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News from AKC

Posted by CMKC on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, In : AKC News 

More big news from AKC.


Effective July 1, 2012 clubs must offering the 4-6 month puppy class.  Apparently, puppies in this class will not compete for Championship points.  Evidently, AKC will work out some sort of point schedule for this class that will result in the award of a Beginners Title or Certificate.  I don’t have any details about the Beginners Title/Certificate or points schedule at this time.


Effective July 1, 2012 clubs must offering something called an “Open Show.”...

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Group Realignment Accepted

Posted by CMKC on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, In : AKC News 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011]

The American Kennel Club Board of Directors voted to accept and approve the report of the Group Realignment Committee. The rule changes necessary to implement going from 7 to 11 groups will be read at the December, 2011 Delegate Meeting for a vote in March, 2012. The final decision on assigning breeds rests with the AKC Board, which will consider the input of the breed parent clubs. If adopted, these changes would become effective in 2015.

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Group Realignment

Posted by CMKC on Friday, September 23, 2011, In : AKC News 

Memorandum for AKC BOD and AKC Delegates


Subject:  Group Realignment -  The time has come

Click here to read the proposal. 

In October, 2007, the AKC Board of Directors appointed a committee to evaluate the existing alignment of breeds within the seven variety groups and determine if a different alignment would better serve the Sport.  

In 2008, the committee reported its recommendations to expand the number of groups from seven to ten and to move breeds from the current groups to t...

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Cambridge Minnesota Kennel Club (CMKC) Fostering an interest in all pure-bred dogs; Holding sanctioned matches, dog shows and obedience trials under the rules of the American Kennel Club; Encouraging good sportsmanship at matches, dog shows and obedience trials; Supporting local charitable or civic organizations, especially those that relate to animal welfare and education concerning dogs.