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Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Meet Breeder of Merit Karen Fitzpatrick of Meadowlake Border Terriers
If you're a musician, there's the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. If you're an actor, there are the Oscars. And if you're a dog breeder, the maraschino cherry atop a lifetime of hard work is to be named an American Kennel Club Breeder of the Year. After all, anyone can have a one-hit wonder, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/meet-breeder-of-merit-karen-fitzpatrick/ | November 20, 2017
Pages AKC DNA + Health Kit – Included Tests
Order AKC DNA + Health Kit Activate AKC DNA Kit DNA Resource Center All AKC DNA + Health Kits include: The AKC DNA Profile of 201 markers for genetic identity and parentage verification purposes 328 genetic variants for health and traits, including coat color Results are delivered by our trusted service provider (Neogen) with the […]
https://www.akc.org/breeder-programs/dna/dna-resource-center/akc-dna-health/akc-dna-health-kit-included-tests/ | March 12, 2024
Pages AKC DNA + Health Kit – Included Tests
All AKC DNA + Health Kits include the original 201 markers for genetic identity and parentage verification purposes, as well as over 328 genetic variants for health and traits. Download a pdf of all included tests Health Tests Acral Mutilation Syndrome (AMS, SN) This genetic variant is associated with an inherited neurological disease characterized by […]
https://www.akc.org/breeder-programs/dna/dna-resource-center/akc-dna-health-kit-tests-available/ | July 26, 2023
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Meet the Newest AKC-Recognized Breed: Dogo Argentino
Let’s get this straight right from the outset: If you’re thinking Dogo Argentino (Dogo), you must be a leader and an experienced dog owner. In other words, firm, confident, and consistent. That’s the clear message from Amy Collins, a Dogo Argentino owner since 2000 and secretary of the parent club, the Dogo Argentino Club of […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/dogo-argentino-newest-recognized-breed/ | December 31, 2019
Pages AKC Title Recognition Summer 2018
AKC Title Recognition Awards The AKC now works with several non-AKC service and sports organizations to recognize the titles that AKC-registered dogs earn in their programs. This includes the AKC Therapy Dog titling program and the AKC Search & Rescue title program. AKC also recognizes titles of the Barn Hunt Association (BHA); North American Diving […]
https://www.akc.org/register/information/canine-partners/newsletter/akc-title-recognition-spring-2018/ | June 21, 2018
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Expert Advice: Lifestyle World-Class Equestrian Goes to the Dogs—and Finds Many Similarities
Cleo and Gwen Blake practice at Family Dog Training Center in Kent, Wash., a Seattle suburb. “Practice doesn’t make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect,” says Blake. “And we need plenty of that.” Photo courtesy Kathy Lang. For Gwen Blake, it’s back to basics every time she steps into the obedience and rally rings with her […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/world-class-equestrian-goes-to-the-dogs/ | January 26, 2018
Canine Partners All-American Dogs at AKC Junior Classic: Meet Na’vi
The AKC Junior Classic will be held Dec. 15 as part of the AKC Obedience Classic in Orlando, FL. Young people get the opportunity to compete with their dogs in obedience and rally in a national setting. We will be spotlighting youth who are competing with All-American Dogs in the AKC Canine Partners program in […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/all-american-dogs-akc-junior-classic-navi/ | December 6, 2017
Sports & Events Past Champions
AKC National Agility Championship Champion Teams 2024 - Perry, GA AKC National Agility Champions 8”: MACH So Cal’s Gayheart’s Little Keeper MXB MJB OF, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi known as Chelsea, handled by Janelle Julyan of Chamblee, GA 12”: NAC MACH2 Quicksilver Cherry On Top MXS PAD MJG PJD XF T2B, an All American Dog known as […]
https://www.akc.org/sports/agility/events/akc-national-agility-championship/past-champions/ | October 26, 2017
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Famous Dog Names
Dogs have made their way through pop culture over the years, in headlines, television, movies, books, and more. Whether you need some name inspiration for your new furry friend or want to enjoy some nostalgic trivia, here’s a list of some famous dog names from A to Z. Astro Astro, a Great Dane, was the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/famous-dog-names/ | September 12, 2016
Canine Partners “Demon” Puppy Cured with Agility Job!
