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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-10-20
  • Publisher: Kennel Club Books Llc
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To mark the momentous 125th anniversary of the American Kennel Club, the complete history of the club is chronicled in this authoritative volume that traces the formation of the AKC, the dramatic growth and challenges that it encountered in the early years, the emergence of dog shows on the American scene, the popularity of each AKC-recognized breed, and the expansion of women's roles in the dog fancy. Dog lovers and fanciers will return again and again to this essential source book, which is the perfect companion volume to the AKC's best-selling The Complete Dog Book.

Author Biography

The American Kennel Club (New York, NY) was founded in 1884 as an advocate for purebred dogs, for pets, and for sport. It constantly works to promote canine health and well-being throughout the country and is considered the complete canine historical reference resource.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 8
Acknowledgmentsp. 11
Introductionp. 13
In the Beginningp. 17
Early American Scenep. 23
Birth of the American Kennel Clubp. 33
Early Growth and Innovationp. 43
The 1920sp. 59
The 1930sp. 69
The 1940sp. 83
The 1950s and 1960sp. 91
The 1970s and 1980sp. 90
Obedience from the Beginningp. 109
Field Trials in Americap. 139
Education and Outreachp. 179
The AKC Centennialp. 209
The AKC at Homep. 221
The AKC's Second Centuryp. 229
The 1990sp. 239
The Twenty-First Centuryp. 259
Epiloguep. 301
American Kennel Club Presidentsp. 303
AKC Chairmen of the Boardp. 313
2009 AKC Board of Directorsp. 317
American Kennel Club Statisticsp. 318
Photography Creditsp. 334
Indexp. 335
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