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Motion Analysis Lab Could Lead to Better Treatments for Small Animals, Orthopedic Procedures in Humans

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Diagnosing and treating service dogs and companion animals with orthopedic injuries can be challenging for clinicians and owners. Often, observable limps or the occasional whine may be the only clues for veterinarians when assessing arthritis or soft tissue injuries in pets. Now, using cutting-edge technologies, veterinarians at the University of Missouri are… read more

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Biomarker Test for Lou Gehrig’s Disease Useful in Diagnosing Canine Neurodegenerative Disease

Mizzou Researchers Seek Clinical Trial Participants for Further Treatment Study COLUMBIA, Mo. – In 2009, Joan Coates, a veterinary neurologist, along with other researchers at the University of Missouri and the Broad Institute at MIT/Harvard, found a genetic link between degenerative myelopathy (DM) in dogs and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease in people. Now,… read more

AKC Appoints Vice Presidents in Legal Department

THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB APPOINTS VICE PRESIDENTS IN LEGAL DEPARTMENT New York, NY – The American Kennel Club (AKC ® ), the world’s largest dog registry and leading industry authority and advocate for dogs, is pleased to announce the promotion to Vice President of two key members of its legal team effective April 22 nd… read more

AKC Legislative Conference – Sign up Today

AKC Legislative Conference April 30-May 1, 2017 Alexandria, Virginia & Washington, DC RSVP to akcgr.rsvp@akc.org Hotel Booking Deadline: Monday, April 17 (view RSVP details below) Purebred dog ownership is under attack. The radical animal rights agenda is determined to restrict our ability to own, breed and show purebred dogs. Please join us at this two-day, invitation-only… read more

National Purebred Dog Day Gains Ground

CONGRESSIONAL VETERINARIANS INTRODUCE RESOLUTION HONORING PUREBRED DOGS New York – U.S. Congressmen and veterinarians Ted Yoho [R-FL- 3], Ralph Abraham, [R-LA- 5], Kurt Schrader [D-OR-5] and have joined forces across the aisle to introduce a Congressional Resolution in support of National Purebred Dog Day. The resolution highlights the essential and important role that purebred dogs… read more

Free Eye Exams for Service, Working & Therapy Dogs

Registration Opens for 10th Anniversary of Annual ACVO/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam Event Starting April 1, Service and Working Animal owners & handlers can register for a free screening eye exam in May MERIDIAN, Idaho (April 4, 2017) – To Nancy Moore, her dog Giza was no ordinary black lab. Trained at Guide Dogs… read more

AKC Announces Election of New Officers

ELECTION OF AKC EXECUTIVE OFFICERS   New York, NY –  The American Kennel Club is pleased to announce, in accordance with the charter and bylaws, the results from the annual election of officers, held at the April 2017 Board of Directors Meeting.  The Executive Officers were elected to the following positions:   Dennis B. Sprung-… read more

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Labradors Once Again Top Dog

New York, NY – The Labrador Retriever does it again!  In a press conference today at its new pet care space, AKC Canine Retreat, the American Kennel Club (AKC®), the nation’s largest purebred dog registry, announced that the intelligent, family friendly Lab firmly holds on to the number one spot on the most popular list… read more

AKC Board Of Directors Class of 2021 Elected

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brandi Hunter Date: March 14, 2017 Phone: 212-696-8228 Email: communications@akc.org AKC BOARD OF DIRECTORS CLASS OF 2021 ELECTED New York, NY – At the Annual Meeting of the American Kennel Club on March 14, 2017, the AKC Board of Directors Class of 2021 was elected. The four Directors elected were: Rita J…. read more

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The American Kennel Club Launches New Trick Dog Titling Program

New York, N.Y. – The American Kennel Club is pleased to announce the launch of the AKC Trick Dog program. The program will include four levels allowing dogs with any amount of experience the ability to participate. Teaching their dog tricks is enjoyable for owners, mentally stimulating for their dogs and can take place at… read more

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