MACH Dewey MXB MJS OF T2B owned by Elise Strauss of Anchorage, AK Dewey is a 7-year-old Jack Russell Terrier/Chihuahua mix and is Elise’s first agility dog. She never would have discovered the fun sport if it was not for trying desperately to find a way to keep Dewey busy! “I got him when he […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/demon-puppy-cured-with-agility-job/ | June 4, 2015
Canine Partners Tally Overcomes Fears to Earn Top Agility Honor
MACH Werz’s Tallulah MXB MJS owned by Mary Ann Werz of Iowa City, IA Tally was found on a farm in Iowa and was fostered by Protégé Rescue. Mary adopted her in 2010 when she was about 4 years old to be a companion to her Jack Russell Terrier. Mary was already training her terrier in […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/tally-overcomes-fears-to-earn-top-agility-honor/ | June 1, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues How Do I Change My Dog’s Bathroom Habit?
Ask AKC   Dear AKC: My dog is a wonderful Jack Russell Terrier/Chihuahua mix. My question has to do with taking him to go out. He will only go to the bathroom where other dogs have gone. My husband and I moved into a townhouse where no one has lived before. As a result, he will […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/change-dogs-bathroom-habit/ | May 12, 2015
Press Releases Timothy Thomas to Join AKC Executive Field Staff
The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is pleased to announce that Timothy Thomas has been hired as an Executive Field Representative. Thomas will join the staff on January 4, 2010 and will cover shows in the Florida and southeastern portion of the United States. "Tim’s broad background in and passion for the sport along with his […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/timothy-thomas-to-join-akc-executive-field-staff/ | October 21, 2009
Press Releases Anne Katona Joins AKC as Conformation Executive Field Representative
The American Kennel Club is pleased to announce that effective March 5, 2007, Mrs. Anne Katona, of Morgan Hill, CA will join the Executive Field Staff and cover shows in the Northern California area. For over 35 years, Mrs. Katona has been an active participant in the sport of purebred dogs. She grew up in […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/anne-katona-joins-akc-as-conformation-executive-field-representative/ | February 6, 2007
Press Releases 2024 AKC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP JUDGING PANEL NOW AVAILABLE
The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is pleased to announce the judging panel for the 2024 AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15, 2024. The 2024 event will showcase the top canine athletes and will also […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/2024-akc-national-championship-judging-panel-now-available/ | February 21, 2024
Expert Advice: Juniors Meet Junior Handler Bebe Mathews
At 17-years-old, Junior Handler Bebe Mathews is already ranked high in dog sports, even though she only got started in 2021.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/junior-handler-bebe-mathews/ | February 13, 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
Pages Competition/Titles Update Fall 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! AGILITY Congratulations to these dogs on earning the Agility Grand Champion title: AGCH MACH3 PACH Resq's Dopamine Rush BN RN MXG PAD MJC PJD […]
https://www.akc.org/register/information/canine-partners/newsletter/competition-titles-update-fall-2023/ | December 7, 2023
Sports & Events Fast CAT Invitational: Best of Breed
    2023 AKC Fast CAT Invitational Best of Breed Winners Results as of 12/15/23 3:11PM ***All official and final results will be posted following the conclusion of the event*** Breed Call Name Owner Final Time Airedale Terrier Oliver Lauren Combs 7.754 Alaskan Klee Kai Isla Cheryl Simpson 8.746 Alaskan Malamute McKinley Nadaga Poist 8.645 […]
https://www.akc.org/sports/coursing/fast-cat/fast-cat-invitational/fast-cat-invitational-event-coverage-bestofbreeddiv/ | November 1, 2023
Pages Competition/Titles Update Spring 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-spring-2023/ | June 8, 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
Pages Season Winners
Season 6 - Winter 2024 [accordion] [accordion_panel title="Extended Ph.D."] Winter Season Finals – Extended Ph.D. – Teams & Dogs Congratulations to all teams & dogs that completed the Winter Season! Great job! Here are the top placers for Season 6: Top Teams Champion – Happy Dog Sports Team 1 – Texas Reserve Champion – New […]
