Foundation Stock Service® News

3/11/14 – From the March 2014 Board Meeting – One new breed was added to the Foundation Stock Service Program – the Australian Kelpie.

2/04/14 – From the February 2014 Board Meeting – The American Boerboel Club is the official parent club for the Boerboel and to accept the Boerboel into the AKC Stud Book on December 1, 2014. The breed will be eligible to compete in the Working Group beginning January 1, 2015.

The Cirneco dell’Etna Club of America is the official parent club for the Cirneco dell’Etna and to accept the Cirneco dell’Etna into the AKC Stud Book on December 1, 2014. The breed will be eligible to compete in the Hound Group beginning January 1, 2015.

The Bergamasco Sheepdog Club of America is the official parent club for the Bergamasco and to accept the Bergamasco into the AKC Stud Book on December 1, 2014. The breed will be eligible to compete in the Herding Group beginning January 1, 2015.

The Spanish Water Dog Club of America is the official parent club for the Spanish Water Dog and to accept the Spanish Water Dog into the AKC Stud Book on December 1, 2014. The breed will be eligible to compete in the Herding Group beginning January 1, 2015.

12/10/13 –From the December 2013 Delegates Meeting - A proposed amendment to Chapter 3, Section 22, Dog Show Classification of Rules Applying to Dog Shows to allow Bred-by-Exhibitor Class for each sex of each Miscellaneous Class Breed was approved effective April 2014.

9/10/13 – From the September 2013 Board Meeting – The United States of America Coton de Tulear Club is the official parent club for the Coton de Tulear and to accept the Coton de Tulear into the AKC Stud Book on June 2, 2014. The breed will be eligible to compete in the Non-Sporting Group beginning July 2, 2014.

7/21/13 – From the July 2013 Board Meeting - CM title initials will be followed by a numeric designation indicating the quantity of times the dog has earned the requirements of the CM title as defined in Chapter 3, Section 22 of Rules Applying to Dog Shows.

6/11/13 – From the June 2013 Board Meeting – One new breed was added to the Foundation Stock Service Program – the Broholmer.

4/15/13 – From the April 2013 Board Meeting – The Wirehaired Vizsla Club of America is the official parent club for the Wirehaired Vizsla and to accept the Wirehaired Vizsla into the AKC Stud Book on June 1, 2014. The breed will be eligible to compete in the Sporting Group beginning July 2, 2014.

02/07/13 – From the February 2013 Board Meeting – The American Hairless Terrier was approved to compete in the Miscellaneous Class effective January 1, 2014. The American Hairless Terrier Club will serve as the AKC Parent Club to represent the American Hairless Terrier.

The Grand Bassett Griffon Vendeen was approved to compete in the Miscellaneous Class effective January 1, 2014. The Grand Bassett Griffon Vendeen Club of America will serve as the AKC Parent Club to represent the Grand Bassett Griffon Vendeen.

The Norrbottenspets was approved to compete in the Miscellaneous Class effective January 1, 2014. The American Norrbottenspets Association will serve as the AKC Parent Club to represent the Norrbottenspets.

The Portuguese Podengo was approved to compete in the Miscellaneous Class effective January 1, 2014. The American Portuguese Podengo MedioGrand Club will serve as the AKC Parent Club to represent the Portuguese Podengo.

10/15/12 – From the October 2012 Board Meeting – One new breed was added to the Foundation Stock Service Program – the Kromfohrlander.

9/19/12 – From the September 2012 Board Meeting – Two new breeds were added to the Foundation Stock Service Program – the Portuguese Sheepdog and the American Leopard Hound.

7/12/12 – From the July 2012 Board Meeting – The Rat Terrier Club of America is the official parent club for the Rat Terrier and to accept the Rat Terrier into the AKC Stud Book on June 1, 2013. The breed will be eligible to compete in the Terrier Group beginning June 26, 2013. There will be an open registry for the breed until July 1, 2018.

The French Spaniel was approved to compete in Pointing Hunting Tests Events effective October 1, 2012.

