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American Kennel Club - The largest purebred dog registry in the United States, recognizing over 150 breeds.  Check here for information on conformation, obedience, and agility events; Canine Health Foundation; Homeowners Insurance information; current legal issues of dog ownership; breed information; and more.

United Kennel Club - The second oldest and second largest purebred dog registry in the United States, recognizing over 300 breeds.  UKC promotes the idea of the "total dog" - a working dog-human relationship.  Check here for information on agility, conformation, weight pulling, hunt tests, and more.

Canadian Kennel Club - Recognizes over 160 purebred dog breeds.  AKC-registered dogs and many of the UKC-registered dogs are eligible to compete also in Canada.

American Dog Owners Association - Defends the rights of responsible dog owners both to legislatures and in courts.  Check here for Canine Defense Fund information.

AMBOR - American Mixed Breed Obedience Registration - Improves the opportunities for mixed-breed dogs and their handlers to compete in obedience.  The first organization to offer titles for mixed-breeds, who are now eligible to enter UKC events.

USDAA - United States Dog Agility Association - Open to any dog, purebred or mixed-breed, which must be registered with USDAA.  The dog would be eligible to compete when 18 months of age.

NADAC - North American Dog Agility Council - Open to any dog, purebred or mixed-breed, which must be registered with NADAC. The dog would be eligible to compete when 18 months of age.

North American Flyball Association - The first flyball tournament was held in 1983; the NAFA was formed in 1985, and now has over 300 member clubs and 7000 active registered dogs.  Many teams run all four dogs through the relay course in less than 20 seconds!

InfoDog - The most comprehensive and reliable web resource available for information on AKC Dog Show statistics and schedules, and quality dog products and services.

About Dogs - Offers information on daily topics, with links to further information and products.

Canis Major - An online magazine for all pet and showdog owners; includes information on choosing a dog, monthly e-news, breed profiles, and more.

Health Links

Orthopedic Foundation for Animals - Maintains databases on heritable diseases which impact animal health, and supports research on these and other diseases.  Diseases include hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, congenital heart disease, and von Willebrand’s Disease.

Canine Eye Registry Foundation - Maintains a registry of purebred dogs that have been certified free of heritable eye disease.  They also maintain a data base which is useful in researching trends in eye disease and breed susceptibility.

Whole Dog Journal - A monthly guide to natural dog care and training.  Includes information on complementary therapies such as massage and acupuncture; tests, reviews, and evaluates products and food.  Note - there is a fee to access their information.

Merck Veterinary Manual - An online version of the ‘Merck Veterinary Manual’.  A great resource, but it does NOT substitute for professional health care for your pet.  If you suspect a problem, please contact your veterinarian as soon as possible.

Lost and Found and Rescue

Missing Pet Partnership - Offers information on lost pet behavior, listings of pet detectives and search dog services, links to online volunteers who can provide tips and emotional support through email discussion lists.

Cats in the Bag - Offers general pet search tips, but is geared primarily for missing cats.

Petfinder - Adoptable pets from thousands of adoptions groups.

Humane Society of Greater Akron

One of a Kind Pets

Paws and Prayers

America's National Lost and Found Pet Database

Fido Finder - the largest public database of lost dogs.


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