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Expert Advice: Did You Know? AKC Timeline: The American Kennel Club Celebrates 135 Years of All Things Dogs
On a September day 135 years ago, long before the days of most dog sports, dog TV, and Instagram, a group of 12 dedicated sportsmen from dog clubs across the country met in Philadelphia, at the behest of Civil War veteran Major James M. Taylor. This meeting of the ‘club of clubs’ would go down in history […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/akc-timeline-135-years-of-all-things-dogs/ | September 16, 2019
Pages AKC Library & Archives
  The AKC maintains one of the largest libraries devoted to dogs in the world, containing approximately 15,000 volumes, and the only national repository dedicated to the sport and enjoyment of the purebred dog. It has been providing internal and external reference on all manners of dog-related inquiries since 1934. Bookplate designed by original library committee […]
https://www.akc.org/about/archive/ | December 19, 2014
young beagle looks over the garden fence
Expert Advice: Home How to Prevent Your Dog From Escaping the Yard
For lots of dog owners, a nicely fenced backyard where your pup can roam, sniff out interesting things, and snooze in the shade is a must. It’s perfect — except when your dog believes the grass is greener elsewhere, and they become a master escape artist. One minute you see them from the kitchen window, the next, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/how-to-keep-a-dog-from-escaping-the-yard/ | September 17, 2019
West Highland White Terrier standing facing left.
Dog Breeds West Highland White Terrier
Smart, confident, and always entertaining at play, the adorable West Highland White Terrier (Westie, for short) has charmed owners for over 300 years. This diminutive but sturdy earthdog is among the most popular of the small terriers.
https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/west-highland-white-terrier/ | November 6, 2017
Expert Advice: Grooming How To Groom Your Dog For Fall
Some people lament the end of summer, holding on to the lingering warmth as much as they can, while others celebrate the arrival of cooler weather. Whatever your stance is, once autumn arrives, it’s time to tend to your dog’s post-summer grooming needs—from heat-damaged paw pads to insect-bitten skin and sun-bleached fur. Here’s how to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/tips-for-grooming-your-dog-for-fall/ | September 17, 2019
Expert Advice: Feature The AKC at 50: Thriving in the Thirties 
In 1939, a million Americans a year paid admission to attend AKC shows exhibiting over 100,000 dogs across the country. The mightiest events, Westminster and Morris & Essex, reported record-setting entry numbers during the 1930s that have still never been topped. Savvy publicity efforts and new AKC publications brought the formerly closed-circuit world of purebred dog breeding and exhibition to the American public, who clamored for more. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/akc-at-50-thriving-thirties/ | September 17, 2019
Expert Advice: Basic Training CGC & Me: Callie the Brussels Griffon Embraces Outsize Role As Small Service Dog
The AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program has been the gold standard of dog behavior since 1989. Thirty years later, more than 1 million dogs have passed their CGC test. In honor of over a million Canine Good Citizens, we’ve launched a monthly “CGC & Me” series, highlighting the amazing stories of AKC CGC dogs […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/canine-good-citizen-callie-shines-as-small-service-dog/ | September 13, 2019
Clubs & Delegates AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship Award
In the American Kennel Club’s ongoing efforts to recognize and celebrate its volunteer club members, The AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship Award program was established in 2006 to provide each member club with an AKC Medallion to award to one of its own on a yearly basis. This award honors those individuals who deserve special recognition that […]
https://www.akc.org/clubs-delegates/clubs/resources/akc-outstanding-sportsmanship-award/ | November 21, 2017
Products & Services AKC Gazette
READ THE CURRENT ISSUE As the official journal of the sport of purebred dogs, the monthly AKC Gazette hasn’t missed an issue since 1889. For those with an abiding interest in exhibiting dogs as a sport, hobby, or profession, the digital Gazette is the AKC’s premium resource—written for, and mostly by, the American dog fancy. […]
https://www.akc.org/products-services/magazines/akc-gazette/ | October 30, 2017
Pages AKC Breeder Referral Contacts
The best way to ensure a long and happy relationship with a purebred dog is to purchase from a responsible breeder. While the AKC does not endorse or recommend specific breeders, we do offer several resources to locate breeders. The AKC recommends puppy buyers begin the search process by contacting the AKC Parent Club. Please […]
https://www.akc.org/akc-breeder-referral-contacts/ | February 26, 2019

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