AKC in the News
The AKC Urban Canine Good Citizen test garnered press after being featured in an Associated Press article that ran in newspapers across the country. Magneto, a 170-pound Leonberger owned by Morgan Avila, passed his AKC Urban CGC last week in New York City as an AP reporter and photographer documented the experience. Check out the article and photo slideshow here.
Clubs in the News
Thanks to the hard work of club president and show co-chair John Seeley, the Wachusett Kennel Club achieved pre-event coverage of their upcoming all-breed shows in the Boston Globe. Read the article here.
PR/Social Tips
Highlighting the Accomplishments of Your Club’s Junior Members
Clubs understand that Junior members are the future of our sport, but there is no time like the present to honor the exceptional things Juniors are accomplishing. Whether a Junior has qualified for a prestigious competition such as the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, has taken an active role in representing your club in the community, or has been awarded a scholarship made possible by your club, the media is always interested in hearing about young people and their dogs. One recent club heeded this advice and received media coverage when they honored a Junior member who won a prestigious competition through his school. Read more great Junior stories in AKC Jr. News. Let us know if we can help promote the great things the younger members of your club are doing.
Thank You!
Thank you to the members and trainers at Port Chester Obedience Training Club for generously donating their time and skills to run AKC’s My Dog Can Do That! at New York City’s Summer Streets. Over the two weeks, trainers helped 229 NYC dogs and their owners try a beginning agility course. Take a look at some of the photos on the AKC Facebook page.

Pets Always Stay Free at Motel 6
Motel 6 is proud to be the official lodging provider of the AKC. AKC registrants receive a 10% discount at over 1,100 Motel 6 locations across the U.S. and Canada. Call the special AKC reservation number 855-M6-4DOGS and mention CP542764 to receive your savings.

Learn more here.