Press Releases American Kennel Club Introduces New #AKCDOGSTARS for 2021 Popular pups mix fun and education to promote dog sports and responsible dog ownership. Published 2 weeks ago on January 6, 2021 By Press Releases Share Tweet (PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK — The American Kennel Club (AKC) announces the newest members of #AKCDogStars, an Instagram influencer program. This educational program aims to spread information about dog sports and responsible dog ownership while also capturing the realities of these dog’s lives both inside the ring and out. “Since the launch of #AKCDogStar last year, we’ve received such engaging and positive responses from followers all over the country and from around the world,” said AKC Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo. “Many individuals are amazed at how the canines exceed society’s perceptions of their respective breeds. This year, we wanted to keep the momentum going by selecting canine influencers who continue to defy all expectations while they strive for excellence and have fun doing it.” The second wave of influencers include: Solo & Luna (Beaucerons), Bauer (Golden Retriever), Kirby (Brussels Griffon), and Dash (Border Collie). These four influential canines participate in a wide range of dog sports from Rally to Dock Diving to Agility and even some Barn Hunt! Each dog is busting myths about their breed and demystifying the world of AKC dog sports for their followers. The group of participants featured a Cane Corso, German Pinscher, Basset Hound, two Border Terriers, and two Old English Sheepdogs, all of which leveraged the power of social media to spread excitement and education on different dog sports and training. Follow #AKCDogStars and @americankennelclub to learn about these AKC ambassadors! Advertisement Related Topics:AKC click to Comment(Comment) Advertisement You may like Whippet ‘Bourbon’ Wins Best In Show at 20th AKC National Championship AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin to Air on ABC Jan. 17 AKC Recognizes 197th Breed Promoted Headlines Let’s Hear it for the Comfort Zone Tall Tails Category Spotlight: Terry Naturally® Animal Health Category Spotlight: eTailPet Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Press Releases1 day ago Two Companies from Bend Oregon Team Up for the 2021 Stage Stop Sled Dog Race Press Releases1 day ago New Tiki Cat Grill Pate Wet Cat Food Features Real Fish & Seafood Recipes in Broth Press Releases1 day ago Choice Pet Products Welcomes New Territory Manager to the Team Headlines3 days ago Open Farm Receives $65M in Private Equity Investment Photo Gallery1 week ago How Indie Pet Stores Are Celebrating — and Selling — Valentine’s Day Press Releases1 week ago Lightspeed Launches Supplier Network for Independent Retailers Trace's Store School1 month ago Video: Trace’s Store School: How to Build Community — and Grow Revenue — with Other Businesses Trace's Store School2 months ago Video: Trace’s Store School: Get Ready for Black Friday and Small-Business Saturday Trace's Store School2 months ago Video: Trace’s Store School Teaches You How to Start a Produce Co-Op for Pets Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important newsand business ideas from PETS+. Advertisement Most Popular Headlines3 days ago Open Farm Receives $65M in Private Equity Investment Photo Gallery1 week ago How Indie Pet Stores Are Celebrating — and Selling — Valentine’s Day Press Releases1 week ago Lightspeed Launches Supplier Network for Independent Retailers Columns1 week ago Shelf Appeal: 5 Things to Consider When Choosing Products for Your Pet Store Hot Sellers1 week ago Holiday Toys, Bird Perches and Spa Treatments Among the Hot Sellers for November Headlines4 days ago Mars Petcare Plans $145M Expansion in Arkansas Press Releases1 week ago Coastal Pet Institutes Authorized Seller Policy Ask PETS+1 week ago What Do You Do When Employees from Other Pet Stores Come Into Your Store?