Obedience Rules Have Been Amended
Group Clubs are permitted to hold All-Breed Obedience Trials. (Listed in the June 2008 issue of the AKC Gazette, page 4.)
HIghlights from the May 2008 Board Meeting
The following breeds were approved for AKC Championship Competition, effective January 1, 2009: Irish Red and White Setter (Sporting Group), Norwegian Buhund (Herding Group), Pyrenean Shepherd (Herding Group). The Entlebucher Mountain Dog and Xoloitzcuintli were approved to compete in the Mmiscellaneous Class, effective january 1, 2009.
New procedures to reinstate an individual suspended for deficiencies in registration and identification, after the deficiencies have been corrected, were discussed and approved. Details are in the minutes of this meeting.
The Rules, Policies and Guidelines for Conformation Judges were amended with the addition of the following sentence to the section on ramps: "Basset Hounds are expected to be judged on the ramp during breed judging."
The Obedience Regulations were amended to permit group clubs to hold all-breed obedience trials.
The following Delegates were approved: Dr. John F. Davidson, Illinois Valley Kennel Club of Peoria; Martha Feltenstein, American Tibetan Mastiff Association; Alan R. King, Upper Snake River Valley Dog Training Club; Stacey LaFaforge, Tibetan Terrier Club of America; and Maggi Strouse, National Shiba Club of America.