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Highlights from the February 2009 AKC Board of Directors Meeting

(Thursday, February 12, 2009)

Highlights from the February 2009 meeting of the AKC Board of Directors are as follows:

  • The Gibraltar Kennel Club was added to the list of organizations with pedigrees acceptable for AKC registration.
  • The "Lyn Mar Acres" kennel name was permanently retired for Basset Hounds at the request of the Basset Hound Club of America.
  • Effective December 30, 2009, the English Foxhound will be listed as such on all AKC documents, rather than being listed as Foxhound (English).
  • AKC Board policy was modified to permit Pointing Breed clubs in remote areas (no other club holding Hunting Tests within 100 miles) to hold up to six Pointing Breed Hunting Tests in a calendar year. Previously, all clubs were limited to four tests in a year.
  • The Board approved the recommendation of the Group Realignment Committee. An amendment to the rules to provide for Ten Groups will be read at the June 2009 Delegate Meeting for a vote in September 2009, with a proposed 2012 effective date.

The following Delegates were approved:

  • Judy Corbett, Columbus, WI, to represent Kettle Moraine Kennel Club
  • Stephanie Crawford, Binghamton, NY, to represent Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of America
  • Pam Davis, Plymouth Meeting, PA, to represent Cairn Terrier Club of America
  • Marilynn Ellis, Victoria, TX, to represent San Antonio Kennel Club
  • Linda J. Souza, San Martin, CA, to represent Irish Wolfhound Club of America
  • Meg W. Weitz, Yanceyville, NC, to represent Devon Dog Show Association
  • Larry Wilson, Lansdale, PA, to represent Philadelphia Dog Training Club
  • Kelly Yarish, Brighton, CO, to represent Terrier-All Kennel Club