The Mission of the AKC Purebred Preservation Bank (AKC PPB) is to ensure the viability of purebred dogs. This valuable service is necessary to salvage or restore endangered dog breeds now and in the future. While coordinating efforts with non-profit breed-specific clubs, the AKC PPB will educate breeders, clubs, and the public about the importance of safeguarding frozen semen and protecting purebred dog breeds for future decades.
“Long term preservation of our breeds has become a central issue of focus for many AKC Parent Clubs. Preservation is not just for the breeds with lower-than-average levels of breeding activity, but for any breed that might face genetic bottlenecks or other genetic difficulties, now or in the future.”
– Dr. Charles Garvin, AKC PPB Chairman and Delegate of the Dalmatian Club of America (June 2021Perspectives)
We are losing the genetic influence of our historic breed Super Stars every day.
Across the United States, thousands of breeding units are destroyed each month because valuable frozen semen is abandoned due to owner incapacitation, financial barriers, or death.