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Apps Registered Handlers Program
The landing page for Registered Handlers lists contact information for the AKC personnel who work with dog handlers. The page also includes hyperlinks to the Registered Handlers Resource Center, where you can find information about the Registered Handlers program. Professional dog handlers are experts in the care, conditioning, and presentation of show dogs. AKC’s Registered […]
https://www.apps.akc.org/apps/handlers/ | November 15, 2017
Sports & Events AKC National Agility Championship
Tulsa, Oklahoma ~ March 15-17, 2019 Photo Credit: GreatDanePhotos Congratulations to the winners of the Regular Final Round 8 inches (2nd from left) GCH CH MACH Starstruck Oh My Word! MXB MJS OF (Gabby) Papillon Handler: Andrea Samuels Score: 100 Time: 34.253 12 inches (3rd from left) 1st: 120334 – MACH Bilbo’s Precious MXB MJB […]
https://www.akc.org/sports/agility/events/akc-national-agility-championship/ | October 26, 2017
Yellow Labrador retriever GUide Dog on a harness
Expert Advice: News New Device Helps Monitor Guide Dog Health, Well Being
A new device can help visually impaired individuals better monitor their guide dogs’ health and well-being. The prototype, developed by researchers at North Carolina State University, comprises a high-tech harness—similar to the style used by handlers of guide dogs—that monitors a dog’s breathing and heart rate. The information is disseminated to the owner through a […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/news/new-device-helps-monitor-guide-dog-health-well/ | December 9, 2015
Press Releases AKC Selects Agility Team for Crufts
Team Competes for First Time at Crufts 2004 The American Kennel Club announced today that a U.S. dog and handler team has been invited to compete, for the first time ever, at the UK’s prestigious Crufts International Agility Competition on Thursday, March 4th, 2004. Jen Pinder of Lapeer, MI will compete in the 26″ jump […]
http://akc.org/press-releases/akc-selects-agility-team-for-crufts/ | February 2, 2004
Sports & Events Junior Report: Megan Quast
One meaningful achievement that I am very proud of was the earning of my Master Title as a Junior Handler through the American Kennel Club (AKC) dog hunt tests. These hunt tests are designed to test and qualify dogs in a rigorous series of field exercises intended to demonstrate both the dog’s hunting ability and […]
http://akc.org/sports/juniors/junior-spotlight/junior-report-megan-quast/ | January 2, 2018
Expert Advice: News USPS Releases Stamps Honoring Military Working Dogs
The U.S. Postal Service has just released a series of beautiful stamps honoring the brave dogs who work with the U.S. military. These stamps were first made available on August 1 when they were unveiled at a dedication ceremony. The stamps are designed with a white star in the background, along with red, white, and blue colors […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/usps-releases-stamps-honoring-military-working-dogs/ | August 9, 2019
Press Releases U. S. Coast Guard, Vietnam Dog Handler Association (VDHA) and Boy Scout Troop 37 Unveil the Staten Island War Dog Memorial
Coast Guard Activities New York, the largest Coast Guard field unit, welcomed a special new addition to New York City’s Fort Wadsworth on Friday, October 29. The Staten Island War Dog Memorial was officially dedicated on a crisp autumn day before a crowd of service men and women from the U.S. Coast Guard and the […]
http://akc.org/press-releases/u-s-coast-guard-vietnam-dog-handler-association-vdha-and-boy-scout-tro/ | November 1, 2004
Press Releases Mary Dukes Appointed AKC Executive Field Representative
  Raleigh, NC — AKC® Chief Operating Officer John Lyons today announced the appointment of Mary N. Dukes, Riverside, CA, to AKC Executive Field Representative. Dukes is replacing Peter Gaeta, who recently left the position to become AKC Director of Judging Operations. With more than 30 years in the sport, Dukes will cover all shows […]
http://akc.org/press-releases/mary-dukes-appointed-akc-executive-field-representative/ | June 29, 2005
Expert Advice: Conformation Why No Mixed Breeds? And Other Questions About Conformation Dog Shows
While watching a dog show on television or in person, many casual viewers find themselves completely mystified about aspects of the sport. But here are answers to four basic questions to give you a better understanding of dog shows. Who attends dog shows? Most dog handlers you’ll see in the TV portion of the show […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/questions-about-dog-shows/ | October 9, 2019
Sports & Events RHP Apprentice Program
  View a list of current Apprentices Overview The AKC Registered Handler Apprentice Program was established in 2004 to recognize and encourage full-time Assistants of our AKC Registered Handlers. Apprentices are mentored by their Registered Handlers with the hope that they will continue to develop skills, knowledge, and expertise in dog handling, kennel maintenance, proper […]
http://akc.org/sports/conformation/akc-registered-handlers/rhp-apprentice-program/ | October 26, 2017

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