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TheDogPress is a news organization, not the AKC press corps. As the "oldest and boldest" dog news we adhere to the highest journalistic standards, providing Suspended files, lawsuits, UKC and AKC history, salaries, scandals, Registry Fraud, and dog sport records.

Doing A Newsletter

Breed, agility, or obedience, clubs are to help members learn more about dogs. AKC judge offers tips on doing informative newsletters.


Breed Club Survey

Tell us! Does your National Breed Club provide a regular newsletter to members? How often? Is it printed and mailed or lost in your inbox?


On Tethering & Imports

The AKC's proactive Position on the value of dog training, tethering, and risk of importing potentially unhealthy dogs.


Fraud In AKC's CGC

The Canine Good Citizen program, a distinction of honor and character for dog, owner, and evaluator high jacked by a petty thief named...


Parent Club Problem

What is a Parent Club's purpose? Does it only serve club members or should it serve the breed? Your COMMENTS invited.


End Of Dog Show Era

Dog show clubs are collapsing, no purebred dog breeding stock comparison, just power plays and judging assignment brokering.


Make AKC Great Again!

The problem, the solution, and how YOU can help restore the AKC as promoting and supporting superior purebred dogs.


Biewer Terrier Stud Book Fraud

It began as a Letter To Editor but exploded into a meticulously documented case of AKC complicity in Foundation Stock Service fraud.


Hello AKC Public Relations

Puzzling response to press query on what AKC is doing about a specific 2017 example of NC state anti-dog owner legislation.


Breed Club Litter Certification

Can Parent Dog Clubs put DNA teeth into AKC's Breeder Of Merit and take a bite out of puppy mills?


MCOA Comments

Coverage of the Mastiff Club set a new record for public vileness which barely offset constructive comments.


Cancer In The Mastiff Club

The problems plaguing this club are as large as the breed.

UKC Under New Ownership

A 102 year old United Kennel Club tradition continues.


UKC Rumors

Wayne Cavanaugh bought the United Kennel Club in 2000...


United Kennel Club

Real Dogs

For Real People

UKC Rejects Exaggerations

Prefaces ALL Breed Standards with...


UKC Premier Dog Show 2011

Over 5,000 entries expected for top Event!


AKC Woofipedia Spam

The message designed to hook you is false.


Changing Dog Clubs

AKC suggests Breed Clubs should promote the sport instead of the breed...


Big Bad Wolf

Top handler arrested, over 300 dogs rescued from AKC inspected kennel, horrible story!


Mixed Breed Dogs:

Do you believe AKC's duty is to purebred dogs?


AKC Social "Mutt" Activities

Favoring "mixed breed dogs" depreciates purebreds, so we called the AKC...


End of the Parent Breed Club

The national breed clubs seem to have lost sight of their purpose - the purebred dog.


Wrong Dog Scandal

We interviewed AKC Show Operations on this, your COMMENTS invited.


Judge Defies Breed Standard

AKC Rep says "it's up to the judge" Gads!!!


The Bedlington Case

challenged the AKC in this Four-Part Series !!


The Purloined Poodle

Exclusive interviews  reveal on Westminster Group win, AKC Trial Board, AKC judge Dennis McCoy charged with registration forgeries, Four-Part Legal Study !!


Dog Club Politics

Clubs should offer camaraderie in learning about dogs, TELL US about your club…


Reply To AKC Marketing

Humorous response to its Restructured Fees.


Ear Cropping and Tail Docking

Is purpose and breed standards more important than politics?


United All Breed Registry?

We sought direct information direct UBR!


Dog Clubs According To Groucho

What is the purpose of dog clubs? Comments welcome!

Club In Trouble

Is your club only an arena for assignment bartering, and financial gain?


501c3 Dog Clubs

Converting to a tax exempt charity destroys the club's purpose.


Judas Goats/Dog Clubs

How many betrayers in your club?


Breed Clubs Under Attack

AKC forcing Breed Standard changes.


Marketing Microchips

Tiny AKC chip reveals YOUR personal info...


Pervert On Show Grounds

and Police officer threatened with suspension!


Silky Terrier Tails...

Club members file COE charges for not docking tails. Lawsuit follows, AKC silent.


Breed ID Workshop

I.D. dogs insures successful adoptions.


Dog Judging Solution

Readers on how to fix the many problems with the way dogs are judged today.


Dog Club Members

Multi-group judge points out that dog clubs depend on talented, hard-working members.


Deconstruction of Purebreds

stars with destruction of Breed Standards.


