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Expert Advice: Cute & Funny These Adorable Cocker Spaniel Puppies Are Ready for Their Close-Up
Cocker Spaniels are known for their happy, friendly temperament, and the breed’s sweet personality is a big part of why it has been the favorite of many for centuries. With an ever-wagging tail, they look up at you eagerly with soulful eyes, their face framed by silky, long ears. The breed standard says the Cocker’s […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/cocker-spaniel-puppies-ready-for-close-up/ | November 2, 2015
Rottweiler puppy fetching a toy in the grass.
Expert Advice: Puppy Health Puppies: How Much Exercise Is Too Much?
I'll never forget the look my puppy obedience class trainer gave me when I told her proudly that my puppy had gone on a two-mile hike with me. As she explained, puppies, especially large-breed puppies, should not be exercised too much, as over-exercising could cause joint and bone problems, and two miles was definitely too […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/puppies-how-much-exercise/ | September 29, 2021
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Expert Advice: Puppy Training How to Train a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Puppy
Preparing the sweet, gentle Cavalier King Charles Spaniel to follow good behavior guidelines isn't tricky. This graceful, fun-loving toy spaniel only wants to please you. With some planning, persistence, and a positive outlook, your puppy quickly takes to training. Sandy Harrison, Recording Secretary of the American Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club, acquired her first Cavalier […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/how-to-train-a-cavalier-king-charles-spaniel/ | May 26, 2021
Expert Advice: Grooming How to Groom a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's medium-long luscious coat and silky, feathery ears signal royalty. Keeping this breed at their elegant, tangle-free best calls for a little time and some routine upkeep. But there's no need to worry. At 13–18 pounds, this toy dog is easy to lift and portable enough to bathe in most kitchen […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-to-groom-a-cavalier-king-charles-spaniel/ | January 20, 2021
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Cavalier King Charles Spaniel History: Behind the Breed
In 1926, Roswell Eldridge placed an ad in a dog-show catalog that dared British breeders to bring a royal breed back from the brink of extinction. “Blenheim Spaniels of the Old Type, as shown in pictures of Charles II’s time, long face, no stop, flat skull, not inclined to be domed with spot in centre […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/cavalier-king-charles-spaniel-history-behind-the-breed/ | September 17, 2020
English Cocker Spaniel vs. Cocker Spaniel
Expert Advice: Fun Facts Meet Two Similar Yet Different Breeds: English Cocker Spaniel and Cocker Spaniel
The Cocker Spaniel and English Cocker Spaniel (ECS) are both beloved dog breeds. In fact, they rank among the most popular dog breeds in America. These two members of the Sporting Group share the same early roots, which might explain why these merry, biddable, compact sporting dogs are often confused for one another. Cocker Confusion […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/cocker-spaniel-vs-english-cocker-spaniel/ | March 7, 2019
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Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Breeder Spotlight: Lisa Gaertner of Pinecliff Cocker Spaniels
Lisa Gaertner of Pinecliff Cockers is a lifelong New Jersey resident and has owned Cocker Spaniels for the past 30 years. She is an AKC Breeder of Merit, member of the American Spaniel Club, treasurer of the Keystone Cocker Spaniel Club, and board member of the Cocker Spaniel Club of New Jersey. In addition to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/breeder-spotlight-lisa-gaertner-pinecliff-cocker-spaniels/ | September 21, 2018
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Expert Advice: Dog Breeds 7 Things You Didn’t Know About the English Springer Spaniel
English Springer Spaniels are energetic, friendly dogs that are game for hours of playtime. Here are some interesting facts about this exuberant breed.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/english-springer-spaniel-facts/ | May 4, 2017
Expert Advice: Fun Facts 7 Things You Didn’t Know About the Clumber Spaniel
The Clumber Spaniel looks like a more rugged version of the Cocker Spaniel, but the two breeds are very different. The Clumber is a rare breed with mysterious origins. Here are some interesting facts about Clumber Spaniels: 1. No One Is Sure Where They Are From There is a theory that the Clumber Spaniel began […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/7-facts-about-the-clumber-spaniel/ | February 22, 2017
Expert Advice: Fun Facts Get to Know the Sussex Spaniel
The first time you see a Sussex Spaniel, you might think you’re looking at a Cocker Spaniel in a fun house mirror. They have a definite resemblance, but the Sussex is shorter, longer, and heavier, with a muscular and solid build. Here are some interesting facts about the Sussex Spaniel. 1. The Sussex Spaniel is […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/get-to-know-the-sussex-spaniel/ | September 19, 2016
Expert Advice: News Journalist Says She Gives Up Puppies When They’re Not Cute Anymore
A writer for the Daily Mail has caught the attention of dog lovers around the world after confessing in an article that she has given up four dogs in four years.Shona Sibary’s article, published last Friday, describes the writer giving away her Husky-mix, Juno, as her daughter sobbed. She admits, “Over the past four years I […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/journalist-says-she-gives-up-puppies-when-theyre-not-cute-anymore/ | July 21, 2014
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Expert Advice: News Meet 7 Winning AKC Dog Breeders
What’s better than owning a top-winning show dog? Simple: Breeding one. In theory, anyone can purchase a canine competitor: All you need is a checking account with enough zeroes in it. But it’s far more challenging to produce quality purebred dogs that are consistently sound, well tempered and typey — that is to say, that […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/meet-7-winning-akc-dog-breeders/ | October 22, 2018
Expert Advice: News The Top 10 Most-Googled Dog Questions of 2016
In our modern digital age, we often turn to the Internet for things we don't know the answer to. And this of course, includes all our dog-related questions! As any dog owner knows, sometimes your dog is doing something, like watching TV, and you want to know why it is that he does that. So […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/top-10-most-googled-dog-questions/ | December 16, 2016
