Posts with tag Alan Kalter


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

A Judge’s Conscience: Dog Shows, ‘Gay-Friendly Propaganda’ and Russia

This week’s column will be a little different, perhaps more personal than usual, but I believe a question I’m concerned with right now may apply to a lot of other dog people as well. Should dog show judges have a conscience? That sounds like a weird question, I know: of course you need to have… read more

AKC Position on Russian Anti-Gay Legislation and 2016 World Dog Show

American Kennel Club President and CEO Dennis Sprung and Chairman Alan Kalter recently sent the letter below to the president of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), Rafael de Santiago, in response to the international organization allowing Russia to host the 2016 World Dog Show: Dear Rafael, One of the most compelling aspects of the human-canine… read more


Newly Elected Board to Focus on Needed Change, Communication

On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at the annual meeting of the American Kennel Club in Newark, N.J., AKC delegates voted to fill the vacancies on the board of directors created when terms of the four members of the Class of 2013 expired. That class, elected in March 2009, was comprised of Alan Kalter, sitting chairman of… read more

As the World Turns… AKC to Elect New Board of Governors

If you are like most dog people you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about how the dog world — our world — is governed. Almost all of us are just too busy with our own dogs, planning the next litter or going to dog shows, to have much time left over for… read more


Willie Nelson Lends Voice to Support American Kennel Club

Fanciers who breed and show dogs for AKC conformation dog shows know that over the past decade their motives, and sometimes their morality, have been brought into question. The animal rights extremists have created an effective campaign that paints even the most responsible hobby breeders as egomaniacs who breed unhealthy dogs that take homes away… read more