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Expert Advice: News The Best Canine Costumes From The 2015 Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade
Hundreds of dogs donned costumes this past Saturday at the 25th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in Lower Manhattan making it the largest Halloween dog parade in the country. Many owners jumped on current trends, such as "Star Wars" and "Jurassic World" characters, while others chose more classic canine looks, such as hot dogs […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/best-costumes-tompkins-square-halloween-parade/ | February 1, 2018
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Expert Advice: News 7 Memorable Moments From The 2015 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship
This past weekend, thousands of dogs and dog lovers descended on Orlando, Florida for the 2015 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship at the Orange County Convention Center. Here are a few highlights: New world records were set during the Elite Finals of Dock Diving. The winning jump was 30 feet 7 inches by a Labrador Retriever named […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/7-moments-from-national-championship-2015/ | February 1, 2018
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Guide Dogs
You've probably seen a guide dog out and about, but you may have misconceptions about the incredible work these dogs do. Here are a few things you may not know. 1. Guide dogs are very carefully paired with their handlers. Everything from a person’s lifestyle, hobbies, activity level, family, living arrangements, and other pets go […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/7-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-guide-dogs/ | October 28, 2016
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Felicity Springers: Beautiful Inside and Out
Dog show ribbons and event titles are major accomplishments that dog owners and breeders proudly acknowledge when talking about their kennels. But for one breeder with many title-decorated dogs, there’s something else that keeps her in the game. “The single biggest achievement that just makes me happier than happy... is the people who have my […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/felicity-springers-beautiful-inside-and-out/ | October 26, 2016
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Expert Advice: Conformation How Judges Pick the Winners at a Dog Show; Judges Explain Their Thought Process
Armed with astute knowledge and many years of hands-on experience, judges enter the dog show ring with a challenging task of selecting one winner. And when you're on one of the biggest dog show stages, like the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the stakes are higher. A judge must select a single winner out of […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/how-judges-pick-the-winners-at-a-dog-show/ | October 4, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Trust Flows Both Ways: Six-Time Paralympian on Relationship With Guide Dog
U.S. goalball team member Jen Armbruster is ready for the 2016 Paralympics in Rio. The six-time Paralympian is decorated with a gold medal from the 2008 games in Beijing, a silver from Athens in 2004, and a bronze from Atlanta in 1996. She hopes to take home another medal in her last Paralympics, where she […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/trust-flows-both-ways-six-time-paralympian-on-relationship-with-guide-dog/ | August 25, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? The Most Popular Canine College Football Mascots
It's that time of year again -- college football is here. Get your jerseys out of storage and start planning your tailgate parties. But what can make football even better? Dog mascots. Even if you're not a football fan, we bet you can find a team to support from this list of spirited pups. Here […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/the-most-popular-canine-college-football-mascots/ | August 25, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Why Do Dogs Wag Their Tails?
  Most people associate a wagging tail with a happy dog, but that's not always the case. Dogs' tails can tell us a lot about how a dog is feeling, and a wagging tail doesn't always mean that a dog is friendly and approachable. So Why Do Dogs Wag Their Tails? Even though we sometimes […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/why-do-dogs-wag-their-tails/ | August 24, 2016
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog 11 Ways to Break a Sweat With Your Dog
Staying active is important for both humans and dogs alike. While an average healthy adult should get 30 minutes of physical activity at least five days a week, dogs also need regular exercise, but how much depends on your dog's breed and age. Growing puppies are not yet ready to take on as much activity […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/11-ways-to-break-a-sweat-with-your-dog/ | August 11, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Why Does My Dog Watch TV?
You're at home sitting on your couch watching your favorite TV show when all of a sudden your dog perks up, does the classic head tilt, and barks at the TV. Is it the sound that's capturing his attention? Or is it the action on the screen? It's probably a little of both. How Dogs […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/why-does-my-dog-watch-tv/ | August 3, 2016

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