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Expert Advice: Sports Earthdogs: Terriers & Dachshunds are Underground Hunters
Among the marvels of human ingenuity is the way various breeds of dog were developed, mentally and physically, to tackle specific jobs. Consider the farmer’s eternal war against rodents and other burrowing mammals that devastate grain stores, raid henhouses, tear up fields, dig away riverbanks, and carry disease. As their number-one weapon in subterranean warfare, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/intro-earthdog-terriers-dachshunds-fearless-leaders-underground-movement/ | February 25, 2019
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Expert Advice: Did You Know? The Terrier Group: Planet Earthdog
Among the marvels of human ingenuity is the way various breeds of dog were developed, mentally and physically, to tackle specific jobs. Consider the farmer’s eternal war against rodents and other burrowing mammals that devastate grain stores, raid henhouses, tear up fields, dig away riverbanks, and carry disease. As their number-one weapon in subterranean warfare, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/the-terrier-group-planet-earthdog/ | January 28, 2019
Expert Advice: Conformation Why No Mixed Breeds? And Other Questions About Conformation Dog Shows
While watching a dog show on television or in person, many casual viewers find themselves completely mystified about aspects of the sport. But here are answers to four basic questions to give you a better understanding of dog shows. Who attends dog shows? Most handlers you’ll see in the TV portion of the show are […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/questions-about-dog-shows/ | December 4, 2018
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Expert Advice: Training for Dog Sports Handled with Care
Photo courtesy Melissa Hampton Photography   A dog-show newbie says handling isn’t as easy as it looks, but it sure is exciting. In “Talking Sports” we present advice from high achievers in the world of dog sports. But in this edition, about conformation dog shows, we thought it would be fun to see the sport […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/dog-show-newbie-handling-with-care/ | March 27, 2018
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Expert Advice: Training What You Need to Know About AKC Scent Work
On October 1, the AKC rolled out Scent Work, a new titling event open to all dogs. Before the AKC introduces a new sport, staff methodically evaluates, adapts, and develops the event. The process can take several months, sometimes years. Stephanie Kennerley is Sports and Events Projects coordinator. Her department creates and implements new AKC sports […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/what-you-need-to-know-akc-scent-work/ | February 15, 2018
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Expert Advice: News Storm, the Doberman Who Owned Westminster
In the early 1950s, a stunning Doberman Pinscher came charging out of California to vanquish the best show dogs the East Coast elites had to offer. In the process, he became an international superstar. Among the treasures of the AKC Library & Archives is the Len and Shirley Carey collection of photos, clippings, scrapbooks, correspondence, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/storm-doberman-owned-westminster/ | January 31, 2018
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Expert Advice: News AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin: A History in Pictures
The 2017 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday, December 16, and Sunday, December 17. Entering its 17th year, the National Championship has seen many historic firsts, memorable moments, and new attractions guaranteed to keep interest high among spectators and exhibitors […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/akc-national-champ-history-pictures/ | November 15, 2017
Expert Advice: Feature Guide Dog Roselle Helped Her Blind Partner Escape the World Trade Center
  On that fateful Tuesday, sales director Michael Hingson, blind since birth, arrived for work on the 78th floor of the World Trade Center’s Tower One. Hingson’s guide dog, Roselle, settled into her usual post beneath the desk. At 8:45 a.m., a hijacked jetliner crashed into the tower 18 floors above Hingson. After calling his […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/guide-dog-helped-blind-partner-escape-wtc/ | September 8, 2017
Expert Advice: News ​Your Dog Might Be 40,000 Years Old
  The dog’s long march from wild animal to ball-chasing, couch-hogging, kibble-crunching family pet might have begun 40,000 years ago. This places the domestication of canines much farther in the past than has been previously thought, according to the study “Ancient European Dog Genomes Reveal Continuity Since the Early Neolithic.” The findings were published this […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/your-dog-might-be-40000-years-old/ | July 21, 2017
Expert Advice: News Service Dogs Have Emotional and Psychological Benefits, Researchers Say
  Since the first issue of AKC Family Dog in 2003, we have been telling the stories of service dogs who guide the blind, hear for deaf, perform household tasks for wheelchair users, indicate on impending seizures and diabetic trauma, and perform many other jobs for disabled owners. During our 13-plus years of interviewing service-dog […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/service-dogs-emotional-psychological-benefits/ | May 31, 2017

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