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Expert Advice: Breed History Bichon Frise History: Time’s Sociable Survivor
The adorable Bichon Frise is among the canine kingdom’s great survivors, relying on charm and intelligence to weather history’s ups and downs. Bichons Frises have withstood world wars, revolutions, and the fall of empires by eagerly adapting to whatever challenge fate has sent their way. Early Beginnings as a Noble Companion The informal grouping of what […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/the-bichon-frise-historys-sociable-survivor/ | June 14, 2021
Expert Advice: Dog Sports Flynn the Bichon Frise Takes Center Stage at New York Fashion Week
Each February, thousands of people travel to New York City for either Fashion Week or The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. But for some, these two worlds collide. Flynn, the 2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Best in Show, took to the runway this year. On Feb. 7, he strutted his stuff at the American […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/flynn-takes-center-stage-fashion-week/ | February 8, 2019
Expert Advice: Dog Sports Flynn the Bichon Frise Retires After the Westminster Dog Show – Sort of
For much of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show’s 142-year existence, winning the country’s most famous dog show meant the fast track to retirement. Sure, sometimes a plucky soul returned the following year for another grab at the brass ring: After all, the very first Westminster Best in Show winner, the Smooth Fox Terrier Ch. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/flynn-bichon-frise-retires-westminster-dog-show/ | January 11, 2019
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Expert Advice: News Flynn the Bichon Frise Wins 2018 Westminster Best in Show
Following two nights of challenging competition, GCHP CH Belle Creek's All I Care About Is Love, a Bichon Frise known as "Flynn," has been awarded the coveted Best in Show title at the 2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show presented by Purina® Pro Plan® at Madison Square Garden in New York on Feb. 13. The decision was made by […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/2018-westminster-best-in-show-winner/ | February 13, 2018
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Dog Breeds Bichon Frise
The small but sturdy and resilient Bichon Frise stands among the world’s great “personality dogs.” Since antiquity, these irresistible canine comedians have relied on charm, beauty, and intelligence to weather history’s ups and downs.
https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/bichon-frise/ | November 6, 2017
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding AKC Breeder Spotlight: Barbara Lundy of Patchwork Bedlingtons & Bichons 
Barbara Lundy owns Patchwork Pet Resort in Marshall, Texas. She has traveled the world showing her champion Bedlington Terriers, but her true love is the Bichon Frise. She has spent her career caring, grooming, training, showing, boarding and breeding four-legged furry children. AKC: How did you get started in breeding dogs? Barbara: I began working with German Shepherds when I was 9 years old. My […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/breeder-spotlight-barbara-lundy-patchwork-bedlingtons-bichons/ | July 15, 2019
Canine Partners Rescue Bichon Spends His Days Brightening the Lives of Others
Mister Murphy THDD owned by Christine Witzler of Bowling Green, OH Murphy is a 10-year-old Bichon Frise that Christine rescued when he was a year and a half old. “You could tell at the first meeting that he was born to be a therapy dog,” she said. “He has been in cribs in hospitals with […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/rescue-bichon-spends-his-days-brightening-the-lives-of-others/ | August 12, 2015
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Expert Advice: Dog Breeds How Is a Dog’s Coat Length and Type Inherited?
What makes your dog's coat long, short, straight, curly, wiry or silky? Most coat types are determined by genes at just three genetic locations.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/dogs-coat-length-type/ | April 9, 2024
Sports & Events Judges’ Study Guides
AKC Group Standards Download AKC approved breed standards by complete group for use on any portable electronic device. Sporting Hound Working Terrier Toy Non-Sporting Herding Misc. Judges Study Guide No single written guide is ever comprehensive enough to be the only learning tool utilized in preparation for judging a new breed. We urge you to […]
https://www.akc.org/sports/conformation/judging-information/judges-study-guides/ | March 25, 2024
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Expert Advice: News The Most Popular Dog Breeds of 2023
Based on American Kennel Club registration statistics, we rank the most popular dog breeds in America each year. The French Bulldog takes the No. 1 spot!
