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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
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: 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
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
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
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
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
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: 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
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
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
American Hairless Terrier standing in profile in the grass.
Expert Advice: Dog Gear & Accessories Dog Leashes 101: These Leashes Were Made for Walking
Selecting the right type of dog leash can make the difference between a relaxing, enjoyable outing for you and your dog and a frantic tug-of-war.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/choosing-right-dog-leash/ | July 10, 2024
Bulldog puppy getting a check-up at the vet.
Expert Advice: Fitness & Exercise Does Your Dog Need a Massage? Benefits of the Canine Massage
Canine massage has many benefits for dogs from puppies to seniors. It can ease pain, increase mobility and circulation, and aid in recovery.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-massage/ | July 5, 2024
Golden Retriever getting comforted while lying on a table at the vet.
Expert Advice: General Health Renal Dysplasia in Dogs: Signs, Symptoms, Treatment
Renal dysplasia (RD), also known as renal malformation, refers to a type of congenital chronic kidney disease. Learn more about renal dysplasia in dogs.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/renal-dysplasia-in-dogs/ | May 31, 2024
Expert Advice: Health Pica in Dogs: What to Know
Pica is a condition where your dog eats non-food items like stones or dirt. Learn about the many causes and treatments for this dangerous behavior.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/pica-in-dogs/ | February 29, 2024
Expert Advice: Dog Sports From Sick to Speedy: Beagle ‘Toast’ Competes in AKC Fastest Dogs USA
Toast, the two-year-old Beagle, beat the odds when he got parvovirus as a puppy. Now, he's one of the highest-ranking Fast CAT Beagles.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/akc-fastest-dogs-usa-toast/ | February 20, 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
Pages 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award Nominees
Nominees in Conformation Michael Canalizo Michael Canalizo has spent many years in the Dog Show World as a Breeder/Owner, Professional Handler, turned Judge. His first exposure to his primary breed: the Afghan Hound came in 1961 as a member of “the typical Hobby Breeder family” with their purchase of “Babu Bamn of Grandeur”. He showed […]
https://www.akc.org/about/awards-and-honors/lifetime-achievement/nominees/2023-lifetime-achievement-award-nominees/ | January 18, 2024
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
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
Pages AKC US Detection Dog Conferences
[accordion] [accordion_panel title="2024"] AKC National Detection Dog Conference, July 23 – 25, 2024  The AKC Detection Dog Task Force (DDTF) is pleased to announce the AKC National Detection Dog Conference will take place July 23 – 25, 2024, at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington, Ohio. This year’s theme is Detection Dogs: Past, Present & Future. The […]
https://www.akc.org/akc-detection-dog-task-force/akc-us-detection-dog-conferences/ | December 20, 2023
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
Expert Advice: Health Can Dogs Be Albino?
Can dogs be albino? Yes, and certain breeds are more prone to the gene than others. Read about albino dog history, and what to do to keep them healthy.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/can-dogs-be-albino/ | September 8, 2023
Little puppy of bernese mountain dog in bed. Cute animals
Expert Advice: Health Puppy Strangles: What You Need to Know About This Rare Skin Disease
Puppy strangles (or juvenile cellulitis) is an uncommon idiopathic skin disease. It's believed that a hereditary autoimmune issue, and is not contagious to humans or other dogs.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/puppy-strangles/ | August 30, 2023
Expert Advice: Training How to Identify and Stop Attention Seeking Behavior in Dogs
Barking, pawing, whining, jumping up, and mouthing are all examples of attention-seeking behavior in dogs. Learn why it happens and how to stop it.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/attention-seeking-behaviors-in-dogs/ | June 17, 2023
Two puppies of the breed English Toy Spaniel stand in a drawer chest, in the summer at the cottage outside the premises
Expert Advice: Health Heart Murmurs in Dogs: What to Know
Heart murmurs in dogs can be harmless or represent serious health conditions. Learn about the different types and how they're diagnosed and treated.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/heart-murmurs-in-dogs/ | June 13, 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
Dachshund with its owner getting checked by a veterinarian.
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Can Dogs Get Strep Throat?
If you're feeling ill, there's nothing better than cuddling with your dog to improve your spirits. But what if your symptoms include a sore throat, and you're diagnosed with strep? Can dogs get strep throat? If so, is strep throat in dogs contagious to people? Strep throat, an infection marked by swollen tonsils and difficulty […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/can-dogs-get-strep-throat/ | January 10, 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
Bloodhound puppy scratching himself in a field of dandelions.
Expert Advice: Health Alopecia in Dogs: Why Is My Dog Losing Hair?
Shedding happens. It's a fact. You can always count on locks losing their grip when spring or early autumn rolls around and dogs shed their seasonal coats. Environmental factors like temperature, nutrition, and stress can also affect canine coat loss. But while some loose hair occurs routinely during a dog's hair growth cycles, thinning hair […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/alopecia-dogs-dog-losing-hair/ | June 17, 2022

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