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Expert Advice: Fun Facts Alaskan Malamute History: From Arctic Sled Dog to Family Pet
One of the oldest of the Arctic sled dog breeds, the Alaskan Malamute (Malamute) has a proud history of working and living in extremely harsh conditions. These tireless dogs are members of the Working Group, and their form and function directly relate to their origin of heavy freighting. They are not racing dogs, but are […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/alaskan-malamute-history-arctic-sled/ | January 25, 2022
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Meet Two Similar Yet Different Breeds: Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute
When you think of dogs pulling sleds in the Arctic, what breed comes to mind? Is it the Siberian Husky (Siberian) or the Alaskan Malamute (Mal)? Maybe you didn't realize that, for all their similarities, these are two distinct breeds. Granted, they both originated in Arctic areas, both have thick double coats, and they both […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/siberian-husky-vs-alaskan-malamute/ | December 18, 2019
Alaskan Malamute standing in profile in the grass.
Dog Breeds Alaskan Malamute
An immensely strong, heavy-duty worker of spitz type, the Alaskan Malamute is an affectionate, loyal, and playful but dignified dog recognizable by his well-furred plumed tail carried over the back, erect ears, and substantial bone.
https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/alaskan-malamute/ | November 6, 2017
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny 5 Surprising Gifts Alaskan Malamutes Have Given the World
The Alaskan Malamute is the heavy-freight hauler of the canine world, created to pull cargo on sledges through frozen wastelands. These powerhouses share their genetic ancestry with other Northern breeds, such as Siberian Huskies and Samoyeds that are thought to have descended from wolf-dogs hybrids established before the end of the Stone Age. The Malamute’s […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/5-surprising-gifts-alaskan-malamutes-have-given-the-world/ | December 14, 2015
Pages Bailey’s Summer Reading Challenge
Bailey's Summer Reading Challenge hosted by AKC Public Education supports children in maintaining their reading skills over the summer break while also exposing them to a variety of dog-themed literature. [accordion] [accordion_panel title="Instructions"] All participants should read their books independently to the best of their ability. Each completed book should be recorded on the reading […]
https://www.akc.org/public-education/baileys-summer-reading-challenge/ | April 24, 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
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 Breed-Specific DNA Testing Recommendations
Test for what is recommended for your breed, not everything available. Order AKC DNA + Health Kit The AKC DNA Program recommends that breeders perform DNA tests that are relevant to their breed. Although the AKC DNA + Health Kit includes over 328 markers for health and traits, not all genetic variants have been validated […]
https://www.akc.org/breeder-programs/dna/dna-resource-center/akc-dna-health/breed-specific-dna-testing-recommendations/ | March 12, 2024
Belgian Malinois head with wide eyes looking scared.
Expert Advice: Health How Does Dog Eyesight Work? What Do Dogs See?
Your dog's eye and vision evolved to emphasize the vision needed for hunting at night. Yours evolved for picking berries during the day. Here's how.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/what-do-dogs-see/ | February 27, 2024
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds What Is a Double Coat, and What Dog Breeds Are Double-Coated?
From double to single, long to hairless, and curly to wiry, dogs' coats come in different textures, lengths, and colors. So what's a double coat?
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/double-coated-dog-breeds/ | February 22, 2024
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
Komondor standing in the park.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds How to Channel Working Breeds’ Energy Into Dog Sports
The big, strong dogs of the Working Group always stand out in a crowd. Which dog sports are best to channel their energy, depending on the breed?
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/working-breeds-dog-sports/ | February 1, 2024
Expert Advice: Health Colitis in Dogs: Signs, Symptoms, Treatment
Colitis in dogs is an inflammation of the colon, which is the large bowel or large intestine. If you think your dog has colitis, here's what to know.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/colitis-in-dogs/ | January 16, 2024
Sports & Events Fast CAT Invitational: Best of Breed
    2023 AKC Fast CAT Invitational Best of Breed Winners Results as of 12/15/23 3:11PM ***All official and final results will be posted following the conclusion of the event*** Breed Call Name Owner Final Time Airedale Terrier Oliver Lauren Combs 7.754 Alaskan Klee Kai Isla Cheryl Simpson 8.746 Alaskan Malamute McKinley Nadaga Poist 8.645 […]
https://www.akc.org/sports/coursing/fast-cat/fast-cat-invitational/fast-cat-invitational-event-coverage-bestofbreeddiv/ | November 1, 2023
Expert Advice: Training Teach Your Dog to Dig on Cue
If you're looking for a fun new behavior to teach your dog consider teaching them to dig on cue! It's also a great way to redirect destructive digging.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/teach-your-dog-to-dig-on-cue/ | August 21, 2023
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
Siberian Husky head portrait outdoors.
