Effort to Channel Pup’s Energy Leads to Lifelong Passion
PACH Pistol Pete owned by Barbara Thomas of Minerva, OH Barbara decided to try agility class with Pistol Pete, better known as Petey, to give additional exercise to the very active young dog. “As a pup, he was quite a handful. We enrolled in agility class just to blow off some energy, and the rest is […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/effort-to-channel-pups-energy-leads-to-lifelong-passion/ | October 19, 2015
Cute Dog in Training Shows Off Her Tricks
A great look at early tricks and sports training for this then 15-month-old mixed-breed dog. Mixed-breed dogs can compete in AKC sports through the AKC Canine Partners program for all dogs, including rare breeds and rescues.https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/cute-dog-in-training-shows-off-her-tricks/ | October 15, 2015
Therapy Dog is Comforting Buddy to Children
The Wankles rescued Buddy from a shelter eight years ago, and the Golden Retriever-Lab mix has more than repaid the favor by being a wonderful companion to them and helping thousands of children in need. Since joining the Wankle household, the now 11-year-old Buddy has been a very active member of the Valley Humane Society […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/therapy-dog-is-comforting-buddy-to-children/ | October 15, 2015
Andretti Spaghetti – Running Fast All the Way to MACH
Andretti is a rescue dog whose early life is unknown. A recent X-ray revealed that he has two microchips. “You can only speculate on the chaotic nature of his puppyhood,” Inez said. “We know that he went from the Kansas Humane Society to Beagles-And-More Rescue and had at least one failed adoption before finding his […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/andretti-spaghetti-running-fast-all-the-way-to-mach/ | October 14, 2015
Pit Bull – Dachshund Mix Becomes Shelter Ambassador
A mixed-breed dog with a rather unique look has received much public attention and is now serving as an ambassador for the shelter which rescued him. The Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society in Georgia posted pictures of Rami, a 1-year-old Dachshund/Pit Bull mix, to their Facebook page. It took less than 24 hours for the photos […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/pit-bull-dachshund-mix-becomes-shelter-ambassador/ | October 13, 2015
Dog Starts Agility at 9 years; Wins Championship at age 12!
Kink is a 12 ½ year old mixed-breed dog who was adopted at the age of 2 years from the island of St. Kitts in the West Indies. He did not start his agility career until the age of 9 due to Allison’s education path and frequent moves around the country. But Kink loved the […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/dog-starts-agility-at-9-years-wins-championship-at-age-12/ | October 13, 2015
Disabled Rescue Dog Loves the Pool & Therapy School
Pig ended her first day of Hand in Paw therapy dog training at Creative Dog Training with a swim! Pig is a female mixed-breed dog born with "short spine syndrome". She was born in the woods northeast of Atlanta, GA, to a feral mother. Touched by Pig and her owner's desire to be a therapy […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/disabled-rescue-dog-loves-the-pool-therapy-school/ | October 12, 2015
Rescue Whippet Mix Won First Title at 11 Months!
Sissy Santangelo of Harahan, LA, tells us how her Whippet mix, Katie, became the multi-titled Katie Lynn Panger Santangelo CD BN RAE CAA CGC. Katie is a member of the AKC Canine Partners community. Katie came to me as a foster from Whippet Rescue. After spending time with her, I realized how sweet she was […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/rescue-whippet-mix-won-first-title-at-11-months/ | October 12, 2015
Cooper Finds Home & Job After Puppyhood Spent in Shelters
In summer 2009, Shelley stopped by her local shelter in Princeton, NJ, in search of a new companion. “I had just lost my dog and was looking for a large, friendly dog to adopt,” she said. “The staff showed me the dogs they thought I might like, but there wasn't a match. Then they brought […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/cooper-finds-home-job-after-puppyhood-spent-in-shelters/ | October 8, 2015
First Champion Tracker Mixed-Breed Crowned!
The 7-year-old dog passed the Variable Surface Tracking (VST) test held Oct. 4 by the Great Salt Lake Dog Training Club. The club held the test on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. To obtain the CT status in the AKC Tracking program, dogs must earn three titles – Tracking […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/first-champion-tracker-mixed-breed-crowned/ | October 8, 2015