5/07/12 – From the May 2012 Board Meeting – Two new breeds were added to the Foundation Stock Service Program – the Tornjak and the French Spaniel.

The Dogue de Bordeaux Society of America has requested the Stud Book remain open for the breed till August 17, 2017.

The Peruvian Inca Orchid will be eligible to compete in Lure Coursing effective September 1, 2012.

FSS Guidelines to move into Miscellaneous and request full AKC status have been approved and are effective immediately. The FSS page will be updated shortly with new requirements.

4/10/12 – From the April 2012 Board Meeting – One new breed was added to the Foundation Stock Service Program - the Dutch Shepherd.

FSS Breeds with approved Parent Clubs may hold All-Breed AKC Companion Event sports at their breed specialties effective January 1, 2013.

The Barbet was approved to compete in Retriever Hunting Tests Events effective September 1, 2012.

The Drentsche Patrijshond was approved to compete in Retriever Hunting Tests Events effective September 1, 2012.

02/10/12 – From the February 2012 Board Meeting – The Berger Picard was approved to compete in the Miscellaneous Class effective January 1, 2013.

The Lagotto Romagnolo was approved to compete in the Miscellaneous Class effective January 1, 2013.

The Chinook Club of America is the official parent club for the Chinook and to accept the Chinook into the AKC Stud Book on December 1, 2012. The breed will be eligible to compete in the Working Group beginning January 1, 2013. There will be an open registry for the breed until January 1, 2018.

The Portuguese Podengo Pequenos of America is the official parent club for the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno and to accept the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno into the AKC Stud Book on December 1, 2012. The breed will be eligible to compete in the Hound Group beginning January 1, 2013. There will be an open registry for the breed until January 1, 2018.

10/10/11 – From the October 2011 Board Meeting – Two new breeds were added to the Foundation Stock Service Program – the American Hairless Terrier and Deutscher Wachtelhund.

The Lagotto Club of America, Inc. will serve as the AKC Parent Club to represent the Lagotto Romagnolo.

The Berger Picard Club of America will serve as the AKC Parent Club to represent the Berger Picard.

The Miniature American Shepherd was approved to compete in the Miscellaneous Class effective June 27, 2012.

The group designation for the Czechoslovakian Vlcak was changed from Herding to Working per a request from the Czechoslovakian Vlcak Club of America.

The group designation for the Spanish Water Dog was changed from Sporting to Herding per a request from the Spanish Water Dog Club.

7/11/11 – From the July 2011 Board Meeting – The Coton de Tulear was approved to compete in the Miscellaneous Class effective June 27, 2012.

The Spanish Water Dog was approved to compete in the Miscellaneous Class effective June 27, 2012.

The American Russell Terrier Club, Inc. is the official parent club for the Russell Terrier and to accept the Russell Terrier into the AKC Stud Book on June 1, 2012. The breed will be eligible to compete in the Terrier Group beginning June 27, 2012. There will be an open registry for the breed until July 1, 2017.

5/9/11 – From the May 2011 Board Meeting – The Hungarian Pumi Club of America will serve as the AKC Parent Club to represent the Pumi.

The American Boerboel Club, Inc. will serve as the AKC Parent Club to represent the Boerboel.

The Wirehaired Vizsla Club of America will serve as the AKC Parent Club to represent the Wirehaired Vizsla.

The American Sloughi Association will serve as the AKC Parent Club to represent the Sloughi.

Three new breeds were added to the Foundation Stock Service Program – the Braque du Bourbonnais, Hamiltonstovare and Miniature American Shepherd.

4/11/11 – From the April 2011 Board Meeting – The United States of America Coton de Tulear Club will serve as the AKC Parent Club to represent the Coton de Tulear.

The Spanish Water Dog Club, Inc. will serve as the AKC Parent Club to represent the Spanish Water Dog.

The Cirneco dell’Etna was approved to compete in the Miscellaneous Class effective January 1, 2012.

