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.

·        Realignment Proposal

·        Realignment Judging Procedure

·        Realignment Suggested Breed List

·        Realignment FAQ

The link to the four documents listed above is http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm