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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
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny 9 Photos of Dachshunds That’ll Make You Go “Awww”
An accomplished hunting dog and adorable companion, how can you not love the Dachshund? These are small dogs with big personalities and they won't let you forget it. These dogs are curious and friendly, yet still manage to maintain a sense of spunkiness. Here are nine photos of the "badger dog" that will make you […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/cute-dachshund-pics/ | January 3, 2017
Dachshund puppy standing in the grass.
Expert Advice: Puppy Training How to Train a Dachshund Puppy
Long on looks and short on training time, Dachshund puppies are fast learners. This determined and highly intelligent hound will follow your instructions, especially if you motivate them to follow your direction, and positive lessons speed the process. Walter Jones, First Vice President of the Dachshund Club of America, remembers George, his family's first Smooth […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/how-to-train-a-dachshund-puppy/ | July 8, 2021
Expert Advice: Feature Endachs’ Tori Lee Advocates for Responsible Breeding of Dachshunds
Victoria "Tori" Lee, the owner of Endachs, grew up with dogs of different ages and breeds. When she was 15 years old, she was determined to have a dog...
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/tori-lee-endachs/ | May 31, 2024
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
Labrador retriever laying next to a young girl blowing bubbles in the park.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Most Popular Breeds Of The 2000s
Every year, the AKC releases the list of most popular breeds. But which breeds were top 10 from 2000-2009? Find out here!
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/popular-breeds-of-the-2000s/ | February 14, 2015
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Should You Choose a Purebred or a Mixed-Breed Dog?
Selecting a dog is an important decision that plays out for families every day. Here's how to know if you should get a purebred or mixed-breed dog.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/why-you-should-choose-a-purebred-instead-of-a-mix-breed-dog/ | January 5, 2016
Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding Screening Puppy Buyers — How Top Breeders Find the Best Homes
Header photo courtesy of Karen Moureaux, Contact Point Border Collies You finally decided on the breed of your dreams. You researched and found a potential breeder of your ideal dog on AKC Marketplace. Ready to pick up your new addition? Not so fast! Responsible breeders do as much interviewing and questioning as the buyers to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/screening-puppy-buyers-how-top-breeders-find-the-best-homes/ | August 31, 2016
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog The Best Dog Movies On Disney Plus
Disney Plus (stylized as Disney+) is finally here and it is overwhelmingly full of content. There are so many shows and movies to choose from that it seems almost impossible to choose what to watch. First, Disney is known for its wholesome content, both animated and live-action, which often involves animals. Where do you go […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/the-best-dog-movies-on-disney-plus/ | November 28, 2019
Flat Coated Retriever puppies playing outdoors.
Expert Advice: Lifestyle How to Set Up a Puppy Playdate
Socialization is an important part of puppyhood. Learn advice and tips for setting up a puppy playdate with dogs outside your household.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/how-to-host-a-puppy-playdate/ | May 26, 2021
Siberian Husky standing stacked being trained by a woman in the park.
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Aggression in Dogs: Signs, Symptoms, Treatments
Dog aggression is a serious and potentially dangerous behavior. Learn what it is and the motivation behind it so you can better help your dog.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/aggression-in-dogs/ | May 22, 2024
Press Releases Bulldog Muscles Its Way Into AKC’s List Of Top 10 Most Popular Dogs In America
Bulldog Makes the List for First Time in Nearly 75 Years; Labrador Retriever Continues to Fetch Top Spot AKC Appears on NBC Today Show to Announce 2007 Registration Statistics - New York, NY – Today the American Kennel Club® announced that the Bulldog, a popular sports team mascot and one of the most recognizable and iconic […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/bulldog-muscles-its-way-into-akcs-list-of-top-10-most-popular-dogs-in/ | January 16, 2008
Press Releases American Kennel Club Announces Most Popular Dogs in the U.S.
Beagles Have Their Year!    Curious and Comedic Breed Overtakes Yorkies to Place Third on Most-Popular List; Lovable Labs Hold Top Spot for 21 Years While Rottweiler Moves Into the Top 10   Look out Lab, the American Kennel Club® (AKC) has announced that the Beagle has overtaken the beloved Yorkshire Terrier to become the third […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/american-kennel-club-announces-most-popular-dogs-in-the-us-1/ | February 28, 2012
Pages Glossary
  Welcome to the AKC . We have put together definitions for dog words that you may not be familiar with. If you have additional questions regarding the glossary, please contact our Special Services Department. A Abdomen The belly or under surface between the chest and the hindquarters. Acetabulum The concave lateral portion of the […]
https://www.akc.org/about/glossary/ | December 19, 2014
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
Expert Advice: Fun Facts What are the best dog breeds for your kids?
There was a time not long ago that nearly every advertisement featuring a child with a dog seemed to include a Lab or a Golden Retriever, consistently among the most popular dog breeds in America. Today, there’s a bit more variety in the breeds being photographed with children for commercial advertising. Perhaps the public perception […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/best-dog-breeds-for-kids-families/ | April 9, 2015
Press Releases 2016 National Championship Judging Panel Now Available
The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) and Royal Canin are pleased to announce the judging panel for the 2016 National Championship to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18, 2016. The 2016 event will showcase the top national and international dogs and will also […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/2016-national-championship-judging-panel-now-available/ | February 11, 2016
Expert Advice: News 2016 National Championship Judging Panel Now Available
The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) and Royal Canin are pleased to announce the judging panel for the 2016 National Championship to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18, 2016. The 2016 event will showcase the top national and international dogs and will also […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/2016-national-championship-judging-panel/ | February 11, 2016
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny 9 Reasons Why Dogs Make The Best Cuddle Buddies
Sorry cat lovers, dogs are simply better snugglers. Here are nine reasons why dogs are the best cuddle buddies: 1. They will be the big spoon or the little spoon.   2. They manage to look cute when stealing your blanket. And because they look SO adorable, you don't even care that you're blanket-less.   […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/9-reasons-why-dogs-make-the-best-cuddle-buddies/ | August 8, 2016
Expert Advice: Basic Training How to Teach Your Dog to Come When Called
Your dog has spotted a squirrel and is running after it in the direction of the road as a truck is barreling toward him. You yell, “Come!” as loudly as you can. What happens? Does your dog pivot and run back to you, avoiding a potentially life-ending injury? Or, does he make the ultimate mistake […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/teach-dog-to-come-when-called/ | August 22, 2016
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Rover, Move Over! Tips on Sharing a Bed With Your Pet
Did you know that an AKC survey revealed that 21% of dog owners stated the reason they let their dogs sleep with them at night is to keep warm?  And in the case of who—or what—occupies most of the bed space, 44% of respondents admitted their dog takes up the most room. If you do […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/rover-move-over-akc-offers-tips-on-sleeping-with-your-pet/ | September 19, 2016
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Expert Advice: Why does my dog... Why Does My Dog Crawl Under The Covers?
Why do dogs crawl under the covers? For some dogs, it's a burrowing instinct. For others, it's a fear and anxiety-driven behavior.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/advice/dog-crawl-under-covers/ | October 17, 2016
Press Releases 2017 National Championship Judging Panel Now Available
The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is pleased to announce the judging panel for the 2017 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17, 2017. The 2017 event will showcase the top national and international canine athletes […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/2017-national-championship-judging-panel-now-available/ | February 14, 2017
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Expert Advice: Lifestyle 100 German Dog Names
Maybe you have a German Shepherd Dog puppy, a Rottweiler, or a German Shorthaired Pointer and want to honor his heritage. Or maybe you just like cool-sounding names. Here’s your resource for 100 German dog names, along with their meanings. Surely, one of these fits your dog perfectly. 50 German Male Dog Names Alger—noble, bright […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/100-german-dog-names/ | April 24, 2017
Sports & Events Instinct + Training = Success
By Karla Deithorn, Executive Field Representative When a terrier or a Dachshund does not progress through the levels of Earthdog tests to the owner's expectations, a common question asked is whether or not you need to train the dog for the tests. There are a wide variety of opinions on this subject and that is […]
https://www.akc.org/sports/earthdog/articles/i-t-success/ | October 26, 2017
Clubs & Delegates All Puppy Breeds
  Find more information on all the different breeds of puppies. Not sure which puppy is right for you? Take a short quiz to Find a Match. A | B | C | D | E |  F | G | H | I | J |  K | L | M | N | O |  P | R | S | T | V |  W | X | Y A. Breed Group Affenpinscher Toy Afghan Hound Hound Airedale Terrier Terrier Akita Working Alaskan Malamute Working American English Coonhound Hound American Eskimo Dog […]
https://www.akc.org/clubs-delegates/puppies/all-breeds/ | October 26, 2017
Pages 2018 AKC US Detection Dog Conference
2022 | 2019 | 2018 The second AKC US Detection Dog Conference was a success with a capacity attendance. Internationally known subject matter experts delivered thought provoking presentations that covered the breeding, training and deployment of Explosives Detection Canines as well as discussions on the domestic shortage of these amazing dogs. Thank you to the […]
https://www.akc.org/akc-detection-dog-task-force/akc-detection-dog-conference-2018/ | November 8, 2018
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Holiday Cards: A Great Way to Touch Base with Owners
Many breeders design holiday cards and send them out digitally or via “snail mail” to puppy buyers, friends, and family. Holidays are a great time to get in touch with your puppy owners and thank them for giving wonderful homes to your special pups. We thank these breeders for sharing their cards and hope they […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/holiday-cards-great-way-touch-base-owners/ | December 10, 2018
Pages Test Your AKC Dog Knowledge!
Whether you want to challenge your general dog knowledge or are simply looking to pass the time with cute dog questions, we've got you covered with our quizzes. Guess the Breeds From Puppy Pictures! Just like humans, a dog’s appearance can change throughout their lives. Some breeds look very different as puppies than they do […]
https://www.akc.org/test-your-akc-dog-knowledge/ | December 12, 2018
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding AKC Breeder of Merit: Red and Denise Tatro
Harold (“Red”) Tatro III and Denise Tatro of Redglen Lakeland Terriers and Whippets value versatility in their lives as well as their dogs. In the fancy for more than a half-century, this couple from Crowley, Texas, has spanned multiple groups and events with their interests and breeding activities, from conformation to earth dog trials to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/breder-of-merit-red-tatro/ | December 12, 2018

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