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Flat-Coated Retriever carrying a pheasant through a field.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds How Many Types of Retrievers Are There? Get to Know All Six Breeds
Originally bred to help hunters, retrievers were tasked with finding birds or other game and bringing them back undamaged. For this sort of job, the dog needed a “soft,” gentle mouth, where they would carefully carry the prey without damaging it. Also required were strength and agility to traverse a rugged landscape or work in […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/retriever-breeds/ | April 21, 2021
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Chesapeake Bay Retriever History: America’s Water Dog
It was the canine version of the Titanic – but with far less tragic results. In 1807, a ship left Newfoundland, Canada, bound for the English harbor of Poole in Dorset. Off the Maryland coast, it encountered a heavy gale, and began to take on water. With the smaller boats on the brig swept out […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/chesapeake-bay-retriever-history-americas-water-dog/ | April 6, 2021
Expert Advice: Breeding & Whelping That Marvelous Coat of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever
n 1897, when two Newfoundland puppies, Canton and Sailor, were rescued from a shipwreck off the Maryland coast, the heritage of the Chesapeake Water Dogs began. Hunting season on the Chesapeake Bay is cold and stormy, with icy winds and strong tides. The sportsmen needed a tough retriever who could brave the bay’s freezing waters […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/chesapeake-bay-retriever-coat/ | May 19, 2015
Press Releases AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF THE AKC JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIPS
The American Kennel Club (AKC®), a not-for-profit organization, the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is pleased to announce the recipients of the AKC Junior Scholarships. Scholarships totaling $23,000 were awarded to the following recipients. “AKC encourages juniors to try different events and expand their involvement,” says Mari-Beth O’Neill, VP of […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/american-kennel-club-announces-recipients-akc-junior-scholarships/ | June 4, 2024
Dachshunds, one of each variety, together in a field.
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
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
German Shepherd Dog laying down in the grass looking up.
Expert Advice: Health Degenerative Myelopathy: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
Canine degenerative myelopathy (also known as DM) is a spinal cord disease. DM can result in gradual paralysis in dogs, starting in the hind legs.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/degenerative-myelopathy-in-dogs/ | January 18, 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
French Bulldog sitting on the couch home alone.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds The Most Popular Dog Breeds of 2022
The AKC uses registration data to collect the most popular breeds of the past year, and for the first time in history, the French Bulldog takes the #1 spot
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/most-popular-dog-breeds-2022/ | March 15, 2023
July Kalyta and Quentin relax and enjoy some bonding time after breed competition at The National Dog Show.
Expert Advice: Dog Sports 19-Year-Old Escapes Bombing in Ukraine; Finds New Hope Showing Dogs
Imagine you are 19 years old, your apartment has been destroyed by Russian bombs, and you have left your family and friends behind in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Now, nine months later you find yourself in the bright lights at The National Dog Show in Oaks, Pennsylvania, with an affable 3½-year-old Chesapeake Bay Retriever named Quentin beside […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/19-year-old-escapes-bombing-in-ukraine-finds-new-hope-showing-dogs/ | November 22, 2022

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