Posts with tag Canine Partners Program

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


Canine Partners Program Sees 30,000 Entries in Two Years

Thousands of dogs of mixed-breed or unknown pedigree have entered American Kennel Club agility, obedience, rally and coursing ability events more than 30,000 times in the last two years as members of the Canine Partners program. Spayed or neutered mixed-breed dogs, purebred dogs that can’t be registered with the AKC or in its Foundation Stock… read more

March Chairman's Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: March 13, 2012 Contact: AKC Communications Phone: 212-696-8228 Email: CHAIRMAN’S REPORT — Canine Partners Program Celebrates Several Milestones — New York, NY – I’d like to share an update with you on the Canine Partners program. Since the program’s inception, cumulative trial entries have topped 30,000. Last year, 85% of… read more