Are you tired of watching A Christmas Story marathon all day long on Christmas? Check out this ESPN2 programming announcement from the AKC.
The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and advocate for all dogs, is pleased to announce six and a half hours of exciting canine competition coming to ESPN2 this Christmas Day beginning at noon. The programming will kick off with the speediest dogs in the country during the premiere of the second annual AKC Fastest Dogs USA competition. Continue reading Christmas Day Is Going To The Dogs→
The AKC and GF Sports and Entertainment announce the 2022 tour schedule for AKC Meet the Breeds®, America’s largest in-person dog breed educational showcase. The event is perfect for the whole family with children’s tickets less than $20 and a variety of ticket options. AKC Meet the Breeds® will bring the two-day breed showcase to multiple cities in 2022. Continue reading AKC 2022 Meet The Breeds Tour→
WHAT: The American Kennel Club (AKC) is excited to announce that its popular special, AKC Heroes: 2021 Awards for Canine Excellence, is coming to ESPN2 tonight. The program will re-air multiple times on ESPN Networks (check local listings) and will be available for on-demand viewing on the ESPN App. The show will cover the stories of this year’s AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE) winners. These annual awards celebrate loyal, hard-working dogs that have significantly improved the lives of their owners and/or communities.
This one-hour special will take a deep dive into the stories of these five remarkable dogs and why they were selected as this year’s honorees in their respective categories from a pool of nearly 1,000 nominations. The five award categories include: Exemplary Companion, Search and Rescue, Service Dog, Therapy Dog, and Uniformed Service K-9.
Hosting the broadcast is Sportscaster, Carolyn Manno with commentary from AKC Executive Secretary, Gina DiNardo and AKC Gazette Managing Editor, Bud Boccone.
From The Dog Lady’s mailbag: The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for all dogs, is excited to announce the winners of the first-ever AKC/USPCA K9 Detection Dog Challenge. The event, hosted by the AKC and the United States Police Canine Association, brought out the best of the nation’s narcotics and explosives detection dogs to demonstrate the important role dogs play in law enforcement and keeping our country safe. ESPN2 aired the event on November 28th. Continue reading WINNERS NAMED IN 1ST AKC/USPCA K9 DETECTION DOG CHALLENGE→
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 $75,000 in donations to K-9 units at eight police departments in Minnesota through its AKC Reunite Adopt a K-9 Cop matching grant program. Funds were raised by contributions from the United States Police Canine Association and community members, with AKC Reunite matching donations at a three-to-one ratio. Continue reading AKC Reunite Adopt a K-9 Cop Program Makes $75,000 in Donations in Minnesota→
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→