Expert Advice: Genetics & Strategies Why Do Siberian Huskies Have Blue Eyes?
Blue eyes in Siberian Huskies are caused by a different genetic mutation than other dog breeds.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/siberian-huskies-blue-eyes/ | April 11, 2023
French Bulldog sitting on the couch home alone.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds The Most Popular Dog Breeds of 2022
The AKC uses registration data to collect the most popular breeds of the past year, and for the first time in history, the French Bulldog takes the #1 spot
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/most-popular-dog-breeds-2022/ | March 15, 2023
2016 Agility Invitational at the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin in Orlando, FL.
Expert Advice: Dog Sports What Breeds Are Competing at the 2023 AKC National Agility Championship?
The 2023 AKC National Agility Championship (NAC) will take place March 16 through March 19 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The fast-paced sport of dog agility will see plenty of dogs take to the ring to race against the clock while completing a pre-determined obstacle course. But what dog breeds will you be able to see compete […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/akc-national-agility-championship-breeds/ | March 14, 2023
Alaskan Malamute sled team pulling at their harness.
Expert Advice: Fun Facts 7 Dog Breeds That Love the Cold Weather
With winter comes the cold. But some dogs don't hate the cold; in fact, several breeds absolutely love it! (Note: Just because these dogs were bred to withstand cold temperatures does not mean it is safe to leave them outdoors for long on cold days. They, too, can get frostbite and hypothermia.) Here are seven […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/7-breeds-that-love-the-cold-weather/ | February 3, 2023
Basenji looking out of a car window in the rain.
Expert Advice: General Health Can I Leave My Dog in the Car in Winter?
You likely know about the dangers of leaving your dog unattended in a hot car. But, what about when it's cold outside? While you might think it's safe to park your pet during the winter months, the potential for harm, while not as high as in the summer, is still substantial. Your dog may enjoy […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/leaving-a-dog-in-the-car-in-winter/ | February 3, 2023
Chihuahua sitting outdoors in the snow in a pink winter coat.
Expert Advice: Dog Gear & Accessories Does My Dog Need a Winter Coat?
Do all dogs need a winter coat? If so, what are the best winter coats for dogs? We break down our favorites for dogs of all sizes and breeds.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/does-dog-need-winter-coat/ | January 25, 2023
Expert Advice: Events Finding the Right Breed to Fit Your Lifestyle at AKC Meet the Breeds
Finding the right dog match for you from 201 breeds can be daunting. That's one of the best reasons to attend AKC Meet the Breeds!
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/meet-the-breeds-find-right-fit/ | January 24, 2023
Alaskan Malamute puppy laying down outdoors.
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Five Common Questions New Puppy Owners Have
You've done all the new puppy owner preparation: You researched and asked questions about the right breed for you, you selected a responsible breeder from whom to acquire your puppy, you puppy-proofed your home, and you spent more hours than you'd care to admit watching videos of dog training tips on AKC.tv. Good job getting off to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/new-puppy-owner-questions/ | January 5, 2023
Press Releases JUDITH M. RUSSELL NAMED 2022 AKC BREEDER OF THE YEAR
Judith M. Russell was presented with the 2022 AKC Breeder of the Year award for Karnovanda Kennels, Reg. Siberian Huskies at the AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin on Sunday, December 18, 2022.  The annual award honors those breeders who have made an impact on their breed and dedicate their lives to improving the […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/judith-m-russell-named-2022-akc-breeder-year/ | December 22, 2022
Expert Advice: Dog Gear & Accessories Best Dog Sweaters and Jackets
Just as we humans get cold in chilly weather, your dog may, too. And while Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, and other dogs with dense coats may be just fine in winter, short-haired, small, and light-bodied breeds can sometimes use an extra layer of protection. Senior dogs or sick dogs may not tolerate the cold well, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/best-dog-sweaters/ | December 13, 2022
Best of Breed: GCHS CH Kelwyn's Warrior Princess CA, Scottish Terrier; Terrier Group judging at the 2016 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin in Orlando, FL.
Expert Advice: Conformation Dog Show Terms & Lingo: What Common Conformation Words Mean
If you've never been to a dog show, get ready for a culture shock. These gatherings of the dog-obsessed started in the 19th century, and much of the terminology from long ago still persists today. Some of the verbiage also evolved from the idiosyncrasies of this close-knit community, where the endless focus is purebred dogs […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/dog-show-terms-meaning/ | December 13, 2022
Expert Advice: Events AKC National Championship Winners Through the Years
These champion show dogs took the top prize in conformation at the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/akc-national-championship-winners-roundup/ | December 12, 2022

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