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Expert Advice: Breed History Schipperke History: The “Little Captain” of Belgian Dockyards
The bubonic plague, or Black Death, was unleashed in 1348 by the humble rat flea. The plague decimated the people of Europe and before the connection was made between the plague and rats, half of all Europeans — by some estimates 40 or 50 million — suffered an unspeakably gruesome death. In the wake of […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/schipperke-history-little-captain-docks/ | March 28, 2022
Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding AKC Breeder Spotlight: Beth Lilly of Safari Schipperkes 
AKC Breeder of Merit and Bred with H.E.A.R.T. breeder Beth Lilly, owner of Safari Schipperkes, fell in love with her first Schipperke, Smokey, more than 30 years ago. At first, she was “just your average pet owner.” But with encouragement from a friend, she became a dedicated fancier and in the past 23 years has produced 38 champions and had well over 100 health tests performed on them. Smokey passed away at 19 years of age, and Beth said she still misses him.  […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/akc-breeder-spotlight-beth-lilly-safari-schipperkes/ | June 10, 2019
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Hair Coat Disorder in Schipperkes Resembles Alopecia X
Alopecia X is a non-inflammatory hair cycle abnormality that typically affects double-coated breeds like the Pomeranian and other arctic dog breeds. Affected dogs start losing their outer guard hairs as a young adult. The disease progresses to what veterinarians call bilaterally symmetrical alopecia – complete hair loss on the trunk that spares the head and […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/hair-coat-disorder-schipperkes-resembles-alopecia-x/ | March 26, 2019
Expert Advice: AKC Rally 12-year-old Schipperke Wins AKC Rally National Championship
Senior dogs really can do it all. On Friday, March 15, Carol Davis and her 12-year-old Schipperke, Misty, won the 2019 AKC Rally National Championship. "I can't tell you how good it feels," Davis says. "The past three years, we've always placed second. Today we got first." Davis says she plans to celebrate with her cheering section […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/schipperke-winner-of-2019-akc-rally-national-championship/ | March 15, 2019
Schipperke standing in a field.
Dog Breeds Schipperke
The Schipperke, Belgium's "little captain," is the traditional barge dog of the Low Countries. Curious, lively, and intense but mischievous, this little black dog is a robust, long-lived companion for whom there is never a dull moment.
https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/schipperke/ | November 6, 2017
Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding Schipperke Breeder Krista Nuovo-Roe on Life With This Foxy-Faced Breed
Dedicated to the Schipperke breed, professional breeder and handler Krista Nuovo-Roe of DeLamer Schipperkes has been involved with dogs since she was a child. Since then she has grown into a serious competitor who has worked extremely hard to produce champion dogs. While Nuovo-Roe began working with a different, much larger type of breed, the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/life-with-schipperkes/ | November 29, 2016
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
2022 AKC Rally National Champion: OTCH9 HC AGCH MACH5 RACH Norwood Color Me Zayne UDX9 OGM RM3 RAE3 HSAd HSBd HXAd HXBd MXC PDS MJC PJS MFG TQX T2B5 (Border Collie) and handler Kim Berkley. 2022 AKC Rally National Championship, held July 8, at the Roberts Centre/Royal Canin Ring in Wilmington, OH.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Study Measuring Canine Intelligence Ranks Breeds as the Smartest
Every dog owner thinks their dog is intelligent. In flashes of brilliance, your dog lets you know what time it is because he wants dinner and runs to...
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/smartest-dog-breeds/ | March 13, 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 original 201 markers for genetic identity and parentage verification purposes, as well as over 328 genetic variants for health and traits, including coat color. Results are delivered by our trusted service provider (Neogen) with […]
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
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
Toy Manchester Terriers at the AKC Meet the Breeds during the 2016 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, Orlando, FL.
Sports & Events What Dog Breeds Can I Meet at AKC Meet the Breeds?
AKC Meet the Breeds events are a fun and educational way to spend a day with the whole family, and maybe even figure out which dog breed is right for you! If you are attending an AKC Meet the Breeds event in 2024, or are thinking about attending an event in the future, you can […]
https://www.akc.org/sports/akc-meet-the-breeds/dog-breeds-attending/ | January 13, 2024
Expert Advice: Dog Sports Meet the Group Winners of the 2023 AKC National Championship
The Group Winners are chosen to decide who will compete for Best in Show at the 2023 AKC National Championship. See the group winners here.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/akc-national-championship-group-winners-2023/ | January 2, 2024
Sports & Events Fast CAT Invitational: Pure Speed Division
    2023 AKC Fast CAT Invitational – Pure Speed Rankings Fri. December 15, 2023 – FINAL ROUND as of 5:05 PM ***All official and final results will be posted following the conclusion of the event*** BELOW 12" / HC 2 PLACE CALL NAME BREED OWNER TIME 1 Winston Bolt French Bulldog Braden Frederick 8.485 […]
https://www.akc.org/sports/coursing/fast-cat/fast-cat-invitational/pure-speed-divison/ | November 3, 2023
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: Can my dog... Can Dogs Sense When People Are Going to Die?
