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Highlights from the October 19-20, 2009 Meeting

(Wednesday, October 21, 2009)

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

  • The Board reinstated the show-giving privileges of the Pekingese Club of America.
  • The kennel names "Featherquest (Golden Retrievers – Rachel Page Elliott), and "Saltmeadow" (Labrador Retrievers – Carla Hyndman) were permanently retired at the request respectively of the Golden Retriever Club of America and the Labrador Retriever Club.
  • The Icelandic Sheepdog will be eligible for AKC registration on June 1, 2010 and to compete in the Herding Group June 30, 2010.
  • The Cane Corso will be eligible for AKC registration on June 1, 2010 and to compete in the Working Group June 30, 2010.
  • The Leonberger will be eligible for AKC registration on June 1, 2010 and to compete in the Working Group June 30, 2010.
  • Effective immediately, the Plott stud book will be open and eligible Plotts will be eligible for AKC registration.
  • There were a number of changes to the Agility Regulations, regarding the use of Jump Height Cards. The full text appears in the minutes of this meeting.
  • The Chesapeake Bay Retriever Club and the Löwchen Club of America were given permission to ballot for amendments to the breed standards.

The following Delegates were approved:

  • Carol Clark, Waverly, MO, to represent Border Collie Society of America
  • Gay Dunlap, Gilbert, AZ, to represent Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America
  • David W. Galloway, Washington, OH, to represent Central Ohio Kennel Club
  • Hon. Janet G. Harner, Pittsburgh, PA, to represent Western Pennsylvania Kennel Association
  • Judy Hiller, Mentor, OH, to represent Clumber Spaniel Club of America
  • Donna Kranzberg, Sarasota, FL, to represent Cornhusker Kennel Club of Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Betty McDonnell, Mahwah, NJ, to represent Norwich Terrier Club of America
  • Sheila Favro Marks, Lakeland, FL, to represent Lakeland Winter Haven Kennel Club
  • Susan Olsen, Chicago, IL, to represent International Kennel Club of Chicago
  • Shirley Sanders, Elon, NC, to represent Carolina Dog Training Club
  • Gene Sisneros, O. D., Montgomery, AL, to represent American Pomeranian Club
  • Diana L. Skibinski, Crown Point, IN, to represent Lake Shore Kennel Club
  • Evelyn M. Van Uden, Ransomville, NY, to represent Irish Water Spaniel Club of America
  • Sandee White, Boonville, IN, to represent Miniature Pinscher Club of America