Cambridge Minnesota Kennel Club

Carol Wirkkunen CMKC AKC 2014 Good Sportsmanship Award

September 5, 2014

Congratulations to Carol Wirkkunen, recipient of the 2014 CMKC  AKC Good Sportsmanship Award.


Thank you Carol for your many years of service and dedication.


Amendment 3723

May 8, 2012
Senate Amendment 3723 

Regulation Of High-Volume Retailers And Importers 

SA 3723, introduced by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) was an amendment to the Senate version of the 2007 Farm Bill (HR 2419). This amendment is nearly identical to the Pet Animal Welfare Act (PAWS) sponsored in 2005 by former Sen. Rick Santorum. The intent of SA 3723 is to amend the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA) to regulate cat and dog breeders at the retail level. 

The AWA currently regulates large-scale commercial breeders w...

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HR 838/S707 PUPS

January 30, 2012

HR 835 / S 707 PUPS

Bad for dogs, bad for shelters, bad for the economy


Abandons traditional determination between wholesale and retail---so that

USDA can regulate home/hobby breeders who don't sell to pet stores.

Begins USDA regulation of anyone (with 1 intact female dog over 4 months of

age) who sells, places, or adopts out more than 50 dogs in a year ... to start.

Could easily be amended down to 10 ... to 2.

Takes away your right to privacy in your own home. USDA ...

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News from AKC

January 11, 2012

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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January 10, 2012

Hi Everyone,

Most of you have already received the call to action against the latest federal legislation called the “PUPS” bill. While on its face the bill may seem reasonable, closer scrutiny uncovers some large underlying problems with the bill.

Please look at AKC’s position on this bill. See below.

Contact your Senator and Congressperson and ask them to withhold support for this bill or encourage their colleagues not to support or vote for this bill.

This is especially imp...

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Caution About Chicken Jerky Products

November 19, 2011

FDA Continues to Caution Dog Owners About Chicken Jerky Products
November 18, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is again cautioning consumers that chicken jerky products for dogs (also sold as chicken tenders, strips or treats) may be associated with illness in dogs. In the last 12 months, FDA has seen an increase in the number of complaints it received of dog illnesses associated with consumption of chicken jerky products imported from China. These complaints have been reported to ...

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Group Realignment Accepted

November 15, 2011

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

September 23, 2011

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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The PUPS Bill (HR 5434)

September 15, 2011
The PUPS bill (HR 5434) is coming up in the US congress.  AKC opposes the current version of the bill which restricts ownership of dogs to ten (10) intact dogs of any age.  Contact your Senators and Representatives and ask them to withhold support for this bill.

Learn more about the PUPS (HF 5434) bill by going to the following link:

You can get the contact information for your US Senators at the following link:

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Please contact your congressional member and senators!

September 15, 2011
Ask the to NOT sign on or if they have, please take their name off of the 2012-2013 Farm Bill. The PUPS bill has been added to the total package. The PUPS bill adds very restrictive numbers and conditions. AKC would prefer to support a bill that would regulate the people with poor standard conditions than restrict by the total of ten intact dogs of any age.
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About CMKC

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.