Definition of the American Kennel Club from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the American Kennel Club

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(abbreviation the AKC)
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a US organization, established in 1884, that holds the official records relating to dog breeding in the US, proving that individual dogs are of a pure breed. The AKC also encourages responsible dog ownership and has a service to find lost dogs and a Canine Health Foundation for research to improve the health of dogs. compare Kennel Club