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Expert Advice: Cute & Funny 14 Presidents and Their Pups
  From Washington's foxhounds to Obama's famous Portuguese Water Dogs, presidential pups are as traditional as baseball and apple pie. Almost all of our presidents have shared the White House with a dog. These presidential pooches became as much a staple of the capitol as the rest of the First Family and “spoke” more than […] | February 18, 2019
Expert Advice: News Westminster 2019 Best In Group Winners
The 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, presented by Purina® Pro Plan® awarded one dog in each of the seven groups Best in Group. Some of these winning breeds, like the Wire Fox Terrier, have won their group 23 times. Yet others, like the Schipperke and Havanese, won their groups for the first time. Best in Terrier Group Best […] | February 14, 2019
Expert Advice: Travel 8 Pawesome Tributes for Dog Lovers in NYC
The newly-opened AKC Museum of the Dog in New York City makes Manhattan a must-visit destination for dog-lovers. But what other dog exhibits already exist around the city? You can easily spend an entire day at these New York City dog tributes — you might even need a weekend! While all eight locations are sure […] | February 8, 2019
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Expert Advice: General Health What to Do if Your Dog Eats Chocolate
Chocolate is toxic to dogs and depending on the type and amount of chocolate consumed and the weight of your dog, it could cause a serious medical emergency. If you know your dog has eaten chocolate, it’s important to monitor him for signs of toxicity (see below), and it's recommended that you contact your veterinarian […] | February 8, 2019
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Puppy Love Photos: Dozens of Dogs Celebrate Valentine’s Day
In anticipation of Feb. 14, we asked our readers to submit photos of their Valentine's Day-themed dogs. Whether you're still looking for the perfect gift or you have your entire day planned, these family pets are sure to add love to your month. Here are some of our favorites in each category! Best Dressed and […] | February 4, 2019
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Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog Puppy Love: Make Valentine’s Day Special for Your Dog
On Valentine’s Day, we give chocolate, teddy bears, and roses to our loved ones to show our appreciation and affection. But what about our favorite canine companions? Here are some tips on how you can show your four-legged Valentine some love. Give Your Pup a Gift Show your dog some love by giving him a Valentine's […] | February 4, 2019
Expert Advice: News Must-See Exhibits at the Museum of the Dog
The AKC Museum of the Dog will open its doors on Feb. 8 at 101 Park Ave. in New York City. With hundreds of pieces of artwork and digital displays, there will be no shortage of dog-inspired artwork to admire. But if you want a place to start,  museum staff picked out their favorite must-see […] | January 28, 2019
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Expert Advice: Advanced Training How to Teach a Dog to Fetch or Retrieve
AKC GoodDog! Helpline Trainer Erin Rakosky tells us how to get any dog interested in picking up and retrieving toys. Fetch is a great game to play with your dog and also a good way to exercise your pet. Some dogs naturally pick up fetch while others may have no interest. Some dogs like the […] | January 24, 2019
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Kennel Cough in Dogs – Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention
What Is Kennel Cough? Kennel Cough (also known as canine infectious tracheobronchitis) is a highly contagious respiratory disease. Dogs commonly contract kennel cough at places where large amounts of canines congregate, such as boarding and daycare facilities, dog parks, training groups, and dog shows. Dogs can spread it to one another through airborne droplets, direct […] | January 23, 2019
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dog Obesity: Why It’s Important To Manage Your Dog’s Weight
Plump puppies may be cute, but when it comes to canine health, lean is better. Still, as is true with humans, too many dogs are overweight, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP). In its eighth annual survey of the girth of American pets, released in March 2015, the organization found that 53 […] | January 22, 2019

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