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Expert Advice: Events 36 Adorable Dogs You Can Meet at AKC Meet the Breeds
Seven dog groups, 100+ breeds, two piers by the Hudson, and one Saturday in New York City. Does it sound like the perfect day? The annual AKC Meet the Breeds is a true melting pot of nearly every purebred dog you can think of. From Borzoi and Bearded Collies to Basset Hounds and Bichon Frises (shout out […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/dogs-we-met-meet-the-breeds/ | January 18, 2019
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Expert Advice: News Felter Linda Facci’s Incredibly Lifelike Replicas of Dogs Have Us Doing a Double Take
Linda Facci (aka "The Dog Felterer") is a perfectionist — and it shows in her amazingly realistic felt dog replicas. A remark such as, "I love your work, but this is creepy!" is not unusual for the self-taught artist to hear. Based in Manhattan, Facci keeps a busy schedule, with her 9-to-5 job as creative […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/felt-dogs-linda-facci/ | May 21, 2018
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Expert Advice: Conformation A Crash Course in Conformation From 8 Passionate Competitors
It can feel daunting at first, but everyone’s got to start somewhere when it comes to conformation. While this handy guide serves as an excellent resource, we were on the ground at the annual Seattle Kennel Club Dog Show at Centurylink Field Event Center earlier this month to gain some firsthand insight into showing dogs. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/conformation-101/ | March 27, 2018
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Expert Advice: Sports These 12 Juniors Are Taking the Conformation World by Storm!
Ever wonder how handlers get into conformation? Well, many of them start out in Junior Showmanship. And it turns out the kids have a lot to say! We chatted with 12 youngsters ranging from the ages of seven to 16 years at the annual Seattle Kennel Club (SKC) Dog Show at Centurylink Field on March […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/12-juniors-taking-conformation-world-by-storm/ | March 23, 2018
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Expert Advice: News 11 Behind-the-Scenes GIFs of Dogs Getting Glammed up for Westminster
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so for a dog lover, an event like Westminster means cuteness overload! From silky Irish Setters receiving the glam treatment ahead of their big moment in the spotlight to wonderfully charismatic Keeshonden getting their heads (and fur) in the game, here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the 2018 show (which was held […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/11-behind-the-scenes-gifs-dogs-glammed-westminster/ | March 7, 2018
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Expert Advice: Events Up Close and Personal with the Dogs of Westminster
If you’re a dog lover, you know some have a je ne sais quois that automatically makes you lean in a little closer when taking in their adorableness. Join us in a magical exploration of 33 perfect faces we spotted at the 142nd annual Westminster Dog Show last month. [gallery link="file" ids="43641,43640,43639,43638,43607,43634,43637,43605,43635,43633,43609,43604,43614,43611,43618,43619,43616,43620,43632,43636,43621,43629,43613,43602,43624,43615,43627,43630,43617,43622,43603,43625,43631"]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/close-personal-dogs-westminster/ | March 5, 2018
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Expert Advice: News 18 Pictures of Flynn, Westminster 2018 Best in Show Winner
The AKC classifies the Bichon Frise’s bark level as “barks when necessary,” but the way things went last night at the 142nd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Show, there was plenty to bark about. Flynn, the winner for the Non-Sporting Group earned the coveted title of Best in Show at the 2018 competition, which came to a head Tuesday […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/flynn-westminster-2018-best-in-show-winner-pictures/ | February 15, 2018
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Expert Advice: Lifestyle The Dog Lover’s Travel Guide
Maybe it’s a work-related excursion or simply a leisurely adventure, but there’s no doubt every dog owner who needs to travel has debated whether to take the dog or leave him home. Whether the journey is across town or across the country, if you decide to take your dog, here is some information that will […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/dog-lovers-travel-guide/ | January 29, 2018
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Expert Advice: Health Meet the “Magic Wand” that Makes Bathtime Easy
We've officially entered the thick of rainy season, which can mean only one thing for our furry friends *cue dramatic Instagram superzoom* ‚Äî muddy paws! Luckily, Waterpik makes cleanup super easy and pain free. Buddy calls the lush and verdant Pacific Northwest home and loves nothing more than being outside regardless of the weather. With […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/magic-wand-bathtime-easy/ | November 15, 2017
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Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog Inside the 2017 Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade
The most joyous event of the year took Tompkins Square Park over the weekend and saw scores of wildly imaginative and carefully thought out costumes. From four legged versions of Pennywise the clown a la It to 8 legged Corgis, here are some of the best ensembles we spotted at the annual event. Behold, our […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/inside-2017-tompkins-square-halloween-dog-parade/ | October 23, 2017

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