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The AKC Veterinary Outreach Program welcomes the veterinary community to the AKC website. Here in the Veterinary Outreach section you will find Outreach News, which contains articles we hope will be of interest and use to you. And please look at our Quick Links page, which provides shortcuts to the information most requested by veterinary professionals, available on the AKC, AKC Canine Health Foundation, and AKC Reunite websites.

Did you know that the AKC is the only registry for purebred dogs that routinely inspects breeders using its registry, and eliminates from the registry those who do not meet AKC standards for humane care and canine welfare? Did you know that the AKC encourages better breeding practices with attention to health issues such as hereditary problems? The AKC promotes responsible dog ownership, including proper health care for all dogs, and appropriate training. A healthy, well-mannered dog is far less likely to be abandoned by its family. Benefits of registering with the AKC

Did you know that in addition to maintaining the registry of over 150 recognized breeds, AKC adopts and enforces rules and regulations governing dog events, and fosters and encourages interest and research in the health and welfare of dogs?

More information on all of these topics is available through this website – please explore and enjoy.