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Highlights from the August 2007 Board Meeting

(Thursday, August 16, 2007)

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

  • In response to AKC club input, the Board voted to waive event application fees for any Conformation show or Companion event in which there were thirty or fewer entries at the corresponding event in the previous year. This is to go into effect on January 1, 2008.
  • Effective January 1, 2008, the Event Service Fee for all events is to be $3.00 for the first entry of each dog. Effective January 1, 2008 there will be an Event Service Fee of $3.00 for each additional entry of the same dog, except for Field Trials and Hunting Tests which will be $1.50 effective January 1, 2008, and $3.00 effective January 1, 2009. All Recording Fees remain at their present levels. The intent of these fees is to defray costs of administering events, which AKC is very heavily subsidizing.
  • The Kennel Club of Taiwan was added to the list of organizations with pedigrees acceptable for AKC registration.
  • The Board voted to direct management to aggressively pursue the registration of every AKC registrable dog and to actively welcome any breeder or owner who is willing to abide by all AKC rules, regulations, and policies.
  • Eleven breeds were added to the list of breeds required to jump three-quarters the height of the dog at the withers, effective January 1, 2008.
  • The conflict policy for rally judges was brought into line with the policy for Obedience judges.
  • The fee for filing a complaint under ARTICLE XII, SECTION 1, of the AKC Bylaws was increased to $100 from the present $10, effective September 1, 2007. This fee is refundable if charges are filed and sustained.
  • A number of amendments were approved to the Pointing Breed Hunting Test Regulations effective January 1, 2008. All of the amendments are included in the minutes of this meeting.
  • The Board modified the procedures for transferring the FSS Black and Tan Coonhounds into the AKC registry as follows:
    • The AKC stud book will close for FSS Black and Tan Coonhounds on January 1, 2008.
    • The HX prefix for the dogs brought into the registry will also be applied to three generations of their offspring.
    • The FSS dogs brought into the registry with the HX prefix and their offspring will be eligible to compete in AKC shows, effective September 1, 2008.
  • The Executive Secretary reported that beginning with the September 2007 Delegate meeting, minutes as required by the AKC Bylaws, rather than a transcript of the meeting, will be prepared and published. The rationale behind this change and details of what will be in the Delegate meeting minutes are explained in minutes of this Board meeting. A notice with these details is also being sent to Delegates.

The following Delegates were approved:

  • John J. Gangloff, Greensboro, NC, to represent Carolina Dog Training Club
  • Dr. Stephen Lawrence, Stafford Springs, CT, to represent Classic Toy Dog Club of Western Massachusetts
  • Scott A. Rohrbach, Boyerstown, PA, to represent Pocono Beagle Club
  • Barbara Shaw, Denison, TX, to represent Greater Collin Kennel Club
  • Sally Villas, San Lorenzo, CA, to represent American Shih Tzu Club
  • Sherry E. Wallis, Houston, TX, to represent Akita Club of America
  • Linda D. Witousky, Conway, SC, to represent Myrtle Beach Kennel Club