American Kennel Club

New York, NY 10178


About American Kennel Club


101 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10178

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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 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

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Products & Press Releases

Akc Reunite
K-9 Equipment & Services

AKC Reunite Awards 200th Grant for Adopt a K-9 Cop Program

June 2, 2022
Grants matched through Adopt A K-9 Cop Program.
American Kennel Club
GCHP CH Carmel Sky High Wish Upon a Star, a Miniature Schnauzer known as “Twink,” was awarded Best in Show at the inaugural AKC Virtual Top Dog Challenge held June 2020. “Twink” is being handled by Jorge Olivera. This event generated a $7,000 donation to Take The Lead.
K-9 Equipment & Services

AKC Virtual Top Dog Challenge, Proceeds to be Donated to Adopt A K-9 Cop Program

July 22, 2020
The American Kennel Club's Virtual Top Dog Challenge, entries open August 3. A portion of entries donated by AKC to AKC Reunite’s Adopt A K-9 Cop program, which works with AKC Clubs to donate K-9 police dogs to police departments around the US.

Articles & News

The American Kennel Club, c/o PRNewswire-USNewswire
Denise Corliss accepting 2017 Empire State Award for Canine Excellence (ACE) on behalf of her fallen partner Bretagne. Denise is seen here with her current partner, Taser.
K-9 Equipment & Services

The American Kennel Club Posthumously Honors Last Surviving 9/11 Dog

March 23, 2017

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