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November 2015 President’s Letter

Each year, we celebrate the core of our sport at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship (AENC): our breeders. The Best Bred-By Exhibitor in Show competition continues to make up a large percentage of the AENC entry, with cash prizes for the winners. We honor seven stellar breeding programs that have greatly contributed to the sport in… read more


See How Dogs Can Detect Cancer Better Than Lab Tests

A dog named Lucy is able to effectively sniff out bladder, kidney, and prostate cancer with more than 95 percent accuracy. According to CNN, she is one of eight dogs currently being used in a new clinical trial by Medical Detection Dogs to sniff out cancer in 3,000 patients in Britain. Since dogs have such… read more


Notice About Entries From the AENC

Please be aware there has been an unforeseen interruption of service in the Oklahoma City area which effects/impacts all phone/internet and cable services to the Onofrio Dog Show Superintendents. They expect to have this rectified shortly. Also please note: As per AKC Rules and Regulations in Chapter 6: Sec.9: “Whenever the closing day noted above… read more


CKC Supports Freedom of Choice Regarding Ear Cropping

Following recent changes to the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia bylaws, banning the ear cropping of dogs, CKC has participated in several media inquiries with the assistance of local subject-matter experts and members—resulting in substantial print and broadcast coverage—to correct misunderstandings and to reaffirm CKC’s position: freedom of choice. While none of the 175… read more


Ask MA Committee to Support Ban on Insurance Breed Discrimination

The Massachusetts Joint Committee on Financial Services is scheduled to consider a bill on November 10 that would protect responsible dog owners by prohibiting insurance companies that offer homeowners insurance from refusing, cancelling, or imposing an increased premium on clients due to the specific breed of dog(s) kept on the property. Summary: Senate Bill 501,… read more


Cold Spots: Poogan’s Porch

Charleston, SC – There are people in her house. She doesn’t know them, but they come in droves. They eat in her living room, cook in her kitchen, and pay her no mind at all. After such a long life of lonely solitude, the air is thick with conversation and the scent of Lowcountry spices…. read more

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The American Kennel Club Announces Strategic Partnership with FidoTV

New York, NY- The American Kennel Club (The AKC®) would like to announce that it has partnered with new network FidoTV, the first television programming channel dedicated solely to dog lovers on Dish Network (Channel 245). As part of this strategic partnership, FidoTV will air the 2015 American Kennel Club/Eukanuba National Championship evening events December… read more

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Massachusetts Update: More Bills Added to Committee Agenda for October 28th

Last week, AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) published information regarding the upcoming meeting of the Joint Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Committee of the Massachusetts legislature.  Since then, additional bills have been added to the committee’s agenda.  Two of the newly-added bills, SB 443 and HB 634, may prove problematic.  AKC GR encourages all concerned… read more


AKC Announces Recipients of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Awards

New York, NY – The American Kennel Club® (AKC) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 AKC® Lifetime Achievement Awards: Patti L. Strand (Conformation), John Cox (Companion Events) and John Russell (Performance). The Awards, first created and awarded in 1999, are presented in recognition of exceptional participation and achievement within the dog fancy…. read more


Should We Ban Dog Breeding until Every Dog Shelter Empties?

    FORT WORTH, TX, October 22, 2015 –The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals estimates that 3.9 million dogs enter community animal shelters every year in the United States. Some shelter dogs are returned to their owners, some are turned over to rescue groups, and some are adopted out. However, ASPCA estimates that 1.2… read more

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