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Expert Advice: Did You Know? Saluting Military Working dogs at AKC’s Museum of the Dog
They’re not the image you probably have of a military working dog, but the Stubby, Sawyer, and Smoky showcase at the American Kennel Club’s Museum of the Dog Memorial Day Weekend (May 23-25) in New York City captures the versatility and heart of man’s best friend. “It’s our chance to honor this invaluable asset to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/war-dogs-memorial-day/ | May 14, 2019
Expert Advice: Feature From College Mascot to the Show Ring, Dubs’ Comfort Zone Has No Limits
He’s almost 1½ years old but you should see his social calendar already. And managing it resembles a command central operation. Dubs is a 75-pound Alaskan Malamute who just happens to be the University of Washington’s mascot and a conformation show dog in the Pacific Northwest. The university explains why it chose an Alaskan Malamute […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/university-of-washington-mascot-dubs/ | April 25, 2019
John and Lesley Brabyn’s Anatolian Shepherd, Tallulah, at 10 weeks old, gets acquainted with her future charges. While inherited instinct is the foundation of a successful guardian, early exposure to livestock is extremely important.
Expert Advice: Conformation Meet Tallulah: She’s a Young Show Star who Keeps Count of her Stock at Night
The Kennel Club of Beverly Hills Dog Show in Pomona, California will be televised Easter Sunday on NBC affiliates nationwide. Almost two years old, Tallulah is just as much at home in the high-octane show ring as patrolling her 400-acre ranch in Sonoma County, California, for coyotes, mountain lions, or bobcats. Whether it’s the glitz […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/farm-dog-show-dog-tallulah/ | April 15, 2019
Expert Advice: Feature America’s Record-Setting No. 1 Dog is All About Versatility, Temperament
Have you ever wondered: Why are Labrador Retrievers so popular? It took a while for the Labrador Retriever to catch on with the American public, but once it did – wow! With origins in Newfoundland – not Labrador – and recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1917, the breed didn’t find its way onto […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/americas-record-setting-dog-versatility-temperament/ | March 29, 2019
Expert Advice: News The Lab Rules Once Again – For Record 28th Straight Year!
There just seems to be no stopping the Labrador Retriever! For a record 28th year (2018), the versatile sporting breed reigns supreme on the American Kennel Club registry list, a run like no other breed has seen in the record books. Changes in the Top Ten Little changed in the Top Ten standings from 2017. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/labrador-retriever-most-popular-breed-28th-year-row/ | March 20, 2019
Expert Advice: Conformation This Seattle Junior’s Success Story Comes From Commitment to “Doing it Right”
Picture this. A couple is sitting at a Seattle sidewalk café with their young daughter and a pair walks by with a “distinctive” dog neither of the parents recognized. Whoa! What ensued was an introduction to the Rhodesian Ridgeback and it wasn’t long before this "Dogless in Seattle" family was hooked. Annie Wickham recalls that […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/seattle-junior-rhoedesian-ridgeback/ | March 8, 2019
Expert Advice: Rally Following House Fire, Rally Becomes More Than Pure Sport for this Alabama Family
The 2019 AKC National Rally Championship takes place March 15 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. If you can't attend, tune in to the live stream by going to AKC.tv on any device or download the AKC.TV app on Roku, Apple TV, or AmazonFireTV. Rally has taken on an entirely new meaning in recent months for the Cruise family of Blountsville, Alabama […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/rally-cruise-family/ | February 28, 2019
Expert Advice: Sports Blind Dog “Nikki” is Totally Focused When it Comes to Scent Work
It was love at first sight for Martha Wixom, of Birmingham, Alabama. It wasn’t quite the same for Nikki, a 9-month-old Rat Terrier suffering from detached retinas and glaucoma in both eyes. The retinas were beyond repair and there was no cure for glaucoma, just management. “I’m sure she was having trouble seeing me,” says […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/blind-dog-scent-work/ | February 20, 2019
Expert Advice: Sports Making “Scents” of Zuri’s Personality Change
For two years and three months, Zuri was a model young dog — outgoing with zero negative reactivity. But one day, Anita Ambani found herself with a frenetic young Bolognese and no clue what was triggering the drastic change. Add to that, Zuri is the first dog she has owned, and a non-traditional one at […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/scent-work-helps-anxious-dog/ | February 6, 2019
Expert Advice: Sports For a Grieving Owner, This Toller Made the Difference
From the time he was three weeks old, curled up with his littermates in a Minnesota breeder’s whelping box, Nathan made quite the impression on Janis Dibert, who had recently lost her husband Dennis. A Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever owner for 17 years, Dibert says, “Usually puppies are matched to you based on the information you […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/toller-helps-overcome-grief/ | February 1, 2019

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