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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 and mixed breed 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 www.akc.org. AKC, American Kennel Club, the American Kennel Club seal and design, and all associated marks and logos are trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks of The American Kennel Club, Inc.

AKC Awards The 2020 Junior Versatility Scholarships

The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and advocate for ...

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AKC.TV Announces New Hosts of ‘AKC Dogcenter’ and ‘Ask The Expert’

AKC.tv, the leading digital OTT network designed especially for dog lovers and presented by ...

AKC Releases Free Online Conformation Course for Beginners

The American Kennel Club has just released a free Conformation for Beginners online course through AKC ...

AKC Lauded for 2020 National Championship Dog Show Safety Protocols

The American Kennel Club’s commitment to event participant safety during the COVID-19 pandemic received ...

AKC Museum of the Dog to Host Virtual Night with the Museum

The AKC Museum of the Dog is excited to announce “Virtual Night with the ...