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Golden Retriever holding a first aid pouch in its mouth outdoors.
Expert Advice: Dog Gear & Accessories Dog First-Aid Kit Essentials
Emergencies can strike at any time, whether you're at home, running errands around town, or traveling. When they do occur, it's good to be prepared with a dog first-aid kit, in addition to your human supplies. This list will help you assemble everything you'll need in a first-aid kit for a canine medical emergency or […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/dog-first-aid-kit-essentials/ | September 1, 2021
Shetland Sheepdog getting its leg bandaged by its owner in the bathroom.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Review Your First Aid Plan
March is Red Cross month, the perfect time to refresh your pet first aid skills. As a breeder you probably already have good first aid knowledge, but it’s a good idea to brush up every so often and to review what is in your first aid kit. In the heat of an emergency, even the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/review-first-aid-plan/ | March 14, 2024
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding What’s in your breeder kit?
An important addition to your canine first aid kit is Nutri-Vet Eye Wash for Dogs, a non-irritating ophthalmic solution that gently cleanses the eyes and surrounding tissues to help relieve discomfort and control irritation from dried mucous, foreign material, pollen and other irritants. It is much more comfortable for rinsing irritants from a dog’s eye […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/whats-breeder-kit-31/ | March 14, 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
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
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Expert Advice: Breed History Akita History: Hachikō & the Revival of the Devoted Japanese Breed
Akita history tells the story of an ancient breed's devotion: and breeders' commitment to restoring it to glory.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/akita-history-hachiko-japanese-breed/ | February 18, 2021
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Expert Advice: Vet's Corner First Aid for Dogs
First aid refers to the immediate care you should provide when a dog is injured or ill until further medical treatment by a veterinarian can be performed. For minor conditions, first aid care may be enough. For other problems, first aid care should be considered as care until your dog is evaluated and treated by […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/vets-corner/first-aid-dogs/ | October 21, 2020
Expert Advice: Dog Sports Meet Brodie, the First Scottish Deerhound to Earn Champion Tracker Title
Being the "first" to achieve something takes a lot of determination and tenacity, something that Scottish Deerhound Brodie and his owner, Linda Beisswenger, know all too well. In St. Louis, Missouri, Brodie came to Beisswenger as just a puppy. Previously, Beisswenger competed in AKC Tracking with her Borzoi. "I just fell in love with Tracking and I'm still in love […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/scottish-deerhound-earns-champion-tracker/ | July 11, 2019
Expert Advice: AKC Rally Reaching RACH: The First Rally Champion Reflects on How He Got Here
After a particularly rough day of competing in novice obedience with his chocolate Labrador Retriever, Bob Fullum, of Staten Island, New York, got out a pen and wrote three words: Never Give Up. He slipped the phrase into the armband number he was wearing for his dog, Hershey, and smiled into his eyes. “You're amazing, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/first-rach-rally-champion-zorro/ | December 21, 2018
Expert Advice: Fun Facts 10 Surprising Facts About Akitas
1- Before Akitas had an “official” breed name they were referred to simply as "snow country dogs." The breed originated from the snowy, rural, mountainous region of Japan, Akita and Odate, where they were used to hunt boar, elk, and the small Yezo bear. There is a museum in Odate devoted to the breed.   […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/10-surprising-facts-about-akitas/ | January 10, 2017
Expert Advice: Fun Facts 10 Fun Facts About the Akita
Akitas are stunning, spitz-type dogs with ancient Japanese origins. But there's a lot more to know about the Akita than the fact that they're strong and attractive. Here are 10 Akita facts that will teach you plenty about this historic breed. 1. They Were Once Called "Snow Country Dogs" Once upon a time, Akitas were […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/10-facts-about-the-akita/ | October 15, 2015
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Expert Advice: General Health First Aid for a Dog Burns
Medically Treat Any Burn on Your Dog to Avoid Infection Due to the potential for secondary infection and other harmful complications, all burns should be taken seriously. Burns from fire, smoldering materials, hot water, grease, tar, and smoke are among the most painful of injuries. (Burns can also stem from electrical sources—as in when a […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/first-aid-for-a-dog-burns/ | March 23, 2015
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
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Expert Advice: General Health ​Can Pumpkin Help With Dog Diarrhea?
Every dog suffers from diarrhea at least once in their lifetime. And every dog owner knows how messy, smelly, and uncomfortable it is—for the dog and for humans. Here is the scoop on the health benefits of feeding pumpkin to dogs with diarrhea, so that you can help get your dog back on track. What […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/can-pumpkin-help-with-dog-diarrhea/ | November 8, 2022
Expert Advice: Health Be Prepared for Your Dog’s Specific Needs in Case of Weather Emergencies
Paid Advertisement Natural disasters are occurring on an increasing basis due to climate change. Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, earthquakes, tornadoes—wherever you live you may experience one or more of these looming dangers and be forced to evacuate your home. The American Red Cross advises those who must leave their home during a disaster that the best […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/be-prepared-for-your-dogs-specific-needs-in-case-of-weather-emergencies/ | October 19, 2022
Labrador Retriever head sticking out of a car window in the rain.
Expert Advice: Health Hurricane Preparedness for Dog Owners
Natural disasters affect everyone, including your pets. If you live in a hurricane-prone area, you will need to make certain that you protect your dog from the unique health concerns that can arise during a storm. During a hurricane, dogs are exposed to many of the same dangers as people. Being prepared will keep your […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/hurricane-preparedness-dog-owners/ | September 28, 2022
Two Afghan Hounds in the back of a car.
Expert Advice: Travel & Adventure Create an Emergency Evacuation Plan for You and Your Dog
Tornados, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes – emergencies strike out of the blue. Evacuating your home is often necessary for safety reasons. The last thing you want to do is leave your dog behind in the danger zone. But emergencies can be highly stressful, and without careful planning, you may find yourself in a panic with no […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/travel/create-emergency-evacuation-plan-dog/ | July 15, 2022
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Expert Advice: News Disaster Preparedness Tips for Your Dog
Floods, storms, wildfires — you can't prevent extreme weather or disastrous events, but you can take charge of how you respond. These emergency preparedness tips will help keep you and your dog out of harm’s way. Pack a Pet-Friendly Disaster Bag Having all of your ducks in a row before the unexpected happens is the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/disaster-preparedness-tips-for-your-dog/ | July 13, 2022
Basenji looking out of a car window in the rain.
Expert Advice: Travel & Adventure What Dog Owners Need to Know About Hurricane Season
In this era of climate change, you can't take storms too lightly. Hurricanes, in particular, have grown stronger as the oceans have warmed and provided more fuel for them. As Hurricanes Katrina, Sandy, and Florence have demonstrated, dog owners have many reasons to thoroughly prepare for hurricane season. Here's what you need to know. What […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/travel/hurricane-season-2021-what-dog-owners-need-to-know/ | July 13, 2022
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Expert Advice: General Health Medical Emergency Tips for Your Dog
It's an unfortunate fact that dogs, like people, experience medical emergencies. If your pet falls victim to an illness or an accident, they will need to see a veterinarian stat. The following tips may keep your dog out of immediate danger until he receives professional help. What to Do in Emergencies One of the first […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/emergencies-first-aid/ | May 4, 2022

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