THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB AND AKC PET INSURANCE ANNOUNCE BREEDER REWARDS PROGRAM. Photo courtesy AKC.ORG.
New York, NY– The American Kennel Club (AKC) and AKC Pet Insurance are pleased to announce the launch of the AKC Breeders Rewards Program. The program is designed to reward breeders who promote responsible dog ownership.
Beginning November 10th, breeders who register their litters with the AKC can earn up to $10 per puppy for encouraging owners to take additional steps towards responsible dog ownership. Rewards are earned when the puppy owner registers their dog with AKC ($2), activates their 30 days of pet insurance coverage ($5) and downloads the AKC Pet Insurance TailTrax mobile app ($3).
“Responsible dog ownership is key to the health and well-being of dogs, and registration is an important first step for new pet owners,” said Mark Dunn, Executive Vice President of AKC. “AKC Registration not only allows entry into AKC Programs and Events, it comes with 30 days of accident and illness pet insurance coverage, which includes access to a 24/7 vet helpline for 30 days.”
“We are thrilled to launch this exciting new program”, said Lane Kent, President of PetPartners, the administrator of AKC Pet Insurance (underwritten by Independence American Insurance Company). “Breeders are the first and most trusted source of information for new puppy owners. At AKC Pet Insurance, our offering today, with TailTrax, access to the Vet Helpline and other high-touch features, is so much more than insurance. Through this new initiative we are reinforcing the value of the breeder to the puppy buyer and equipping both breeder and owner with the tools and resources they need to ensure peace of mind and the health and welfare of the puppy in transition to their new home.”
“Great breeders are the backbone of the AKC and this exciting new program rewards breeders for their commitment to responsible ownership. By ensuring that their puppies are AKC Registered, AKC breeders put their puppy buyers on the path of responsibility while making certain that their puppies have access to pet insurance and health care,” said Dunn.
To learn more about the AKC Breeder Rewards program or to enroll, please visit www.akcpetinsurance.com/AKC-breeder-rewards-program. The AKC Breeder Rewards Program is offered through PetPartners, Inc. Eligibility restrictions and other terms and conditions apply. Please direct any inquiries to AKC Pet Insurance at 800-956-2491 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
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About AKC Pet Insurance
As the exclusive pet insurance partner of the American Kennel Club since 2003, AKC Pet Insurance has been offering affordable, comprehensive pet health insurance plans to purebred and mixed breed dogs in all 50 U.S. states; and even offers coverage for feline counterparts. AKC Pet Insurance strives to nurture happy, healthy dogs and puppies by partnering with the American Kennel Club, affiliated organizations, breeders and clubs to promote responsible dog ownership and advance canine health and well-being. Discounts and other benefits are available for AKC registrants, breeders and those participating in various AKC programs, including Canine Good Citizen, Breeder of Merit and Bred with H.E.A.R.T. AKC Pet Insurance is administered by PetPartners, Inc. For more information, visit www.akcpetinsurance.com.Insurance is underwritten and issued by Independence American Insurance Company, rated A- (Excellent) by AM Best Company, with offices at 485 Madison Ave, NY, NY 10022 and in WA, by American Pet Insurance Company, 6100 4th Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98108. Insurance plans are offered and administered by PetPartners, Inc., a licensed agency. “American Kennel Club,” “AKC” and the AKC logo are trademarks of The American Kennel Club, Inc.; used under license by PetPartners. “AKC Pet Insurance” is the name used by PetPartners to offer and administer insurance plans and is neither an American Kennel Club business nor an insurance company. American Kennel Club does not offer, administer, solicit, market or sell any insurance plans. For complete details refer to www.akcpetinsurance.com/sample-policies. Activation required for 30-day coverage to take effect. Eligibility restrictions apply. For more information, visit www.akcpetinsurance.com/certificate or call 866-725-2747.