Guide Dog Does Double Duty as Therapy Dog
Mazie Grace THDD CGC was born to be a guide dog and faithfully serves her owner Beverly Hammett of Starkville, MS, enabling Beverly to live a more independent life. But Mazie’s service to others has not stopped there. In her off-duty, she works as a therapy dog in nursing homes and youth centers. She recently […] | July 28, 2016
Rescued Wild Desert Dog Becomes Agility Champion
Photo by Kathleen Schaffer/Pup Art PACH Cross Fire Copper Cricket, owned by Lydia Sharp of Gilbert, AZ, recently earned one of the highest honors in AKC Agility – the Preferred Agility Championship (PACH). But as a puppy, Cricket lived wild in the Arizona desert, just getting close enough to the Sharps’ business to grab an […] | July 27, 2016
This Little Dog Hangs Ten!
  Coppertone was near death when California residents Heather & Lori Sims rescued her as a young puppy. They spent nights feeding the Miniature Dachshund with an eye dropper because she was too weak to eat on her own. The veterinarian gave her little chance of survival, but the puppy pulled through. The Sims say […] | July 26, 2016
Bounced Between Homes, Dottie Lands Loving Owner & Dog Sports Career
Dottie of W Spalding CAX was a rescue dog who had gone through several homes when Brenda Williams of Atlanta, GA, saved her from going to the shelter and took her to training class to channel her energy. The training class led them to the discovery of dog sports and recently Dottie earned the highest […] | July 25, 2016
This Dog Loves to Put on Her Boogie Shoes
We found Molly in a newspaper ad in Ohio; her mom was a Collie and her dad was an Australian Shepherd. I've had dogs all my life as just pets. Our vet suggested puppy classes and that led to obedience classes. She passed the AKC Canine Good Citizen test at just 6 months old that […] | July 21, 2016
Dino Continues Pulling in the Carting Awards
Drafting, or carting, is a sport most commonly associated with large draft breeds like Bernese Mountain Dogs and Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs. But all breeds can compete in the sport – and many dogs enjoy pulling their own weight! Former shelter dog Dino, formally known as Woodacre’s Court Jester, recently added three more titles in […] | July 19, 2016
Novice A Dog Earns Rare Perfect Score in Obedience Competition
Photo courtesy of Houston PetTalk Magazine/Rebecca Burwell It is rare for even the most experienced competition obedience dog to earn a perfect score of 200. But recently, an All-American Dog achieved a flawless performance in his first time in the Novice class. Super Cooper Trooper CD BN RN and his owner Josh Wiggins of Spring, […] | July 18, 2016
Maggie Can’t Read But She Inspires Many to Love Books
Loudon’s Maggie THDD CGC owned by Rennie Loudon of Warwick, RI Maggie is a Reading Education Assistance Dog.  The AKC Canine Partners member is certified with Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs and registered with R.E.A.D. Intermountain Therapy Animals and Cold Noses Warm Hearts. She recently was bestowed with the AKC Therapy Dog Distinguished title for […] | July 15, 2016
Foster Failure Becomes Dog Sports Success
Rosemary Strasser of Omaha, NE, was not looking for a new dog, but a friend with Midwest Rescue Network kept telling her she had just the dog for her. “For two weeks she kept saying, ‘You have to come meet him; he’s just your type of dog,’ “, Rosemary said. “We fostered him, and I […] | July 13, 2016
Teen & Her Dog Persevere to Win Master Agility Championship
Vermont resident Haley Bouchard was just 13 when she and her dog Willow entered the AKC Agility ring in 2011 – one year after the launch of the AKC Canine Partners program. “Their first few years in competition were tough. There are lots of 15 second videos of Willow running out of the ring,” said […] | July 6, 2016

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