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Remembering Mr. John Ronald

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It is with great sadness we share the news that Mr. John Ronald of Umatilla, Florida passed away. John was an AKC judge, Samoyed breeder and active participant in the sport of purebred dogs for 55+ years. John began successfully exhibiting and breeding Samoyeds under the Seadog prefix in the 1960s. He and his wife, [...]

April 11th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured,World News | Read More »

AKC Educational Requirements Policy and Recommendations

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As an additional step in creating a safe and respectful sport environment for all, the AKC Board of Directors approved the following educational requirements policy and recommendations. Effective immediately: AKC Board of Directors, Inspectors, Field Staff across all sports, AKC Registered Handlers, and additional AKC Staff that regularly attend events, will be required to successfully [...]

April 9th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Election Of AKC Executive Officers

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The American Kennel Club is pleased to announce the annual election of officers. In accordance with the Charter and Bylaws of The American Kennel Club, the following Executive Officers were re-elected at the April 2024 Board of Directors Meeting:  • Dennis B. Sprung – President and Chief Executive Officer  • Gina M. DiNardo – Executive [...]

April 9th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Remembering Peter Cofiño

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It is with great sadness we share the loss of Pedro A. Cofiño. Peter, as he was known to his friends, and his wife Lourdes bred and have shown nationally-ranked Afghan Hounds, German Shepherds, Pharaoh Hounds and Newfoundlands. He was the past-President of the Greater Miami Dog Club and the current AKC Delegate. As a [...]

March 28th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

A Message from Dennis Sprung About Criminal Conduct

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

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