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Expert Advice: Common Conditions Why Dogs Eat Poop and How to Stop It
Of all the odd habits our dogs have—drinking toilet water, rolling in dead things, licking their butts— nothing disgusts most dog owners more than knowing that dogs eat poop sometimes. A dog's motivation for eating poop isn't to gross us humans out, but the act of eating poop certainly disgusts us. So much so, in […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/why-dogs-eat-poop/ | June 29, 2022
Peruvian Inca Orchid standing in the grass outdoors.
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-dog-breed-become-akc-recognized/ | January 5, 2022
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dog Ear Infections: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, and Prevention
An estimated 20 percent of dogs have some form of ear disease. Here are the symptoms and treatment for dog ear infections.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-ear-infections/ | September 2, 2019
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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
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
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
American Foxhound standing in the park.
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
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
Australian Shepherd puppy laying down in a bed.
Expert Advice: Health How to Keep Your Dog’s Mind Sharp
Giving your dog’s mind a workout has many benefits for your dog, as well as for you, and is easier and more fun than you might think.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-to-keep-your-dogs-mind-sharp/ | November 11, 2016
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
English Springer Spaniel standing in the forest.
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
Pug laying down indoors looking sad.
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
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
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
Pembroke Welsh Corgi laying down on the feet of its owner on the couch.
Expert Advice: Lifestyle 15 Dog Movies for Every Dog Lover
Looking for something for your family to watch on your next movie night? Check out our picks for the best dog movies for all ages.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/dog-movies/ | January 18, 2017
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
Australian Cattle Dog having its eyes checked by the vet.
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: Lifestyle 10 Science-Based Benefits of Having a Dog
The benefits of having a dog are rooted in scientific facts. Learn about how dog ownership can benefit your health and social life.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/10-science-based-benefits-dog/ | October 20, 2020
Beagle on leash sniffing in the grass.
Expert Advice: Fun Facts Top 10 Breeds of the 1950s
The only breed to rank in the top ten breeds every decade since the founding of the American Kennel Club became the nation’s top breed in the 1950s—the Beagle. Not coincidentally, Charles Schultz’s pet Beagle, Snoopy, made his illustrious first appearance in national newspapers on October 4, 1950, and swiftly became a pop phenomenon. The […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/top-ten-breeds-of-the-1950s/ | February 13, 2015
Cocker Spaniel running in the yard.
Expert Advice: Fun Facts Top 10 Breeds of the 1940s
No doubt spurred on by the famous Best in Show wins of My Own Brucie in the early 1940s, accompanied by this handsome dog’s likeness appearing on the cover of Life, the Cocker Spaniel became the country’s number-one dog. The breed enjoyed the number-one ranking for sixteen years, from 1936 to 1952. Although the Pekingese […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/top-ten-breeds-of-the-1940s/ | February 13, 2015

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