Posts with tag AKC


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


Chairmans Report – A Summer of Positive Action For AKC

New York, NY – It is back to school time across America and students are being asked that time-tested question – “What did you do over the summer?” For my wife and I, it’s a rather easy question to sum up in just five words – “We had 13 Bullmastiff puppies.” Enough said. For the… read more

Introducing The Berger Picard

Berger Picard history will be made July 1, 2015 as the Berger Picard officially enters the American Kennel Club Herding Group. The story of the Berger Picard began with the second Celtic invasion of Northern France around 400 BC; the modern breed is believed to be descended from dogs brought to the region by the… read more

Last Word on Judges — and What Breeds Win the Most

May I add a few last words on AKC judges? Nothing I have experienced in my many years in dogs has caused even close to the response I got to a couple of articles about the way judges are approved (or not approved) by AKC. This obviously touched a sore spot. It’s a subject that… read more

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