2/11/11 – From the February 2011Board Meeting – The Stabyhoun was approved to compete in Performance Events effective July 1, 2011.

The American Azawakh Association will serve as the AKC Parent Club to represent the Azawakh.

The American Belgian Laekenois Association will serve as the AKC Parent Club to represent the Belgian Laekenois.

The Cirneco dell’Etna Club of America will serve as the AKC Parent Club to represent the Cirneco dell’Etna.

1/10/11 – From the January 2011 Board Meeting – The Norrbottenspets was approved to compete in Performance Events effective July 1, 2011.

A new breed was added to the Foundation Stock Service Program – the Danish-Swedish Farmdog.

The Southeastern Treeing Walker Association is the official parent club for the Treeing Walker Coonhound and to accept the Treeing Walker Coonhound into the AKC Stud Book on December 1st, 2011. The breed will be eligible to compete in the Hound Group beginning January 1st, 2012. There will be an open registry for the breed until January 1, 2020.

11/15/10 – From the November 2010 Board Meeting – The German Longhaired Pointer was approved to compete in Performance Events effective July 1, 2011.

The Finnish Lapphund Club of America is the official parent club for the Finnish Lapphund and to accept the Finnish Lapphund into the AKC Stud Book on June 1, 2011. The breed will be eligible to compete in the Herding Group beginning June 30, 2011. There will be an open registry for the breed until July 1, 2014.

The Azawakh and Belgian Laekenois were approved to compete in the Miscellaneous Class effective June 30, 2011.

The Dogo Argentino Club of America will serve as the AKC Parent Club to represent the Dogo Argentino.

The Peruvian Inca Orchid Enthusiast Club will serve as the AKC Parent Club to represent the Peruvian Inca Orchid.

The Portuguese Podengo Pequeno of America will serve as the AKC Parent Club to represent the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno.

To allow Parent Clubs of FSS breeds that are eligible to participate in a performance event to become licensed to hold those event types, effective December 1, 2010.

10/18/10 – From the October 2010 Board Meeting – American Cesky Terrier Fanciers Association is the official parent club for the Cesky Terrier and to accept the Cesky Terrier into the AKC Stud Book on June 1, 2011. The breed will be eligible to compete in the Terrier Group beginning June 30, 2011. There will be an open registry for the breed until July 1, 2015.

A new breed was added to the Foundation Stock Service Program – the Hovawart.

American English Coonhound Association is the official parent club for the American English Coonhound and to accept the American English Coonhound into the AKC Stud Book on June 1, 2011. The breed will be eligible to compete in the Hound Group beginning June 30, 2011. There will be an open registry for the breed until July 1, 2016.

08/10/10 – From the August Board Meeting – A Parent Club will be selected to represent a breed prior to being eligible to request Miscellaneous Class effective immediately.

07/13/10 – From the July Board Meeting – The Drentsche Patrijshond was approved to compete in Performance Events effective January 1, 2011.

05/10/10 – From the May Board Meeting – Two new breeds were added to the Foundation Stock Service Program – the German Longhaired Pointer and Drentsche Patrijshond.

Effective January 1, 2011 the below breeds have met the following criteria and may compete in Miscellaneous Class:

  • A minimum of 150-200 dogs with complete three generation pedigrees

Below are the breeds that meet the above criteria:

Boerboel
Dogo Argentino
Peruvian Inca Orchid
Portuguese Podengo Pequeno
Pumi
Sloughi
Wirehaired Vizsla

02/23/10 – From the February 2010 Board Meeting – The Bergamasco Sheepdog Club of America will serve as the AKC Parent Club to represent the Bergamasco and will be eligible to compete in the Miscellaneous Class, effective January 1, 2011.

National Entlebucher Mountain Dog Association is the official parent club for the Entlebucher Mountain Dog and to accept the Entlebucher Mountain Dog into the AKC Stud Book on December 1, 2010. The breed will be eligible to compete in the Herding Group beginning January 1, 2011.

