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Pages Competition/Titles Update Spring 2024
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! AGILITY Master Agility Champion (MACH) MACH George G RN MXB MJB XF TKP owned by Sophie Janavs of Studio City, CA George is Sophie’s […]
https://www.akc.org/register/information/canine-partners/newsletter/competition-titles-update-spring-2024/ | June 18, 2024
Expert Advice: Dog Gear & Accessories How to Find the Right Life Jacket for Your Dog
A dog life jacket is key to helping you and your dog stay safe in the water. Follow these tips to find the right life jacket for your dog.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/why-your-dog-needs-a-dog-life-jacket/ | June 1, 2021
Coyote stalking in grasslands.
Expert Advice: Safety Do Coyotes Attack Dogs? How to Protect Your Pet
With their habitats and food sources shrinking, coyotes are venturing closer to our neighborhoods, homes, and dogs than we'd like.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/coyote-attacks-protecting-dogs/ | April 12, 2022
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
Miniature Pinscher, two Chihuahuas, and a Pomeranian sitting together outdoors.
Expert Advice: Training How to Care for Extra-Small Dogs & Toy Breeds
From the Affenpinscher to the Yorkshire Terrier, toy breeds might be the miniatures of the dog world, but their small sizes pack big personalities.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/care-toy-breeds-extra-small/ | March 5, 2020
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel sleeping on the couch.
Expert Advice: General Health Why Do Dogs Sleep So Much?
Is it healthy to let a dog sleep late every day? How long should dogs sleep? Here's everything you need to know about your dog's sleep schedule.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/why-do-dogs-sleep-so-much/ | February 19, 2020
Italian Greyhound playing in the yard.
Expert Advice: Fun Facts Italian Greyhound Facts You May Not Know
The Italian Greyhound is many things, as well as a smaller cousin of the Greyhound. Learn more about this sleek, quick sighthound.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/facts-italian-greyhound/ | September 8, 2016
Chow Chow standing in a meadow.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Chow Chow Facts You May Not Know
The regal Chow Chow has a fascinating history and many unique features. But did you know that they have blue-black tongues? Read on to learn more about this breed.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/fun-facts-chow-chow/ | October 14, 2015
Expert Advice: Health How Long Can You Keep Your Dog Outside?
How long can you keep your dog outside? Here we explore just how to determine when it's time to call your dog back inside after a day of outdoor fun.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-long-can-you-keep-your-dog-outside/ | May 25, 2021
Expert Advice: Dental Health How Many Teeth Do Dogs Have?
Your dog’s dental health is just as important as your own and should be one of the things you take care of on a daily basis, especially since it’s not something your pup can do for himself. As you think about your best friend’s dental care, have you ever wondered exactly how many teeth dogs […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-many-teeth-do-dogs-have/ | February 6, 2019
Pages Competition/Titles Update Fall 2021
Competition/Titles Update Fall 2021 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 Agility Grand Champion (AGCH) AGCH MACH3 Day's Katie […]
https://www.akc.org/register/information/canine-partners/newsletter/competition-titles-update-fall-2021/ | November 17, 2021
Dachshund with its owner getting checked by a veterinarian.
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Bowel Obstruction in Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention
Bowel obstruction in dogs can cause lots of gastrointestinal issues and other health problems. If you suspect your dog has eaten a foreign object, contact your vet right away.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/bowel-obstruction-in-dogs/ | January 16, 2020
Expert Advice: Health Why Do Dogs Cough? Causes and Treatments
Why do dogs and puppies cough? Every dog or puppy coughs from time to time, but here's how to know when to call a vet for help.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-cough-causes/ | January 20, 2020
Labrador Retriever puppy laying down at home outside its kennel.
Expert Advice: Puppy Training How to Potty Train a Dog When You Live in an Apartment
When you live in an apartment or high-rise, the logistics of getting a puppy outside when they have to go potty gets more difficult.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/potty-train-dog-in-apartment/ | February 18, 2020
rawhide hero
Expert Advice: Health Are Rawhide Chews Dangerous for Dogs?
When it comes to choosing the right dog chews, the options seem just about endless. You may have heard that rawhide chews aren't good for dogs, or that they're filled with awful chemicals, or that they will get lodged in your dog's intestine. But is this really true information about rawhide? Are rawhide chews safe […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/are-rawhide-chews-dangerous-for-dog/ | May 21, 2020
Rottweiler, Beagle, and mixed breed walking together in the park.
Expert Advice: Basic Training Should You Take Your Dog to a Dog Park?
Dog parks are fenced-in, outdoor grounds designated for off-leash dog play. There are many variations, and are some safer and more fun for your dog than others. Also, like any other social activity, it’s important for dog owners to know the expectations. In this case, it’s not just a matter of a social cues. Failing […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/dog-park-etiquette-tips/ | October 7, 2020
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Cloudy Eyes in Dogs: What to Know
When you see dogs with cloudy eyes, it may be a natural part of the aging process. But cloudy eyes in dogs can also be a symptom of eye problems.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/cloudy-eyes-in-dogs/ | January 9, 2021
Papillon head portrait in a field of yellow flowers.
Expert Advice: Lifestyle What Were Toy Group Dogs Bred to Do?
Toy dogs are more than just small. Learn more about each of the Toy Group breeds and find out what exactly these adorable dogs were bred to do.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/toy-group-dogs/ | January 25, 2019
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
A vintage portrait of two Smooth Fox Terriers standing on a stoop.
Pages Breeds by Year Recognized
The AKC currently registers 200 dog breeds. The chart below lists all AKC recognized breeds and the year they first became registrable with the AKC.  DATE – BREED 1878 – Pointer  1878 – Retriever (Chesapeake Bay)  1878 – Spaniel (Clumber)  1878 – Spaniel (Cocker)  1878 – Setter (English)  1878 – Setter (Gordon)  1878 – Setter […]
https://www.akc.org/press-center/articles-resources/facts-and-stats/breeds-year-recognized/ | August 12, 2019
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Worms in Dogs: Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatments
Worms like roundworms, whipworms, and hookworms can be dangerous to your dog. Learn more about preventing worms plus diagnosis and treatment tips.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/worms-in-dogs/ | December 18, 2019
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
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
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
Bichon Frise puppy chewing on a rug.
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Bored Dogs: How to Recognize and Solve Doggy Boredom
Bored dogs can get up to mischief, but there are plenty of ways to engage your pet. Here are some leading causes of boredom in dogs, as well as ways to deal with them.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/bored-dogs-how-to-recognize-doggy-boredom-and-help/ | April 24, 2019
Expert Advice: Feature Diversity at Dog Shows: One Woman’s Journey
Rolissa Nash has been fighting her whole life for equality in and out of the show ring. Rolissa Nash was born in 1950 — a premature baby wedged halfway between a century. At only four pounds, 11 ounces, her difficult birth was just the beginning of her lifelong health struggles, and only one of the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/diversity-at-dog-shows-rolissa-nash/ | January 21, 2021
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
Merle Australian Shepherd walking in a field with her puppy.
Expert Advice: Fun Facts 30 Fun and Fascinating Dog Facts
Here at the AKC, we never get tired of learning more about dogs, whether it's a new study on canine behavior, a statistic from our database, or even just cool facts about a dog's impressive physical and mental abilities. You may know some of these already, and others may be more of a "wait, really?" […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/dog-facts/ | April 19, 2021

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