Posts with tag American Kennel Club

AKC Appoints Vice Presidents in Legal Department

THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB APPOINTS VICE PRESIDENTS IN LEGAL DEPARTMENT New York, NY – The American Kennel Club (AKC ® ), the world’s largest dog registry and leading industry authority and advocate for dogs, is pleased to announce the promotion to Vice President of two key members of its legal team effective April 22 nd… read more

Protect Your Rights to Breed & Sell Puppies: CA Assembly Bill 485 Moving Through Committee

  Friday, April 21, 2017 California Assembly Bill 485, which seeks to limit Californians from purchasing purposefully-bred dogs from regulated retail sources, passed the Assembly Business and Professions Committee on Tuesday, April 18.  The bill has now been assigned to the Assembly Appropriations Committee, but has not yet been scheduled for a committee hearing. The… read more

Taiwan Passes Landmark Law Banning Eating Dogs or Cats

EATING dogs and cats has been banned in Taiwan. It is the first Asian country to do so. New legislation, passed last week, prevents eating, buying or possessing dog or cat meat. Those who break the law face a fine of about £6,500. Selling the meat in restaurants has also been outlawed, and animal cruelty… read more

The AKC Judges Approval System: “Worse Than It Ever Was Before”

An Open Letter to the Dog Fancy The following article should be read, and preferably re-read, slowly and carefully, by anyone who contemplates becoming an AKC judge, or is already an AKC judge but plans on adding additional breeds, or is just interested in how the AKC Judges Approval process works. I have heard from… read more

Old Dog, New Tricks: Could You Be a Judge?

In parts one and two of my “Aspiring Judge’s Journal,” I gave readers a little overview of beginning the AKC judges’ approval process and a look at the AKC Judges Institute. For part three, I pose a couple of questions about what is required to apply for AKC judging approval and a number about the finer points… 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

An Interview with Anna Pearson

Today I bring you a very special young woman, who proves that when you set your mind to achieve what you want, it can be done. Miss Anna Pearson of Snohomish, (say that five times fast) Wash., has been involved in the sport of dogs in both American Kennel Club and Australian Shepherd Club of… read more

The American Kennel Club or the United Kennel Club: Is There an Alternative?

I don’t often write show reports, but the American Kennel Club shows in California on July 19-22, hosted by the Kennel Club of Salinas and Sierra-Tuolumne Kennel Club Inc., are worth highlighting for two reasons: the atmosphere and their proximity to four all-breed United Kennel Club shows. The AKC shows were pleasant, in spite of… read more

Divide and Conquer: How to Classify Breeds into Groups

What makes a Terrier a Terrier and a Hound a Hound? How do we determine which characteristics define a particular kind of dog, and what possible reason can any kennel club give when trying to divide all the existing breeds into separate groups for the purpose of dog show competition? And, come to think of… read more

Old Dog, New Tricks: The AKC Judges’ Institute

Patrick Guilfoyle, who spent several decades immersed in the sport of dogs before a self-imposed absence beginning some 20 years ago, continues with part two of his “Aspiring Judge’s Journal,” his off-beat and passionate account of returning to the fold and the sometimes arduous journey to become an AKC judge. Be afraid. Be very afraid…. read more

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