Norwegian Lundehund Association of America is the official parent club for the Norwegian Lundehund and to accept the Norwegian Lundehund into the AKC Stud Book on December 1, 2010. The breed will be eligible to compete in the Non-Sporting Group beginning January 1, 2011. There will be an open registry for the breed until July 1, 2013.

Xoloitzcuintli Club of America is the official parent club for the Xoloitzcuintli and to accept the Xoloitzcuintli into the AKC Stud Book on December 1, 2010. The breed will be eligible to compete in the Non-Sporting Group beginning January 1, 2011. There will be an open registry for the breed until July 1, 2013.

Effective immediately, Foundation Stock Service Guidelines were amended to lower the number of dogs required to request the Miscellaneous Class:

  • A minimum of 150-200 dogs with complete three generation pedigrees

01/19/10 – From the January 2010 Board Meeting – The Rat Terrier Club of America will serve as the AKC Parent Club to represent the Rat Terrier and will be eligible to compete in the Miscellaneous Class, effective June 30, 2010.

11/10/09 – From the November 2009 Board Meeting – The Chinook Club of America will serve as the AKC Parent Club to represent the Chinook and will be eligible to compete in the Miscellaneous Class, effective June 30, 2010.

The Cirneco dell'Etna was approved to compete in AKC Performance Events effective July 1, 2010.

10/28/09 – From the October 2009 Board Meeting – The Icelandic Sheepdog Association of America is the official parent club for the Icelandic Sheepdog and to accept the Icelandic Sheepdog into the AKC Stud Book on June 1, 2010. The breed will be eligible to compete in the Herding Group beginning June 30, 2010.

The Leonberger Club of America is the official parent club for the Leonberger and to accept the Leonberger into the AKC Stud Book on June 1, 2010. The breed will be eligible to compete in the Working Group beginning June 30, 2010. There will be an open registry for the breed until January 1, 2012.

The Cane Corso Association of America is the official parent club for the Cane Corso and to accept the Cane Corso into the AKC Stud Book on June 1, 2010. The breed will be eligible to compete in the Working Group beginning June 30, 2010. There will be an open registry for the breed until July 1, 2015

Effective immediately, the Plott stud book will be open and eligible Plotts will be eligible for AKC registration.

07/13/09 – From the July 2009 Board Meeting – Effective January 1, 2010 FSS® Breeds meeting the following criteria may compete in AKC Companion Events:

* Dogs with three-generation pedigrees recorded in FSS®
* Breed Standard has been submitted

Below are the breeds that meet the above criteria:
Barbet
Catahoula Leopard Dog
Central Asian Shepherd Dog
Cirneco dell'Enta
Czechoslovakian Valak
Eurasier
German Spitz
Jindo
Kai Ken
Norrbottenspets
Rafeiro do Alentejo
Russian Toy
Slovensky Cuvac
Swedish Lapphund
Tosa
Treeing Tennessee Brindle

05/15/09 – From the May 2009 Board Meeting – The American Russell Terrier Club will serve as the AKC Parent Club to represent the Russell Terrier and will be eligible to compete in the Miscellaneous Class, effective January 1, 2010.

The Bracco Italiano was approved to compete in AKC Companion and Performance Events effective January 1, 2010.

04/14/09 – From the April 2009 Board Meeting – The Boykin Spaniel will be eligible for AKC registration and for competition in the Sporting Group, effective December 30, 2009. There will be an open registry for the breed until January 1, 2015.

The Bluetick Coonhound will be eligible for AKC registration and for competition in the Hound Group, effective December 30, 2009. There will be an open registry for the breed until January 1, 2015.

The American English Coon Hound Association will serve as the AKC Parent Club to represent the American English Coonhound and will be eligible to compete in the Miscellaneous Class, effective January 1, 2010.

02/09/09 - From the February Board Meeting - One new breed was added to the Foundation Stock Service Program - the Slovensky Cuvac.

The Redbone Coonhounds will be eligible for AKC registration and for competition in the Hound Group, effective December 30, 2009. There will be an open registry for the breed until January 1, 2015.

