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16 American Kennel Club: Contacting the AKC


This article is from the American Kennel Club FAQ, by Cindy Tittle Moore rpd-info@netcom.com with numerous contributions by others.

16 American Kennel Club: Contacting the AKC

The AKC's address is 51 Madison, New York, New York, 10010.

Online, the AKC may be reached at info@akc.org. They also have an
extensive web page at http://www.akc.org/. Following is a list of
telephone numbers, taken from the Gazette, January 1994 issue, page
39: My comments in brackets. These are all the AKC telephone numbers

AKC Dog laws 24 hour hotline is designed to take calls from
individuals and clubs on local dog legislation. Callers should
leave their names and numbers. Those with questions will get a
call back between 8:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. Eastern time, Monday
through Friday. [The AKC is especially interested in hearing of
anti-dog legislation. This phone number is ONLY for dog
legislation matters.]

(919)233-9767 Registration Information
Hours--8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Eastern time. This office is
responsible for handling all calls involving any type of
registration (including Foreign Registration) question or
problem. When you want any AKC registration forms or answers to
registration questions this is the office to call. If you are
calling about a registration application, keep in mind that the
normal processing time is approximately two to three weeks. If
you want to check the status of an application you submitted,
you must be able to provide the customer service representative
with the breeding information on your dog or litter. [All
written correspondence should be directed to American Kennel
Club, 5580 Centerview Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606.]

(212)696-8208 Investigations and Inspections
The work of this department involves inspections of
recordkeeping and identification practices and investigations
into registration rule violations.

(212)696-8208 Event Records
This is the department that processes and records the official
results of all licensed Shows, Obedience, Field Trials, Hunting
Tests and Herding Events and issues Certificates of
Championship, Obedience, Hunting and Herding Titles. Title
certificates are mailed approximately 4 to 6 weeks after the
event at which the dog has finished the requirements for the
title. If you are inquiring about a title certificate please
have the breed, name and number of your dog available, as well
as the complete name of the club and the date of the event at
which your dog completed the requirements for its title.

(212)696-8262 Judging Information
If you would like the details about a dog show or obedience
trial judge's application, this is the number to call.

(212)696-8232 Event Plans
Everything having to do with the processing of paperwork for
sanctioned and licensed Shows. Obedience and Field Trials and
Hunting Tests.

(212)696-8276 Obedience, Tracking, Herding and Lure Coursing
Call this number if you have questions about obedience,
tracking, herding or lure coursing regulations and judging
requirements. This area also handles lure coursing event
schedules and results.

(212)696-8286, -8306, -8360 AKC/ACHA Coonhound Department
This is the department that processes registrations, pedigrees,
hunt and bench show dates, new clubs, bench show and hunt
results and championship titles for all Coonhounds.

(212)696-8225 By-Laws Inquiries
If your club is approved to hold licensed or member dog shows,
obedience trials or field trials, and you have a question about
your club's constitution or by-laws call this number.

(212)696-8207 New Clubs
Are you forming a dog club or in the process of becoming fully
acredited by AKC? This is the number to call.

(212)696-8231 Communications
For public relations information, or other ways we can help
your club with information or educational services, call this

(212)696-8333 Gazette, Editorial
This is the number to call for everything haveing to do with
AKC's monthly magazine, Pure-Bred Dogs/American Kennel Gazette,
EXCEPT subscription and advertising. (See following.)

(212)696-8260 Advertising
For information and rates to advertise in the GAZETTE, EVENTS
CALENDAR, or AKC AWARDS, call this number.

(919)233-9780 Subscriptions
Have a question about your subscription? Want to place an order
for an AKC magazine? This is the number to call. Magazines:
Pure-Bred Dogs/American Kennel Gazette American Kennel Club
Awards American Kennel Club Stud Book Register

(919)233-9780 Audio/Visual Programs
This is the number to call to order any of AKC's AV programs.
All programs are available in VHS format.

(212)696-8245 Library
Contact AKC's library for specialized research and
bibliographic questions. Visiting hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00
p.m. daily except Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

(212)696-8200 Main Switchboard
Use this number if you are uncertain what department or who to
call for non-registration related matters.


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