At the September Delegates Meeting AKC reported that we had reached an
agreement with Petland in order to facilitate the registration of dogs that
are already AKC registrable.
AKC's Board of Directors and management believed that this agreement would
have helped to further the mission of the AKC. Promoting responsible dog
ownership to new puppy owners, implementing our care and conditions
policies, and exposing more dog owners to AKC educational programs and
services would have had even greater reach.
In the past few weeks we have received many comments about this agreement, both positive and negative. We have listened to the concerns and because this issue has become so divisive, we believe it is in the best interest of our sport and the American Kennel Club not to go forward with this
Ron Menaker, Chairman of the Board
Dennis B. Sprung, President and CEO