01/12/09 - From the January 2009 Board Meeting - The Berger Picard and the Small Munsterlander Pointer were approved to compete in AKC Companion and Performance Events effective July 1, 2009.

10/11/08 - From the October 2008 Board Meeting - The Lancashire Heeler was approved to compete in AKC Companion and Performance Events effective July 1, 2009.

08/11/08 - From the August 2008 Board Meeting - Two new breeds were added to the Foundation Stock Service Program - the Spanish Mastiff and Russian Toy.

The Wirehaired Vizsla was approved to compete in AKC Companion and Performance Events effective January 1, 2009.

The Finnish Lapphund will be eligible to compete in the Miscellaneous Class, effective July 1, 2009.

7/07/08 - From the July 2008 Board Meeting - The Treeing Walker Coonhound will be eligible to compete in the Miscellaneous Class, effective January 1, 2009.

The Finnish Lapphund was approved to compete in AKC Herding Events for suffix titles effective January 1, 2009.

5/12/08 - From the May 2008 Board Meeting - The Entlebucher Mountain Dog and Xoloitzcuintli will be eligible to compete in the Miscellaneous Class, effective January 1, 2009.

The Irish Red and White Setters will be eligible for AKC registration and for competition in the Sporting Group, effective January 1, 2009. There will be an open registry for the breed until January 1, 2012.

The Norwegian Buhund will be eligible for AKC registration and for competition in the Herding Group, effective January 1, 2009. There will be an open registry for the breed until January 1, 2012.

The Pyrenean Shepherd will be eligible for AKC registration and for competition in the Herding Group, effective January 1, 2009. There will be an open registry for the breed until January 1, 2012.

01/08/08 - From the January 2008 Board Meeting - Three new breeds were added to the Foundation Stock Service Program - the Eurasier, Jindo and Wirehaired Vizsla.

The Bolognese, Karelian Bear Dog, Kishu Ken and Stabyhoun were approved to compete in AKC Companion Events effective July 1, 2008.

11/20/07 - The American Bluetick Hound Association will serve as the AKC Parent Club to represent the Bluetick Coonhound and will be eligible to compete in the Miscellaneous Class, effective July 1, 2008.

The Norwegian Lundehund Association of America will serve as the AKC Parent Club to represent the Norwegian Lundehund and will be eligible to compete in the Miscellaneous Class, effective July 1, 2008.

One new breed was added to the Foundation Stock Service Program - the Norrbottenspets.

10/09/07 - From the October 2007 Board Meeting - The Cane Corso, Cesky Terrier, Icelandic Sheepdog and Leonberger will be eligible to compete in the Miscellaneous Class, effective July 1, 2008.

The Dogue de Bordeaux will be eligible for AKC registration and for competition in the Working Group, effective July 1, 2008. There will be an open registry for the breed until August 31, 2012.

The Schapendoes was approved to compete in AKC Companion Events and Herding Events for suffix titles effective July 1, 2008.

08/13/07 - From the August 2007 Board Meeting - One new breed was added to the Foundation Stock Service Program - the Barbet.

07/09/07 - From the July 2007 Board Meeting - FSS Breeds in AKC Performance Events, based on the February 2007 change in the requirements for Foundation Stock Service® (FSS®) breeds to compete in AKC Performance Events, AKC staff sent out invitation letters to the FSS Breed Clubs who have shown an interest in competing in AKC events. Staff advised the Board that eleven FSS Breed Clubs/Organizations responded that they would like to compete in AKC Performance Events.

Herding Events
  Appenzeller Sennenhunde
  Belgian Laekenois
  Boerboel
  Mudi
  Pumi
  Spanish Water Dog

Lure Coursing Events
  Azawakh
  Portuguese Podengo
  Thai Ridgeback

Hunt Test for Pointing Breeds
  Portuguese Pointer

The above breeds will be eligible to compete in AKC Performance events held on and after January 1, 2008.

