News Releases

Link AKC Awarded CES 2017 Best of Innovation in Wearable Technologies Category
More than location and activity tracking, the LINK AKC™ collar is recognized for its unique design that aims to secure and strengthen the bond between dog and owner

STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Link AKC, the company dedicated to improving the bond between dog and owner, announced that its recently launched smart dog collar has been named a CES 2017 Best of Innovation Awards Honoree. Products chosen as CES Best of Innovation Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting edge tech products and services coming to market.

The LINK AKC(TM) smart collar, app, and smart collar base station with a USB port

Link AKC's smart dog collar, which represents new advancements that combine sophisticated smart home, wearable and mobile technologies, scored higher than all other submissions in the wearable technologies product category. The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) TM , the producer of CES 2017, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.

"We are thrilled that the LINK AKC™ collar was selected by the Consumer Technology Association for the 2017 CES Best of Innovation in the Wearable Technology category and humbled to be considered alongside a number of impressive products within this category," commented Heberto Calves, CMO & SVP of Marketing at Link AKC. "This award speaks to the growing demand for technology within the $63 billion pet market. Today, many people see their pets in the same vein as their children and we've designed a product to truly enhance that emotional connection and bond."

The LINK AKC smart collar is designed to be both fashionable and functional. Providing an aesthetically pleasing look, the smart device is adorned with stylish latigo leather and features a convex-shaped design that comfortably fits the natural shape of a dog's neck. Additionally, the collar and accompanying app helps dog owners stay fully connected with GPS and location monitoring while also managing their pup's well being via activity tracking and insights, temperature notifications, vet and health reminders, and more.

The LINK AKC smart collar is now available for a discounted pre-order price on as well as Amazon. Collars are expected to ship by early 2017. 

Dog lovers are encouraged to join the Link AKC community on Facebook and to follow LINK AKC on Instagram and Twitter

About Link AKC

Link AKC is a company dedicated to enhancing the bond between dogs and owners and to help make dog ownership easier. The Link AKC team is a group of dog lovers, tech experts and designers who have combined the best of design and technology to elevate dog wearables to a lifestyle product category that epitomizes the evolution of best in breed smart home, wearable and mobile technology. By tapping into The American Kennel Club's 132 years of devotion to our best friends, Link AKC is able to help owners better understand their dogs.

For additional information please contact:
CJ Huntzinger, Spark for Link AKC

Link AKC


CES Innovation Awards

Photo -
Logo -
Logo -