AKC.tv is pleased to announce its list of programs slated to air in Fall 2021. From Flyball to Agility to AKC National Championship events, AKC.tv has a variety of live events to entertain and educate dog lovers.
The action begins with the Morris & Essex Kennel Club Dog Show, a highly anticipated event that combines all the aspects of the dog show and social world. The Morris & Essex Kennel Club was founded by Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge in 1927 and is currently held every five years. The 2020 show was postponed to 2021 and over 4,000 dogs are entered this year to compete for Best in Show. Continue reading Oooh! Look At All These Upcoming Dog Shows!→
AKC Reunite, the largest non-profit pet identification and recovery service provider in the United States, is pleased to announce a $7,500 donation to the Braintree Police Department in MA through its AKC Reunite Adopt a K-9 Cop matching grant program. Funds were raised by contributions from the South Shore Kennel Club and community members, with AKC Reunite matching donations at a three-to-one ratio. This donation comes in the wake of the death of K-9 Kitt, a 12-year veteran police dog with the Braintree Police Department who was shot and killed in the line of duty this past June. Continue reading Braintree, MA K-9 Unit Receives Grant Following K-9 Kitt’s Death→
Are you looking to spruce up your refrigerator door? Check out these new magnets from the AKC Museum of the Dog online store!
These new magnets feature several Search and Rescue dogs, in honor of the Museum of the Dog’s newest exhibition, 9/11 Remembered: Search and Rescue Dogs. Take home your own piece of history and honor the legacy of these canine heroes. Featuring art by Ron Burns. Continue reading 9/11 Search and Rescue Dog Magnets→
AKC Museum of the Dog CEO and Executive Director, Alan Fausel interviews AKC President and CEO, Dennis Sprung on how the American Kennel Club coordinated efforts to assist the SAR handlers and dogs at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.Continue reading 9/11 Remembered: Search and Rescue Dogs→
From The Dog Lady’s mailbag: AKC Reunite, the largest non-profit pet identification and recovery service provider in the United States, is pleased to announce the 50th deployment of its AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailers. These life-saving trailers donated to local emergency management teams through the AKC Pet Disaster Relief program are available to dispatch to any local disaster scene that needs assistance sheltering pets. AKC Reunite has also provided funds to support the work of organizations that are saving and reuniting pets with their owners during natural disasters. Continue reading LIFESAVING AKC PET DISASTER RELIEF TRAILERS DEPLOYED TO 50 LOCATIONS TO HELP DISPLACED PETS→
This upcoming September will mark the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11. To commemorate, the AKC and Museum of the Dog want to take time to honor the search and rescue dogs that participated in the rescue and recovery efforts in the aftermath of the attacks. Continue reading You Have An Assignment Due Monday→
The AKC has been sending out press releases right and left, so I have a few pieces of news from them to share with you. This will be a long post, so I want to shout out the highlights right here at the top:
1. Responsible Dog Ownership Days return for the 19th year. Kits are available to help you get started hosting an event.
2. Down and Back podcast, season 2, an historical look at dogs and dog shows, is now available.
3. New, additional dates announced for Meet the Breeds. Continue reading AKC News Roundup→
The top dogs in the nation were crowned from an overall combined entry of more than 640 dogs this past weekend at the AKC National Obedience Championship and AKC Rally® National Championship. Competitions were held July 9th-11th, 2021 at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington, OH.
“It was absolutely incredible to watch these outstanding performances as the new National Champions were crowned in Obedience and Rally,” said Doug Ljungren, AKC Executive Vice President of Sports and Events. “These dogs exemplify the very finest in their sports from across the country. We’re thrilled to celebrate the dedication and many talents of these dog and handler teams.”
“We are also grateful to our exhibitors, volunteers, clubs and judges for their support of local events over the past year in exceptionally challenging times,” said Pamela Manaton, AKC Director of Obedience, Rally and Tracking.
The 2021 Winners: