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While in Miscellaneous Class the club will be working with a Delegate

from the Parent Club Delegate Committee, to gain further understanding of the

responsibilities of a Parent Club and provide mentoring to the club to

gain full AKC recognition and membership status.


FSS to Miscellaneous Class Status

The Parent Club Delegate Sub-committee will provide mentoring

to the club to gain full recognition and membership status with the AKC.

  • AKKCOA Parent Club is designated to represent the breed in AKC.

  • The Club has balloted the membership to seek AKC recognition.

  • Breed Standard has been revised to meet the AKC Breed Standard Guidelines and approved by AKC staff and Club membership. 

  • Officer and Board of Directors List with full contact information on file and updated with AKC annually or when an officer/board position changes.

  • Club Membership List with full contact information, year joined the club, and designations for breeders, exhibitors, dog owners and judges on file with AKC and updated annually.

  • Publish Quarterly Newsletter (can be electronic) - provide copies to AKC along with any other public columns.  

  • Form & Report some active committees like health, membership, education, etc.​

  • Holding Regular Club Meetings and Board Meetings for two (2) years - Submitting the meeting minutes, including financial information, for the AKC files.

  • Demonstration & Reporting that members are actively involved as breeders, determined by an increase in dogs and litters enrolled in AKC Foundation Stock Service.

  • Promoting the Breed, Shows and Activities to Breeders, to Owners and to the Public.

  • Members are encouraged and Reported actively participating in the Club, AKC Companion event competitions such as agility, obedience, rally, tracking and any other events in which the breed is eligible.

  • Documentation of club events conducted, or in which the breed has participated, such as shows, matches, judge education, seminars, Meet The Breeds, Responsible Dog Ownership Events or other opportunities to educate the public about the breed. 

  • Minimum of 150 dogs enrolled with three-generation pedigrees.
  • Formal presentation for AKC club status is sent to Club Relations for review.

  • Submit request to the AKC Board to move into Miscellaneous Class – date of entry January 1, or on or about July 1.

  • Continued participation in Events and enrolling dogs and litters in the Foundation Stock Service registrations.

The AKC recognition process begins with the breed

being admitted to the Miscellaneous Class.

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