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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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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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