American Kennel Club
What sets the AKC apart from other dog registries? Plenty!
-is a not-for-profit organization.
-is the largest purebred dog registry in the world.
-is the sports-governing body for over 22,000 dog events per year.
-assists tens of thousands of volunteers and teachers across the country who teach responsible dog ownership and safety around dogs; features an education booth that visits more than 70 events and conferences a year.
-is the only registry that incorporates health screening results into its permanent dog records.
-founded AKC Companion Animal Recovery (CAR) which has reunited more than 380,000 lost pets with their owners.
-created and operates DOGNY - America's Tribute to Search and Rescue Dogs which supports Canine Search and Rescue (SAR) organizations throughout the United States.
-offers a Canine Good Citizens program - a ten step test that certifies dogs who have good manners at home and in the community.
-conducts thousands of kennel inspections annually to monitor care and conditions at kennels across the country and ensure the integrity of the AKC registry.
-offers the largest, most comprehensive set of DNA programs for the purposes of parentage verification and genetic identity to ensure reliable registration records.
-houses the world's largest dog library, which is open to the public.
-manages a Registered Handler's Program that sets criteria and standards for responsible, knowledgeable, professional handlers.
The AKC is more than champion dogs. They are the dog's champion.