Posts with tag American Kennel Club

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Satisfying the Urge to Herd

All those herding breeds, sitting on couches, trotting around backyards, trying, whenever possible, to exercise their innermost desire – the urge to herd. Your own herders might only get the opportunity to satisfy that urge when children visit or a gaggle of geese goes off course into your neighborhood. But all over the country many… read more

New USDA Breeder Regulations to Be Released for Comment

[Friday, May 11, 2012] http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=4653 Early next week, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be releasing for public comment a new interpretation of portions of existing regulations for the federal Animal Welfare Act. In particular, two proposed changes may have a potentially significant impact on… read more

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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

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