AKC News
AKC Government Relations now has information available on the economic impact of dog shows in each state in 2015. This information, downloadable by state, helps demonstrate to legislators a tangible reason to support dog shows, fanciers and breeders.

Download the stats now.
Club News
For the second year in a row, the Staten Island Companion Dog Training Club (SICDTC) held back-to-back AKC Rally trials to benefit Vested Interest in K-9s, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests to law enforcement dogs.

Learn how many vests they donated.
PR/Social Tips
Power of a Press Release
For an announcement requiring detail and background on a potential story, a press release is usually the best format. This should provide the most important information a reporter needs to know and should be limited to two pages.

Learn more in Promoting Your Club and Its Events.
Available Now
The Pumi will become AKC’s 190th recognized breed this summer. Learn more about this agile Hungarian herder in the video below.

Watch now.
Dog Health
Flea and tick seasons is almost in full swing, and these pests can cause serious problems for your pup. Fleas can cause severe itching and skin damage, and for every flea on your pet, there could be hundreds of eggs and larvae around your home. Ticks can hide almost anywhere, are difficult to eradicate, and can lead to Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever – both debilitating conditions.

Here are four tips to help keep your dog flea and tick free.
Breeding Tips
Ovulation Timing In The Bitch
Timing ovulation within the heat cycle of a bitch isn't as straightforward as it first appears. Knowing precisely when ovulation happens is an invaluable skill for all breeders because whelping is based on hormonal changes associated with ovulation -- not from the day bred.

Here are four tips to help keep your dog flea and tick free.

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