Press Releases

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

IT WAS 7 TO 10 – IT'S NOT TIME YET NOW IT'S 7 TO 11 AND COULD STILL BE TOO EARLY

(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

Abaxis, Inc. Announces Launch of Canine Lyme Disease In Office Rapid Test

UNION CITY, Calif., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Abaxis, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ABAX), a medical products company manufacturing point of care instruments and consumables to the medical, research, and veterinary markets, and reference laboratory services to the veterinary and research markets, announced today the launch of the VetScan Canine Lyme Rapid Test for the detection of… read more

United's New 'Anti-Pet' Policy Sparks Military Backlash

NAPA, Calif. , Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — United Airlines has recently announced changes to its pet transport policy that will increase the cost for military service members transporting their pets up to a whopping 1,300 percent! According to an article published in Stars & Stripes, military personnel transferring from the Asian Pacific region back… read more

AKC/EUKANUBA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TO AIR ON ABC TELEVISION NETWORK FEBRUARY 4TH

News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AKC/EUKANUBA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TO AIR ON ABC TELEVISION NETWORK FEBRUARY 4TH — Watch the Top Dogs in the Nation Compete for Best in Show and $225,000 in Prizes — New York, NY (January 26, 2012) – Don’t miss the World’s Greatest Dog Show, the AKC Eukanuba National Championship. This year’s… read more

Veterinary Medical Colleges Hit Hard by Financial Cuts in Public Support

By: Best In Show Daily Veterinary Groups Meet to Join Forces, Plan a Response to the Crisis WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The nation’s 28 schools and colleges of veterinary medicine (CVMs) have been hit hard by steep reductions in state appropriations to higher education, leading to cuts in faculty, significant tuition increases, and… read more

Federal PUPS Legislation Information Update

The American Kennel Club and our Washington, D.C.-based advocacy team continue to closely monitor the federal Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety (PUPS) legislation introduced last spring as Senate Bill 707 (S.707) and House Bill 835 (H.R. 835). Each of the bills has been assigned to the Agriculture Committees of their respective chambers. To date, no… read more

AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB CELEBRATES OWNER/HANDLERS IN THE SPORT WITH NEW SERIES

AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB CELEBRATES OWNER/HANDLERS IN THE SPORT WITH NEW SERIES FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: AKC Communications Phone: 212-696-8228 Email: communications@akc.org Date: December 21, 2011 New York, NY— More than 80% of the dogs being exhibited in the show ring today are family dogs shown by their owners. To celebrate the dedication and enthusiasm of… read more

AKC/EUKANUBA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2012 JUDGING PANEL RELEASED

NEW YORK, NY (December 20, 2011) – The American Kennel Club® is pleased to announce the judging panel for the 12th Annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship to be held in Orlando, Fla. on Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. The 2012 event will once again showcase the nation’s top AKC-registered and international dogs as… read more

AKC OBEDIENCE AND AGILITY TO CELEBRATE MILESTONES AT AKC/EUKANUBA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

— New Events “Just For Juniors” at the AKC National Obedience Invitational and AKC Agility Invitational Add To Celebration — New York, NY – Two of AKC’s Companion Events – Agility and Obedience -are celebrating sport milestones at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship festivities this December 17-18, 2011 in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention… read more

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