Spring is Here – Get Outside & Get Active with Your Dog
This spring consider investing some time in training and spending time with the four-legged member of your family. With longer daylight hours and warmer weather, there's no better time. There are quite a few fun activities you can do with your dog, in addition to walking and hiking. Treibball, agility, and dock diving are just […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/spring-is-here-get-outside-get-active-with-your-dog/ | March 21, 2016
Training Takes Energetic Puppy All the Way to UD
“She was so full of energy that I knew I would need to channel it some way or she was going to be trouble all the time,” she said. Donna started Sissy in training classes as a puppy, and they had so much fun that they continued advancing all the way to their novice level […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/training-takes-energetic-puppy-all-the-way-to-ud/ | March 16, 2016
More than 50 Mixed-Breeds Entered in Agility Championship
That is a big difference from five years ago at the first NAC at which AKC Canine Partners dogs were eligible; only two mixed-breeds competed. Today, All-American Dogs are one of the most entered “breeds” at the prestigious event. Two contenders at the 2016 competition are Roo!, who has won the 24-inch division at a […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/more-than-50-mixed-breeds-entered-in-agility-championship/ | March 16, 2016
Search for Perfect Dog Results in Accepting the Not So Perfect Pup
June 2013.  I was settling in for the evening with my two Golden Retrievers who had just enjoyed a fun weekend in the Blue Ridge Mountains at an obedience trial.  Before the night was over, I would find myself with one less golden as a result of bloat. That tragic loss began the journey that […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/search-for-perfect-dog-results-in-accepting-the-not-so-perfect-pup/ | March 14, 2016
Talkative Husky Mix Loves to Play Agility
MACH Bailey Gaines MXB MJS is a talkative husky mix who loves agility and recently achieved the top honor in AKC Agility – the AKC Master Agility Championship. Christine Gaines adopted Bailey from a shelter when the pup was 5 months old and only started agility training as a way to bond with her new […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/talkative-husky-mix-loves-to-play-agility/ | March 13, 2016
More than 20 All-Americans to Compete in Rally Nationals
There are 28 All-American Dogs entered in the 2016 AKC Rally National Championship. The event takes place March 18 in Tulsa, OK, in conjunction with the AKC National Obedience Championship and AKC National Agility Championship. Competition takes place in four different divisions with winners crowned in each: Rally Advanced Excellent (RAE); Rally Excellent; Rally Advance; […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/more-than-20-all-americans-to-compete-in-rally-nationals/ | March 9, 2016
Once Terrified of Water, Snickers is Now Dock Diving Champ
Photo by Bethany Howell / Dogs in Motion Photography Snickers, formally known as The Joke’s On You AX AXJ OF DS AM, was a sad-looking young dog when Joan Kossaras of Phoenix, AZ, found her in the animal shelter and gave her a home.  Snickers turned out to be super smart and active and loved […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/once-terrified-of-water-snickers-is-now-dock-diving-champ/ | March 8, 2016
All Dogs Can Play the Fun Sport of Flyball
If you have ever seen the fast sport of Flyball, you probably spotted many Border Collies and Australian Shepherds streaking down the lanes. But all dogs can play in this team relay race. Just ask Olive, a French Bulldog mix, who recently earned the prestigious ONYX award from the North American Flyball Association (NAFA) for […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/all-dogs-can-play-the-fun-sport-of-flyball/ | March 7, 2016
Rescue All-American Dog Headed to National Obedience Championship
The AKC invites the top three Obedience dogs of each breed, based on Obedience Trial Championship points, to the event that takes place March 19-20 in Tulsa, OK. This year, Jasmine is the only All-American Dog entered in the NOC. Jasmine holds the AKC title of Utility Dog (UD) and is a High in Trial […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/rescue-all-american-dog-headed-to-national-obedience-championship/ | March 4, 2016
Scrawny Stray Blooms into Beloved Agility Champ
Ruby was a wormy, skinny puppy when Judy Finley of Edina, MN, adopted her from the local shelter. Once she got her health back, Ruby had a lot of energy so Judy thought she better channel it productively and took her to agility class. Ruby loved the sport and is now an AKC Agility champion […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/scrawny-stray-blooms-into-beloved-agility-champ/ | March 1, 2016

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