The Journey of Rare Breeds to AKC Recognition

The AKC is the biggest American register for purebred dogs.  

There may not always be enough enthusiasm for a breed in the United States to warrant official recognition. 

There is no need for the American Kennel Club to recognize a rare breed if there are very few of them in the United States. 

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Find out how a breed can be considered for official recognition. 

Why does the American Kennel Club (AKC) acknowledge so few dog 

breeds whereas international registry schemes reveal more than 400?    

A parent club, or National Breed Club, must first sponsor a rare breed dog if the breed is to be recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC).  

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