Can dogs sense death? Ask any group of dog lovers, and they can give you example after example. But is it just a coincidence, or can they tell?
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/advice/can-dogs-sense-death/ | October 16, 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
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
Schipperke standing in a field.
Expert Advice: Basic Training Can My Dog Recognize My Voice?
In a viral video on TikTok, a Shiba Inu perks up hearing his owner's voice on the radio for the first time. Despite the owner not being there, it begs the question if dogs can recognize voices—or actually understand that it's you when you ask to talk to your dog on the phone. Owners Already […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/can-dogs-recognize-voices/ | November 2, 2022
Expert Advice: Dog Gear & Accessories Gift Guide for Her: Presents For Women Who Love Dogs
We all know a woman who loves dogs. Whether you're buying for your wife, your mom, your best friend, or yourself, we've compiled the perfect list of gifts for every dog-loving woman. Best Dog Breed Jewelry for Women Best Dog Breed Clothing for Women Best Dog Breed Accessories for Women Best Dog Breed Home Goods […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/gift-guide-for-her-presents-for-women-who-love-dogs/ | August 10, 2022
German Shorthaired Pointer sitting in a field of wheat.
Expert Advice: Health How to Keep Your Dog Cool in Extreme Heat Without Air Conditioning
The summer heat can be stifling for both dogs and humans. And when we lose power, it is not only stressful on our own bodies but on our dogs' as well. There are a few steps you can take to keep your dog (and you!) safe and cool in extreme heat. Most Dogs Aren't Built […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/keep-dog-cool-summer-heat/ | July 26, 2022
Press Releases 2022 National Owner-Handled Series & National All-Breed Puppy & Junior Stakes Judging Panels Now Available
The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is pleased to announce the judging panels for the 2022 National Owner-Handled Series (NOHS) Finals and the AKC Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida in conjunction with the AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin. The NOHS Finals will be held […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/2022-national-owner-handled-series-national-breed-puppy-junior-stakes-judging-panels-now-available/ | July 22, 2022
Expert Advice: Training How to Train at Home for AKC Rally
Do you enjoy teaching your dog commands and tricks? Then the sport of AKC Rally might be for you. In Rally, a dog and their handler move together through a course made up of 10-20 signs. Each sign displays a skill to perform such as turns or behaviors like sit, down, or stay. The dog […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/train-at-home-akc-rally/ | June 6, 2022
two poodles outdoors top 5 most popular breeds
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Most Popular Dog Breeds of 2021
It goes without saying that in your house, your dog is the most popular. But what do the statistics say? The American Kennel Club has used registration data to compile the list of 2021’s most popular breeds. As always, the Labrador Retriever tops the list — this time for the 31st year!  The Lab's temperament […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/most-popular-dog-breeds-of-2021/ | March 15, 2022
Affenpinscher standing in grass outdoors.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds The Smallest Dog Breeds
Small dogs are some of the most popular dog breeds in the world. Not only do they take up less space, but they also usually have large, fun personalities. Many people like smaller dogs because small-breed supplies are generally less expensive, and small dogs live longer and can be ideal for apartment living. However, not […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/world-smallest-dog-breeds/ | March 7, 2022
Press Releases 2022 AKC National Championship Judging Panel Now Available
The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is pleased to announce the judging panel for the 2022 AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18, 2022. The 2022 event will showcase the top canine athletes and will also […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/2022-akc-national-championship-judging-panel-now-available/ | January 24, 2022
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Pembroke Welsh Corgi History: Centuries-Old Cattle Herder to Family Pet
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is thought to be an “enchanted” breed for many reasons. This happy herder with the elfish smile captures the hearts of fanciers and pet owners worldwide. Originally an all-purpose barnyard dog, the Pembroke was once invaluable to farmers in Wales. The perky four-legged farmhands escorted cows to common grazing land, watching […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/pembroke-welsh-corgi-history/ | December 14, 2021
Expert Advice: Advanced Training How Search-and-Rescue Dogs Find Missing People
Search-and-rescue dogs provide valuable assistance in times of crisis. But how do they do their jobs? Learn all about canine SAR and how these dogs work.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/how-search-and-rescue-dogs-find-missing/ | October 18, 2021
Pages 2019 Most Popular Dog Breeds
    Breed Rank Retrievers (Labrador) 1 German Shepherd Dogs 2 Retrievers (Golden) 3 French Bulldogs 4 Bulldogs 5 Poodles 6 Beagles 7 Rottweilers 8 Pointers (German Shorthaired) 9 Pembroke Welsh Corgis 10 Dachshunds 11 Yorkshire Terriers 12 Australian Shepherds 13 Boxers 14 Siberian Huskies 15 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels 16 Great Danes 17 Miniature […]
https://www.akc.org/most-popular-breeds/2019-full-list/ | September 14, 2021

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