Press Releases


Is Your Dog Prepared for a Natural Disaster?

As Hurricane Erika moves closer and closer, residents in the southeastern United States are beginning to brace for the storm or get out of town. But what can they do to prepare their canine companions? Thankfully, AKC Reunite has some tips for keeping safe in any emergency situation: Plan ahead. Even before warning of a… read more

David Frei to Announce M&E Kennel Club Dog Show: Shares hat buying tips, Best in Show picks and Westminster predictions, and why M&E is “the Show to be seen in 2015”

“It becomes one of those events that people ask “Did you go? Were you there? M&E has it all – atmosphere, ambiance, ladies and gents in their finery, and the world’s best dogs all together at the same time in a glorious outdoor setting. Everybody in the sport will be there and I’m looking forward… read more

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Group Honorees Named for the 2015 American Kennel Club Breeder of the Year Award

New York, NY — The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) has recognized seven breeding programs from the Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding groups as 2015 AKC Breeder of the Year group honorees. “The individuals that make up these breeding programs have dedicated their lives to the advancement of the purebred dog, producing dogs… read more


America's Favorite Veterinarian Contest Halted Due to Cyber-Bullying: Finalists to be Honored Collectively

Schaumburg, IL – August 26, 2015 — The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) today decided, reluctantly, to halt its America’s Favorite Veterinarian Contest and declare all 20 finalists “America’s Favorite Veterinarians” following a vicious cyber-bullying attack which disrupted and contaminated the final election process. Activists opposed to cat declawing “hijacked” the contest, resorting to cyber-bullying… read more


"ALL PETS MATTER," says Responsible Pet Owners Alliance of Texas

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Aug. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Anytime there is an animal related incident, the first outcry is “There oughtta’ be a law!” Although laws already exist, more regulations are passed in response that exacerbate problems and result in more pets surrendered to animal shelters – not less.  New laws run the gamut:  Mandatory… read more

AKC Canine Health Foundation Welcomes Diane Brown, DVM, PhD, DACVP as Chief Scientific Officer

Comparative Clinical Pathologist to Continue Foundation’s Commitment to One Health The AKC Canine Health Foundation, a nonprofit organization celebrating 20 years of preventing, treating, and curing diseases in all dogs, has named Diane Brown, DVM, PhD, DACVP as its Chief Scientific Officer (CSO). The CSO cultivates the Foundation’s research and education strategy in collaboration with… read more


Westminster Kennel Club adds invitational Masters Obedience Championship to its 2016 schedule

First time for Obedience competition at America’s Dog Show The Westminster Kennel Club will expand its activities next February in New York City with the addition of The Masters Obedience Championship at Westminster. The Masters Obedience Championship at Westminster will be an invitation-only competition. It will mark the first time that obedience competition has been… read more


Poor Compliance With Rabies Rules Could Result in Tougher Import Policies for Pet Owners

Few U.S. dog owners would be surprised to hear that federal law prohibits bringing a dog into the United States from countries that are not rabies-free, unless it is fully immunized against the disease. But if you live near a border and travel across borders on a regular basis, it can be easy to forget… read more

Mahoning-Shenango Kennel Club Donates 392 Bags of Dog Food to Help Area Pets

Kudos to the Mahoning-Shenango Kennel Club (MSKC) for donating dog food to the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley. The donation, made possible from funds raised at the MSKC annual Christmas auction, consists of nearly 6,000 pounds of dog food — 392, 15-pound bags in all. Way to go! In an article in The… read more

New Veterinary CT Scanner One-of-a-Kind in Arizona

Scottsdale, AZ – (August 3, 2015) – Animal Medial and Surgical Center (AMSC) in Scottsdale became the first in the state to offer a special kind of CT scan for pet owners with a new cone beam computed tomography machine, the first of its kind for pets in Arizona. The NewTom 5G Cone Beam CT… read more

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