Santa Maria

Address: Santa Maria Kennel Club
P.O. Box 1143
Santa Maria, Ca 93456 

Kennel Club, Inc.

The AKC continues to work towards advancing our sport and our mission to protect and promote purebred dogs. It is our pleasure to share some of these developments with you.

This month we announced the launch of our inaugural AKC Royal Canin National All-Breed Stakes that will take place on Friday, December 15, 2017 in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center, in conjunction with the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin held December 16-17, 2017.

This conformation competition was created specifically for puppy and junior purebred dogs ages 6-18 months. (Puppies 6-12 months/ Juniors 12-18 months). The event is open to all AKC-registered breeds including Miscellaneous Class breeds and provides an opportunity for breeders and exhibitors to showcase their breeding program.

Puppies and Junior Dogs are the future of our sport and we want to encourage their growth and success as champions. This competition gives them the opportunity to compete for the honor of being the Best in Stakes Winner and be crowned the AKC Royal Canin National All-Breed (Puppy/Junior) of the Year.

We look forward to the Stakes becoming a staple and beloved competition at our National Championship. The premium list and entry information will be available on in September. See you in December!

AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days
Our Responsible Dog Ownership Day enters its 14th year. Our flagship day will be held at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds on September 9th, 2017. RDO days are a great way to educate the public about the responsibility and privilege of owning a dog. At our flagship day, we will also have a microchipping clinic, AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing , a beginner’s Agility Course and the opportunity to register purpose-bred dogs with the AKC or enroll an All-American dog in AKC Canine Partners.

Attendees can also talk to experienced dog breeders and trainers at our “AKC Meet the Breeds” section and greet some of the most popular and some of the more rare breeds that are recognized by the AKC. It is an easy and informative way to select the right breed for you and your family.

There are hundreds of RDO events held around the country by our wonderful clubs and their volunteers. Each has its own unique activities and offerings. We encourage you attend one and bring the family.

AKC’s Home Is Where The Dog Is is a new video series designed to show how the helpful tips and information that we provide fits into everyday life for the general dog owner. Created by AKC Staff, the series covers topics like puppy proofing your home, dangerous chemicals, food and plants that are harmful to dogs, tricks, activities, treats and more. The 12-episode series will be available on AKC’s YouTube channel beginning in August.

These videos are geared towards providing AKC-approved information to dog owners and lovers that help them be responsible owners and have fun with their dogs to enhance the human canine-bond. We look forward to your feedback on this new project!

These are just some of the things the AKC Staff are working on. We look forward to bringing you more highlights and accomplishments.


[Ron Menaker]


[Dennis Sprung]

Ron Menaker, Chairman


Dennis Sprung, President & CEO



Dear AKC Clubs:

We have received notice of confirmed cases of canine influenza in dogs that were at events in Georgia and Florida over the past 7-14 days. Please monitor your dogs closely. As you know, the virus has an incubation period of 2-5 days and dogs may be shedding the virus while showing no signs. Dogs with fevers, poor appetites, coughing, sneezing, runny eyes/noses should NOT be exposed to other dogs or people. If your dog is ill or exhibiting symptoms, the best option is to seek veterinary attention and refrain from bringing the dog out in public until they are medically cleared by your veterinarian.

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