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AKC Canine Health Foundation Awards Six New Grants to Study Epilepsy and Reproductive Diseases in Dogs

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent, treat and cure diseases in all dogs, announces six new grants have been awarded in the areas of canine epilepsy and canine reproductive disease. Four grants were awarded through CHF’s Epilepsy Initiative which aims to better understand the physiologic and genetic… read more

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UC Davis Neurologists Help Dog Regain Mobility

Leah, a 4-year-old female border collie, got loose from her owner and went missing for the night. When a local veterinary facility found her the next day, they immediately called her owner and informed her of Leah’s injury – a facial laceration that they suspected was the result of a deer kick. Otherwise, she was… read more

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Congressional Resolution Designates May 1st as National Purebred Dog Day (Vote Coming)

New York – In celebration of yesterday’s National Purebred Dog Day, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina has introduced Senate Resolution 447. This resolution would officially designate May 1st as National Purebred Dog Day (NPDD), highlighting the crucial role that purebred dogs and breeders of purebred dogs have played in United States history and… read more

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FCI Notice – 2016 World Dog Show in Moscow

The FCI released the following statement regarding the upcoming 2016 World Dog Show to be held in Moscow: Dear FCI members, dear breeders, dear exhibitors In order to ensure a proper, efficient and successful World Dog Show 2016 in Moscow, the FCI General Committee has appointed an official consultancy committee, to assist the present RKF’s World Dog Show… read more

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Iowa Legislature Adjourns Without Passing Harmful Breeder Legislation

The Iowa State Legislature adjourned on Friday evening for the year and once again no legislation that would negatively impact breeders and dog owners was passed. For the past several years, legislation has been introduced that would have further regulated those who maintain at least four intact dogs and receive any kind of consideration for… read more

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National Purebred Dog Day is May 1 – Show Your Support

Purebred dogs play a special and important role in our lives. Throughout history, purebred dogs have been depicted in paintings, sculptures, books, and many other media, demonstrating the unique bond between humans and dogs, and the essential role that purpose-bred dogs have played in our lives for thousands of years.  Purebred dogs are a part… read more

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AKC Canine Health Foundation Receives $1 Million Gift from the Estate of Cora N. Miller to Further Canine Health Research

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 25, 2016) –  The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent, treat, and cure diseases in all dogs, is honored to announce a one million dollar donation from the estate of Cora Nunnally Miller to CHF’s endowment fund. Cora N. Miller was a philanthropist, and enthusiastic… read more

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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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