November 15, 2009


 American Kennel Club forms health and welfare panel

Posted Nov. 1, 2009

The American Kennel Club recently formed the AKC Canine Health and Welfare Advisory Panel, primarily to address issues of responsible dog breeding.

The panel will gather input to assist the AKC in improving the health and welfare of all dogs while providing a forum for outside scientific experts to analyze AKC policy and educate the public about canine health issues.

Ten outside experts, including seven veterinarians, and three AKC representatives make up the panel. Members have expertise in fields such as human-animal interaction, genetics, orthopedics, and veterinary preventive medicine.