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Clubs & Delegates AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship Award
The AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship Award Program was established in 2006 to provide each AKC Member Club with an embossed AKC medallion to award on a yearly basis as an ongoing effort to celebrate its volunteer club members. This award honors those individuals who deserve special recognition that have made a difference in the Sport of […]
https://www.akc.org/clubs-delegates/clubs/resources/akc-outstanding-sportsmanship-award/ | November 21, 2017
hunting dog brings pheasant game back to owner
Expert Advice: Advanced Training Hunting With Dogs: Training and Safety Tips
Hunting with dogs is an exciting way to channel your dog's natural instincts. Learn some basics about how to safely hunt with your dog and how to train them to work in the field.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/tips-for-hunting-with-your-dog/ | September 21, 2021
Pages BOM Insider
Breeder of Merit FAQs [accordion] [accordion_panel title="Prepaid Registrations In Breeder Toolkit"] If you plan to use the prepaid option to register all of the puppies – Do not select the electronic (downloadable) litter kit when you register the litter. That will disable the prepaid option. You are able to send an individual Registration Application for […]
https://www.akc.org/breeder-programs/akc-breeder-of-merit-program/inner-circle-newsletter/ | January 9, 2018
Sports & Events Junior Resources
Children and teenagers are the future of the sport of dogs and responsible dog ownership. The more they learn, the more they will grow in dog sports and as a person. The values, attitudes, and responsibility learned while competing as Juniors serve children throughout their entire lives. Junior Showmanship Junior Showmanship offers children between the […]
https://www.akc.org/sports/juniors/ | November 27, 2017
Bulldog puppy getting a check-up at the vet.
Expert Advice: Fitness & Exercise Does Your Dog Need a Massage? Benefits of the Canine Massage
Canine massage has many benefits for dogs from puppies to seniors. It can ease pain, increase mobility and circulation, and aid in recovery.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-massage/ | July 5, 2024
Expert Advice: Health How to Make a Dog Throw Up
We've all been there. If our dogs eat something that they are not supposed to — a human medication, your other dog's medication, or a toxic food such as chocolate or raisins — and our first thought is, "how do I make my dog throw up?" Vomiting can be a quick way to remove a […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-to-make-a-dog-throw-up/ | May 23, 2019
Down and Back: Stores From the American Kennel Club Archives Podcast
Pages Down and Back: Stories From the American Kennel Club Archives Dog Podcast
In our award-winning Down and Back: Stories From the American Kennel Club Archives dog podcast, now in Season Four, host Bud Boccone tells the tales of breeds, dogs, and personalities who’ve shaped America (and Americans) over generations. Using the American Kennel Club's historical records, archival material, oral histories, interviews, and more, the show brings dog […]
https://www.akc.org/about/down-and-back-akc-podcast/ | December 20, 2023
A female staff member at a kennel supervises several large dogs playing together.
Expert Advice: How to... How to Choose a Daycare for Your Dog
If you're away from home most of the day, doggy daycare may be a good option for your dog. Follow these tips to choose the best daycare for your pet.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/advice/choosing-a-doggy-daycare/ | June 17, 2021
Clubs & Delegates State Issues June 2024
Fourteen state legislatures and the District of Columbia are currently in session. The following are highlights of current, active legislation around the country: Arizona – Senate Bill 1047 seeks to regulate dogs outdoors. It provides specific exemptions for police and working dogs, hunting, training, “sporting and competitive functions”, and “lawful competitions”.  As introduced, the bill […]
https://www.akc.org/clubs-delegates/government-relations/newsletters/taking-command/state-issues-june-2024/ | June 24, 2024
Expert Advice: Dog Athletes It’s Not Fiction: ‘Watson’ Competes at AKC Disc Dog Challenge
Linda Shoenberger gets excited each time she gets to play Disc Dog with her Australian Shepherd, "Watson." They competed at the 2024 AKC Disc Dog Challenge.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/disc-dog-challenge-watson/ | June 10, 2024
Pages AKC US Detection Dog Conferences
[accordion] [accordion_panel title="2024"] AKC National Detection Dog Conference, July 23 – 25, 2024  The AKC Detection Dog Task Force (DDTF) is pleased to announce the AKC National Detection Dog Conference will take place July 23 – 25, 2024, at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington, Ohio. This year’s theme is Detection Dogs: Past, Present & Future. The […]
https://www.akc.org/akc-detection-dog-task-force/akc-us-detection-dog-conferences/ | December 20, 2023
Pages National Core Professional Dog Grooming Educational Standards
The American Kennel Club - National Core Professional Dog Grooming Educational Standards aims to establish clear expectations that ensure all professional dog groomers have the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the dog grooming industry. The American Kennel Club -CoreNational Professional Dog Grooming Educational Standard allows flexibility in the design and method of instruction and recognizes that the standards reflect an […]
https://www.akc.org/groomer-hub/education-standards/ | April 15, 2024
Rottweiler looking out an RV window.
Expert Advice: Safety Essentials for a Fun and Safe Car Trip With Your Dog
Getting ready to take your dog on a car trip? Before you hit the open road, there are a few things you can do to make sure your dog is safe in the car.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-road-trip-safety/ | October 2, 2017
Expert Advice: Nutrition How to Choose the Best Dog Food
How do you choose the best dog food for your pup? AKC's dog nutrition experts explain how to choose the best dog food diet for your dog or puppy.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/choosing-right-dog-food/ | September 28, 2021
French Bulldog eating from a bowl at home.
