Since 1964 the National Kennel Club (NKC)
has operated to help dog owners register any purebred dog. The NKC has
been fair and impartial to all breeders, dog owners, and the various
breeds they represent. With the NKC rare breeds may be shown with equal
status as well as the major breeds. The NKC licenses all-breed dog
shows, events for Coon Dogs, Beagles, Squirrel Dogs, Bird dogs, Fox
dogs, Licensed Dog Kennels, Show Judges, and other dog related-events.