AKC News
The AKC is excited to announce that it will pair up with the American Cancer Society for various events across the country, including the ACS’s Bark For Life fundraisers. During these events, AKC will educate the public on canine health, microchipping, socialization, and the link between canine and human health.

Read more about the partnership.
Club News
McKenzie Cascade Dog Fanciers members made a donation of $10,000 to the Springfield, Oregon Police Department to replace the police dog the department recently lost to pancreatitis. The club managed to achieve some great news coverage of their generous gift.

Check it out here.
PR/Social Tips
Introduce the media to the people who make good stories. Don’t say “our club is great,” but rather “we have a club member who used Agility to overcome his battle with shyness” or “we have raised $5,000 for K-9 bulletproof vests.” Send a variety of news items throughout the year, not just a big release about your annual dog event. You can also submit calendar listings about your regular training classes, your annual awards dinner and more.

Learn more in Promoting Your Club and Its Events.
Available Now
We attended the AKC National Agility Championship, AKC National Obedience Championship and AKC Rally National Championship last weekend and we’ll have inspiring competitor video stories coming out soon. In the meantime, enjoy this heartwarming video from a past AKC National Obedience Championship that showcases the human-canine bond.

Watch now.
Health Tips
Spring is almost here, which means warmer weather and longer days are on the way. Unfortunately, so are pesky bugs. Critters are not only irritating for your dog but they can be very harmful too. In fact, the deadly parasite heartworm is transmitted only by mosquitos. Here are a few tips to keep your dog safe.

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