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Expert Advice: Cute & Funny This Week in Dog Stars: One Tennis Ball Isn’t Enough for Cricket the Golden Retriever
This week may not have felt very spring-like for us humans, but for the dogs of Instagram, they couldn't have cared less. Every day is a great day to be a dog. Let's see what some of our favorite furry friends were up to. For Cricket the Golden Retriever, aka @fozzcook, this week was all […] | April 23, 2018
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Expert Advice: Lifestyle This Week in Dog Stars: A Baby Announcement From Wally the Welsh Corgi Steals the Spotlight
If you’re a dog lover, what does your social media look like? There’s only one right answer. Forget about friends and family, you’re all about the dogs.  And dogs are more popular than ever on these platforms. Doug the Pug, for example, has 3.3 million followers, which is more than the entire population of Chicago, […] | April 16, 2018
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Expert Advice: News Labrador Retriever Is Most Popular Breed for 27th Year in a Row
In the last 27 years, things have changed dramatically. Facebook launched, Apple took over the mobile world, the United States has gone through four different presidents, and the AKC launched agility, Scent Work, Trick Dog, and more. One thing, however, has remained the same. Since 1991, the Labrador Retriever has been the most popular dog breed in […] | March 28, 2018
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Expert Advice: News See How Therapy Dogs Help Students Learn English
The students at P.S. 57 in New York City have gained some furry help in learning English as a second language. The school works with the Reading Education Assistance Dogs (READ) program to ease the challenges and pressures these young students face. The READ program partnered with P.S. 57 in October to help 15 students […] | March 8, 2018
Expert Advice: News Meet Flynn, the 142nd Westminster Best in Show Winner
A full crowd at Madison Square Garden watched as seven incredible canines stood in front of the 2018 Westminster Kennel Club Best in Show judge, Mrs. Betty-Anne Stenmark, on Feb. 13. As Stenmark pointed at Flynn, the Bichon Frise, his owners went wild in the stands. After competing against 11 other Bichons, Flynn won Best […] | February 15, 2018
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Expert Advice: News Canine Health Foundation Awards 6 Research Grants to Improve Dog Health
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has awarded six new research grants to improve dog health. Four of the grants will study canine epilepsy and two will focus on canine reproductive diseases. The purpose of these grants is to study and learn as much information as possible about these detrimental conditions and ultimately improve the lives of dogs, breeders, and […] | February 1, 2018
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Expert Advice: News “Surfing Dog Float” Breaks World Record at This Year’s Rose Parade
At this year's Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., a float featuring surfing dogs set the world record for longest and heaviest float in Tournament of Roses Parade history. The float, The Lucy Pet's Gnarly Crankin' K-9 Wave Maker, was 125 feet long and weighted 148,250 pounds, reports the laist. A contributing factor to the massiveness […] | February 1, 2018
Golden Retriever Cricket and Tortoise Larry Are BFFs
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny Meet the Golden Retriever and Tortoise Who Are BFFs
Christine Hill's dog, Cricket, is a classic Golden Retriever. He's silly, fun, loving, devoted, and friendly...even towards those who may be a little different. Like Larry the African spurred tortoise, for example. Hill rescued Larry from an Animal Center where he was being bullied by four other tortoises, who were all fighting for the affection […] | January 29, 2018
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Expert Advice: Events Meet & Compete Highlights
Meet & Compete, presented by Purina® Pro Plan® is almost upon us! Meet & Compete returns to Piers 92 and 94 in NYC on Saturday, Feb. 10. In anticipation for this canine extravaganza, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite moments from 2017’s event. Check out these highlights and make sure to tune into the […] | January 29, 2018
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Expert Advice: Events Westminster Bracket Challenge 2018
It's anyone's game. Who do YOU think will win? Check out the seven groups that will be competing for the coveted prize, Westminster Kennel Club's Best in Show. And after admiring all of the dogs representing their respective groups, remember to register for the Purina® Pro Plan® Bracket Challenge here, which gives you a shot to win […] | January 29, 2018

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