AKC Government Relations

Here you can access a list of AKC Government Relations resources available to help you be effective advocates for responsible dog ownership and breeding! Be sure to check back often, as we are continuously adding new items.

If you have any questions about these materials, or are dealing with a canine legislation issue, please contact AKC Government Relations at (919) 816-3720 or doglaw@akc.org.

Contact the AKC Government Relations Department at (919) 816-3720 or doglaw@akc.org to request more information or to order these items:

  • Consumer Protection Legislation Packet – Discussion, position statement and sample laws concerning "puppy lemon laws."
  • Dangerous Dog Legislation Packet – Discussion, position statements and sample laws concerning dangerous dog laws.
  • Organizing State Federations Packet – Discussion of how to organize statewide groups to share information on canine legislation and conserve resources.
  • Preventing Breeding Restrictions Packet – Discussion of legislative proposals that would restrict or regulate dog breeding.