Good Times for Charlie as He Wins Championship Title
MACH Goodtime Charlie Griffith MX MXJ MXB MJB XF owned by Deborah Griffith of Newland, NC, recently earned the top title in AKC Agility – the Master Agility Championship (MACH). The honor requires dogs, once they reach the Masters level after advancing through three levels, to earn 20 Double Qualifying scores in both Standard and […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/good-times-for-charlie-as-he-wins-championship-title/ | June 15, 2016
Happy Flag Day from AKC Canine Partners!
AKC Canine Partners member Waverly Anne CGC-A is showing her patriotic spirit today by wearing her red, white and blue. Anne celebrates with her owners Shannon Edwards and Sue Livengood of Mesa, AZ. Anne also is demonstrating her sit-stay as she has her portrait taken. She has earned the advanced level title of the AKC […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/happy-flag-day-from-akc-canine-partners/ | June 14, 2016
Service Dog Also Excels at AKC Sports
Mischief Managed RN CAX CGC owned by Shaylyn Kelleher of Hampton, VA Lily is a 3 year old lab mix who was adopted from a shelter in South Carolina. “Once we started taking obedience classes, we thought it'd be fun to try some dog sports,” Shaylyn said. “Coursing Ability Tests are her all-time favorite. Lily […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/service-dog-also-excels-at-akc-sports/ | June 13, 2016
First Dog Becomes Three-Time Agility Champ
MACH2 PACH McKinney’s Dexter MXS MXPB MJP3 MJPB PAX MXF T2B owned by Colleen McKinney of Lexington, OH Colleen had never owned a dog before. But one day she saw an ad in the local newspaper about a Border Collie – Golden Retriever mix. “I thought that sounded like a good dog,” Colleen said. “I […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/first-dog-becomes-three-time-agility-champ/ | June 9, 2016
Pogo Discovers Rally is Fun!
Pogo was adopted by Wendy from an animal shelter on April 2, 2010, when he was 4 months of age, and they started agility training three months later. Wendy said she resisted any formal obedience training, thinking it was too strict and tedious, but after much encouragement from her trainer, she finally decided to try […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/pogo-discovers-rally-is-fun/ | June 8, 2016
Meet Finnick – A Dog Who Does It All!
Adriana adopted Finnick from the San Francisco SPCA in August 2014. “I was volunteering there at the time and was waiting for the right herding mix to show up, then there he was!,” Adriana said. “I wasn't interested in dog sports at first, but we took a rally class, which then led me to take […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/meet-finnick-a-dog-who-does-it-all/ | June 7, 2016
Basic Obedience Class Leads to Competition Career for Rescue Pup
Jimenez’s Max CD RAE NAJ NAP NJP owned by Ana Jimenez of El Paso, TX  In 2009, Ana went to a local animal rescue to adopt a dog. When she saw a little 5 month old terrier mix, she knew he was the one. “Shortly after I decided to take a training class with Max on basic […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/basic-obedience-class-leads-to-competition-career-for-rescue-pup/ | June 3, 2016
Truffle Loves to Track – All the Way to an AKC Title!
Cellier’s Truffle TD owned by Margaret and Thierry Cellier of N. Vancouver, BC, Canada Truffle is a five and half year old Thai Ridgeback mix who was rescued in California with her siblings when she was still a puppy. She was fostered in Canada and became a member of the Cellier family a couple of […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/truffle-loves-to-track-all-the-way-to-an-akc-title/ | June 1, 2016
This Dog Trots for Treats
MACH Trots for Treats MXB MJB XF T2B owned by Kristin Dujardin of Fishkill, NY Kristin adopted Patches, a Shetland Sheepdog mix, in August 2009. “He was 5 months old and quickly settled into our home, showing us just how much drive and energy a herding dog can have,” she said. “Agility quickly became his […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/this-dog-trots-for-treats/ | May 24, 2016
Jerry Overcomes Severe Illness to Earn Top Rally Title at age 10
Jerry RAE BN GN owned by Emily Kocon of St. Paul, MN Jerry was adopted from a small shelter in Minnesota back in 2006. He is my first competitive performance dog and he has taught me patience, diligence and humility. I started taking him to obedience classes just to learn the basics. We both enjoyed […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/jerry-overcomes-severe-illness-to-earn-top-rally-title-at-age-10/ | May 16, 2016

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