American kennel club records first rally champion



New York, NY – The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is pleased to announce that the first AKC Rally Champion (RACH) titled dog has been recorded.


A six-year old black Labrador Retriever named “Zorro,” owned by Robert (Bob) Fullum of Staten Island, NY, is the first dog to earn the AKC’s Rally Champion title. The RACH was earned on November 3, 2018 at the Port Chester Obedience Training Club in White Plains, NY. “I am so proud of my black Lab Zorro for making this dream/goal a reality,” said Bob.


“We’re very excited to have our first AKC Rally Champion one year after the title’s inception,” said Pamela Manaton, AKC’s Director of Obedience, Rally and Tracking.  “Zorro is an exceptional dog, and we look forward to seeing all that he continues to accomplish.”


A dog must have achieved a minimum of 300 championship points from the Excellent B and
Master classes; and 20 triple qualifying scores obtained from the Advanced B,
Excellent B and Master classes to obtain the Rally Champion title.  To learn more about AKC Rally® and other sports, visit


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About the American Kennel Club

Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function.  Along with its more than 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 22,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Reunite and the AKC Museum of the Dog.  For more information, visit

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