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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
Expert Advice: Travel Newest AKC Museum of Dog Has Modern, Pop Culture Feel
Manhattan to Missouri to Manhattan. Sounds like a Major League baseball double play, doesn’t it. In a nutshell, that’s the 37-year history of the AKC Museum of the Dog, which opens its doors — at 101 Park Ave. — Feb. 8, the outset of Westminster Weekend. Founded in 1982 in the New York Life Building […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/newest-museum-of-dog-modern/ | January 18, 2019
Expert Advice: News Dogs and Cats Do Mix When It Comes to “Meet the Breeds”
It’s called the American Kennel Club (AKC) Meet the Breeds, which normally refers to types of dogs. But the popular Feb. 9 event held prior to the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show presented by Purina Pro Plan will include a furry participant of another kind. For the sixth time since 2011, The International Cat Association […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/dogs-cats-mix-comes-meet-breeds/ | January 11, 2019
Expert Advice: Sports These 4 Obedience Teams Will Warm Your Heart
The individual journeys that dogs and their handlers take to the American Kennel Club Obedience Classic in Orlando follow a variety of paths. Whether their goal is to achieve a perfect performance or to build an enduring relationship, their hard work will be on display when they compete on December 15 & 16. All 243 […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/these-4-obedience-teams-will-warm-your-heart/ | November 30, 2018
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Expert Advice: News Police Dog Copper Offers Comfort to a Florida Community
Copper, a Black and Tan Coonhound, is one of five, loyal companion dogs who won the 19th annual AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE). The winners will be honored at the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin in Orlando, Florida, December 15-16, 2018.  What are the odds? A police officer who has […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/police-dog-copper-offers-comfort-to-a-florida-community/ | November 12, 2018
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Expert Advice: Feature Inspector Gadget is a Winning Search & Rescue Dog
Inspector Gadget, a Bloodhound, is one of five, loyal companion dogs who won the 19th annual AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE). The winners will be honored at the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin in Orlando, Florida, December 15-16, 2018. Make no mistake about it, search-and-rescue work is all about commitment […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/bloodhound-search-and-rescue-dog/ | October 26, 2018
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Expert Advice: News Therapy Dog Works Magic in the Most Challenging Environments
Kol, a Grand Champion Bronze Golden Retriever, is one of five, loyal companion dogs who won the 19th annual AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE). The winners will be honored at the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin in Orlando, Florida, December 15-16, 2018. There is a reason Jane Eisenberg has labeled […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/therapy-dog-works-magic-in-the-most-challenging-environments/ | October 18, 2018
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Expert Advice: News This Golden Retriever is an Award Winning Service Dog
Sampson, a Golden Retriever,  is one of five, loyal companion dogs who won the 19th annual AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE). The winners will be honored at the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin in Orlando, Florida, December 15-16, 2018. Animals have always been a vibrant part of Joey Ramp’s life. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/golden-retriever-award-winning-service-dog/ | October 9, 2018

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