Why AKC?

American Kennel Club

What sets the AKC apart from other dog registries? Plenty!
The AKC…
-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.
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.


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