Canine Health
In 1877 the Westminster Kennel Club donated proceeds to establish the ASPCA.

Westminster’s focus on Canine Health pertains to all dogs whether a cherished family pet, a canine athlete, or a displaced dog. Keeping dogs healthy have been paramount to the club’s charitable goals for more than a century.

  • Veterinary Scholarships totaling 1.5 million were awarded by the club to students beginning in 1987. Six schools participated in this program: Cornell University, Michigan State University, Tufts University, Tuskegee University, University of California at Davis, and University of Pennsylvania.
  • Westminster’s charitable giving has included organizations that provide Disaster Relief for companion animals in the wake of natural disasters, including the AKC Companion Animal Recovery, AKC Humane Fund, AKC Reunite, ASPCA and the Humane Society of the United States.
  • Westminster supports the health of dogs and, through its donations to the AKC Canine Health Foundation, the club has helped fund canine health research which helps all dogs. Other donations to other organizations such as the Animal Medical Center and the California Dog Owners Coalition have also made a difference in canine health.