Dealing with a specific issue in your state/community? Here you can find a breakdown of our resources by topic. We encourage you to print these resources and distribute them to lawmakers, fellow dog owners, or anyone your wish to educate about canine legislation. We also have limited print copies of the brochures available for lawmakers.
Don’t forget that the AKC Government Relations Department is here to help you! We can provide letters to lawmakers, alerts to local clubs, legislative analysis, and a wealth of other resources. Contact AKC GR at (919) 816-3720 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how we can support you in your fight to protect responsible dog ownership!
Below you can find links to our Key Issues Pages:
Pet Imports: Protecting Pet & Public Health
Breeding Regulations and Restrictions
Breed-Specific/Dangerous Dog Laws
Legal Status of Animals
Consumer Protection/"Puppy Lemon Laws"
Ear Cropping, Tail Docking, Dewclaw Removal and Debarking
Other Canine Policy Issues