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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
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 […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/u-s-coast-guard-vietnam-dog-handler-association-vdha-and-boy-scout-tro/ | November 1, 2004
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 […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-selects-agility-team-for-crufts/ | February 2, 2004
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 […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/new-device-helps-monitor-guide-dog-health-well/ | December 9, 2015
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 […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/mary-dukes-appointed-akc-executive-field-representative/ | June 29, 2005
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 […]
https://www.akc.org/sports/juniors/junior-spotlight/junior-report-megan-quast/ | January 2, 2018
Miss Clark
Expert Advice: Gazette 1964 Scrapbook: Miss Clark Has a Poodle
In November 1964, May Okon of the New York Sunday News visited a “tall, handsome blonde” named Anne Hone Rogers (Clark) to discuss her latest big winner, toy Poodle Ch. De Caplette Tar of Roblyn. The resulting story provides a look at one of the sport’s great handlers at the peak of her career. We […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/gazette/1964-scrapbook-miss-clark-poodle/ | October 12, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Guide Dogs
You’ve probably seen a guide dog out and about, but you may have misconceptions about the incredible work these dogs do. Here are a few things you may not know. 1. Guide dogs are very carefully paired with their handlers. Everything from a person’s lifestyle, hobbies, activity level, family, living arrangements, and other pets go […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/7-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-guide-dogs/ | October 28, 2016
Press Releases Companion Events Offers A New Activity for Dogs and Owners
The American Kennel Club has approved a new canine event, AKC Rally, in which dog and handler negotiate a course of exercises according to sequentially numbered signs. AKC Rally officially begins on January 1, 2005. The team may work at its own pace, with the dog heeling from sign to sign. Each sign contains an […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/companion-events-offers-a-new-activity-for-dogs-and-owners/ | May 4, 2004

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