Expert Advice: Nutrition Dry Dog Food Options That Aren’t Kibble
There is plenty of kibble alternatives, including freeze-drying, dehydration, and gentle cooking as ways to provide your dog with proper nutrition.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/dry-dog-food-options-arent-kibble/ | October 20, 2022
Golden Retriever with a woman hiking in a mountainous landscape.
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog Hiking With Dogs: Tips For Hitting the Trail
Hiking is fantastic exercise and a perfect way to enjoy nature. So, it's understandable that you would want your dog to join you on the trail. Dogs make great companions and watching them revel in the sights, sounds, and smells of nature is invigorating. However, just as you wouldn't head out for a hike in […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/tips-for-hiking-with-your-dog/ | September 29, 2019
Woman talking to Shetland Sheepdog puppy
Expert Advice: Training Dogs May Understand the Meaning of Words
Do dogs understand the meaning of words? Recent research on dog cognition has shed light on what dogs comprehend about human language including their understanding of words used as object labels.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/dogs-may-understand-the-meaning-of-words/ | June 6, 2024
Expert Advice: Training Dog Muzzles: When, Why, and How to Correctly Use Them
Learn why every dog should be muzzle trained, not just aggressive dogs or dogs with a bite history, and the types of muzzles that are available.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/dog-muzzles-when-why-how-to-use/ | September 1, 2021
French Bulldog laying down in the grass chewing on a stick.
Expert Advice: Why does my dog... Why Does My Dog Eat Grass?
Wondering why your dog is chewing on weeds and grass on your walks? Here's a few of the reasons why dogs may chew on grass.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/advice/why-does-my-dog-eat-grass/ | March 8, 2022
Clubs & Delegates State Issues May 2024
Seventeen state legislatures and the District of Columbia are currently in session. The following are highlights of current, active legislation around the country: Arizona – Senate Bill 1047 seeks to regulate dogs outdoors. It provides specific exemptions for police and working dogs, hunting, training, “sporting and competitive functions”, and “lawful competitions”.  As introduced, the bill […]
https://www.akc.org/clubs-delegates/government-relations/newsletters/taking-command/state-issues-may-2024/ | May 23, 2024
A dog with a serious look lies in an open trunk on the car
Expert Advice: Travel & Adventure How to Keep Your Dog Comfortable During Car Rides
Along with keeping your dog safe in the car, be sure the experience is stress-free too. Here's how to keep your dog comfortable during car rides.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/travel/dog-comfortable-car-rides/ | July 27, 2021
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Why Does My Dog Lick Their Paws?
Why do dogs lick their paws? Find out potential health or behavioral issues that might cause your pet to be licking or gnawing at their paws, as well as what you can do about it.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/why-does-my-dog-lick-chew-paws/ | May 19, 2020
Pages AKC’s Guide to Responsible Dog Breeding
Use the following resources as a guide to responsible dog breeding. You may also want to watch the AKC webinar on Planning Breedings: Are you ready to breed a litter of puppies? Prepare Yourself for Breeding a Litter of Puppies Breed to Improve Understand the Commitment Choose A Suitable Mate Know Your Genetics Finalize Stud […]
https://www.akc.org/breeder-programs/breeder-education/akcs-guide-responsible-dog-breeding/ | June 15, 2022
Pug pooping outdoors in tall grass.
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dog Diarrhea: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatments
Most dogs have had diarrhea in their life. Learn when it's a cause for concern, how to treat it, and when you should go to the vet for dog diarrhea.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-diarrhea/ | December 13, 2022
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
Expert Advice: Comfort & Sleep Ways to Make Moving Into a New Home With a Dog Less Stressful
Moving to a new home is exciting yet stressful, and that stress is particularly strong for dogs. All their familiar sights and smells are upended, and moving day is busy and hectic – not to mention the loss of routine as you stage and show your old home. All that change can be downright traumatic […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/moving-with-dog/ | July 17, 2017
Expert Advice: Safety Preparing Your Dog For Spring
When the flowers start to bloom and spring fever strikes, you'll want to make sure you and your dog are ready. Luckily, there are steps you can take to ensure that this lovely season is an enjoyable and safe one. Spring Health Preventatives for Dogs Spring checkups are a great time to check to see […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/spring-season-preparedness/ | May 6, 2015
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
Pages Competition/Titles Update Winter 2024
We have some big news to report about All-Americans succeeding at earning the top titles and honors in Agility, Coursing Ability, Fast CAT, Rally, Obedience, Scent Work, Tracking, and Trick Dog! AGILITY Agility Grand Championship (AGCH) AGCH MACH6 Mister Tedley MXS2 PDS MJS2 PJD PJDP MFG TQX T2B6 ACT2 TKA owned by Kathy Crain of […]
https://www.akc.org/register/information/canine-partners/newsletter/competition-titles-update-winter-2024/ | March 14, 2024
Attractive girl walking the dog. Having fun playing in outdoors. Lovely woman training German Shorthaired Pointer on sandy beach on background of greenery. Concepts of friendship, pets, togetherness
Expert Advice: Training Make Dog Training More Effective With These Basics
There are many common dog training mistakes that can confuse or frustrate your dog. Learn to avoid them to boost your training skills.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/common-dog-training-mistakes/ | April 24, 2024

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