05/07/07 - From the May 2007 Board Meeting - FSS Breeds in AKC Companion Events, based on the February 2007 change in the requirements for Foundation Stock Service® (FSS®) breeds to compete in AKC Companion Events, AKC staff sent out invitation letters to the FSS Breed Parent Clubs who have shown an interest in competing in AKC events. Staff advised the Board that seventeen FSS Breed Parent Clubs/Organizations responded that they would like to compete in AKC Companion Events.

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

The above breeds will be eligible to compete in AKC Companion events held on and after January 1, 2008.

A. Transfer the FSS Black and Tan Coonhounds to the AKC registry, effective January 1, 2008. There will be a one-time conversion of all FSS Black and Tan Coonhounds from their current number to HX ####. Breeders and owners would be able to see that this dog was from FSS or if a dog had an FSS dog in its pedigree. Some may look for that, wanting to use hunting stock, while others might avoid it. Any litters and offspring of these dogs would have the standard HD, HE, etc. prefix. Dogs registered in the future, based upon UKC or Professional Kennel Club pedigrees would also be assigned the HX prefix. The stud book would remain open to dogs with acceptable PKC or UKC pedigrees that met all AKC requirements until December 31, 2010. Several new breeds have had this three year Open Registration in the past. Dogs with this HX prefix would have full registration and competition privileges.

B. The FSS National Breed Club may retain licensed status, and may continue to hold Coonhound events only. It may not become eligible for AKC membership or to hold AKC shows or Companion events. The AKC Parent Club, on the other hand, would have the prerogative to hold Coonhound events if it so chose. The Parent Club will also retain ownership of the breed standard.

04/13/07 - From the April 2007 Board Meeting - Two new breeds were added to the Foundation Stock Service Program - the Berger Picard and the Swedish Lapphund.

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog was approved to compete in AKC Herding Events for suffix titles effective June 27, 2007.

02/09/07 - From the February 2007 Board Meeting - The Boykin Spaniel will be eligible to compete in the Miscellaneous Class, effective January 1, 2008.

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog will be eligible to compete in Companion Events effective June 27, 2007.

Effective immediately, FSS® Breeds meeting the following criteria may compete in AKC Companion and Performance Events:

  • National Breed Club has been established
  • Dogs with three-generation pedigrees recorded in FSS®
  • Breed Standard exists

01/09/07 - From the January 2007 Board Meeting: One new breed was added to the Foundation Stock Service Program - Cirneco dell'Etna.

11/13/06 - From the November 2006 Board Meeting: The Norwegian Buhund and the Pyrenean Shepherd were approved to participate in AKC Herding Events effective January 1, 2007.

10/09/06 - The Swedish Vallhund will be eligible for AKC registration, March 1, 2007 and for competition in the Herding Group, effective June 27, 2007. There will be an open registry for the breed until February 28, 2010.

08/14/06 - From the August 2006 Board Meeting: One new breed was added to the Foundation Stock Service Program - Small Munsterlander Pointer.

The Sloughi will be eligible to compete in Lure Coursing Events, effective Oct. 1, 2006.

The Irish Red and White Setter will be eligible to compete in the Miscellaneous Class, effective June 27, 2007.

The Russell Terrier will be eligible to compete in Companion Events and in Earthdog Events effective Jan. 1, 2007.

The Beauceron will be eligible for AKC registration, March 1, 2007, and for competition in the Herding Group, effective June 27, 2007. There will be an open registry for the breed until Feb. 28, 2010.

07/11/06 - From the July 2006 Board Meeting: One new breed was added to the Foundation Stock Service Program - Boerboel.

05/10/06 - The Icelandic Sheepdog was approved to participate in AKC Herding Trial classes as Exhibition Only effective September 1, 2006.

It was voted (unanimously) to permit the Rat Terrier to compete in AKC Earthdog Tests, effective Sept. 1, 2006.

04/12/06 - From the April 2006 Board Meeting - It was voted (unanimously) to add the Pyrenean Shepherd to the Miscellaneous Class effective for shows held on and after Jan. 1, 2007.

