Beginnings of the AKC

The formation of the American Kennel Club.

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The American Kennel Club was founded on Sept. 17, 1884. Decades of turbulence led to this event and more followed. Every agonizing step was chronicled and analyzed by a group of self-appointed watchdogs through their personal media empires. Read on to learn about the evolution of the club and the dog show scene.

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Sources:
The Dog Book, James Watson (1906)
The Modern Dog Encyclopedia, Henry Davis, editor (1949)
The American Kennel Club 1884-1984 – A Source Book, edited by Charles A. T. O’Neill and the Staff of the American Kennel Club; 1985, the American Kennel Club.

Chicago Field
Sept. 11,1880 • Sept. 25,1880
Jan. 29, 1881 • March 19, 1881
May 28, 1881

American Field
June 4, 1881 • July 23, 1881
Jan. 6, 1883 • March 10, 1883
Nov. 17, 1883 • Aug. 2, 1884
Aug. 16, 1884 • Aug. 23, 1884
Sept. 6, 1884 • Sept. 27, 1884
March 19, 1887 • Jan. 7, 1888
Jan. 14, 1888 • March 10 1889
March 31, 1888 • Sept. 1, 1888

AKC Gazette
September 1934 • March 1974
May 1972 • June 1972
August 1972 • December 1972

The Canine World, June 6, 1890 

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Galadriel   Lothlorien, ME

12/14/2009 11:48:47 PM

Sounds interesting.

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