American Kennel Club News Article AKC Announces New Plan for Mixed Breeds


New York, NY For the past 125 years, the American Kennel Club continues to be the country’s premier advocate for dogs and the folks who adore them. The AKC’s Board of Directors has voted unanimously to carry on with a plan for mixed breed dogs which will enable it to act even more broadly and efficiently as the dog’s winner. The development of the plan ushers in new chances for AKC’s constituents and clubs and will enable the organization to grow and prosper.

“Our aim in creating a software created specifically for assorted breeds would be to share our passion for dogs and our sport,” said AKC President and CEO Dennis Sprung. “AKC will expand its legislative sway by representing more dog owners and realize greater exposure for our responsible dog ownership messaging. But finally, the positive developments this application creates will help dogs the most, and this can be what we value above all.”

The assorted strains plan will be executed in three stages. As of October 1, 2009 owners can start registering their pets and receive an AKC ID number. Subsequently starting April 1, 2010 registered dogs will be qualified to compete in interracial breed classes at standalone AKC Agility, Obedience and Rally events.

The website will be continuously improved with new features and advantages so that you can react to the shifting needs of pet owners.