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Expert Advice: Dog Breeding AKC Breeder Spotlight: Barbara and David Miller of White Hart Cardigans
Barbara and David Miller, who live in Gig Harbor, Wash., bought their first Cardigan Welsh Corgis 12 years ago and began breeding them six years ago. "Cardis prefer cool, damp weather, and our home in Washington suits them," Barbara says. "Our motto is 'Cardigan Welsh Corgis for home, work, and play.' We strive to breed […] | June 14, 2018
Expert Advice: Training Ask Our Trainers: My Puppy Won’t Leave the Cat Alone
Sharon C. of Maine, asks: How can I teach my puppy not to latch onto my highly dog-friendly cat? He latches on and won’t let go unless I pick him up by his collar. Dogs and cats living together can be complicated. Even if your feline doesn’t seem to mind your puppy’s behavior, it is […] | May 2, 2018
Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding AKC Breeder Spotlight: Cathy Lewandowski of SoftMaple Curly-Coated Retrievers
Each month, the American Kennel Club (AKC) profiles breeders to hear how they got started and learn about their breeding program and experience with AKC Marketplace. We recently spoke with Cathy Lewandowski of SoftMaple Curly-Coated Retrievers in Croghan, N.Y. Lewandowski is an AKC Breeder of Merit who has produced versatile, top-winning dogs. Lewandowski's love for […] | April 13, 2018
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Ask Our Trainers: What’s the Best Way to Teach My Dog to Stay?
Susan S. wrote to ask what is the best way to teach her Field Spaniel puppy to stay. To teach your puppy “stay,” the most important thing to remember is to take it in baby steps. Too many owners make the mistake of turning it into an endurance contest: how long can the puppy stay […] | April 1, 2018
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Pack a Puppy Kit for New Puppy Buyers
Sending puppies to their new home with a “new puppy kit,” which includes a selection of useful items for the dog, is a thoughtful way to help puppy buyers get off to the best possible start with their new friend. Even if this is not the buyer’s first puppy, a carefully curated kit ensures he […] | March 7, 2018
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Learn About the AKC DNA Profile Program
The American Kennel Club (AKC) DNA Profile Program technology allows breeders, dog owners, and the AKC to ensure that the AKC Registry is the most accurate in the world. AKC DNA profiling is required for: Frequently Used Sires (dogs having the greatest impact on the AKC Stud Book); imported breeding stock; dogs that have semen collected for fresh-extended or […] | March 7, 2018
Expert Advice: Training Ask Our Trainers: How Do I Teach My Dog to Walk Nicely on a Leash?
Mary Y. wrote about her German Shepherd Dog, Tank, that pulls her along when she tries to take him for a walk. “I have tried several different tactics, but he trots along, pulling me with him. I’m at a loss.” Walking at your side is a difficult thing for a dog to do. It takes […] | March 2, 2018
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding AKC Breeder Spotlight: Michel Berner of Mira Vizslas
Michel Berner, owner of Mira Vizslas, near Fairchild, Wis., moved from Milwaukee to the Eau Claire area a little more than 10 years ago. She is active regionally and nationally and has donated hundreds of hours to various Vizsla clubs, doing everything including serving as an officer and a director, judging hunt tests, editing newsletters, creating web […] | February 27, 2018
AKC Breeder Spotlight Oksana Fagenboym Rock 'N Rolla Poodles
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices AKC Breeder Spotlight: Oksana Fagenboym of Rock ‘n Rolla Poodles
AKC Breeder of Merit Oksana Fagenboym, of Rock ’n Rolla Poodles, was born in Ukraine and has lived with dogs all her life. As a little girl, she picked up puppies and kittens from the street and brought them home. Unfortunately, her family could not keep them because they lived in a hostel. So, they […] | January 29, 2018
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Ask Our Trainers: How Do I Stop My Puppy From Mouthing Rocks?
  Bonnie Bailey of Alexandria, Va., asks: Gunny seeks out rocks to retrieve, bury, and chew. I am concerned that Gunny will swallow a small one (although most are too big) or crack a tooth. It's not possible to remove all the rocks in the yard, so I would like to train him away from […] | January 12, 2018

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