American Kennel Club
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 AKCÂ® 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.
ï¿½ Advance the study, breeding, exhibiting, running and maintenance of purebred dogs.
AKC’s Core Values:
½ We love purebred dogs
½ We are committed to advancing the sport of the purebred dog
½ We are dedicated to maintaining the integrity of our Registry
½ We protect the health and well-being of all dogs
½ We cherish dogs as companions
½ We are committed to the interests of dog owners
½ We uphold high standards for the administration and operation of the AKC
½ We recognize the critical importance of our clubs and volunteers
Canine Health Information Center
In short, CHIC is a database of consolidated health screening results from multiple sources. Co-sponsored by the OFA and the AKC Canine Health Foundation, CHIC works with parent clubs to identify health screening protocols appropriate for individual breeds. Dogs tested in accordance with the parent club established requirements, that have their results registered and made available in the public domain are issued CHIC numbers.
CavalierHealth.org is dedicated to providing easy Internet access to factual information about the health of and severe genetic health disorders which afflict the cavalier King Charles spaniel.
The site also provides links to Health Clinics around the country.
Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
To promote the health and welfare of companion animals through a reduction in the incidence of genetic disease
The OFA is guided by the following four specific objectives:
- To collate and disseminate information concerning orthopedic and genetic diseases of animals.
- To advise, encourage and establish control programs to lower the incidence of orthopedic and genetic diseases.
- To encourage and finance research in orthopedic and genetic disease in animals.
- To receive funds and make grants to carry out these objectives
Pawpeds.com is a site for information about the history of the pedigree cats, and to educate cat breeders about the need for genetic variation and what the situation is in their breed. The organization is publishing databases with pedigree information for different cat breeds, with functions for calculations of the inbreeding coefficient and pedigree analyses. The website also includes articles related to these topics.