club