Local Clubs Allowed to Hold Four Trials per Year (November 2007)
The AKC Board of Directors at their November 2007 meeting approved the Dachshund Club of America request to allow local clubs to hold up to four trials per calendar year under the license of the local club. This revision goes into effect January 1, 2008.
Increase in Event Service Fees (November 2007)
The AKC Board of Directors at its August meeting voted unanimously to maintain the current Recording Fee ($0.50) for all sports and increase all Event Service Fees from $1.50 per first entry to $3.00 for all AKC licensed and member events held after January 1, 2008. Total Fee Per Entry = $3.50.
Event Secretary forms for events held on or after January 1, 2008 have been revised to reflect this change.
The AKC's Position Regarding Club Events Held on Private Property (June 2007)
Event giving clubs often conduct their activities on private property. It is the joint responsibility of the Club and the land owner to reach a mutual understanding regarding the obligations of both parties and the conditions for use. Reaching a mutual understanding should be done in a timely manner to allow both parties an opportunity to modify their plans without an undue hardship, should this become necessary. Once a mutual understanding is reached, it is expected that both parties will not modify their agreement except in the most extreme and unusual circumstances.
Because the AKC has an overriding interest in sportsmanship and fairness, there remains an expectation that, notwithstanding the foregoing, clubs would not agree to any terms promulgated by a private landowner which would run contrary to the rules, regulations, and policies of the AKC.