The American Kennel Club Launches AKC Canine and Me Program

Raleigh, NC – The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest dog registry, leading industry authority and advocate for dogs, is proud to continue their extensive commitment to education with the launch of the AKC Canine and Me program. This new virtual program was created by the AKC Education department in an effort to create ways to further involve young people in activities with their dogs.

The AKC Canine and Me program is available for teens 13 and older and young adults. Program participants will be provided with a brief introduction to each AKC sport and event and encouraged to try the beginning elements of that activity. Participants will need to record themselves and their dogs completing the skills and then upload their videos through the Cinebody app, where AKC Public Education staff can keep track of their progress.

“The goal of this program is to get teens and young adults outside and active with their canine companions while also teaching them the fundamental skills needed to get started in various AKC Sports,” said Ashley Jacot, Director of AKC Education. “We want to not only introduce new people to the wonderful world of AKC, but also get those already involved excited about all dog sports by making the experience easy and fun for both dog and owner.”

To learn more about the AKC Canine and Me program, visit: https://www.akc.org/public-education/akc-canine-and-me/

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.

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.

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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.

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