Our Mission

We Believe & Follow The AKC Mission Statement

The American Kennel Club is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Founded in 1884, the AKC and its affiliated organizations advocate for the purebred dog as a family companion, advance canine health and well-being, work to protect the rights of all dog owners and promote responsible dog ownership.



Advance the study, breeding, exhibiting, running and
maintenance of purebred dogs.

Our Core Values

- We love purebred dogs. -
- We are committed to advancing the sport of the purebred dog. -
- We are dedicated to maintaining the integrity of our registry. -
- We protect the health and well-being of all dogs. -
- We cherish dogs as companions. -
- We are committed to the interests of dog owners. -
- We recognize the critical importance of our clubs and volunteers. -
- We uphold high standards for the administration and operation of the AKC. -