Posts with tag AKC

AKC Backs Cruelty Hotline Bill

North Carolina’s Senate Bill 209 aims to establish an animal-welfare hotline and website within the state attorney general’s office as well as a court fee to support the investigation of animal-cruelty violations. The AKC supports this bill and AKC Government Relationssees the proposed law as an important step in safeguarding the health and welfare of… read more


AKC Applauds Colorado as First State to Celebrate National Purebred Dog Day

On March 10, the Colorado House and Senate passed Joint Resolution 15-1015, making Colorado the first state to officially designate May 1 as National Purebred Dog Day. The resolution was introduced to coincide with the Colorado Federation of Dog Clubs’annual “Dog Days” at the Capitol in Denver. Purebred Dog lovers, celebrity show dogs, and members… read more


Most Popular Dogs in the U.S. today

New York, NY – The Labrador Retriever has done it again.  The American Kennel Club (AKC®) announced today that the intelligent, family friendly breed holds tight to the number one spot on the most popular list for the 24th consecutive year, continuing the longest reign as the nation’s top dog in AKC history. While the… read more


North Dakota News: Resolution Would Direct Study of Assistance Dogs

Next Monday, February 9, 2015, the North Dakota House Human Services Committee will consider House Concurrent Resolution 3010. If ultimately approved, the resolution will direct legislative staff to study the identification of properly trained assistance dogs providing legitimate service to their owners, waivers of local registration fees, and the effect of various local ordinances on… read more


AKC Statement on Ms. Lin Allen (AKA Hackney) and Bleu Moon Cattle Dogs

On Sunday, September 28th, AKC received a complaint regarding Ms. Lin Allen (AKA Hackney) and the care of dogs being kept in completely unacceptable conditions at her property. An immediate inspection was scheduled. Two days later, the AKC Executive Field Agent found the location vacant with no visible sign of dogs. A second unsuccessful attempt… read more


New Proposed Judges Approval Process

The AKC Board has been evaluating a variety of possible changes to the Conformation Judging Approval Process. During our study, we received input from a variety of sources. One example involves the breed educational components, which were established based on a poll of all Parent Clubs. We now need your insightful personal comments and suggestions… read more

Protecting the Whole Family: Shelter Provides a Safe Haven For Pets As Well As Victims

*As seen in the Saturday, October 11th edition of The Collier Citizen By John Osborne Collier Citizen Oftentimes, dogs are a woman’s best friend, too. Sometimes their only friend. In that spirit, The Shelter for Abused Women & Children in Naples allows victims of domestic violence to bring their pets along to provide emotional support… read more


Indiana Alert: Tippecanoe County to Consider Mandatory Spay/Neuter on October 20

The Tippecanoe County Commission has proposed a rewrite of the county’s animal control code. This includes mandatory sterilization of all dogs and cats over 6 months of age unless the owner obtains a breeder’s permit. The permit is required for anyone who wishes to own an intact animal, regardless of whether that animal is being… read more

AKC Reaches Out to New Registrants to Market the Sport 

Recently, a new bundle of Norwegian Elkhound joy named Adele joined our household. It had been years since prepping a puppy for shows was on our calendar. Dutifully, we went to work looking for matches between the loss of sleep, housebreaking havoc and learning to live according to a new puppy’s schedule. The first match… read more


AKC Announces Lifetime Achievement Award Finalists

New York, NY – The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is proud to announce the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award finalists, chosen based on nominations from AKC member clubs. The Awards, established in 1989, honor those who have impacted the dog world on a national level. The nine individuals below have greatly advanced the sport of purebred… read more

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