This article is from the American Kennel Club FAQ, by Cindy Tittle Moore firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Yes, the AKC is online! They have just opened up a Web page at
http://www.akc.org/ and have an email address at email@example.com
Note that the AKC has regulations covering _every_ aspect of show
rings, trials, field events, junior showmanship, etc. For booklets on
these regulations, you may write to the AKC and ask for them. They
will send you the first booklet free and charge 50 cents per booklet
for more than one in a single request. The booklets are sized to fit
in a #10 envelope; while the AKC doesn't require a SASE, you will
probably get a quicker response with one. Alternatively if you attend
a local dog show, some of these booklets will be freely available.
Below is a _summary_ of the activities the AKC offers and is _not_
Note that "test" generally refers to a non-competitive event and
"trial" to one that is competitive.