Herendeen Case Facts

He applies for balance of Group; instead he gets 5 year Judging Suspension! ��


Bearding The BCCA Board

AKC suspends Club President Susan Lybrand.


SCJA Judges vs. AKC Board

To affirm a rule on Rule Changes by AKC


Visit the American Coton Club for Coton Club membership or more information on the Coton breed.Judges Approval In Disarray

AKC’s position on provisional judges.


Westminster With Judges

Reserve your Prestige Seat and access.


Pom Club Adds Merle Color

And ignores AKC advice.


Blue Merle Spaniels & Poms

Baby dog classes and other October news.


Dog Clubs Make HEADlines

On club politics and corrupted election.


Changing Breed Standards

Interview with TKC (England) on how it is handling the problem.


Dog Show Entries Decline

It's not the economy stupid! By Part 2, we're out of denial.


Judges Seminar With A Twist

UKC does 3 days on applying the breed standard and critiques, refreshing!


New Judge Approval Process

Senior Judges' Assoc. on who has sole power.


Judges On Judges' Fees

Dr. Penta's Message to Dog Show Judges.


Wooly Mammoth Judges

turn swapping assignments into racketeering!!


Ohio Supreme Court Bans Pit Bulls

The case, rulings, and background by Louis Fallon.


Dog Club Survival

Clubs are failing; costs and corruption are soaring, but here's a doable plan.


Dog News Views

On Mixed Breeds, Grands, vet bills up, entries down, HSUS gaining, show breeders losing.


FCI Divorces CKC!

Ceases To Recognize Canadian Pedigrees, Judges, or Chs.


Irish Red & White Setters

Historical viewpoint on AKC, FSS, UKC and Recognition Procedure jeopardizes a breed's History and Future.  Analytical look at AKC's violations of Standard Policies.


Bob Kane, SAOVA

The force behind defeat of PAWS!


Animal Rights Legal Defense

by ADBA President/CEO


Judges Are Independent Contractors!

AKC gives in to Judges and IRS regulations.


What's A Judge To Do?

A hard look at AKC's Conflict Policy by an AKC & UKC judge.


Judges Associations Query

Perhaps they are not associations at all?


Letter from NCA to AKC

Typical no response from AKC, so we have permission to publish.


Dog Show History

From the first show in England to AKC, by AKC historian Louis Fallon, Incredible photos and Info.


Overview of the PPA - 2002

The Puppy Protection Act explained - from the Pet Industry Joint Council.

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AKC News, Reports Index

Decades of Board Minutes and Chairman's Reports.  The net's first repository of AKC news!

Spotlighting The AKC

Fastest, easiest way to keep up with American Kennel Club hot button issues!

Be A Specialty Breeder

What makes hobby breeding different from rescue? Why are you a Specialty Breeders? COMMENTS welcomed.


Another journalistic first, "presidential" pay revealed.


Click for the Insider INDEX and become a real know-it-all!

Prime For Pet Shops

AKC's software program developed for point-of-sale full Puppy Registration and Inventory Management system for pet shops.


Judge Sues AKC & Breed Clubs

Exclusive INSIDER coverage.

Mixed Breed vs. Purebred Dogs

AKC's All American Dog designation for mixed breeds is a slap in the face to purebred dog breeders.


Ringer: Pom Substituted

Charges filed, affidavits, photographic evidence provided, COMMENTS welcome...


Read AKC's #1 Best Seller, SUSPENDEDSuspended Records

Check here before you hire a handler, elect a club official, or co-own a dog.


Judge Mickelson On Petland

She isn't afraid to speak out for breeders.


Delegates Outraged

Over Petland Contract and react accordingly.


Vanacor on Petland Contract

Supports the deal, what do you expect?


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Dozens of Letters on Petland

The dog fancy revolts over AKC betrayal.


AKC Rescinds Petland Contract

After intense pressure by TheDogPress.com


The AKC Mission Statement

changes to Mixed Breeds and the bottom line.


AKC Approves Mixed Breeds, New China KC for $$$

Comments & Chairman's Report


AKC 100 Years Ago

What changed the AKC, including the war, shows, and today's puppy mill favoritism. (History Series)


AKC Allows Name Changes

For $25 a fraudulent buyer can remove YOUR kennel name, use their own, re-sell the dog.


AKC Judging System

Are Judges and AKC defrauding breeders?


AKC's Wrinkles

Gary, Kim, and Michelle Steele expelled from Boxer Club for neglect.


