AKC News

FidoTV Channel's new original series, “Which Woof’s for Me?” premieree Thursday, March 31st. Each episode profiles the characteristics of specific breeds and provide the viewer with complete A to Z information on the breed, including history, traits, exercise, care tips for the breed and how to best go about finding a dog. The first episodes will feature Boston Terrier/Bulldog (Mar 31); Golden Retriever/German Shepherd Dog (Apr 7); Pembroke Welsh Corgi/Pug (Apr 14); Mastiff/Coton de Tulear (Apr 21); Labrador Retriever/Beagle (Apr 28); and Airedale Terrier/Bull Terrier (May 5).

FidoTV is available on Dish Network Channel 245. Call your provide at the nubmer below and ask your provider to start carrying FidoTV:

DIRECTV 800-531-5000
UVerse 877-999-1035
Comcast 855-817-7969
Verizon 800-837-4966
Charter 888-438-2427
Time Warner 800-892-4357
Cablevision 718-860-3513
Cox 866-961-0027
AKC News
Fast CAT, a timed 100-yard dash where a dog chases a lure, is the newest AKC event. It is a fun and healthy activity for dogs and their owners that answers the intriguing question – how fast can my dog run? In competition, the dogs run one at a time over a straight 100-yard course. Their times are then converted into miles per hour and used as part of a handicap system to assign points earned, which will be used to determine titles and standings.

Learn how to get involved here.
Club News
On Saturday, March 26, the Raleigh Kennel Club made the first presentation of the AKC Canine Officer Certificates of Appreciation. The club held the brief ceremony during the group competition and honored two police K9s from the Raleigh Police Department – a German Shepherd that acts as a tracking and apprehension dog and a Labrador Retriever that specializes in narcotics detection. The club also introduced a German Shepherd puppy that they have recently purchased for the Raleigh police.

Learn more about AKC’s new Canine Officer Program.
Club News
The Swamp Dog Agility Club of Greater New Orleans recently held their annual charity agility trial, raising over $5,000 for the McLindon Family Foundation, an organization that provides adaptive bicycles for special needs children.

Read more about their efforts.
PR/Social Tips
When seeking coverage for a dog show or other event, let the media know that your club’s experts are available to speak with them about any dog-related subject. Send the reporter a “dog-related experience” biography on each of your club’s experts for future use. Reporters keep files about specific topics, which they refer to when they have a breaking story. Even though they may not want to cover the story you are pitching now, you may be called upon in the future.

Learn more in Promoting Your Club and Its Events.
Available Now
Check out this fun, slo-mo look at some of the fastest agility dogs in the country at the 2016 AKC National Agility Championship.

Watch now.

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