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AKC enhances & renames ILP program
« on: December 10, 2007, 02:01:17 PM »
This applies to agility too, of course, but fit best w/Obed. and Rally - I got this over my training club's list serve:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: December 10, 2007
Contact:Daisy Okas
Phone: 212-696-8343

AKC ENHANCES AND RENAMES ILP PROGRAM AS "PUREBRED ALTERNATIVE LISTING"

-- New Features Offer Additional Benefits and Incentives --

New York, NY - The American Kennel ClubŪ has announced the enhancement and
renaming of its Indefinite Listing Privilege (ILP) program. The new name --
Purebred Alternative Listing (PAL) program - will officially take effect
February 1, 2008.

The new name more accurately describes the purpose of the program: allowing
dogs that are ineligible for registration but are distinguishable as a
member of an AKC registrable breed, to participate in AKC Companion Events,
AKC Performance Events and AKC Juniors competition.

The ILP/PAL program is designed to address the various reasons a purebred
dog might not be eligible for registration: the dog may be from an
unregistered litter or have unregistered parents; papers may have been
withheld or lost by its owner; or the dog may have been surrendered, lost
or abandoned, then adopted by a new owner.

PAL enrollees will receive a copy of Family Dog Magazine, a subscription to
AKC's e-newsletter "Your AKC," a flyer from the breed's Parent Club and an
attractive certificate denoting their dog's place in the PAL program. Also
included will be information on AKC Pet Healthcare and AKC Companion Animal
Recovery enrollment.

"We currently enroll over 3,000 dogs per year in the ILP/PAL program. It is
our hope that we can expand this number and the overall appeal of the
program by offering added benefits and renaming the program with this more
creative and friendly acronym," said Assistant Vice President of Customer
Service, Mari Beth O'Neill. "Welcoming more ILP/PAL dogs to the world of
AKC events and privileges can only benefit both dogs and owners by
providing educational resources and also exposing them to the joys of
competing with your dog."

Dogs which currently have ILP numbers will retain their original numbers
and continue to enter events under that number. PAL numbers will be issued
beginning February 1, 2008.

Visit http://www.akc.org/reg/ilpex.cfm for more information about ILP/PAL.
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