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Expert Advice: Studies New Treatment Offers Hope for Dogs With Heart Disease
A breakthrough therapy shows promise in the fight against a deadly heart disease that strikes both dogs and people, Canadian researchers report. In the current issue of the American Journal of Physiology, scientists from the University of Guelph found that a naturally-occurring molecule called dAPT (2-Deoxyadenosine triphosphate) restored normal function in cardiac muscle cells taken […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/new-treatment-offers-hope-dogs-heart-disease/ | January 18, 2016
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Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog Celebrate National Train Your Dog Month With These Tricks: Week Two
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 Dog Trainers, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/celebrate-national-train-your-dog-month-with-these-tricks-week-two/ | January 13, 2016
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog Celebrate National Train Your Dog Month With These Tricks: Week One
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 […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/celebrate-national-train-your-dog-month-with-these-tricks-week-one/ | January 6, 2016
Expert Advice: News Dogs Rescued, Unhurt, After Two Days Buried Under House Wrecked By Texas Tornado
Michael Delgado’s family thought they lost everything when powerful tornados roared through the town of Rowlett, Texas, the day after Christmas. Their home and most of their belongings were gone, but they still have something to be thankful for—their yellow Labrador Retriever, Sawyer, and Chihuahua-mix puppy, Lucy. Both survived, even after being buried in rubble […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/dogs-rescued-after-texas-tornado/ | December 29, 2015
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny The Belgian Tervuren Is One Breed That Will Keep Your Ducks in a Row
Herding is just one of the many talents of this graceful, elegant breed, named after a town in Belgium. The Belgian Tervuren is smart, highly trainable, and has a terrific sense of humor. They excel in all kinds of activities—obedience, agility, search and rescue, therapy, flyball, you name it! As the breed standard specifies, the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/belgian-tervuren-keeps-your-ducks-in-row/ | December 28, 2015
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny 6 Reasons Why Pomeranians Are Totally Unforgettable
These bright energetic dogs got their name from their place of origin, a province now located in Germany. The name Pomerania means "land by the sea." Although tiny, with an ideal weight somewhere between three and seven pounds, according to the breed standard, this member of the Toy Group is actually related to heavier sled […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/6-reasons-why-pomeranians-are-totally-unforgettable/ | December 24, 2015
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny 5 Surprising Gifts Alaskan Malamutes Have Given the World
The Alaskan Malamute is the heavy-freight hauler of the canine world, created to pull cargo on sledges through frozen wastelands. These powerhouses share their genetic ancestry with other Northern breeds, such as Siberian Huskies and Samoyeds that are thought to have descended from wolf-dogs hybrids established before the end of the Stone Age. The Malamute’s […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/5-surprising-gifts-alaskan-malamutes-have-given-the-world/ | December 14, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 7 Reasons Why The Keeshond Totally Owns The Nickname The Smiling Dutchman
Stone Age fossils suggest that spitz-type dogs resembling today's Keeshond co-existed with cavemen back as far as 5000 B.C. Images of dogs just like them appear on everything from ancient Greek wine jugs to the Great Seal of Amsterdam. Today, they are the national dog of the Netherlands. Historians have different opinions of how the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/7-reasons-why-keeshond-owns-nickname/ | December 3, 2015
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny 5 Things Basset Hounds Do To Make Us Smile
Basset Hounds' unique characteristics and personality have earned them the nickname the "Clown Prince of The Dog World." But make no mistake, there's a serious purpose behind these dogs. Those long ears that dip into their water bowls and drag mud into the house, those droopy lips, those crooked stumpy legs, and those doleful eyes […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/basset-hound-make-people-smile/ | December 1, 2015
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny 7 Ways Great Danes Stand Above It All
Strength, intelligence, boldness, and agility are all traits that apply to the powerful Working Group breed known as the Great Dane. But if you ask the average person on the street to name the most striking feature about these dogs, the answer will likely be: "They are so tall!" That's true. The breed standard specifies […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/7-ways-great-danes-stand-above/ | November 18, 2015

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