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Fox Sports and Westminster KC to Bring Annual Dog Show to Fox Sports 1 and Nat Geo

New York – Annually one of the most highly anticipated events for dog lovers across the country, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has a new television home, as FOX Sports and the Westminster Kennel Club have reached a 10-year worldwide, multi-platform rights agreement to bring the Westminster Kennel Club’s conformation show to FOX Sports 1… read more

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City of Whittier, CA to Consider Mandatory/Spay Neuter Policy – August 11

Dear AKC Delegates, Club Officers, Legislative Liaisons and Breeders, Please share this information with your club members in the Whittier, CA (Los Angeles) area. The City of Whittier will again consider an ordinance on Tuesday, August 11th,  that will adopt the County of Los Angeles’s animal control code, including the provisions mandating sterilization of any… read more

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VetStem Biopharma and Animal Hospital Announce Partnership

Sunday, July 26, 2015 Poway-based VetStem Biopharma, a veterinary regenerative medicine company, and VCA Emergency Animal Hospital & Referral Center recently announced an educational and clinical partnership in support of local area veterinarians. “Stem cell therapy is an established treatment for arthritic conditions in our pets and is also proving to be helpful in a… read more

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AKC Continues Commitment to Breeder Education With "Bred With H.E.A.R.T."

New York, NY – The American Kennel Club (AKC®) continues its long-standing commitment to advance the health and welfare of all dogs with the launch of its new program Bred with H.E.A.R.T. (Health, Education, Accountability, Responsibility and Tradition)   Modeled after the successful Breeder of Merit program, Bred with H.E.A.R.T. is a new way to… read more

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AKC Board Meeting Minutes for June 2015

Some interesting items covered here from the AKC June Board Meeting! Minutes are provided here for each meeting of the American Kennel Club Board of Directors. The Board meets eight times a year. Please also refer to the minutes of theDelegates Meetings, which are held in March, June, September and December. CLICK HERE TO READ!… read more


Top Dogs Ready for San Diego’s Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog Competition

San Diego, CA (July 14, 2015) – On August 1, 2015, the world’s best Surf Dogs will jump on their boards, paddle out to the line-up and hang 20 at this year’s Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog Competition. Now in its tenth year, more than 50 dogs are expected to participate in this year’s family… read more

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Stamford, Connecticut, Considering Significant Changes to City Animal Care Ordinance

A committee of Stamford, Connecticut’s Board of Representatives is currently considering changes to Chapter 111 of the City’s Code of Ordinances, which currently deals with “Dogs and Other Animals”.  The changes include use of the term “guardian” to describe the relationship between dogs and their owners and requires breeders to acquire breeder permits.  The American… read more


2015 Morris & Essex Kennel Club Judging Changes Announced

SOMERSET, NJ, July 7, 2015 – With deep regret over the recent passing of beloved, and its esteemed intended, Best in Show Judge Jane Kamp Forsyth, Morris & Essex Kennel Club President Wayne Ferguson expressed his own and the club’s heartfelt condolences. “Janey was to have judged Best in Show at the upcoming 2015 Morris… read more


AKC National Owner – Handled Series Finals Judging Panel Released

NEW YORK, NY (July 6, 2015) – The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is delighted to announce the judging panel for the 2015 AKC National Owner-Handled Series Finals (NOHS), held in Orlando, Florida in conjunction with AKC/Eukanuba National Championship (AENC) week. Breed and group judging will be held Friday, December 11th, 2015, with Best in Show… read more


Canine Influenza Infographic

An outbreak of H3N2 canine influenza in the Midwest that started earlier this year has since spread to dogs in several other states, including Massachusetts, New Jersey, Alabama, California, Texas, New York, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Georgia. It’s unclear how widespread the virus will become, but it’s likely that cases will continue to emerge… read more

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