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Expert Advice: Health Seborrhea in Dogs: Signs, Symptoms, Treatment
Seborrhea in dogs can cause flaking skin, oily skin and coat, and odor. Learn to recognize and treat this skin condition.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/seborrhea-in-dogs/ | January 16, 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
Expert Advice: Fitness & Exercise The Southwest Obedience Club of Los Angeles Goes the Distance with AKC FIT DOG
Whether they're going solo or in a group, dog owners are taking part in AKC FIT DOG challenges to keep themselves and their dogs in shape. One such group is members of the Southwest Obedience Club of Los Angeles, who found their love of fitness together — almost by accident.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/akc-fit-dog-southwest-obedience-club-of-los-angeles/ | January 8, 2024
Expert Advice: Training Expert Tips to Curb Puppy Mouthing
Puppy mouthing and play biting hurts, but with patient, consistency, and these expert tips you can teach your puppy not to mouth humans.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/puppy-mouthing-expert-tips/ | August 11, 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
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Expert Advice: Dog Breeds 15 Popular Presidents and Their Dogs
From Washington's Foxhounds to Obama's famous Portuguese Water Dogs, presidential dogs are as traditional as baseball and apple pie. Almost all of our presidents have shared the White House with a dog, and often more than one. These presidential dogs became as much a staple of the capitol as the rest of the First Family […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/15-popular-presidents-and-their-pups/ | February 3, 2023
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Expert Advice: Health Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) in Dogs: What to Know
Do you suspect your dog is having vision trouble? Perhaps they're nervous in dimly lit spaces or bumping into things in unfamiliar environments. Although many conditions could be responsible for your dog's vision loss, one possible cause is progressive retinal atrophy, also known as PRA. This is a genetic disease of the retina in the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/progressive-retinal-atrophy/ | October 20, 2022
Expert Advice: Training Training Your Dog For An Emergency: Does Your Dog Know These Skills?
As natural disasters become more common, it's important to plan ahead in case you and your dog need to someday evacuate your home. One aspect of being prepared for a possible evacuation in the event of a natural disaster involves having things physically ready like making sure your dog is microchipped, preparing “go bags" for […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/training-your-dog-for-an-emergency-does-your-dog-know-these-skills/ | September 28, 2022
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Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues How to Stop Leash Tugging and Biting When Walking
Convincing your dog that it's time to go outside for a bathroom break is hard enough, but getting tugged throughout a stroll is another battle entirely. This behavior is common, but it's understandably very frustrating to many dog owners. Leash biting and tugging is a phase that many puppies go through and usually grow out of, but […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/solutions-for-dogs-that-tug-on-leashes/ | August 26, 2022
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Expert Advice: Health Why Is My Dog Shaking? Causes & Solutions
When it comes to communication, dogs are significantly better at interpreting our body language than we are theirs. Humans rely on verbal language more heavily than body language, whereas dogs are just the opposite. Unfortunately, this often means we are left scratching our heads, wondering what our dogs are trying to tell us. Shaking is […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/why-is-my-dog-shaking/ | April 18, 2022
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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: Juniors Tifani King’s Journey to Conformation From Junior Handling
Tifani King of Spring Lake Park Minnesota could technically still compete as a junior. But after a successful Juniors career, she made the decision to start not just competing against adults, but to become a professional handler, where she is hired to show other people's dogs in the breed ring. For someone with a lifelong […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/17-year-old-tifani-king-goes-from-junior-to-professional-handler/ | March 21, 2022
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Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Most Popular Dog Breeds of 2021
It goes without saying that in your house, your dog is the most popular. But what do the statistics say? The American Kennel Club has used registration data to compile the list of 2021’s most popular breeds. As always, the Labrador Retriever tops the list — this time for the 31st year!  The Lab's temperament […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/most-popular-dog-breeds-of-2021/ | March 15, 2022
Pages Competition/Titles Update Winter 2022
Competition/Titles Update Winter 2022 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 Up&Running A […]
https://www.akc.org/register/information/canine-partners/newsletter/competition-titles-update-winter-2022/ | March 4, 2022
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Expert Advice: Dog Breeds How Does a Dog Breed Become AKC-Recognized?
Have you ever wondered what it means to be AKC-recognized? How does a dog become AKC-recognized? Learn about the entire breed recognition process.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/how-does-a-dog-breed-become-akc-recognized/ | January 5, 2022
Expert Advice: Puppy Health When Can My Puppy Meet Other Dogs?
Early socialization is important. But it's also important to keep your puppy safe. Here's when to have your puppy meet other dogs.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/can-puppy-meet-dogs/ | October 11, 2021
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Expert Advice: Common Conditions Rashes on Your Dog’s Belly
Rashes on a dog's belly may look alarming and uncomfortable, but they are quite common. These dog belly rash bumps and redness you see can have a variety of causes, from a simple bacterial skin infection to a more serious underlying condition, such as Cushing’s disease. If left untreated, your dog's belly rash could develop […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-belly-rash/ | August 29, 2021

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