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New York, NY – Highlights from the July 2004 meeting of the AKC Board of Directors are as follows:

  • The Board determined to hold the June 13, 2005, Delegates Meeting in the Chicago, IL area.
  • The Parson Russell Terrier breed standard revisions are effective September 29, 2004.
  • The following are the dates for the AKC/Eukanuba National Championships:

Tampa, FL January 15-16, 2005

Tampa, FL January 14-15, 2006

Long Beach, CA December 2-3, 2006

Long Beach, CA December 1-2, 2007

  • Effective October 1, 2004, Chapter 14, Section 4 of the Rules Applying to Dog Shows is interpreted by the AKC Board, regarding Junior information required for catalog publication, to be limited to the information required under Section 12 of the Junior Showmanship Regulations: the Junior Handler’s number, name, the dog’s name, registration number, date of birth, breeder, sire, dam, owner, breed, and number in regular breed classes if applicable.
  • Effective September 1, 2004, the Board-approved policies governing the approval of judges will be used by an AKC Management Committee appointed by the President to make decisions on approving judges. The Board will not be involved in approving applications, although appeals will remain the responsibility of a committee of Board members. The procedures are included in the July, 2004 Board minutes.
The following Delegates were approved: Ms. Kay S. Collins to represent the Evansville Kennel Club, Inc.; Mr. William J. Feeney to represent the Sir Francis Drake Kennel Club, Inc.; Dr. John S. Fitzpatrick to represent the Mensona Kennel Club, Inc.; Mr. Mark J. Hawley to represent the Otterhound Club of America; Ms. Beth Lagimoniere to represent the American Water Spaniel Club, Inc.; Mrs. Judith A. Merada to represent the Cornhusker Kennel Club of Lincoln, Nebraska, Inc.; Mrs. Marilyn C. Spacht to represent the American Spaniel Club, Inc.; Mrs. Margarette L. Wampold to represent the South Windsor Kennel Club.