Showing content tagged with: AKC History

Expert Advice: Feature The AKC at 50: Thriving in the Thirties 
In 1939, a million Americans a year paid admission to attend AKC shows exhibiting over 100,000 dogs across the country. The mightiest events, Westminster and Morris & Essex, reported record-setting entry numbers during the 1930s that have still never been topped. Savvy publicity efforts and new AKC publications brought the formerly closed-circuit world of purebred dog breeding and exhibition to the American public, who clamored for more. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/akc-at-50-thriving-thirties/ | September 17, 2019
Expert Advice: Did You Know? AKC Timeline: The American Kennel Club Celebrates 135 Years of All Things Dogs
On a September day 135 years ago, long before the days of most dog sports, dog TV, and Instagram, a group of 12 dedicated sportsmen from dog clubs across the country met in Philadelphia, at the behest of Civil War veteran Major James M. Taylor. This meeting of the 'club of clubs' would go down in history […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/akc-timeline-135-years-of-all-things-dogs/ | September 16, 2019
Expert Advice: Feature Crowning Achievements: Kay Finch Succeeded With Both Pottery and Purebreds
Kay Finch produced well over 100 Afghan Hound champions At the same time, Finch excelled in creating ceramics, including 20+ Afghan Hound sculptures One dog, 'Johnnie,' won the Hound Group at Westminster in 1954 and 1955, and was the first dog on the cover of Sports Illustrated. When it came time to celebrate their 25th wedding […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/kay-finch-of-crown-crest-afghan-hounds-succeeded-with-both-pottery-and-purebreds/ | September 12, 2019
Expert Advice: Feature Mr. Borzoi: Louis Murr Was a Russian Wolfhound Advocate and Judge to Be Reckoned With
Louis Murr was a renowned Borzoi owner, breeder, exhibitor, and judge. Most authorities of the time considered Murr's Ch. Vigow of Romanoff to be the greatest Borzoi ever bred on American soil A tragic event cut Vigow's career short Murr died in 1978, two years after retiring from judging, at age 84 Never mind Rasputin's […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/borzoi-louis-murr-breeder-judge/ | August 28, 2019
Expert Advice: Grooming Anne Rogers Clark: Iconic Poodle Breeder, Handler, and Judge
An undated video shows Anne Rogers Clark grooming a Poodle In the not-so-long-ago dog world, there used to be two kinds of fanciers: Those who knew the revered judge Anne Rogers Clark well enough to call her “Annie,” and everyone else, who, in a kind of verbal genuflection, referred to her simply as “Mrs. Clark.” […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/anne-rogers-clark/ | July 24, 2019
Expert Advice: News The Saga of Masterpiece, Part 2
Part 1 ended on a cliffhanger as the grey Toy Poodle Masterpiece owned by the flamboyant “Count” Alexis Pulaski went missing from his midtown Manhattan store Poodles, Inc. in spring of 1953. At the time of his vanishing, Masterpiece was surpassed in canine fame only by Lassie and Rin Tin Tin. He was, claimed his […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/the-saga-of-masterpiece-part-2/ | July 2, 2019
Expert Advice: Feature From Babies to Boxers: Constance Bannister and the Art of Photographing Dogs
The AKC Museum of the Dog will feature Constance Bannister's work starting July 9. The new exhibit is titled "Women & Dogs in Art in the 20th Century" and will highlight several female artists. That great comedian and curmudgeon, W.C. Fields, warned of the perils of sharing the stage with animals or children. Both, he […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/constance-bannister-and-the-art-of-photographing-dogs/ | July 1, 2019
Pomeranian standing on rainbow colored wood.
Expert Advice: News LGBTQ 101 for Dog People
Editor’s Note: The American Kennel Club has had a long history of inclusion across our sport for exhibitors and spectators from all walks of life. This month, it is with honor that we support the LGBTQ community by adding the rainbow to our logo in honor of Pride month and the humanity it stands for. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/lgbtq-101-dog-people/ | June 27, 2019
Expert Advice: News Life in the Dog World as a Member of the LGBTQ Community
Editor's Note: The American Kennel Club has had a long history of inclusion across our sport for exhibitors and spectators from all walks of life. This month, it is with honor that we support the LGBTQ community by adding the rainbow to our logo in honor of Pride month and the humanity it stands for. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/life-in-the-dog-world-lgbtq-community/ | June 25, 2019
Expert Advice: Feature The Saga of Pulaski’s Masterpiece the Poodle, Part 1
In 1960, the Poodle dethroned the Beagle as the AKC’s most registered breed and did it by the most decisive margin yet recorded in history. Its ascension could be largely credited to one 9.5-inch tall, 8-pound grey dog, claimed to have the highest appraisal value of any canine in history. This is the story of […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/the-saga-of-masterpiece-part-1/ | June 24, 2019

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