Westie in DC
Issue Background

Other Canine Policy Issues

The American Kennel Club (AKC) is dedicated to protecting the rights of all dog owners, promoting responsible dog ownership and ensuring that laws governing dog ownership and breeding are reasonable, enforceable and non-discriminatory. The AKC Government Relations team monitors a wide variety of issues that have the potential to impact the rights of responsible dog owners, the wellbeing of dogs and the future of purebred dogs.The AKC encourages all dog owners to know, understand, and follow the laws of their jurisdictions and encourages clubs and individuals   to contact AKC Government Relations if you learn of an issue in your community that could impact responsible dog ownership.