The AKC has spent over $30 million to help fund important programs that:

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paw icon Train dogs for search and recovery efforts. The talents of a highly trained dog and his handler can often mean the difference between life and death for a missing individual.
paw icon Find lost dogs 24/7, 365 days a year. So far, over 400,000 lost dogs have been reunited with their families.
paw icon Fund canine health research to prevent, treat, and cure canine illnesses such as retinal degenerative disease. AKC funding helped develop a form of genetic therapy that enabled some dogs to see for the first time in their lives.