A Little Dog with a Big Name & Job!
This summer, Hulk traveled with Cecilia to Disney World in Florida and even though he is only 11 months old, he took the entire trip in stride, even seeing Mickey Mouse. “When we first adopted Hulk, I had no clue how much he would change our lives.  I have never owned any kind of animal, […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/a-little-dog-with-a-big-name-job-2/ | October 11, 2016
Emberly Overcomes Fear of Water to Become Dock Master
Emberly CA RATS DM owned by Kathryn Smiley of Kingsport, TN Emberly is a mixed-breed dog also known by Kathryn as “The Very Rare Spotted Dog.” Kathryn first met Emberly as an 8-week-old puppy at Young Williams Animal Shelter in Knoxville, TN, and says “our futures changed forever. With her heart, stamina, and a boundless […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/emberly-overcomes-fear-of-water-to-become-dock-master/ | October 10, 2016
Tyler Goes on 400-Plus Visits to Earn AKC Distinguished Therapy Dog
Tyler Leon Allegretta THDD, owned by Patricia Allegretta of North Bergen, NJ, is an 8 year old Maltese who is certified by Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs. He has been doing therapy work for the past six years and visits many places every week, including Holy Name Hospital and Englewood Hospital, as well as many […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/tyler-goes-on-400-plus-visits-to-earn-akc-distinguished-therapy-dog/ | October 7, 2016
Shelter Pup Overcomes Illness & Odds to Become 2-Time Agility Champ
MACH PACH Sollars' Dreamboat Annie MXB MJB MXP3 MXPB MJP3 MJPB PAX XF MFP T2BP owned by Karen Sollars of Lafayette, IN Annie was adopted from a local shelter in the summer of 2007, estimated to be about 6 months old.  She was a sick puppy with kennel cough and a nasty case of whip […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/shelter-pup-overcomes-illness-odds-to-become-2-time-agility-champ/ | October 5, 2016
Dad Takes on Daughter’s Dog & Turns Him into Rally Star
Robin Goodfellow RAE THDA CGC owned by Robert & Aimy Pumphrey of Aurora, CO Puck showed up at the Pumphreys’ house in 2010 as an unnamed 9 week old puppy that their daughter had acquired. “Being a mischievous young sprite, Puck (aka Robin Goodfellow) was the only name that fit,” Robert said. Less than a […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/dad-takes-on-daughters-dog-turns-him-into-rally-star/ | October 3, 2016
Cute Corky is Always Ready to Learn a New Trick
PACH Corky RE MXP4 MXP3 MJP3 MJPB PAX owned by Carol Clay of Rio Rancho, NM Corky is Carol’s first agility dog and first agility champion.  She adopted Corky from a rescue group in 2008 and began the agility journey in 2010. They had just started to compete when AKC began the AKC Canine Partners […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/cute-corky-is-always-ready-to-learn-a-new-trick/ | September 30, 2016
Pup Given Away in Parking Lot Now Agility Champ
MACH Jillie of Gorman Avenue owned by Lisa Putnam of St. Paul, MN Jillie had humble beginnings. A good Samaritan rescued her and her three littermates as young puppies from a person who was giving them away from a trunk of a car. He brought them to an animal humane society shelter, where Lisa spotted […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/pup-given-away-in-parking-lot-now-agility-champ/ | September 28, 2016
11-Year-Old Former Shelter Dog Achieves Agility Championship
Siren is an 11 1/2 year old mixed breed that Kelly McFaul-Solem rescued in 2005 from a shelter in Minnesota. “It was definitely love at first sight,” she said. “She was very skittish and afraid of new situations when we brought her into our lives. Agility has helped her blossom into the sweet, athletic dog she […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/11-year-old-former-shelter-dog-achieves-agility-championship/ | September 23, 2016
Memorial to Special Service Dog & Agility Star
Magy AX AXJ THD and her owner Mike Penketh of Vacaville, CA, were an amazing team. Magy was trained by Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) to be Mike’s assistance dog, a very important role for any dog. But Mike & Magy took it further. Together, the two worked with Touch of Understanding to help children […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/memorial-to-special-service-dog-agility-star/ | September 21, 2016
Pup Abandoned in Warehouse Gains Confidence Through Agility
Stella was found as a puppy in a warehouse, and I adopted her at 4 months of age from a rescue group that advertised her as a Border Collie-terrier mix.  Stella didn’t act like a terrier and kept growing, and growing. A DNA test indicated that she is 25% Great Pyrenees, 25% Old English Sheepdog, 25% […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/pup-abandoned-in-warehouse-gains-confidence-thru-agility/ | September 8, 2016

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