Monday, June 27, 2011

Mixed Breed Program - American Kennel Club

Good News Mixed Breed Dog Owners !

AKC Cordially Greets Mixed Breed Dogs
A group of members of American Kennel Club has formed a Board, aiming towards working for mixed breed dogs. This AKc Board has been seriously planning for a program for mixed breed dogs since January 2005. Non-binding resolutions had been passed by an incredible number of Delegates at the March 2009 meeting, asking the Board to consider the program for mixed breeds. Following this an extensive research work and simultaneously collecting information and feedback from the mixed breed dog owners, delegates of American Kennel Club and Clubs registered under AKC was documented and analyzed sparing serious thought over this issue. Finally, at the Board meeting in the year 2099 the Board unanimously approved a program for mixed breed dogs, which is an invaluable contribution towards the mixed breed dog owners throughout the USA.

This Mixed Breed Program includes a Listing Service and Competition Eligibility.

If you are a mixed breed dog owner and if your dogs are not yet registered with American Kennel Club, you can now go ahead and register your beloved mutts with AKC, under the clubs mixed breed program.

This program has been designed to give equal respect and value to the mixed breed dogs, according to which:

1) Dogs registered under the AKC's Mixed Breed Program will be issued an ID Code Number.
2) Dogs can be registered under the AKC's Mixed Breed Program only if they are spayed or neutered.
3) The owners has to give registration fees for their mixed breed dogs to be registered under this program.
4) In Phase I, listed registered dogs will receive:

        a. A certificate of participation
        b. A competition card, with their ID Code Number (Identification Number), which will allow the mixed breed dogs to participate in the AKC Agility, Rally, and Obedience events.
        c. An access to the dog lovers community that is interested in supporting all things canine, including the American Kennel Club Humane Fund
        d. An affiliation with an organization that:
                     i. Actively stands for responsible dog ownership and breeding and parallely fighting against the   anti-ownership legislation at the local, state, and federal level
                    ii. Donates incredible volume of fund for canine health research with a motive to make this place a better a nd a healthier place for canines.
                   iii. Proactively works for dogs and dog owners victimized by disasters such as 9-11 and Hurricane Katrina.

5) In Phase II, with effect from July 1, 2010 dogs participating in this program will also receive:
       a. Enrollment in the AKC CAR Lost & FOUND service at a discounted rate, which includes a                    collar tag and 24-7 year round recovery services, ensuring sense of safety for your dog.
       b. An AKC Supporter window decal
       c. If yuor dog passes the CGC test, he or sher will be entitiled to recieve a CGC certificate.
       d. Copy of The New Puppy Handbook and/or sample of Family Dog magazine
       e. An initial veterinary check up for absolutely free!
       f. A trial offer for pet health insurance
       e. Discounted coupons to an online dog store

AKC has always been advocating for the dog owners' rights and the welfare of dogs through its Government Relations efforts. AKC has always served dog owners through its affiliate organizations like the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation and AKC Companion Animal Recovery. The organization has come up with many programs in the past with the common motive to build awareness and to encourage responsible dog ownership. The Mixed Breed Program of AKC is also a noble step to benefit the mixed dog breed and mixed breed enthusiasts. The organization has already considered mixed breed in different programs in the past such as AKC Canine Good Citizen, AKC S.T.A.R. Puppysm, AKC CAR Canine Support and Relief Fund’s disaster relief efforts and AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day.

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