Youth LIves Up to her Bargain to Train New Dog & Then Some
Courtney Kramer was just in seventh grade when she first saw Smoky and knew that they were meant to be together.  Her parents did not think the same, however, but after days of pleading, Courtney brought Smoky home from a rescue group. She did not let her parents down with her promise to take care […] | November 16, 2016
Smart Shelter Pup Inspires Owners to Compete with Great Results
Greg & Mary Gouge of Florissant, MO, realized there was something special about Jada as soon as they met her at the shelter as a young puppy – and others noticed too. She excelled in her basic training classed and instructors encouraged them to pursue competitions. Even though, Greg & Mary had never shown dogs […] | November 15, 2016
Owner Bursts Into Tears at Former Shelter Dog’s UD Title
When the judges announced first place in the Utility B class at the Lawrenceville Kennel Club trial this summer, the winner burst into tears. It was a long emotional ride that Georgia resident Susan Moore had with her All-American Dog, Barrett, who was saved from a high kill shelter in 2011. Today, Barrett is a […] | November 10, 2016
Fostering Dog Starts Path to Training & Agility Championship
Ann-Marie Moore of San Francisco, CA, was just looking to get some dog owning experience when she offered to foster Roula, a young Lab mix picked up as a stray. She quickly fell in love and decided to keep her, but just as quickly knew she needed some training help. Their training journey led to […] | November 8, 2016
Therapy, Agility & Tricks Star Succumbs to Cancer
Hailey and her owner New York resident Karen Profenna were a wonderful team and not only were successful  in dog sport competitions, but also brought cheer to thousands through their therapy dog work. Hailey’s achievements included winning the top scoring All-American Dog at this year’s Westminster Master Agility Championship. The Beagle- Boston Terrier mix also […] | November 3, 2016
Once Undernourished, Fearful Shelter Pup Earns Agility Championship at Age 9
PACH Zucchini of Wylde Green, owned by Trish Nelson & Arron Wings of Iowa City, IA, recently earned one of the highest honors in AKC Agility, the Preferred Agility Championship (PACH). It is hard to believe that ZuZu used to hide in the car when she arrived at class. Trish tells the story of their […] | October 27, 2016
Kai Continues Reign as Top Mixed-Breed in Coursing
Kai, a 5 year-old Catahoula Leopard dog mix, has earned the AKC Coursing Ability Excellent 6 title, the most Coursing Ability Titles earned by an All-American Dog so far. He brought home the CAX6 at the Langley Kennel Club’s Coursing Ability Tests (CAT) held Oct. 8-9 in Palmyra, PA. Achieving the CAX, the top title […] | October 26, 2016
Sassy Sissy is 4th Mixed-Breed Dog to Earn UDX Obedience Title
I adopted Sissy when about 7 weeks old. She has been such a joy to have in my life. We have learned so much together during this obedience journey. Sissy always gives me her all in the obedience ring and that is why we keep continuing .Sissy received her UDX Title at the Golden Retriever […] | October 25, 2016
Therapy Dog is Important Part of Special Ed Class
NHS Copper Halo at Dawn THDD CGCA, owned by teacher Mako Jacobs of Omaha, NE, has earned the AKC Therapy Dog Distinguished title for making more than 400 visits to help others. He really shines as the therapy dog for Mako’s special education classroom. NHS Copper Halo at Dawn THDD CGCA is an Australian Shepherd/Collie mix […] | October 14, 2016
Pup Pulled from Shelter Becomes Art Sales “Dog”
“I used to live in California and have friends there.  One friend fosters dogs for a local rescue group and she was instrumental in finding Minnie for me,” Rosemary said. Minnie had been a stray and was picked up and taken to the San Bernardino Animal Shelter, a busy shelter that can only keep dogs […] | October 13, 2016

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