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Expert Advice: Dog Athletes Rescued Chihuahua Becomes Therapy Dog and Canine Athlete
Ivy the Chihuahua may be tiny, but she is a survivor. Rescued from a dumpster as a puppy, the eight-and-a-half-year-old dog is a true Renaissance pup. Owned by Rockford, Illinois, resident Jennifer Walker, Ivy has earned over 40 titles as an AKC Therapy Dog and canine athlete. Bringing Ivy Home In 2014, Walker and her […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/rescued-from-dumpster-chihuahua-blossoms-into-canine-athlete/ | February 8, 2023
Expert Advice: Puppy Health Parvo in Puppies: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
The last thing any new puppy owner or dog breeder wants to hear is a diagnosis of parvo. Parvo in puppies is unfortunately a common disease with deadly consequences, which is why it is important for anyone dealing with puppies on a regular basis to be aware of the symptoms of parvo and what to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/parvo-in-puppies/ | August 24, 2022
Puppies doing research with a microscope and stethoscope.
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Plasma Treatment for Fading Puppies Could Offer COVID-19 Clues
EDITOR'S NOTE: A big, blinking, red stop sign of warning: There is absolutely no connection between the COVID-19 virus and any canine coronavirus referenced in this article. Most importantly, even though dogs can get a mild respiratory form of the canine-specific coronavirus, that virus is totally unrelated to the current human pandemic. Bottom line: Your dog […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/puppy-plasma-treatment-could-offer-covid-19-clues/ | April 2, 2020
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Expert Advice: Lifestyle An Introduction to Mexican Dog Breeds: Meet the Xoloitzcuintli and the Chihuahua
In honor of Cinco de Mayo, we've rounded up some fascinating facts about Mexico's native dog breeds: the Xoloitzcuintli and the Chihuahua. While only a minor holiday in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo has become a big deal in the United States. This popular observance is thanks in part to Mexican-American activists in the 1960s, who saw […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/mexican-dog-breeds-xoloitzcuintli-chihuahua/ | May 5, 2018
Expert Advice: General Nutrition Feeding Puppies, Large and Small
The range of sizes among dog breeds is greater than that of any other animal. For example, a 150-pound Newfoundland is 50 times the size of a three-pound Pomeranian. And as you might expect, large breed puppies and small breed puppies have very different nutritional needs. There are general rules for feeding any puppy, but […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/feeding-puppies-large-and-small/ | March 20, 2015
Press Releases Release of Beverly Hills Chihuahua Prompts AKC to Remind Potential Dog Owners not to get Starstruck
  -- Dog Experts Say "Put Your Pet in a Leading Role:" Research Breeds and Find a Responsible Breeder -- With the release of "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" the American Kennel Club® (AKC®) reminds moviegoers about the importance of making careful, educated decisions when considering adding a dog to their home. Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/release-of-beverly-hills-chihuahua-prompts-akc-to-remind-potential-dog/ | September 24, 2008
three cavalier king charles spaniel puppies posing indoors
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds The Price of Popularity: What Happens When a Breed Becomes a Trend?
What tugs at our hearts more than an adorable Chihuahua peeking out of Reese Witherspoon’s purse in the movie Legally Blonde? Perhaps it is the sight of puppies glee­ fully romping through scenes in 101 Dalmatians, or the exploits of Otis, the endearing Pug, in The Adventures of Milo and Otis. Dogs occupy a treasured […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/price-of-popularity-breed-trends/ | March 24, 2022
Expert Advice: Dog Sports Now That She’s Started, There’s No Stopping Katurah Hall’s Love for Conformation
At age 28, Katurah Hall from Fairfax, Virginia, is stepping into her own as a conformation handler with her Poodle and Afghan Hound puppy.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/conformation-katurah-hall/ | March 5, 2024
Shetland Sheepdog laying in its bed in an office on Bring Your Dog to Work Day.
Expert Advice: Health Imodium (Loperamide) for Dogs: Uses, Side Effects, and Alternatives
We asked a veterinarian about Imodium® (loperamide) for dogs, why you should use the drug cautiously or not at all, dosages, and the safer alternatives.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/imodium-for-dogs/ | March 4, 2024
Chihuahua getting a check-up at the vet.
