Members - Announcements
New Obedience Regulations for 2009
The AKC Board of Directors recently approved the recommendations of the AKC Obedience Advisory Committee. These recommendations include new Optional Titling classes and new Non-Regular classes, as well as changes to the regulations designed to improve the overall obedience program. The majority of these changes will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2009, while other changes will become active in 2010 or 2011.
AKC Canine Health Foundation Podcasts
The American Kennel Club and the AKC Canine Health Foundation are pleased to debut the next podcast in the Genome Barks series.

This week, Genome Barks and Lee Arnold, Vice Chairman of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, welcome Dr. Steven Suter of North Carolina State University, who is currently working to develop canine lymphoma cell lines. These cell lines will greatly enhance lymphoma research by providing a research tool to study the disease on a cellular level and determine the molecular behavior of lymphoma.

The Genome Barks podcast series features lectures from the highly successful AKC-CHF Breeders Symposia and provides responsible breeders and pet owners an inside look at the work being done by the AKC and the AKC Canine Health Foundation.

New podcasts are released every two weeks and can be accessed from either the American Kennel Club website at or the AKC Canine Health Foundation website at - click on "Podcasts." They are also available on Apple's iTunes® or directly at
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