The American Kennel Club, desperate to boost their revenues, is considering starting a new club for mutts (possibly named the All American Dog Club), so they can collect registration fees from even more dog owners. The club would give members access to a website that would include "fun features" like forums, contests, games and advice (the kind of stuff that's already available all over the web) a free initial vet visit, and a free trial period of pet insurance (so they can then sell you some of that, too!). In addition, the AKC says members would be able to earn Canine Good Citizenship certificates (already available to all dogs, whether registered with the AKC or not) and compete in AKC Rally-O and Agility.
They are currently running a survey of pet owners to gauge support for their desperate venture. You can take the survey here. I took the survey and told them I don't want to join their club, thanks anyway, and that the AKC could disappear from the planet and dogs would be better off. It was interesting to note that in the little space where they ask you to explain why you chose a mixed-breed dog, they only give you space to write a very short sentence, so no long rants about what genetic nighmares many pure breeds have become thanks to rampant inbreeding (to "better" the breed!) and the AKC's closed-registry policies that have reduced gene pools to shallow puddles. Also, on one mandatory question about how I think their new mutt club would benefit me, they didn't include a "none of the above" answer, so I was forced to lie and claim some benefit just to continue the survey. Great way to hear no evil, AKC!