Press Releases

March Chairman's Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: March 13, 2012 Contact: AKC Communications Phone: 212-696-8228 Email: CHAIRMAN’S REPORT — Canine Partners Program Celebrates Several Milestones — New York, NY – I’d like to share an update with you on the Canine Partners program. Since the program’s inception, cumulative trial entries have topped 30,000. Last year, 85% of… read more

Dogs At Work Program for AKC Judges in Pennsylvania

For Release: March 12, 2012 Contact: Mark R. Kennedy, The PA Dog Judges Association is presenting a Dogs At Work program for all AKC judges on Saturday May 5, 2012, at Townsend Park, Murrysville, PA 15668. We are also offering a Canine Temperament Test and Beginning Rally Training. These programs are open to all… read more


Date: March 6, 2012Contact: AKC CommunicationsPhone: — Dogs from 45 States and Canada Vie for National Agility Champion Titles — New York, NY – Nearly 1,000 of the top agility dogs and handlers in the nation will vie for the title of American Kennel Club(r) (AKC(r))National Agility Champion in their height classes on March… read more

SDF Search Teams Achieve Certification!

  Achieving FEMA Certification is a critical milestone for a Canine Disaster Search Team. It means that the team can be deployed anywhere in the country when called out by their Task Force or Fire Department. Once deployed, their job will be to find people buried alive in the wreckage of tornadoes, earthquakes, building collapses,… read more

Michigan Gets a 'Peke' at The Big Dog … All Eleven Pounds of Him

Mar 1, 2012 04:08 America/Los_Angeles 2012 Westminster Kennel Club Best In Show Ch.Palacegarden Malachy, a.k.a Malachy returns to Detroit for the 108th and 109th Detroit Kennel Club Dog Shows When: March 3&4, 2012 Where: Cobo Center, Downtown Detroit What: The two-day celebration of dogs brings more than 2,000 dogs from the 167 breeds and varieties… read more

It's a Dog's Life!

Mar 1, 2012 23:00 America/Los_Angeles LONDON, March 2, 2012/PRNewswire/ — New research by reveals Britain’s pampered pooches get the celebrity treatment. The old adage ‘It’s a dog’s life’ used to refer to a hard existence of servitude and unhappiness, but for the first time it’s been revealed what a typical British dog’s life in… read more

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Insect Shield® Apparel & Gear- Protect yourself & family from insects & the diseases they carry 40,000 cases of lyme disease are documented in the US alone every year and health experts are predicting 2012 to be the worst year for Lyme risk ever… Insect Shield’s EPA-registered technology converts clothing and gear into effective and… read more

Beagles Have Their Year! Curious and Comedic Breed Overtakes Yorkies to Place Third on Most-popular List

— Lovable Labs Hold Top Spot for 21 Years While Rottweiler Moves Into the Top 10 — NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Look out Lab, the American Kennel Club® (AKC) has announced that the Beagle has overtaken the beloved Yorkshire Terrier to become the third most popular dog breed in the U.S., according… read more

This morning the DSSA has posted a letter in opposition to the Re-Alignment. Here is the [AKC Realignment] Committee's response to that letter, please feel free to crosspost:

Dear Fellow Delegates, We would like to take an opportunity to address some of the “issues” brought forth in today’s letter to the Fancy from the Dog Show Superintendents Association (DSSA). We question the appropriateness of vendors (whom we hire to administer our shows) attempting to influence the policies and operation of our events for… read more


(This is an updated message from September 2009 with changes underlined) Dear Member Clubs and Delegates, The Dog Show Superintendents Association (DSSA) understands the reasoning behind the move to re-align the Variety Groups and understands both sides of the argument. We see its merits but, at the same time, believe there are problems to be… read more

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