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

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 eventnews@akc.org.

Special Attractions added to Standing Written Approval List
The following Special Attractions have been added to the list of those with standing written approval and do not require an application to be submitted for inclusion in the premium list:

  • Best in Sweepstakes
  • Guide Dog Demonstrations
  • Breed characteristic evaluations & demonstrations held by parent clubs in accordance with the AKC mission, AKC policies, and AKC procedures.

Event Scheduling
While each event is unique and the scheduling of the day is left to the individual club in concert with their show secretary/superintendent, the AKC Conformation Executive Field Staff has developed a list of helpful reminders. These are tips that have been sent to clubs over the years and are used by many clubs.

Upcoming Show Committee Seminars
Current seminars can be found on our website. To find Show Committee Seminars select “Seminar Type” then search by “Show Chairman.” The following seminars date and locations have been set:

  • West Friendship, MD July 8th
  • Binghamton, NY July 30th
  • Greeley, CO August 20th
  • Helena, MT September 22nd

If you are interested in attending one of these seminars or a club interested in hosting one please contact Bri Tesarz (glt@akc.org).


Oct. 21, 2015

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

Cold Laser Program Demo 1

Cold Laser Program Demo 1

Cold Laser Program Demo 2

Cold Laser Program Demo 2

Cold Laser Program Demo 3

Cold Laser Program Demo 3