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American Kennel Club


The American Kennel Club is a registry of purebred dog pedigrees in the United States. Beyond maintaining its pedigree registry, this kennel club also promotes and sanctions events for purebred dogs, including the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, an annual event which predates the official forming of the AKC, the National Dog Show, and the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. Unlike most other countries' kennels clubs, the AKC is not part of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale.

  • also known as AKC, The American Kennel Club
  • written works: "Pure bred dogs", "Non-sporting dogs", "The complete dog book", "The American Kennel Club Dog Care and Training"
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Google previewCareer Discovery Encyclopedia (2009)

by Ferguson

The American Kennel Club (http:// sponsors clubs dedicated to particular dog breeds. These clubs usually have educational programs on raising and breeding animals. American Kennel Club 260 Madison Avenue New York, NY ...

Google previewDictionary of Zoo Biology and Animal Management (2013)

by Paul A. Rees

American Kennel Club An organisation,foundedin1884,which registersdogbreedsand whose aim is to advance the study, breeding, exhibiting, running and maintenance of purebred dogs. SeealsoAMERICANRAREBREED ASSOCIATION ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Abbreviations Dictionary (2002)

A Practical Compilation of Today's Acronyms and Abbreviations

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Google previewSimon & Schuster Super Crossword Puzzle Dictionary And Reference Book (1999)

by Seth Godin, Lark Productions LLC, Seth Godin Productions

of Public Opinion Poll AIUM American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine AJC American Jewish Congress AJOG American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology AKA also known as AKC American Kennel Club Abbreviations and Acronyms ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives (2016)

by Paul Joseph

The American dogs at Tarawa had derived from campaigns to identify and train particularly suited dogs within the United States through collaboration with the American Kennel Club and similar organizations. Standards were very high, and ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living (2011)

by Abigail R. Gehring

American Kennel Club A national organization that provides information about rescuing and adopting dogs. You can search by breed. rescue.cfm Great Dog Site The name says it all. Next Day Pets ...

Google previewThe Dog Encyclopedia (2013)

by DK

and AKC (American Kennel Club). The initials indicate ...

Google previewSafire's Political Dictionary (2008)

by William Safire

(The United Kennel Club does recognize the American pit bull terrier, but the larger American Kennel Club recognizes a similar dog which it calls the American Staffordshire terrier.) The term pit bull comes from pit fighting, in which animals are ...

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The Dog Show - the American Kennel Club World Series of Dog shows finalists at Reliant Arena in Houston July 23, 2006

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