The American Kennel Club is dedicated to upholding the
integrity of its Registry, promoting the sport of purebred
dogs and breeding for type and function. Founded in 1884,
the AKC® and its affiliated organizations advocate for the
purebred dog as a family companion, advance canine
health and well-being, work to protect the rights of all dog
owners and promote responsible dog ownership.
Advance the study, breeding, exhibiting, running and
maintenance of purebred dogs.
We love purebred dogs.
We are committed to advancing the sport of the purebred
We are dedicated to maintaining the integrity of our
We protect the health and well-being of all dogs.
We cherish dogs as companions.
We are committed to the interests of dog owners.
We uphold high standards for the administration and
operation of the AKC.
We recognize the critical importance of our clubs and