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AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailers Deployed to Assist People and Pets in Tennessee

Due to the firestorm that has broken out overnight in Eastern Tennessee, there are currently AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailers deployed with volunteers helping to provide safety for pets in this chaotic time. Sheltering is available at the LeConte Event Center in Pigeon Forge located at 2986 Teaster Lane. Neighboring Bradley County Emergency Management is… read more

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Forrest & Charlotte Lucas to Receive AKC Outstanding Leadership Award

The American Kennel Club (AKC) will honor Forrest and Charlotte Lucas with the inaugural AKC Award for Outstanding Leadership in Canine Policy. The award will be presented at the 2016 AKC National Championship Dog Show presented by Royal Canin in Orlando, Florida, December 17-18, 2016. The new AKC award is designed to honor those who… read more

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Online Entry to Crufts Now Open

ONLINE entries for Crufts are now live, and printed copies of the schedule will be available from mid-November. The terrier and hound groups will be on Thursday March 9, utility and toy on the Friday, gundogs Saturday and working and pastoral on the final day. Exhibitors can get a printed copy of the schedule by sending… read more

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Nestlé Purina PetCare Company Celebrates Veterans Day with Three-Day Celebration and Highlights Job Opportunities for Veterans

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 3, 2016 — Nestlé Purina is celebrating Veterans Day with three days of military-focused events for Purina associates, spotlighting job opportunities for Veterans across the U.S., and giving a total of $100,000 to split between consumers’ favorite military pet charity based on online votes at PureLoveForPets.com*.  Project Opportunity is a career-acceleration program launched… read more

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Canine Shopping Gets A Personal Touch With New AKC Shop

The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the leading advocate for dogs, is pleased to announce a new online shopping experience with the launch of The AKC® Shop. The online store features products that leverage the AKC’s extensive knowledge in dog breeds, health & training.  In addition to traditional products to best suit dogs’ individual needs, the… read more

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Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Awards

The American Kennel Club® (AKC) is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 AKC® Lifetime Achievement Awards: Patricia W. Laurans (Conformation), Elizabeth (Tibby) Chase (Companion Events) and Jim Campbell (Performance). The Awards, created by AKC President Dennis Sprung, are presented in recognition of exceptional participation and achievement within the dog fancy. The finalists and… read more

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2017 New York Academy of Art Contest Winner Captures A “Vibrant City Stroll”

New York, NY- Winning artist Kathryn Swenson wanted to create a cosmopolitan look at urban canine diversity when she created “Vibrant City Stroll” for the 2017 New York Academy of Art contest. The winning artwork, a watercolor and graphite depicting multiple breeds out for a leashed walk, will represent the 141st Annual Westminster Kennel Club… read more

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Flesh-Eating Parasite Infestation in Florida Threatening Pets,Wildlife

A parasite not seen in the United States for three decades is raising alarm in Florida after the U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed an infestation and a state of agricultural emergency in Monroe Country. The New World screwworm (Cochliomyia hominivorax) threatens both wildlife and pets—and it can even affect humans. What Is Screwworm Infestation?… read more

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Congressional Veterinarians Introduce Resolution Honoring Purebred Dogs

New York, NY – U.S. Congressmen and veterinarians Ted Yoho [R-FL-3] and Kurt Schrader [D-OR-5] have joined forces across the aisle to introduce a Congressional Resolution in support of National Purebred Dog Day.  The resolution, H. Con Res. 170, highlights the crucial role that purebred dogs and breeders of purebred dogs have played in United… read more

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The American Kennel Club & Royal Canin Bring Nation’s Largest Canine Extravaganza To Orlando

– Fun-filled Dog Event Formerly Known As Celebrate Dogs – New York, NY (Oct. 18, 2016) — Canine Extravaganza, the nation’s largest celebration of dogs, returns to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center’s West Building this December 17th and 18th with exciting elements for all dog lovers.  Tickets are on sale this week. Formerly known as Celebrate Dogs! and presented by the… read more

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