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Realignment Report

October 2011 Barker


1. The Proposal and Q&A.
2. The Committee suggested placement of breeds within the groups.

We will be presenting the proposal to the AKC Board of Directors for considera-tion, in order to have it read to the Delegate Body in anticipation of a vote at a subsequent meeting. The major change from our previous work is the additional split of the Working Group into three. The recognition of many new breeds into that current group, as well as those anticipated to be added in the fairly near future, warrants the split.

There are two important things to keep in mind. First, the only thing that the Delegate body will be called upon to vote is the additional groups (along with their designations). If that change is approved, the Board of Directors will have the responsibility of making the actual group assignments for the breeds. The attached listing is the Committee's initial recommendation for that assignment. In the end, however, it will be up to the Board to populate the groups.

We consider our listing to be evergreen. That is, we expect that the Board will take into consideration, reasoned recommendations from the Parent Clubs and from the fancy. We will make your comments known to the Board to aid in their deliberations. It is important to understand that it will be at least two to three years before the changes come into play.

We hope that you will take the time to read the proposal and make your thoughts known. With that in mind, we have included a link below to a Comment Form for your use.


Please use it and have your voice heard. We will try to address any questions and will continue to keep everyone informed as this progresses. Thank you for your in-terest and participation in the process.

The Realignment Committee

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• Letter From the President • Meeting Minutes
• AKC Delegate Report  


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