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FIVE HEROIC DOGS HONORED WITH AKC® HUMANE FUND AWARDS FOR CANINE EXCELLENCE (ACE)

The AKC® Humane Fund is pleased to announce the winners of the 18th annual AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE). These awards celebrate five loyal, hard-working dogs that have significantly improved the lives of their owners and communities.   One award is presented in each of the following five categories: Uniformed Service K-9, Service, Therapy, Search and Rescue… read more

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Royal Canin and Eukanuba Petcare Brands Come Together to Unveil World Class Competition Facilities at The Roberts Centre

Ohio Becomes Premier, Global Destination for Dog and Cat Shows and Competitions WILMINGTON, Ohio (Sept. 15, 2017) – Two of the most respected names in pet health nutrition are coming together to provide a best-in-class venue to honor incredible breeds and extraordinary performances. Today, Royal Canin® and Eukanuba™, two Mars Petcare brands dedicated to providing… read more

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AKC HUMANE FUND DONATES $10,000 TO CITY OF HOUSTON IN WAKE OF HURRICANE HARVEY DEVASTATION

In support of the people and pets affected by Hurricane Harvey, the AKC Humane Fund has donated $10,000, through its “Sandy Fund,” to the city of Houston to aid in relief efforts.  The donation was made to the Greater Houston Community Foundation and the Hurricane Harvey Relief fund created by Mayor Sylvester Turner.   The… read more

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Stem Cell Treatment for Spina Bifida Helps Dogs and Children at UC Davis

Sibling bulldogs Darla and Spanky, born with spina bifida, are the first patients to be successfully treated with a unique therapy—a combination of surgery and stem cells—developed at UC Davis by a team of veterinary and human medicine researchers and clinicians. The breakthrough may lead to advancements in human treatments for babies with the disease…. read more

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American Kennel Club and AKC Museum moves to Kalikow building

American Kennel Club, (AKC), and the Museum of the Dog are planned to move to the Kalikow building,  101 Park Avenue in New York City. The headquarters for the AKC will be moved in by early fall of 2018 and the museum will be planned to move in early 2019. AKC headquarter’s will be on the… read more

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A new competition addition for AKC National Championship in Orlando Florida

American Kennel Club (AKC) and Royal Canin joined together to release a new Stakes in the AKC National Championship in Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida in December 15th-17th, the new event will happen in 15th, while the championship starts 16th and 17th of December. The newest addition is AKC Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy… read more

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Sad news today for publication side of the dog world. Joining Dogs In Review, another publication covering the fancy & the sport of purebred dogs has ceased publication. Dog World, has stopped reporting due to the high costs of producing paper-based publications along with other expenses such as marketing; and digital’s influence on advertising revenues…. read more

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DO YOU KNOW A CANINE HERO?

NOMINATE A DOG FOR AN AKC HUMANE FUND AWARD FOR CANINE EXCELLENCE!  New York, NY – To celebrate the dogs who do extraordinary things in the service of humankind, the AKC Humane FundSM is seeking YOUR nominations for its AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE).  Nominations are now open and winners will be announced… read more

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World Pet Association Announces Good Works Social Media Contest for 2017

World Pet Association Announces Good Works Social Media Contest for 2017, Encouraging Pet Industry Businesses to Showcase Good Work in their Communities   Enter for a chance to win a first place prize of $1,000 donated to a charity of the winner’s choice, $500 for the second place winner and $250 for third place. Winners… read more

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URGENT – STATE OF CA to VOTE ON AB485 – CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE

AKC Government Relations has learned that Assembly Bill 485—which seeks to prohibit pet retailers from selling pets (including dogs, cats and rabbits) unless the animals were obtained from a public animal control agency or shelter, a shelter maintained by a society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, a humane society shelter, or a nonprofit… read more

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