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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
Chow Chow getting its teeth brushed at home.
Expert Advice: Dental Health How to Brush Your Dog’s Teeth and Why It’s So Important
Toothbrushing can be a pain when it comes to your dogs, but with these 12 simple steps, you can make this important grooming process easy for you both.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-brush-dog-teeth/ | May 9, 2020
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Giardia in Dogs and Giardiasis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
Dogs can become infected with Giardia in a number of different ways, leading to giardiasis. Learn about Giardia in dogs and how to deal with giardiasis in dogs if your pet is diagnosed with that condition.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/giardia-in-dogs/ | May 19, 2021
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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
Brazilian Terrier running through a pond outdoors.
Expert Advice: General Health How to Keep Your Dog Healthy
It's important to know how to keep your dog healthy. Here are some of the key ways to maintain your dog's health, inside and out.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-to-keep-your-dog-healthy/ | June 16, 2019
Dachshund getting teeth examined by veterinarian on white background.
Expert Advice: Dental Health Do Small Dogs Have More Dental Problems Than Large Dogs?
When dentists advertise dental services for people, it's all about creating pretty smiles. But for dogs, the veterinary reminders prompt a different story, as canine dental problems go deeper than a toothy grin. Small and large dogs experience different types of dental issues—all beginning with the size of their mouths. Adult dogs have 42 teeth—20 […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dental-problems-differ-for-large-and-small-dogs/ | July 13, 2021
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
German Shorthaired Pointer laying down in its crate in a truck.
Expert Advice: Dog Gear & Accessories How to Choose the Best Dog Carrier
Whether you and your dog travel the world together or you just need something to carry your dog to the vet, a dog carrier is a useful tool. A dog carrier or travel crate keeps your dog safe while riding in a vehicle, and makes it possible for you to take dogs on planes. There […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/best-dog-carrier/ | August 2, 2021
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
Pages 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Nominees
In its endless pursuit to recognize outstanding members of the fancy, The American Kennel Club Lifetime Achievement Awards were created and first awarded in 1999 to honor our best. The purpose of the awards is to celebrate those individuals whose many years of dedication have led to significant contributions to our Sport on a national […]
https://www.akc.org/about/awards-and-honors/lifetime-achievement/nominees/2022-lifetime-achievement-award-nominees/ | March 1, 2022
Norwegian Lundehund puppy playing with a ball in the grass.
Expert Advice: Training Fun, Cognitive Training Games to Make Your Dog Smarter
These enriching brain games for dogs will help engage your pet's brain and make your training sessions even more fun.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/fun-cognitive-training-games-for-dogs/ | September 1, 2021
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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
Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy exploring in fall leaves.
Expert Advice: Fun Facts Why Does My Dog Kick The Grass After Pooping?
When you let your dog outdoors to take care of business and notice them kicking grass, sand, and dirt behind them, it's easy to think that the behavior is just a way to keep their area clean. In truth, it's actually a safety mechanism and an important part of how dogs communicate as a species. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/dog-kicks-poop-behavior/ | September 22, 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: 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
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
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
Yorkshire Terrier laying down in its bed.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Meet Two Similar Yet Different Breeds: Yorkshire Terrier and Silky Terrier
The popular Yorkshire Terrier or 'Yorkie' is often confused with the rarer Silky Terrier or 'Silky,' a breed for which it played a part in the development.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/yorkshire-terrier-vs-silky-terrier/ | October 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
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
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: 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
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
Chihuahua with mouth wide open, ears spread.
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Kennel Cough in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment
Kennel cough in dogs is a highly contagious respiratory disease in dogs. But what causes kennel cough (also known as canine infectious tracheobronchitis), and how can you prevent your dog from getting it? Learn more about kennel cough in dogs to help keep your pet healthy. How Does Kennel Cough in Dogs Spread? Dogs commonly […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/kennel-cough-in-dogs/ | January 23, 2019
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
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

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