Clubs & Professional Organizations Resource Links
The American Kennel Club is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its Registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Founded in 1884, the AKC® and its affiliated organizations advocate for the purebred dog as a family companion, advance canine health and well-being, work to protect the rights of all dog owners and promote responsible dog ownership.
The AKC created the Canine Good Citizen program is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community.
The Staffordshire Terrier Club of America (STCA) is an organization promoting and protecting the interests of the American Staffordshire Terrier. The STCA was formed in 1936 and is a member club of the American Kennel Club. History and standards of the breed can be found on this website.
The American Temperament Test Society, Inc. (ATTS) is a national not-for-profit organization (registered in the state of Missouri) for the promotion of uniform temperament evaluation of purebred and spayed/neutered mixed-breed dogs.
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), established in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 76,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. Structured to work for its members, the AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession.