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Expert Advice: Did You Know? 7 Ways Weimaraners Are Like No Other Dogs
This sleek silver-gray breed originated in early 19th century, developed to hunt bear, boar, and other large game in the dense forests of Germany's Weimar region. Exceptional tracking ability, incredible athleticism, and brains were essential for their work. These traits have persisted to this day, making the Weimaraner (WY-mah-rah-ner) a breed perfect for a select […] | October 11, 2016
Expert Advice: News The Legacy of 9/11 Dogs 15 Years Later
On first glance, this picture, from 2012, is one of unbearable sweetness, a true Awww moment. Two Golden Retrievers are standing together, one with a gray muzzle, the other a puppy, both wearing vests signifying that they are working dogs.   The older dog is Bretagne, one of the heroes of Ground Zero. Nearly 15 […] | September 6, 2016
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny The Winners of the 2016 AKC Publications Photo Contest
Water was a common theme among this year’s photo-contest winners—images of dogs on beaches, at dock diving competitions, and in snow. Others showcased canine beauty in nature, silhouetted against a blazing sunset or bright blue skies. Then there’s one that made us all smile—a gray-muzzled retriever and a gray-haired man exchanging a glance through a […] | July 12, 2016
Expert Advice: Events The Winners of the 2014 AKC Publications Photo Contest
The winners of this year’s photo contest created unforgettable images by placing their models in vivid landscapes. A red barn, for example, provides a perfect backdrop to show the range of Newfoundland colors. Seagrass complements the straight, coarse coat of a tiny brown dog. A German Shorthaired Pointer stands on a rock, staring out at […] | July 11, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 9 Amazing Facts About German Shepherd Dogs
German Shepherd Dogs are among the most popular breeds in the world, consistently in the top five AKC breed rankings for most years these records have been kept. It's not hard to understand why. German Shepherds, the result of one man's vision of canine perfection, were designed to be the ultimate in work ethic, courage, […] | June 8, 2016
Expert Advice: General Health Keep Your Dog Cool With These Hot Weather Hacks
We all love summer, right? Warm breezes, days at the beach, country hikes, and city strolls under sunny skies. But imagine how much fun all of that would be if you had to do it in a fur coat and bare feet. That’s how dogs experience the good old summertime. So, as the mercury rises, […] | June 8, 2016
German Shepherd Dog herding sheep
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog The Best Sports To Do With Your German Shepherd Dog
The German Shepherd Dog is one of the most versatile creatures on earth. There’s not much these strong, agile, fearless dogs can’t do. Ancestors of today’s German Shepherds earned their keep by tending enormous flocks of sheep, as many as 1,000 of them. The AKC has assigned them to the Herding Group, a reflection of […] | June 8, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Six Great Ways To Get Involved In the German Shepherd Dog World
So you've fallen in love with the stunning, brilliant breed known as the German Shepherd Dog. You are not alone. The German Shepherd, also known by the shorthand GSD, is among the world's most popular canine companions and workers. If you want a job done—whether it's apprehending dangerous criminals, sniffing rubble for disaster survivors, or […] | June 7, 2016
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Looking for a Pup? Here’s How To Find the Perfect One
Labrador Retriever puppy. Courtesy Barra Labradors Bringing a dog into your life is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. It is a serious commitment to care for an individual who will rely on you completely—for food, shelter, health, and happiness—for a decade or more. In exchange, this puppy or adult dog […] | April 28, 2016
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog Celebrate National Train Your Dog Month With These Tricks: Week Four
January is National Train Your Dog Month and there's no better way to celebrate the bond between you and your canine companion than by introducing some fun into your daily routine. Tricks training is a great way to do that. National Train Your Dog Month was established six years ago by the Association of Professional […] | January 28, 2016

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