Posts with tag American Kennel Club

Winners in each height division of the National Agility Championship pose with AKC Chief Operating Officer Daryl Hendricks, at left, and AKC Vice President of Performance and Companion Events Doug Ljungren, at right. Photo © American Kennel Club.

First AKC Companion Events Extravaganza Draws 1,600-plus Dogs

Almost 1,700 dogs, along with their owners, support teams and fans, descended on Tulsa, Okla., earlier this month for the inaugural American Kennel Club Companion Events Extravaganza, which combined obedience, agility and rally in one venue. Both AKC Director of Agility Carrie DeYoung and Pamela Manaton, who is the director of obedience, rally and tracking,… read more


Among the Shows Closing January 16, 2013

By the time entries close on Wednesday, January 16, for shows around the country, the all too brief period that dog show folks were off for the holidays will be a distant memory, and everything will be more or less back to what is normal for the dog show world – one dog show after… read more


The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship: A Retrospective

December 15 and 16, 2012, will mark the 12th year of the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship dog show, this year to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. In December 2001 the American Kennel Club teamed up for the first time with pet food company Eukanuba to host the inaugural invitational dog… read more


U.S. Team Faces Big Challenge at FCI Agility Championship

The 12 teams chosen to represent the United States at the 2012 FCI Agility World Championship returned from Liberec, Czech Republic, earlier this month with a gold medal in Large Dog Team Jumping, a bronze in Small Dog Team Jumping, a seventh in Large Dog Individual and a fifth in Combined Large Dog. Both Carrie… read more


Exciting New Titles at AKC

In an ongoing effort to increase revenue and allow proud owners to tack newly earned titles onto their dogs’ names, the American Kennel Club has approved numerous new titles for AKC-registered, Purebred Alternative Listing (PAL) and Foundation Stock Service dogs, as well as AKC Canine Partners. Although two of the newer titles were approved in… read more


AKC Says More Than 3,000 Dogs ‘Can Do That’

In just a little over a year, more than 3,000 dogs have gone through the American Kennel Club’s My Dog Can Do That program. It draws owners of non-registered dogs, both purebred and mixed breed, to AKC events around the country, exposing them to the world of dog shows, agility, obedience and rally. “When people… read more


Second Best: AKC’S New Reserve BIS Award

As you know if you’ve watched the final of any dog show the past two weeks, as of July 3, 2012, Reserve Best in Show is now being awarded at AKC shows. The new prize is awarded by the same judge who selects the Best in Show winner, and is mandatory at AKC all-breed shows…. read more

A Bernese Mountain Dog races for the lure, which is made of white plastic, at an AKC coursing ability test. Photo by Gaines Photography/Courtesy AKC.

Non-Sighthounds Hit the Lure Course

Hundreds and hundreds of dogs that aren’t sighthounds, qualified for conformation rings or even of single-breed heritage have competed in American Kennel Club coursing ability tests since February 2011. Bob Mason, an AKC field representative in Oklahoma City, might well be called the father of coursing ability. A lure-coursing enthusiast since the mid-1970s, Mason has traveled… read more


AKC Updates Care and Conditions of Dogs Policy

The American Kennel Club is the only dog registry in the United States that maintains a policy outlining the conditions under which breeding dogs should be maintained and the care they should receive and that conducts inspections to assure that its policy guidelines are met. The AKC’s Care and Conditions of Dogs policy was updated… read more


My Favorite Things – Show Vendor Finds

I’m not a big shopper. I love getting catalogs in the mail because I don’t actually have to go into a store to get what I need. I love Amazon because I can find virtually any gift for any friend or relative that is just perfect. But when I go to dog shows, I turn… read more

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