PCA Geographical Diversity Rules

National Specialties

Standing Rules:

39. The Specialty rotation , starting in 2000 , will be as follows:

  • 2000 – Region # 2, Middle States
  • 2001 – Region # 3, Western States
  • 2002 – Region # 1, Eastern States

The configuration of the Regions is as follows :

  • East: Connecticut, D. C., Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.
  • Middle: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.
  • West: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Nominating Committee

  • Bylaws: Article IV Section 4: “The Nominating Committee … will consist of three (3) members and two (2) alternates, from different geographical areas of the U.S., all members in good standing, no more than one (1) of whom shall be a member of the current Board of Directors.”

Board of Directors

  • Standing Rules:
    28. If possible, the nominating committee shall nominate candidates from each of the following four regions:
    • Region 1 (West): Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
    • Region 2 (Central): Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.
    • Region 3 (East Central, Southeast):Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
    • Region 4 (Northeast): Connecticut, Delaware, D.C., Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.


Constitution & Bylaws – Can only be changed by vote of membership and also approval by AKC Club Relations.

Standing Rules – Rules defined by the Board of Directors via motions that are intended to apply to general situations, normally to address club procedures and internal processes. AKC advises that rules that directly affect the full membership should be approved by the membership.

Summary of PCA Regions.