UK Kennel Club ‘Will Not be Attending’ World Show in China

THE KENNEL Club will not be attending the 2019 World Dog Show in China KC secretary Caroline Kisko said today. In the latest twist in the story surrounding the FCI decision to award the 2019 WDS to China Mrs Kisko said the KC ‘fully condemned’ the sale and consumption of dog meat and the Yulin… read more


So How Does a Breed Become AKC Recognized?

Good Question! AKC established the AKC Foundation Stock Service® (AKC FSS®) in 1995 as a recording service for individuals and breed clubs to maintain the registration and pedigree information for breeds not currently recognized by AKC. Over the years, working with the dedicated breeders of rare and developing breeds seeking AKC recognition has been rewarding… read more

Malamutes in the Desert

The Israeli’s Alaskan Malamutes have a new kennel club: The Israel Nordic Dog Club, a member of the Israel Kennel Club and FCI. Israel is a small country, but the Israeli people love dogs and love to breed purebreds. Although it rarely snows and the average Winter temperatures are about 10 degrees Celsius, the Arctic… read more

Christi McDonald

How a Breed Moves from AKC’s FSS to the Miscellaneous Class

How often do you see a breed of dog that you can’t quite identify? There are well over 300 recognized breeds of dogs in the world, and today it seems that American dog show enthusiasts are more likely than ever to come across a purebred dog unfamiliar to them. The American Kennel Club currently recognizes… read more

DSSA Issues Poll on Proposed AKC Groups Realignment

AKC delegates will vote on March 13 whether to recommend to the board of directors that the current seven Groups be further split into 11. The realignment of breeds would make major changes to the Hound, Sporting and Working Groups. Hounds would be divided into Sight Hounds and Scent Hounds, the Sporting breeds would move… read more