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A Message from Dennis Sprung About Criminal Conduct


Dear American Kennel Club fanciers, The entire American Kennel Club Board of Directors and staff condemn alleged criminal conduct by any participant in our sports, and we will continue to examine ways to strengthen our oversight. We are committed to the well-being of every fancier, young or old, and will investigate every complaint that is [...]

March 26th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Over 2,500 Top-Ranked Dogs From All U.S. States To Compete At The 148Th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show May 11, 13 & 14 In New York City


Chihuahuas Lead Entries and Newly Eligible Breed, the Lancashire Heeler, Joins America’s Most Prestigious Dog Show

March 14th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Current Articles,Featured,What's in a WORD? | Read More »

AKC Board Of Directors Class Of 2028 Elected


At the annual meeting of the American Kennel Club on March 12, 2024, the Delegates elected members to the AKC Board of Directors. The Directors elected were: Class of 2028 Dr. Carmen L. Battaglia, PhD, Delegate, German Shepherd Dog Club of America Sally Fineburg, Delegate, Hatboro Dog Club, Inc. Dr. Michael Knight, PhD, Delegate, Texas [...]

March 12th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

2024 AKC National Championship Judging Panel Announced


The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is pleased to announce the judging panel for the 2024 AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15, 2024. The 2024 event will showcase the top canine athletes and will also [...]

February 21st, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Current Articles,Featured,World News | Read More »

2024 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Tickets On Sale Now At Ticketmaster


Tickets for the 148th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show presented by Purina Pro Plan are on sale now, exclusively on Ticketmaster. For the second year, the epic 3-day, 3-night event featuring nearly 2,500 dogs from across the world competing in top performance activities and culminating in the coveted Best in Show award will take [...]

February 13th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Remembering Mr. Mark Cocozza


It is with great sadness we share the news that Mr. Mark Cocozza of the United Kingdom passed away Sunday, January 14, 2024. Mark was an international judge and active participant in the sport of purebred dogs for 40+ years. He successfully bred and owned English Champions across six Hound and Utility breeds including many [...]

January 15th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured,World News | Read More »

American Kennel Club’s Pack Expands In 2024

Lancashire Heeler

The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is excited to announce that the Lancashire Heeler has received full recognition and is the AKC’s 201st breed. The Lancashire Heeler is eligible to compete in the Herding Group. “We are excited to welcome the Lancashire Heeler to the AKC [...]

January 4th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Remembering David Jay Hyman

David Jay Hyman

It is with great sadness we share the loss of fancier and judge David Jay Hyman at the age of 93. From a very young age, Jay aspired to become a veterinarian. After being accepted to the University of Pennsylvania he was unable to pass his French classes (he was later diagnosed with dyslexia), which [...]

December 23rd, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

American Kennel Club Hires Frank Murphy As Executive Field Representative

Frank Murphy

The American Kennel Club (AKC®) is pleased to announce that Frank Murphy has been hired as an AKC Executive Field Representative. He will start January 2nd, 2024. Murphy has over forty years of experience in handling various breeds. He has handled top winning dogs in almost every group, such as the Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, [...]

December 6th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

AKC National Championship Presented By Royal Canin Draws Entry Of More Than 5,700 Dogs In Its 23rd Year

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5,762 entries in the AKC National Championship The largest entries include: 147 Golden Retrievers

November 15th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Current Articles,Featured | Read More »


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