Celebrate National Purebred Dog Day on May 1st!

2020-04-28 | AKC Government Relations Department

This year’s National Purebred Dog Day (NPDD) may look a little different. NPDD is traditionally celebrated on May 1 and originally created by Colorado dog enthusiast Susi Szeremy in 2013 as a way to increase awareness and celebrate all of the ways purebred dogs better our lives. Thousands of breeders and dog owners from across the United States celebrate purpose-bred dogs and the predictability of breeds.

Throughout history, purebred dogs have been depicted in paintings, sculptures, books, and more, demonstrating the unique bond between humans and canines, and the vital role that purpose-bred dogs have played in our lives for thousands of years. Each breed is a representation of the culture that developed it. AKC is proud to advocate for purebred dogs, breeding for type and functionthe sport of purebred dogs, and for breeders who are dedicated to the protection, health, and wellbeing of dogs.

Although we may be social distancing during this year’s celebration, there are still several ways clubs and dog enthusiasts can express support for the day. Help show your support of National Purebred Dog Day by sharing images of your purebred dog and reasons you love purebred dogs with the hashtag #NationalPurebredDogDay and #NPDD on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

We invite you to join us in celebrating National Purebred Dog Day by:

  • Helping us celebrate the predictability, preservation, purpose, and pride of purebred dogs by posting one of our sharable graphics or sample Facebook posts and Tweets on your social media pages, including the ‘Happy National Purebred Dog Day’ sign.
  • Sharing a photo of your purebred dog on social media on May 1 using the hashtags #NationalPurebredDogDay, #purebreddogs, and #NPDD.

On behalf of the American Kennel Club and dog enthusiasts everywhere, thank you for your support!

Review National Purebred Dog Day Toolbox to engage with your lawmakers! 

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