Judge Files $1.8 million Suit

Federal suit against AKC for collusion, libel, persecution, and more! !!!


AKC & ATFTC Settle Lawsuit

AKC willing to settle but questions abound.


Pedigree - Studbook Fraud

AKC Stud Book corruption documentation, revealing 4-part series... !!!


More Stud Book Corruption

Top Kuvasz breeder says AKC knowingly allows false pedigrees to stand. !!!


AKC Conditional Registration

Recent legal actions, complaints result in  "Conditional Registration."


Made even worse for breeders, better for puppy mills.


AKC Milestone Election 2012

A shaky future, what will the new board do?


2009 AKC Board Candidates

Who are they, before you vote...


AKC 2009 Election Results

New members, biographical portraits.


AKC Suspends Victim!

and let Andrew Green off again! !


Suspended?  Not Suspended!

AKC seems really inconsistent.


AKC Registration Changes

Favors puppy mills not show breeders.


AKC News Mixed Breeds

(Designer Dogs!) in Purebred Classes?


AKC's Letter To Puppy Mills

Offers Free overnight handling, no late fees, and other perks show breeders don't get.


AKC Reps Bully Exhibitors

3 outrageous examples of strong arm tactics.


AKC Refuses To Honor Co-Own

contract even though Davino has met all the legal requirements.


AKC Buying PAWS?

Senator Rick Santorum's visit to AKC's Board netted $29,000. ��


AKC vs. Bolton - The Case

Judge found Not Guilty by AKC Trial Board, but ... Part 1 of astounding actions! !!!


What Is The AKC Entity?

A non-profit over dog clubs which are just revenue for the corporation?


AKC Branding Purebred Dogs

Report leaves readers headed for the shelter!


Boulton Legal Defense

Do we want justice or puppets passing out ribbons?


AKC Registration Debacle

AKC refused comment on registering non-registered dogs, YOU had plenty to say! ��


AKC Director Interferes with Chihuahua Club Ballot ��

He sends letter to members re how to vote.


Annual AKC Judging Fee (tax)

Fees history, impact on exhibitors, etc.


AKC's Judging Tax Withdrawn

SCJA victorious, DJAA & ADSJ silent.


Should AKC Support Clubs?

When we're all cutting back.


Convicted AKC Judge

Forged registrations, embezzled over a half $million... still judging! !!!



Proposed Chihuahua Breed Standard Change

To disqualify merle color from competition.


AKC Board Of Directors Bios

Garvin, Newman, Scully In; Battaglia and Gladstone out.


Delegates Keep Term Limits

Unseating and really upsetting the Board.


Executive Sessions Increase

Why is everything suddenly a secret from the fancy the board is supposed to serve?


Judges Pull Rank

Stating the record about historic firsts and American Kennel Club progress.


Analysis On $25 p/dog Exhibition "tax"

New Breed Club problems...


Open Letter To AKC Chairman

From a judge and Quality Control analyst.


Should Elderly or infirm judges resign?

Ballot Results & Your Comments sent to AKC Judges Department.


AKC Wants To Know Your Income & Assets!

Innocent form ... becomes lists for sale !!!


What AKC Said (and didn't) about its position on the infamous AB 1634 then get two perspectives in the

AKC Legislative Dept. Interview and the Freedom Editorial War Games. It isn't a matter of opinion - only YOUR opinion  matters.


CHF Board Disagrees

With the President's Letter To AKC re Hostile Takeover of Canine Health Foundation.


AKC Canine Health Foundation

Lynch v. AKC/CHF.  Former Exec. Director awarded $544,000 plus $70,000 personal damages. !!!


AKC Donates $25,000 to NAIA

Sari Teitjen questions that, so do we... !!!


Revenge Of The Evil Empire

A judge's quest for justice.  The crime, the charge, the life sentence. !!!


AKC Judge On Application Process

What are qualifications for those who control our rings?


AKC Awards Linda Witouski

TheDogPress reporter, plus Delegates meeting.


Akita Breed Split

Effective Jan 2006 The Kennel Club England does what AKC should have done.


Delegate Duties!

Senior Judges cite AKC Charter & Bylaws "Delegates shall have sole power..."


Inaugural Dog Registry Conference

Hosted by UKC to explore the future of pure-bred dogs.


If you have information related to the exhibition of purebred dogs, send it to contact@thedogpress.com


USCR Inaugural Meeting

Of Registries, Oct. 2006, (AKC declined) historical coalition.


SCJA Newsletter

What the Judges are thinking and how it affects exhibitor.

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