Did you know the AKC...

  • Is a not-for-profit organization. (unlike any other registry!!)
  • Is the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world.
  • Sponsors more than 22,000 dog events per year, including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, hunt tests, field and earthdog trials, and coonhound events.
  • Began the AKC Companion Animal Recovery (CAR) which has reunited more than 380,000 pets with their owners.
  • Conducts thousands of inspections annually to monitor care and conditions at kennels across the country and to insure the integrity of the AKC registry.
  • Features a Canine Good Citizen program - A 10 step test that certifies dogs who have good manners at home and in the community.
  • Created and supports the AKC Canine Health Foundation, which funds research projects focusing on the genetics of disease, the canine genome map, and clinical studies. AKC has donated over $20 million to the AKC Canine Health Foundation since 1995.
  • Is the only registry that incorporates health screening results into its permanent dog records, and offers the largest set of DNA programs to verify parentage and genetic identity.
  • Nearly 5,000 dog clubs in the United States hold affilitated events under the umbrella of the AKC for competition of AKC-registered dogs. Some are national parent clubs, others local specialty clubs, and still others are devoted to a broad variety of events including agility, obedience, field trials, lure coursing, and herding tests and trials.
More information is available at American Kennel Club website


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