Rules (AKC) – Regulations & Guidelines for AKC® Hunting Tests for Retrievers
AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB’S MISSION STATEMENT
The American Kennel Club is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its Registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Founded in 1884, the AKC and its affiliated organizations advocate for the purebred dog as a family companion, advance canine health and well-being, work to protect the rights of all dog owners and promote responsible dog ownership.
THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB:
- Records the parentage of dogs but is not itself involved in the sale of dogs and cannot therefore guarantee the health and quality of dogs in its registry.
- Sponsors more than 15,000 dog competitions each year held by licensed and member clubs. Only dog clubs may be AKC members.
- Supports and promotes the sport of purebred dogs.
Information regarding AKC Retriever Hunting Tests is also available on our Web site located at www.akc.org.
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