For over 130 years, the American Kennel Club has been dedicated to protecting and promoting the health and well-being of dogs. This is reflected in AKC events, public education initiatives, inspections, and many programs that celebrate and encourage responsible dog breeding and the preservation of purebred dogs.
At its April meeting, the AKC Board of Directors approved anew position statement on canine legislation which reiterates AKC’s dedication to preserving the future of purebred dogs and honors the thousands of excellent breeders whose commitment and dedication to their breeds and individual dogs make it possible to own a dog of pure breed.
The American Kennel Club is dedicated to preserving the future of purebred dogs. The AKC honors purebred dog breeders whose dedication, vision and high standards have developed, supported and continue to advance purebred dogs as unmatched family and working companions. Purebred dogs exhibit consistency in size, appearance, temperament, and instincts. This allows future owners to choose a puppy that matches their particular lifestyle and increases the likelihood of a long, successful life in that home. The AKC is proud to champion purebred dogs, breeding for type and function, the sport of purebred dogs and breeders who are committed to dog health and welfare and preservation. of their unique races.
This, along with clarification of the AKC’s policy on spaying / neutering laws, has been added to the AKC’s policy position statements which reflect our commitment to the health and welfare of all dogs, the preservation of purebred dogs and the protection of rights. responsible dog owners and breeders. Visit the AKC Government Relations Toolkit to view a full list of AKC political position statements.