June 6, 2016
AKC Posted Article on Economic Impact of AKC Dog Events in MN http://cdn.akc.org/Government_Relations/Economic_Impact_State_PDFs/2016_State_Econ_Stats/MN_show_statistics_2013-2015.pdf?_ga=1.62007535.2105877658.1438637476
Economic Impact of AKC Dog Events in Minnesota
The American Kennel Club (AKC) was established in 1884 to promote the study, breeding, exhibiting, and advancement of purebred dogs. We now represent more than 5,100 dog clubs nationally, including 99 clubs in the state of Minnesota.
The AKC sanctions thousands of dog events each year, which generate significant economic benefits to local communities in addition to the millions of dollars AKC dog owners in Minnesota spend annually on their dogs.
Here are the statistics for the State of Minnesota over the past three years:
2013: AKC licensed and sanctioned 477 events in the State of Minnesota, in which more than 76,400 dogs participated.
2014: AKC licensed and sanctioned 498 events in the State of Minnesota, in which more than 75,100 dogs participated.
2015: AKC licensed and sanctioned 514 events in the State of Minnesota, in which more than 72,400 dogs participated.
The AKC conducts ongoing research regarding the economic impact of AKC events in localities throughout the state, as well as of AKC registered dogs in the state. Surveys demonstrate that exhibitors at AKC conformation dog shows spend an average of $685 per show weekend. This means spending by AKC dog show exhibitors for a show weekend could inject more than $1.7 million into the local economy. And because AKC dog shows are an educational and family-friendly event, large spectator gates can generate additional revenues for cities and towns statewide. For more information or information about the impact of dog shows in other states, visit the AKC Legislative Action Center (www.akcgr.org).
May 23, 2016
Event Operations is taking this opportunity to notify clubs of recent changes approved by the Board of Directors that will have an impact on your club. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
Special Attractions added to Standing Written Approval List
Upcoming Show Committee Seminars
If you are interested in attending one of these seminars or a club interested in hosting one please contact Bri Tesarz (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Oct. 21, 2015
- Theresa Schwarten gave a talk on the effects GMO foods can have on a dog’s body. Here are the research articles she referenced:
There are more articles that can be found online, but these were the ones she specifically called out.
Nov. 20, 2013
Demonstration of Cold Laser for Treatment of Hot Spots