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Expert Advice: General Health Spaying and Neutering Your Puppy or Adult Dog: Questions and Answers
If you’ve recently welcomed a new puppy or dog into your life, you might be wondering whether you should have your canine companion spayed or neutered. Below are answers to some of the most common questions people have about these surgeries. What is the difference between spay and neuter? Spaying. A “spay,” or ovariohysterectomy, is a […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/spaying-and-neutering-your-dog-faqs/ | June 14, 2018
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Expert Advice: News Judging Program Now Available for 2015 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Dog Show Dec. 12-13
The Judging Program for the 2015 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship all-breed dog show is now available, including details on when breeds will be competing in the various rings as well as other information. The show takes place Dec. 12–13 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. This year's event has drawn a record entry, with 4,670 dogs entered to compete for […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/judging-program-for-2015-national-championship-dog-show/ | February 1, 2018
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Expert Advice: News Morris & Essex Kennel Club Dog Show 2015: Photo Gallery (Part One)
Despite a very rainy weather forecast — not to mention the potential of Hurricane Joaquin bearing down on the Northeast within a few days — crowds of people and dogs descended on Somerset, New Jersey, on October 1 for the Morris & Essex Kennel Club’s spectacular 2015 outdoor dog show. A revival of the lavish events […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/morris-essex-photo-gallery/ | February 1, 2018
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny The Vizsla Puts the “V” in Versatile
The Vizsla was developed in Hungary centuries ago as both a versatile hunting dog and a devoted companion, and the breed today retains those combined qualities. Vizslas typically love to do things with their owners, and they’re curious and interested in all kinds of activities. Vizslas are athletic and exuberant. (Bob Holmes/AKC Photo Contest) With […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/the-vizsla-puts-the-v-in-versatile/ | December 28, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Why The Bernese Mountain Dog Is Truly An ‘All-Around’ Dog
The Bernese Mountain Dog has a long history as an "all-around" dog, having been developed in the midlands region of Switzerland as a multi-purpose farm dog devoted to his owner and family. Today's Berners continue that heritage in star fashion—they excel as multi-talented workers and eager-to-please companions. The breed's national parent club, the Bernese Mountain […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/bernese-mountain-dogs-can-do-it-all/ | December 10, 2015
Expert Advice: General Health Common Heartworm Medication Ivermectin Can Have Serious Side Effects for Some Breeds
Dogs of some herding breeds and some mix-breed dogs can have a genetic mutation that makes them dangerously oversensitive to ivermectin, the active ingredient in some commonly used heartworm prevention medicines for dogs. Given at the proper doses and under the supervision of a veterinarian, ivermectin is safe for most dogs and is very effective […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/heartworm-medication-side-effects/ | December 4, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Meet the Border Terrier
With his small size and rather plain brown coat, the Border Terrier might seem unassuming, but he’s got enough character for a canine 10 times his size. Originally developed in the border areas between England and Scotland, this diminutive but tough and hardy breed was used to hunt fox, otter, and vermin, and Borders of […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/meet-border-terrier/ | November 26, 2015
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Expert Advice: Common Conditions Roundworms in Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention
What are roundworms? Roundworms are extremely common parasites in dogs. Almost all dogs have roundworms at some point in their lives—most often in puppyhood. There are two main species of roundworms affecting dogs: Toxocara canis and Toxascaris leonine. Toxocara canis causes more serious disease and can be transmitted to humans. The canine roundworm Toxocara canis […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/roundworms-in-dogs-symptoms-treatment-and-prevention/ | November 26, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 5 Ways That The Westie Is Really A Big Dog In A Little Dog’s Body
The West Highland White Terrier originated long ago in the Scottish Highlands, where the breed was prized as a tough, efficient hunter of vermin and small game in the rugged landscape. He is closely related to several other terrier breeds from the region, including the Scottish Terrier, Cairn Terrier, Skye Terrier, and Dandie Dinmont Terrier. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/5-ways-westie/ | November 12, 2015
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Expert Advice: Did You Know? Celebrating the Cocker Spaniel
With their ever-wagging tails, handsome appearance, soulful eyes, and friendly temperament, the merry Cocker Spaniel has deservedly often been in the ranks of most popular dog breed. In fact, the breed was number one in AKC rankings from the late 1930s to the 1950s, and then again during the mid-1980s. Along the way, a divergence in type […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/celebrating-the-cocker-spaniel/ | November 6, 2015

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