Have you ever been to a Meet the Breeds event? They’re a lot of fun, and a great opportunity to do your breed research if you’re thinking about bringing a new dog into your household. And, as a bonus, there will be cats, too! Here’s what turned up in my mail bag this morning: Continue reading AKC Meet The Breeds Event January 2020
From The Dog Lady’s mailbag: To celebrate the dogs who do extraordinary things in the service of humankind, the AKC Humane FundSM is seeking YOUR nominations for its AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE). Nominations are now open and winners will be announced in the fall of 2019.
Each year, the AKC Humane Fund pays tribute to five dedicated, hardworking dogs for making significant contributions to an individual or entire community. Since its creation in 2000, 95 ACE awards have been presented to dogs of various breeds, including one mixed-breed dog, from states across the nation. Former ACE recipients have included a Great Dane who helps his young owner walk and a family companion who fought for his life after protecting a seven-year-old from a rattlesnake, among dozens of other extraordinary dogs. Continue reading Nominate Your Favorite Hero for AKC Humane Fund’s ACE Honors
From The Dog Lady’s mailbag: The AKC B.A.R.K (Be A Reading Kid) Program is a program designed to get children excited about reading. The goal of the AKC B.A.R.K Program is to provide children with a fun, educationally enriching experience that also allows them to bond with a canine companion. Continue reading AKC Launches AKC B.A.R.K. Program to Get Kids Excited About Reading
From today’s Facebook feed, courtesy of #AKCFamilyDog. (Check the date)
The American Kennel Club is proud to announce the addition of a new breed to the Terrier Group, effective April 1. The Silver-Coated Pouch Terrier is known for his hardy constitution and characteristically “wobbly” but surprisingly efficient movement, capable of tremendous reach and drive. Like so many breeds, the history of the SCPT is lost in the mists of time, but we know that his association with humans reaches back to antiquity. His lush, silver-sable double coat needs only minimal maintenance, requiring a bath only about once a year or whenever he becomes smelly. A defining characteristic of the breed is his gently rounded (though not roached) back, with his long, somewhat hairless tail carried low and continuing the graceful curve of the topline. The tail is traditionally undocked. Continue reading AKC Names New Breed to the Pack
From the Dog Lady’s mailbag:
The Labrador Retriever once again breaks records! The American Kennel Club (AKC®) announced at a press conference today at the AKC Museum of the Dog that the loveable Lab remains the number one most popular breed in the United States. Additionally, AKC registration continues to expand for the sixth consecutive year. Continue reading AKC Announces 2018 Most Popularly Registered Purebreds
From The Dog Lady’s mailbag: The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is proud to honor the late President George H.W. Bush’s service dog, Sully, as the recipient of the 2019 AKC Paw of Courage award. This award is in recognition of his loyalty, dedication and distinguished service. Continue reading Kudos to Sully: AKC Paw of Courage Award
Are you an Instagrammer? If so, #AKCPuppypack from @AmericanKennelClub may be something you’d like to follow. The AKC just announced they will be chronicling the lives of seven puppies (one from each breed group) on Insta. Here’s what they’ve shared with me about it: Continue reading AKC Puppy Pack
From the Dog Lady’s mail bag: The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog will officially open its doors in New York City on Friday February 8, 2019, at its new location, 101 Park Ave, just steps away from Grand Central Station. The Museum houses one of the world’s largest collections of canine fine art.
Located in Midtown Manhattan, the newly designed space will house art from famous dog artists such as Sir Edwin Landseer, Maud Earl, Arthur Wardle and many more. It also has a two-story glass vitrine that encases rare porcelains and bronzes, in addition to a library where users can learn about their favorite breeds. The Museum’s first exhibition will be entitled “For the Love of All Things Dog” and combines select works from the AKC’s own collection and that of the Museum. Continue reading AKC Museum of the Dog Returns to NYC
The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, announced today that the Azawakh (pronounced Oz-a-wok) has gained full AKC recognition. This new addition to the AKC registry became eligible to compete in its group on January 1, 2019. Continue reading Azawakh Joins the AKC Hound Group
AKC.TV, the premiere OTT channel for all things dog will be live streaming the largest Terrier dog show in the world with over 1400 entries, this Sunday October 7, 2018. Viewers can watch the Bred By Exhibitor, Brace, and Terrier Group (BIS) competitions. You can only see this event on AKC.TV! It’s good dog TV! Continue reading AKC.TV to Live Stream Largest Terrier Show in the World Tomorrow