American Kennel Club

American Kennel Club
(abbr the AKC)
a US organization that holds the official records relating to dog breeding in the US, proving that individual dogs are of a pure breed. It was established in 1884 and has more than 5 000 local clubs which organize about 13 000 dog shows each year. The AKC also encourages responsible dog ownership and has a service to find lost dogs and a Canine Health Foundation for research to improve the health of dogs.
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Universalium. 2010.