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Pages AKC Facts and Stats: AKC Reunite
AKC Reunite: Fast Facts The American Kennel Club (AKC) established the AKC Reunite program as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) affiliate organization in 1995. AKC Reunite is dedicated to providing lifetime recovery services for all microchipped and tattooed animals 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year. AKC Reunite also enrolls those without permanent identification via a AKC Reunite collar tag program. AKC […] | October 26, 2017
Pages AKC Facts and Stats: Puppy Buying
AKC PAPERS AND IDENTIFICATION: WHAT PUPPY BUYERS NEED TO KNOW WHAT REGISTRATION MEANS The American Kennel Club is a registry body, responsible for tracking the lineage of dogs of a variety of breeds. WHAT TO EXPECT When you buy a dog represented as "AKC-registrable," you will receive an AKC Dog Registration Application, properly filled out […] | October 26, 2017
Pages AKC Facts and Stats: Tips for Kids
Facts and Stats Canine Safety: Tips for Kids Always ask a dog's owner if you may pet the dog. Some dogs shouldn't be touched. He may be "on duty" as an assistance or service dog, or he may be injured, ill, or afraid of children. Approach a dog from the front or side - not […] | October 26, 2017
Pages AKC Facts and Stats: Test Your AKC IQ!
Test Your AKC IQ! Did You Know That... AKC is the largest and second oldest purebred dog registry in the world. Founded on September 17, 1884, the AKC was formed as a "club of clubs" to promote the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Today, the AKC comprises more than 5,000 […] | October 26, 2017
Pages AKC Facts and Stats: What is Agility?
What is Agility? All AKC registered breeds may compete -- whether a tiny Yorkshire Terrier or a giant Irish Wolfhound. Dogs of all sizes run the same course with adjustments in the expected time and jump height. Originating in England in 1978, agility was designed to be halftime entertainment at the Crufts Dog Show. AKC […] | October 26, 2017
Pages American Kennel Club Above and Beyond
What sets the AKC apart from other dog registries? Plenty!   is a not-for-profit organization. is the largest purebred dog registry in the world. is the sports-governing body for over 22,000 dog events per year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, lure coursing, earthdog, herding, field trial, hunt test, and coonhound events. There are 5,000 clubs nationwide. assists […] | October 26, 2017
Pages AKC Facts and Stats: Family Tips
A CANINE FOR THE KIDS? WHAT TO KNOW WHEN CONSIDERING A NEW PUPPY Choosing the right breed to fit your family's lifestyle After hearing "Please can we get a dog?" from your children for the one-thousandth time, perhaps you are considering adding a canine to the family portrait. There are many suitable options for families […] | October 26, 2017
Pages AKC Facts and Stats: What is Obedience?
What is Obedience? Demonstrating the usefulness of a dog as a companion to humankind, AKC Obedience is a sport with rules, regulations, judges, conditioning, training, placements and prizes. Dog and handler teams are judged on how closely they match the judge's mental picture of a theoretically perfect performance as they execute a series of specified […] | October 26, 2017
Pages AKC Facts and Stats: Holiday Safety Tips
Tips for a Safe and Happy Holiday Season with Your Dog Daily routines change during the winter holidays, but try to maintain a feeding and walking schedule as close to your dog's normal routine as possible. Avoid feeding your dog table-scraps and sweets. Chocolate contains harmful, and sometimes fatal, chemicals to dogs. Poultry bones can […] | October 26, 2017
Pages Cats and Dogs Together: Can They Really Get Along?
The AKC Offers Tips to Cat Owners On Introducing a Dog to Your Home The age-old phrase "fighting like cats and dogs" does not have to be the case. Despite popular belief, canines and felines can, in fact, live together in harmony. If you're a cat owner looking to add a new dog to your […] | October 26, 2017

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