Expert Advice: Health What to Know About HGE, or Acute Hemorrhagic Diarrhea Syndrome in Dogs
If your dog suddenly develops aggressive, bloody diarrhea, they could have hemorrhagic gastroenteritis (also known as acute hemorrhagic diarrhea syndrome).
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/hge-in-dogs/ | January 18, 2024
Toy Manchester Terriers at the AKC Meet the Breeds during the 2016 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, Orlando, FL.
Sports & Events What Dog Breeds Can I Meet at AKC Meet the Breeds?
AKC Meet the Breeds events are a fun and educational way to spend a day with the whole family, and maybe even figure out which dog breed is right for you! If you are attending an AKC Meet the Breeds event in 2024, or are thinking about attending an event in the future, you can […]
https://www.akc.org/sports/akc-meet-the-breeds/dog-breeds-attending/ | January 13, 2024
Press Releases AKC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY ROYAL CANIN DRAWS ENTRY OF MORE THAN 5,700 DOGS IN ITS 23rd YEAR
The AKC® National Championship presented by Royal Canin has a new record-breaking entry. A grand total of 5,762 dogs will compete for the title of America’s National Champion on December 16 and 17, 2023 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Combined with the other weekend events, including the AKC®/Royal Canin National All-Breed […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-national-championship-presented-royal-canin-draws-entry-5700-dogs-23rd-year/ | November 15, 2023
Basset Hound and cat snuggling together and sleeping.
Expert Advice: Training Expert Tips for Issues Between Multiple Pets
Multiple pets can mean more fun and affection, but there are also extra challenges. These 10 tips will help you manage a multi-pet household.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/multiple-pet-issues/ | November 3, 2023
Chihuahua standing outdoors.
Expert Advice: Health Luxating Patella: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
Luxating patella in dogs is one of the most common orthopedic conditions, diagnosed in 7 percent of puppies. How do you treat it?
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/luxating-patella-dog/ | August 10, 2023
Pages Competition/Titles Update Spring 2023
We have some big news to report about All-Americans succeeding at earning the top titles and honors in Agility, Coursing Ability, Fast CAT, Rally, Obedience, Scent Work, Tracking, and Trick Dog. Many dogs are also having success in AKC’s Virtual Titling programs! Agility Congratulations to these dogs who have added more MACH titles to their […]
https://www.akc.org/register/information/canine-partners/newsletter/competition-titles-update-spring-2023/ | June 8, 2023
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog 5 Reasons to Choose Daycare for Your Adult Dog
You may think of puppies when you think of dog daycare, but daycare for adult dogs can be just as rewarding. Learn more about the different benefits of daycare for your dog!
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/5-reasons-choose-daycare-adult-dog/ | June 6, 2023
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Expert Advice: Weight Management Is Intermittent Fasting Safe for Dogs?
Humans often try new trending diets to help them lose weight. If you want to help your dog shed some few pounds though, should you try intermittent fasting, and is it safe for dogs?
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/intermittent-fasting-for-dogs/ | April 14, 2023
Pages Competition/Titles Update Winter 2023
We have some big news to report about All-Americans succeeding at earning the top titles and honors in Agility, Coursing Ability, Fast CAT, Rally, Obedience, Scent Work, Tracking, and Trick Dog. Many dogs are also having success in AKC’s Virtual Titling programs! Agility Congratulations to these dogs who have added more MACH titles to their […]
https://www.akc.org/register/information/canine-partners/newsletter/competition-titles-update-winter-2023/ | February 14, 2023
Chihuahua having its belly stratched while on a walk.
Expert Advice: Why does my dog... Why Do Dogs Like Belly Rubs?
It's signature dog behavior to roll over and ask for a belly rub. And what owner can resist rewarding their pet with that kind of attention? It's a wonderful way to bond. But why do dogs like belly rubs? And is it truly a universal dog behavior, or do some prefer to be petted elsewhere? […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/advice/dogs-like-belly-rubs/ | November 23, 2022
Chihuahua getting a check-up at the vet.
Expert Advice: Health How Often Should I Take My Dog to the Vet?
We all want our dogs to live happy, healthy, and long lives. So, rather than only rushing your pet to the vet when they're showing obvious signs of illness or injury, it pays to be proactive about preventative care. Dogs are experts at masking pain, and timely diagnosis can save unnecessary suffering. Plus, early treatment […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-often-should-i-take-my-dog-to-the-vet/ | October 24, 2022

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