The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry and promoting the sport of purebred dogs. The AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. AKC’s programs, events, and services support and enrich the lives of dogs -- purebreds and mixed-breeds alike -- and their families.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is the largest nonprofit funder of health research focused solely on dogs. Donations from individual dog lovers, dog clubs, foundations and corporations are invested in a diverse portfolio of innovative canine health research grants that aim to find better treatments, more accurate diagnoses, and an improved understanding of the mechanism that cause disease in dogs.
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Morris Animal Foundation is the largest nonproﬁt foundation in the world dedicated to funding studies to improve and protect the health of companion animals and wildlife.