https://www.akc.org/akc-agility-league/season-winners/ | September 14, 2022
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Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Dog Thunderstorm Anxiety: How to Help
When you're a dog lover, it can be tough to watch your normally calm pup get stressed out during a thunderstorm. While some dogs show mild signs of stress, like licking their paws, other dogs can get so worked up during storms they may get destructive. To better understand why some dogs hate thunderstorms, we […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/dog-scared-of-thunder/ | June 1, 2022
Sports & Events 2021 AKC Trick Dog National Competition Results
WINNER Leslie Gelesh & Eli (Miniature Poodle) Batman FURever SEMI-FINALISTS Muriel McMullen & Maddie (Australian Terrier) The Grrrinch Faye Roche & Brio (Miniature Poodle) My Olympic Gold Medal Star: Brio Outstanding Performances from the 2021 AKC Trick Dog National Competition In addition to the competition winners listed above, here are some outstanding performances from 2021 (in random order). Many […]
https://www.akc.org/sports/trick-dog/2021-competition-results/ | December 10, 2021
Expert Advice: Agility Once Abandoned in Walmart Parking Lot, Dog Becomes International Agility Athlete
It would be tempting to call Miley the Walmart waif, for her beguiling origin in an asphalt parking lot nine years ago. Officially, this 9-year-old AKC Agility Premier Cup competitor is recognized as an All-American Dog but her rescue and subsequent successes are a powerful statement for never judging a dog by its looks or […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/miley-abandoned-walmart-dog-international-agility/ | May 18, 2021
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Expert Advice: Travel & Adventure How to Plan for Your Dog’s Care When You Leave Town
As lockdowns lift and summer approaches, travel plans are brewing for many dog owners. If you're taking your dog away with you, check out our recent guide to airline pet policies. But if the pup needs to stay home, you're left with a different set of questions: where should you leave her, and with whom? […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/travel/how-to-plan-for-your-dogs-care-when-you-leave-town/ | May 13, 2021
Expert Advice: Feature Adapting to Change: Unexpected Ways Dog People Found Purpose in the Pandemic
2020 was a year of pain, sadness, and frustration. For our sport, it has meant many months of doing without the weekly dog shows where we compete and socialize. We’re all familiar with the old saying, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” That phrase was never truer than in 2020, when fanciers found innovative […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/adapting-change-unexpected-ways-dog-people-found-purpose-pandemic/ | February 5, 2021
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices AKC Breeder Spotlight: Pamela, David, & Maggie Peat of Pramada Kennels
Talk about a three-peat – just make sure you spell it with a capital “P.” A winning family trio for more than four decades, David and Pamela Peat of Scottsdale, Arizona, along with their daughter Maggie first made a name for themselves in the sport with Longhair Dachshunds. Their Pramada kennel has produced more than […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/breeder-spotlight-peats-pramada-kennels/ | July 16, 2020
Pages Competition Update Spring 2020
Competition & Title Updates  We have some big news to report about All-Americans succeeding at earning the top titles in Agility, Coursing Ability, Rally, Obedience, Scent Work, and Tracking, including another Champion Tracker! Agility AGCH Congratulations to this dog for earning the Agility Grand Champion title: AGCH MACH3 Tuckman Of San Francisco MXC PDS MJB2 […]
https://www.akc.org/register/information/canine-partners/newsletter/competition-update-spring-2020/ | May 8, 2020
Press Releases 2020 AKC National Championship Judging Panel Now Available
The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is pleased to announce the judging panel for the 2020 AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, December 12 and Sunday, December 13, 2020. The 2020 event will showcase the top canine athletes and will also […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/2020-akc-national-championship-judging-panel-now-available/ | February 4, 2020

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