It was voted (unanimously) to add the Norwegian Buhund to the Miscellaneous Class effective for shows held on and after Jan. 1, 2007.

The Xoloitzcuintli will be eligible to compete in Companion Events effective Jan. 1, 2007.

12/14/05 - From the December 2005 Board Meeting : The Dogue de Bordeaux was approved for competition in the Miscellaneous Class, effective July 1, 2006. The Dogue de Bordeaux Society was approved as the AKC Parent Club for the breed.

A new breed was added to the Foundation Stock Service Program - Schapendoes.

11/10/05 - From the November 2005 Board Meeting: The Boykin Spaniel was approved to participate in AKC Companion Events, effective July 1, 2006, and in Spaniel Hunting Tests, effective Jan. 1, 2006.

10/11/05 - From the October 2005 Board Meeting: The Cane Corso and the Icelandic Sheepdog have been approved to compete in AKC Companion Events effective July 1, 2006.

Two new breeds were added to the Foundation Stock Service Program: the Russell Terrier and Spanish Water Dog.

08/09/05 - From the August 2005 Board Meeting: The Leonberger and Rat Terrier have been approved to compete in AKC Companion Events effective Jan. 1, 2006.

07/11/05 - From the July 2005 Board Meeting: Three new breeds were accepted into the Foundation Stock Service program: The Karelian Bear Dog, the Kishu Ken and the Portuguese Pointer.

04/12/05 - From the April 2005 Board Meeting: It was voted (unanimously) to add the Swedish Vallhund to the Miscellaneous Class effective for shows held on and after Sept. 1, 2005. Two new breeds were added to the Foundation Stock Service Program: the Rafeiro do Alentejo and the Stabyhoun.

12/15/04 - FSS registration fees for Coonhounds enrolled based upon a Professional Kennel Club (PKC) or United Kennel Club (UKC) pedigree will be waived between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2005. More information.

08/20/04 - From the August 2004 Board Meeting: The Tibetan Mastiff was approved to compete in the Miscellaneous Class, effective Jan. 1, 2005.

05/12/04 - From the May 2004 Board Meeting: The Board approved the eligibility of Swedish Vallhunds and Norwegian Buhunds to compete in Herding Tests and to participate in Herding Trials on an Exhibition Only Basis, effective Sept. 1, 2004.

02/11/04 - Effective April 1, 2004: The Sloughi will be eligible to participate in AKC Lure Coursing Tests and to participate in Lure Coursing Trials on an exhibition-only basis.

The Pyrenean Shepherd will be eligible to participate in Herding Tests and to participate in Herding Trials on an exhibition-only basis.

The Irish Red and White Setter will be eligible to participate in AKC Pointing Breed Hunting Tests.

12/22/03 - If you have one of the 18 breeds that will be competing in Companion Events in 2004 and cannot obtain an FSS® number, you can apply for an ILP number (Indefinite Listing Privilege).

12/16/03 - AKC Sets Criteria for Rare Breeds to Compete in Companion Events

The Board approved the eligibility of some Foundation Stock breeds that meet certain criteria for competition in AKC Companion Events (Obedience, Tracking and Agility), effective Jan. 1, 2004. The breeds must have a minimum of 150 dogs with three-generation pedigrees recorded in the FSS®, a national breed club with members in at least 20 states, and an AKC-approved breed standard. The breeds that currently meet the criteria are the Irish Red and White Setter, the Cesky Terrier, the Coton de Tulear, the Norwegian Lundehund, the FSS® Black and Tan Coonhound, the Bluetick Coonhound, the American English Coonhound, the Treeing Walker Coonhound, the Peruvian Inca Orchid, the Sloughi, the Dogue de Bordeaux, the Tibetan Mastiff, the Perro de Presa Canario, the Chinook, the Norwegian Buhund, the Swedish Vallhund, the Finnish Lapphund, and the Pyrenean Shepherd. Requests by breed clubs to have their breeds compete in the various Performance Events will be considered on a case-by-case basis.