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Kai Ching at the 1941 Santa Barbara Kennel Club show.
Expert Advice: Breed History Chinese Crested History: Worldwide Origins of the Quirky, Hairless Breed
With spotted pink skin, furry socks, and a crested hairdo, it's hard to mistake the Chinese Crested for any other breed. Yet in earlier times, the Chinese Crested was known by several different names: the Chinese Hairless, Chinese Edible Dog, Chi­nese Ship Dog, and Chinese Royal Hairless. Even locally, the breed took on different nicknames […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/chinese-crested-history-worldwide-origins-quirky-hairless-breed/ | September 23, 2021
Expert Advice: Dog Sports 12-Year-Old Chinese Crested “Laars” Makes Obedience History
Marsha showed her first obedience dog in 1979 — a Scottish Terrier who went on to earn her Utility title. It didn't take long for her to get hooked on the sport, and she soon started training Shetland Sheepdogs (one of which went on to earn an OTCH.) In 1993, Marsha was showing a Shetland Sheepdog but […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/chinese-crested-laars-obedience-history/ | November 10, 2020
Expert Advice: Fun Facts 7 Things You Didn’t Know About the Chinese Crested
Header photo courtesy of: Heaven Sent Kennel, AKC Breeder of Merit With his unconventional look, the Chinese Crested turns heads and hearts. Here are some interesting facts you may not have known about this unique breed:   1. They Probably Evolved From African Dogs Experts think the Chinese Crested is essentially a smaller version of the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/things-about-the-chinese-crested/ | August 19, 2016
Expert Advice: Lifestyle The Year of the Dog: Celebrating Six Fascinating Chinese Breeds
In the Gregorian solar calendar, which is the international civil calendar, the New Year is a fixed day, Jan. 1, around the world. The Chinese calendar, however, is a lunar calendar, which is why the Chinese New Year falls on a different day each year. This year, the New Year is on Feb. 16. In […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/year-of-dog-perfect-time-celebrate-fascinating-breeds/ | January 29, 2018
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
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
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
French Bulldog sitting on the couch home alone.
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

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