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New AKC Position Statement Re-Emphasizes Support for Purebred Dog Breeding

For over 130 years, the American Kennel Club has been dedicated to protecting and promoting the health and well-being of dogs.  This is reflected in AKC events, public education initiatives, inspections, and many programs that celebrate and encourage responsible dog breeding and the preservation of purebred dogs.  At its April meeting, the AKC Board of… read more

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AKC Clarifies Position Statements Related to Spaying and Neutering

The American Kennel Club recognizes the benefits of spaying and neutering dogs that are not part of a responsible breeding program or are not being shown. However, the decision of when and whether to spay or neuter a dog is not one to be taken lightly. Though commonplace, these elective procedures are major surgeries and… read more

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AKC Announces Staff Promotions and Appointments

New York, N.Y. – The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest dog registry and leading industry authority and advocate for dogs, is pleased to announce the promotions and appointments of several of its employees. Mark Dunn has been appointed Senior Vice President of Registration and Customer Development which encompasses Registration Development, Registration Services, Breeder… read more

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Louisiana Information: Quick Moving Bill Seeks to Limit Sources of Purpose-Bred Dogs

An amended version of Louisiana Senate Bill 337 (original text here, adopted amendments here), which seeks to restrict retail pet stores’ sources of dogs and cats, was unanimously passed by the Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection and International Affairs Committee on Wednesday, April 6.  The bill is now awaiting final passage in the State Senate.  The… read more

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Broward County, FL Adds Warrantless Searches to Breeders Permit – Hearing tomorrow 4/12 URGENT!

The American Kennel Club’s Government Relations team has just been made aware that the Broward County Commission will discuss amendments to the county’s existing breeder permit including requiring permit holders to submit to warrantless inspections of their private homes. The AKC strongly encourages dog owners and breeders to attend tomorrow’s hearing or to contact the… read more

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Terry-All Kennel Club, Inc. April 8 – 10, 2016 Event will continue as planned

The Terry-All Kennel Club released the following statement regarding their shows held this coming weekend April 8-10: Thank you for entering our shows. Unfortunately, the Indoor Arena (dirt floor) building at the Adams County Fairgrounds has been condemned and is no longer available. A full-sided tent (with lights and electricity) will be made available for… read more

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California Boarding Kennel Bill Amended Again – Hearing April 4th

Senate Bill 945, which will establish standards of care for pet boarding facilities, has been amended again. Affected handlers, kennels and responsible dog owners and breeders who will be impacted should contact the author with concerns prior to the April 4th hearing.  You may read the amended language here. Senator Bill Monning  (Author, SB 945)… read more

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AKC Response to Recently Signed LGBT Law in NC

The American Kennel Club sent the Attorney General in North Carolina the following letter regarding the recently signed LGBT law in the state. The American Kennel Club also released this statement: “The American Kennel Club is deeply concerned about the recently signed LGBT Law. We do not support legislation that promotes discriminatory practices or exclusion of… read more

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Smallbatch Pets Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Frozen Dog Duckbatch Sliders Due to Possible Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes Health Risk

Smallbatch Pets Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of frozen dog duckbatch sliders due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands… read more

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Fast Cat Becomes Newest AKC Event

Fast CAT, a timed 100-yard dash where a dog chases a lure, is the newest AKC event. The event is a fun and healthy activity for dogs and their owners, and is open to dogs that are at least 12 months of age and are individually registered or listed with the AKC. In competition, the dogs run… read more

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