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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
Pug pooping outdoors in tall grass.
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dog Diarrhea: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatments
Most dogs have had diarrhea in their life. Learn when it's a cause for concern, how to treat it, and when you should go to the vet for dog diarrhea.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-diarrhea/ | December 13, 2022
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
Joseph of Hellingly, Mastiff. c. 1925
Expert Advice: Breed History Mastiff History: From War Dogs to Loyal Companions
Over the centuries, Mastiffs have maintained a reputation for their irrepressible protective streak. Learn more about the history of this dignified breed.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/mastiff-history/ | May 11, 2021
Pug laying down indoors looking sad.
Expert Advice: General Health Can Dogs Cry? Do Dogs Cry Tears?
We've all fallen for the sad gaze from our dog. But, if your dog's eyes are tearing or you see traces of fluid, something else could be going on.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/do-dogs-cry/ | April 12, 2022
Boy and a yellow Labrador Retriever laying in the grass side by side.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Best Family Dogs: Which Breed Is Right for You?
Which breeds make the best family dogs? What are the best dog breeds for kids? We've compiled some of the best dog breeds for families and kids.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/best-family-dogs/ | March 26, 2021
Expert Advice: Health How Long Can You Keep Your Dog Outside?
How long can you keep your dog outside? Here we explore just how to determine when it's time to call your dog back inside after a day of outdoor fun.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-long-can-you-keep-your-dog-outside/ | May 25, 2021
German Shepherd puppy exploring in the grass.
Expert Advice: Health Cerebellar Abiotrophy vs. Cerebellar Hypoplasia in Dogs
If your puppy has been wobbly since birth, they could have a non-progressive, non-curable neurological condition known as cerebellar hypoplasia.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/cerebellar-hypoplasia-in-dogs/ | April 5, 2024
Expert Advice: Dental Health What to Do If Your Dog Has a Loose Tooth
It's normal for puppies to lose their primary teeth. For an adult dog, a loose or wiggly tooth can be the result of an injury or a sign of dental...
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-loose-tooth/ | February 27, 2024
American Staffordshire Terrier lying outdoors next to a kitten that is playing with the dog's nose.
Expert Advice: Fun Facts Dogs That Are Good With Cats
There are dog people and there are cat people — but what about those of us who love both? Can we have a cat and a dog in our household, or are they truly mortal enemies? Rest assured, dogs and cats can become the best of friends, or at least learn to peacefully coexist. If […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/dogs-that-are-good-with-cats/ | February 24, 2023
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
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Expert Advice: News How Does Wildfire Smoke Affect Dogs?
When wildfires ravage an area, both humans and pets are at risk of being displaced and inhaling dangerous amounts of smoke. Remember — if you feel the effects of smoke, your pets probably do, too. And if you ever have to evacuate your home, your pets should always go with you. If you're in an […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/wildfires-smoke-dogs/ | July 21, 2021
Expert Advice: Basic Training Dog Harnesses and Dog Collars: Which Is Right For Your Dog?
Dog collar or harness? What's the best option for your dog? With the many options for each, it's important to weigh the pros and cons.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/dog-harness-vs-collar/ | November 16, 2021
Expert Advice: Basic Training The Best Collars and Leashes for Puppies and Dogs
If you’re in the market for a dog collar and leash, you may find walking into a pet store or scrolling through a dog-supply website a bit overwhelming. Options abound! To help you make the best decision for your pet, we highlight some of the most common types of dog and puppy collars below. If […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/the-best-collars-and-leashes-for-puppies-and-dogs/ | October 25, 2019
Australian Shepherds (10-12 months old) running together.
Expert Advice: Lifestyle The More the Merrier: The Joys & Challenges of Owning Multiple Dogs
When it comes to dogs, more isn't always better. Owning multiple dogs can be great for owners and animals alike, but with it comes certain challenges.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/joys-challenges-of-owning-multiple-dogs/ | February 27, 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
Pug sleeping, laying next to a cat.
Expert Advice: Basic Training Like Cats and Dogs? Teach Your Pets to Live in Harmony
Can cats and dogs live together in harmony or are they destined to clash? Here's how to make sure your pets live together in peace.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/teaching-dogs-cats-live-together/ | January 28, 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
Beagle wrapped up in a blanket.
Expert Advice: Health Why Is My Dog Throwing Up White Foam?
Learn more about why your dog might be throwing up white foam, what it looks like, and when it is a cause for concern and merits a trip to the vet.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-throwing-up-white-foam/ | February 6, 2024
Shetland Sheepdog laying in its bed in an office on Bring Your Dog to Work Day.
Expert Advice: Health Imodium (Loperamide) for Dogs: Uses, Side Effects, and Alternatives
We asked a veterinarian about Imodium® (loperamide) for dogs, why you should use the drug cautiously or not at all, dosages, and the safer alternatives.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/imodium-for-dogs/ | March 4, 2024
Sad golden retriever lying on the ground. Looks like crying
Expert Advice: Health Prozac (Fluoxetine) for Dogs: Uses, Side Effects, and Alternatives
You may have heard of using the medication Prozac (Fluoxetine) for depression and anxiety in humans. Here are the drug's uses and side effects in dogs.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/prozac-fluoxetine-for-dogs/ | February 21, 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
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
Expert Advice: Health Colitis in Dogs: Signs, Symptoms, Treatment
Colitis in dogs is an inflammation of the colon, which is the large bowel or large intestine. If you think your dog has colitis, here's what to know.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/colitis-in-dogs/ | January 16, 2024
Expert Advice: Events Finding the Right Breed to Fit Your Lifestyle at AKC Meet the Breeds
Finding the right dog match for you from 201 breeds can be daunting. That's one of the best reasons to attend AKC Meet the Breeds!
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/meet-the-breeds-find-right-fit/ | January 24, 2023
Two Shih Tzu with pet clips together in the grass.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds The Shih Tzu’s Purpose: To Please People for a Thousand Years
With their delicate appearance and small size, Shih Tzu now fulfill their ancient role as canine comforters in ways their Imperial breeders never imagined.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/shih-tzus-purpose-please-people-thousand-years/ | October 2, 2020
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
A dog with a serious look lies in an open trunk on the car
Expert Advice: Training Traveling With Your Dog? Tips For Teaching Good Behavior On The Go
It's a common problem. Your dog is the picture of perfect behavior at home, but in a new environment like a friend's house or a hotel with an unforgiving accident fee, things may be a different story. So what can those who like traveling with dogs do to help their pups adjust to new situations? To […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/traveling-with-dogs-training-and-teaching-tips/ | October 15, 2019
Lagotto Romagnolo puppy sitting on a path outdoors.
Expert Advice: General Health Tips For Keeping Your Dog Safe This Summer
Summer is the time to have outdoor fun with our dogs. Longer walks in the park, ambitious hikes, beach days, or family travel—the sun is shining, and the outdoors is calling. But hot weather can also make us uncomfortable, and it poses special risks for dogs. From increased exposure to ticks and other insects to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/summer-safety-tips-for-dogs/ | May 20, 2019

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