Press Releases


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

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Delta to Stop Accepting Pets as Checked Baggage

Delta will no longer accept pets as checked baggage, but will continue to transport allowable pets in all cabins of service except Delta One, effective March 1, 2016. Customers may also ship pets for travel within the United States as freight through Delta Cargo. One notable exception to this new policy: Members of the military… read more

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Perspectives – One Dog, or 100, All Dogs Deserve Kindness and Great Care

The American Kennel Club (AKC) is a not-for profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the advancement of purebred dogs as family companion and the health and wellbeing of all dogs. For more than 130 years, AKC has been recognized worldwide as the expert on purebred breeding and all aspects of responsible dog ownership. The AKC is… read more


15th Annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Draws Largest Entry in the History of the Event

Dogs from All 50 States and 27 Countries Will Vie for Best in Show NEW YORK, NY (November 13, 2015) – The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship has drawn record numbers in its 15th year. An entry of 4,670 dogs will compete for the title of National Champion on December 12 and 13, 2015 in Orlando, Florida…. 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

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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


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

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The American Kennel Club Announces Decision to Maintain Operations in North Carolina and NY Metropolitan Area

New York, NY-New York, NY- Ronald H. Menaker, Chairman of The American Kennel Club (The AKC®), announced that the Board of Directors concluded, at their October 19th and 20th meeting, to narrow the search for future AKC offices to two locations. The operational facility will be in the Research Triangle area of Raleigh, North Carolina… read more

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Michgan Committee to Discuss Shelter, Possible Breeder Regulations on 10/21

The Michigan House Regulatory Reform Committee is scheduled to take public testimony on Wednesday, October 21, on a bill that as introduced creates numerous new regulations regarding shelter intake and release of dogs and cats.  The agenda for the hearing also indicates that the bill may include provisions “to include large-scale commercial dog breeders.” Summary:… read more

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