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AKC Facts and Stats   Fast Facts As a nonprofit charitable organization, the AKC Canine Health Foundation helps dogs live longer, healthier lives by raising funds to support research that benefits all dogs and people. The AKC Canine Health Foundation has allocated more than $24 million in health research funds to more than 500 studies in […] | December 19, 2014
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AKC Facts and Stats   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 […] | December 19, 2014
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What Does it Take to be an AKC Registered Breed? The American Kennel Club, founded in 1884, maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world, and currently registers 189 breeds, representing a wide variety of sizes, colors, coats, temperaments and heritages. A dog that has full registration with the AKC is eligible to participate […] | December 19, 2014
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AKC Facts and Stats   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 […] | December 19, 2014
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AKC Facts and Stats   What is Agility? Agility is the fastest growing dog sport in the U.S. and the fastest growing event at the AKC. 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 […] | December 19, 2014
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AKC Facts and Stats   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 […] | December 19, 2014
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AKC Facts and Stats   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 […] | December 19, 2014
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Thinking of Buying a Puppy? Find a Responsible Breeder. Don't be put off if a breeder isn't immediately responsive. Hobby breeders often have full-time jobs and they don't always have available puppies. Be selective. Find a responsible breeder who is knowledgeable and make sure you're comfortable with them. Visit the breeder's home or kennel and […] | December 19, 2014
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AKC Facts and Stats   PUPPY BUYERS BEWARE Because of the emotional investment in buying a puppy, scam artists can take advantage of unsuspecting consumers. Take the time to educate yourself on the hallmarks of a responsible breeder and on common scams. If you must buy a dog from someone who does not live near […] | December 19, 2014
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Protect Your Pet from Theft   From parking lots to pet stores and even backyards, The American Kennel Club(r) (AKC) reports that dog thefts are on the rise. Thefts range from tiny puppies being stuffed into purses at pet stores to most recently, purebred pets being snatched from cars in parking lots and shelters. The […] | December 19, 2014

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