AKC News Cont.
The first event will be held December 2-3, 2006 in Long Beach, CA, in conjunction with the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. The AKC National Agility Championship, which is currently held in conjunction with theAKC/Eukanuba National Championship, will be moved in 2007 to an independent location. The date and location will be announced at a future date.
“I am proud to announce another wonderful addition to the AKC agility program,” said Sharon Anderson, AKC Agility Director. “The new event will showcase all AKC breeds and agility enthusiasts will have another exciting and prestigious event in which to compete during the year.”
July AKC Board Meeting Highlights
Highlights from the July 2005 meeting of the AKC Board of Directors are as follows:
The Rally Regulations have been amended, effective October 1, 2005, reducing the judging rate from 30 dogs per hour to 22 dogs per hour, and clarifying how exercises should be scored.
The Agility Regulations have been amended, effective September 2005, enabling Specialty Clubs to hold trials limited to breeds in their Group, and Group clubs to hold trials for all breeds or just for breeds in their Groups.
The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen breed standard has been amended as published in the AKC Gazette with the changes effective August 31, 2005.
There were revisions to the policy on visiting judges. A visiting judge from an AKC recognized registry may be approved to judge up to six assignments in one calendar year. Approval may include Groups, providing the judge is approved for all individual breeds within those Groups in their own country of registry. Best in Show judging approval will be consistent with the current AKC Best in Show approval policy. In no case will judges be approved to judge individual breeds for which they are not approved in their country of registry.
Effective July 1, 2006, Cardigan Welsh Corgis and Pembroke Welsh Corgis will be listed as such in all AKC Publications, rather than as Welsh Corgis (Cardigan), and Welsh Corgis (Pembroke).
August AKC Board Meeting Highlights
Highlights from the August 2005 meeting of the AKC® Board of Directors are as follows:
A new Mission Statement was adopted for the American Kennel Club as follows: The American Kennel Club is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its Registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Founded in 1884, the AKC and
its affiliated organizations advocate for the purebred dog as a family companion, advance canine health and well-being, work to protect the rights of all dog owners and promote responsible dog ownership.
The Board revised the Guidelines Dealing with Misconduct, based upon recommendations made by the Delegate Field Trial and Hunting Test Clubs Committee, to improve the handling of disciplinary procedures at AKC events. The changes are effective November 1, 2005 and are included in the minutes of the August 2005 meeting.
The Board appointed the Nominating Committee, which is to nominate candidates for vacancies on the Board that are to be filled at the March 2006 meeting. The Committee is: Judy A. Hart, Chair, Marjorie MacNally Hanson, Karen R. Spey, Melanie S. Steele, CarolA. Williamson.Alternates: Sue Goldberg and Peter G. Piusz.
The Board approved numerous changes to Pointing Breed Field Trial Procedures, as recommended by the Pointing Breed Field Trial Advisory Committee. The changes effective January 1, 2006 are included in the minutes of the August 2005 meeting. They touched on judging and on various procedures followed in running the stakes.
Numerous amendments were made to the Regulations forAKC Coonhound Bench Shows, Field Trials, Nite Hunts and Water Races, effective November 1, 2005. The changes included in the minutes for the August 2005 meeting.
The Board voted to eliminate the Supplemental Transfer Fee for Online registrations only.
September AKC Chairman’s Report
New York, NY - The American Kennel Club expresses its heartfelt sympathies to those human and canine victims of Hurricane Katrina. Since the disaster struck the region, theAKC® has been working tirelessly to help the stranded, injured and displaced animals and fanciers in the region.
Through the AKC/CAR Canine Support and Relief Fund we continue to assist those who reach out to us for help no matter how large or small the request. We have sent teams from AKC and AKC/CAR to numerous staging areas and shelters in Louisiana and Mississippi to meet not only with the lead coordinators, but face-to-face with the volunteer relief workers caring for the animals. As a result we have been able to send much-needed supplies like crates, bowls, leashes, collars, fencing, and dog food to the affected states. To date the fund has received more than $250,000 in donations, all of which is being used to provide aid to the dogs.
The AKC/CAR Canine Support and Relief Fund is a permanent charitable fund which provides resources, support and other assistance to not-for-profit animal shelters
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