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Expert Advice: Did You Know? 9 Things You Didn’t Know About the Shih Tzu
The Shih Tzu (pronounced sheed zoo) is one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. But way before they were popular in America, they were beloved in East Asia. Here are some interesting facts about the Shih Tzu: 1. The Breed Is More Than 1,000 Years Old Documentation of the Shih Tzu goes […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/things-you-didnt-know-about-the-shih-tzu/ | March 12, 2019
Expert Advice: Basic Training How to Put on a Dog Harness
Some dog owners choose to use a harness rather than a collar on their dog to make him more comfortable or to reduce the chance that he will slip off the leash. There are three different types of harnesses to choose from, and they can each be tricky to put on. This step-by-step guide will give you […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/how-to-put-on-a-dog-harness/ | March 6, 2019
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues 5 Reasons Your Dog Is Whining
They may not be able to talk, but dogs can use many other methods of communication to interact with us. Sometimes, whining is one of those methods. Whining can be cute, but if it goes on for long periods, or becomes a regular habit, it can get aggravating. If you want to stop your dog […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/reasons-your-dog-is-whining/ | January 18, 2019
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog 6 Fun Things To Do With Your Dog In Atlanta
Super Bowl LIII will take place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Feb. 3. While your dog won't be able to go into the stadium with you, there are plenty of dog-friendly activities to do in Atlanta leading up to Sunday's big game. While Atlanta is known for its southern charm and its peach trees, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/6-fun-things-to-do-with-your-dog-in-atlanta/ | January 14, 2019
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Mango?
Have you ever wondered, "Can dogs eat mango?" The answer is yes, they can. This fruit is full of vitamins and safe for your pup to consume, as long as it's peeled and the pit is removed. It's important to note that you should only give your canine companion mango in moderation. Is Mango Good […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-mango/ | September 10, 2018
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Quinoa?
Quinoa is an extremely healthy food for humans. It's packed with protein, calcium, and other nutrients. But, can dogs eat quinoa? The answer is generally yes. The edible seed is actually an ingredient in some high-quality dry dog foods. Its strong nutritional profile makes it a healthy alternative to corn, wheat, and soy — starches that […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-quinoa/ | August 1, 2018
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Tuna?
Many dog foods contain fish because it is high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids. But, what about tuna? Can dogs eat tuna? The answer is no. You shouldn't feed your canine companion the saltwater fish because it could lead to a number of different health problems. Can Dogs Eat Raw Tuna? Fresh tuna has much […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-tuna/ | July 27, 2018
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Potatoes?
Update: Recent research has suggested that potatoes, while not poisonous, may not be appropriate for a dog's diet. From the UC Davis School of Medicine: "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued an alert about reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain pet foods containing peas, lentils, other legume seeds, or potatoes as main […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-potatoes/ | July 26, 2018
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 6 Things You Didn’t Know About the Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen
Header image courtesy of Lenni Cipriotti, AKC Breeder of Merit The Grand Basset Griffon Vend√©en, or GBGV, is a rare breed in the United States. He is energetic, curious, and always makes his presence known. Here are more interesting facts about the GBGV:1. They Come From FranceIf you're familiar with the French language, you may […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/6-things-grand-basset-griffon-vendeen-2/ | January 10, 2018
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 7 Dogs Made for Millennials
According to one study, about 75 percent of adults in their 30s own dogs, compared to only half of the general population. Some people have called dogs "the millennial baby." Among millennials who purchased homes in 2016, many more were motivated by their dogs than by their desire to have kids. Whether you plan […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/dogs-made-for-millennials/ | August 28, 2017