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/most-popular-dog-breeds-2023/ | March 20, 2024
Pages Previously Aired AKC Judges Education Webinars
[accordion] [accordion_panel title="2024"] Below you will find recording links and resources for webinars that aired in 2024. Once you click the recording link, you will be asked to enter your name and email address in order to access the recording. Review and FAQ's on Conformation Judging Procedures, Policies and Guidelines Tuesday, January 16, 2024 View […]
https://www.akc.org/public-education/akc-education-webinar-series/previously-aired-akc-judges-education-webinars/ | March 15, 2024
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding AKC Breeder Spotlight: Kristi Storum of Winterstorm Kennels
Kristi Storum lives in Louisburg, NC with her Bichons Frise and a Standard Poodle. She is at the beginning of her breeding career, though she has been involved in dogs for nearly 15 years. She is a nationally certified professional groomer who participates in competitive grooming. AKC: How did you get started in breeding dogs? […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/akc-breeder-spotlight-kristi-storum-winterstorm-kennels/ | March 14, 2024
Pages Breed-Specific DNA Testing Recommendations
Test for what is recommended for your breed, not everything available. Order AKC DNA + Health Kit The AKC DNA Program recommends that breeders perform DNA tests that are relevant to their breed. Although the AKC DNA + Health Kit includes over 328 markers for health and traits, not all genetic variants have been validated […]
https://www.akc.org/breeder-programs/dna/dna-resource-center/akc-dna-health/breed-specific-dna-testing-recommendations/ | March 12, 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
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
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: Dog Sports Meet the Group Winners of the 2023 AKC National Championship
The Group Winners are chosen to decide who will compete for Best in Show at the 2023 AKC National Championship. See the group winners here.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/akc-national-championship-group-winners-2023/ | January 2, 2024
Press Releases THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB 2023 BREEDER OF THE YEAR GROUP HONOREES ANNOUNCED
The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is pleased to recognize extraordinary breeding programs from the Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding groups as 2023 AKC Breeder of the Year group honorees.   “We are proud to honor these knowledgeable and responsible breeders,” said Dennis B. Sprung, AKC President and CEO. “Each of these individuals are […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/american-kennel-club-2023-breeder-year-group-honorees-announced/ | November 27, 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
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Expert Advice: Health Luxating Patella: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
Luxating patella in dogs is one of the most common orthopedic conditions, diagnosed in 7 percent of puppies. How do you treat it?
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/luxating-patella-dog/ | August 10, 2023
Pages Canine Bladder Stones
Marthina Greer First presented Pure Dog Talk Jan 2023 Bladder stones are the quintessential “which came first, the chicken or the egg” question. By this, we mean that a dog can have a bladder symptoms that are caused by a bladder stone, or the bladder infection can cause bladder stones to form. Which then becomes […]
https://www.akc.org/breeder-programs/akc-breeder-of-merit-program/inner-circle-newsletter/canine-bladder-stones-marthina-greer/ | July 31, 2023
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Expert Advice: Health Yeast Infections in Dogs: What to Know
Yeast infections in dogs are common. Early diagnosis and treatment are key to preventing serious complications.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/yeast-infections-in-dogs-what-to-know/ | June 5, 2023
Expert Advice: Health Cataracts in Dogs: What to Know
Your dog's hazy pupil could be a sign of a cataract, a clouding of the eye's lens. Cataracts in dogs can affect vision, but surgery can restore their sight.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/cataracts-in-dogs-what-to-know/ | May 31, 2023
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Expert Advice: Agility How Do Dog Agility Competitions Work?
From March 16 through 19 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, top canine competitors from across the country will gather for the 2023 National Agility Championship at the Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex at Expo Square. Many people may not be familiar with Agility competitions, where dogs navigate through an obstacle course while racing against the clock. Even […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/agility-competition-101/ | March 9, 2023
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Expert Advice: Grooming 10 Grooming Secrets From Show Dog Experts
From sporting dogs to toy breeds, show dogs must look the part. “Miss America does not just sit on the couch eating potato chips before a pageant,” says Susan Hamil, a veteran of the dog show world. “It’s the same for show dogs.” Hamil, a judge and fancier of Bloodhounds, is one of the four […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/10-grooming-tips-dog-show-experts/ | February 27, 2023
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Expert Advice: Cleaning Can I Have A Dog If I Have Allergies?
While no dog is truly hypoallergenic, some breeds are better than others for allergy sufferers. By taking an allergy test, you can better determine the best dog for you. There are multiple ways to reduce dog allergens, including grooming and keeping a clean home. Sharing your life with a dog is a special experience. After all, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/can-i-have-a-dog-if-i-have-allergies/ | January 31, 2023
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Am I Saying That Right? Proper Ways To Pronounce Tricky Dog Breed Names
You say to-MAY-to, and I say to-MAH-to. But Xoloitzcuintli? Let's call the whole thing off. As more dog breeds are recognized by the American Kennel Club, dog lovers are confronted with some real tongue twisters. In the past, there was a tendency to anglicize challenging breed names, such as the Polish Lowland Sheepdog, which in its […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/how-to-pronounce-breed-names/ | January 24, 2023
Expert Advice: Events AKC National Championship Winners Through the Years
These champion show dogs took the top prize in conformation at the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/akc-national-championship-winners-roundup/ | December 12, 2022
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Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Havanese History: Bouncing Back from Exile
If you are unfamiliar with the spunky, sturdy breed known as the Havanese, you might make the mistake of thinking it is some sort of Poodle. Or, you might think it is related to the Bichon Frise. If you guessed any of these well-known breeds, you’d be on the right track, because all of them […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/havanese-history-bouncing-back-from-exile/ | November 10, 2022
Pages Season Winners
Season 5 - Fall 2023 [accordion] [accordion_panel title="Extended Ph.D."] Top 5 Teams Team Champion – Foliage Frolic – Vermont Reserve Team Champion – Happy Dog Sports Team 1 – Texas 3 – Smoothie and the All Sized Aussies – Kentucky 4 – Let’s Play TAG – North Carolina 5 – Happy Dog Sports Team 2 […]
https://www.akc.org/akc-agility-league/season-winners/ | September 14, 2022

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