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What purpose does the American Kennel Club serve?



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The American Kennel Club's mission statement says:

The American Kennel Club is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its Registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Founded in 1884, the AKC and its affiliated organizations advocate for the purebred dog as a family companion, advance canine health and well-being, work to protect the rights of all dog owners and promote responsible dog ownership.

AKC's Objective: Advance the study, breeding, exhibiting, running and maintenance of purebred dogs.