More than 20 All-American Dogs Entered in Westminster Agility Championship
The third annual Westminster Kennel Club Master Agility Championship takes place Saturday, Feb. 13, at Pier 94 in New York City, and more than 20 mixed-breed dogs in the AKC Canine Partners program will be there to tackle the course! Popo, pictured, and his handler Janet Yun will be among the All-American Dog contenders. The […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/more-than-20-all-american-dogs-entered-in-westminster-agility-championship/ | February 9, 2016
Dino Can Pull His Weight – First Mixed-Breed to Earn Open Drafting Title
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 plus! Former shelter dog Dino, formally known as Woodacre’s Court Jester, recently became the first mixed-breed […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/dino-can-pull-his-weight-first-mixed-breed-to-earn-open-drafting-title/ | February 8, 2016
Spur of the Moment Adoption Results in Lifelong Partner
Valerie Aaron of Yulee, FL, was just running in the store to pick up some dog food shortly before the store closed. But a little puppy with sad eyes resulted in Valerie coming home with more than kibble. Norman won her heart and a place in dog competitions through the AKC Canine Partners program. Now […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/spur-of-the-moment-adoption-results-in-lifelong-partner/ | February 5, 2016
Rare American Indian Dog Succeeding in AKC Obedience Ring
Rare breeds not yet recognized by AKC can be eligible to enroll in AKC Canine Partners and compete in AKC events. That is the case with Seraphina (formally known as Song Dog Bright Angel UD GO) who is an American Indian Dog. Seraphina & owner Sheila Crombie of Monument, CO, recently earned the advanced-level Utility […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/rare-american-indian-dog-succeeding-in-akc-obedience-ring/ | February 4, 2016
Teen & Her Rescue Dog Bringing Home the Ribbons
Ohio teenager Mariah Bradley and her family adopted a puppy from a rescue group five years ago. The Australian Shepherd mix was smart, but active, and soon Mariah got involved with training him through 4H. Before long, the pair were competing in 4H events and did so well that they started competing in AKC events […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/teen-her-rescue-dog-bringing-home-the-ribbons/ | February 2, 2016
Foster Puppy Returns & Jumps into Agility Ring
Karen Powell of Frankfort, KY, fostered two littermates eight years ago and never dreamed that both of them would end up living with her permanently and having successful careers in AKC dog sports. Cody recently earned his AKC Preferred Agility Championship (PACH) through the AKC Canine Partners program for all dogs, including mixed-breeds and rescues. […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/foster-puppy-returns-jumps-into-agility-ring-2/ | January 29, 2016
Foster Puppy Returns & Jumps into Agility Ring
Foster Puppy Returns & Jumps into Agility Ring Karen Powell of Frankfort, KY, fostered two littermates eight years ago and never dreamed that both of them would end up living with her permanently and having successful careers in AKC dog sports. Cody recently earned his AKC Preferred Agility Championship (PACH) through the AKC Canine Partners […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/foster-puppy-returns-jumps-into-agility-ring/ | January 29, 2016
That Terrible Teething Time – Boy, My Bed Tastes Great!
Money Penny,  a Cocker Spaniel puppy, really liked the taste of her bed – plus the hassock for a snack, but who could get mad at that cute face, says her owner Jackie Curr of Spring, TX. It is natural for dogs to chew, and puppies chew a lot when they are teething. Teething typically […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/that-terrible-teething-time-boy-my-bed-tastes-great/ | January 29, 2016
Special Therapy Dog Helps Children Learn to Read
Caroline Miller of McKeesport, PA, tells how she found her mixed-breed dog, Molly, in the shelter and how she knew she had the right stuff to be a therapy dog. Miller’s Molly THDD has now earned the AKC Therapy Dog Distinguished title for making at least 400 visits to help others. Her specialty is helping […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/special-therapy-dog-helps-children-learn-to-read/ | January 27, 2016
Former Stray Dog Finds Loving Home & Agility Career
Hayley was a stray wandering through southwestern Virginia when she landed in a shelter with limited space and was scheduled for euthanasia. Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART) pulled her out in the nick of time in the summer of 2010, and Bettina Markowitz of Sterling, VA, met her at an adoption event in 2011 and […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/former-stray-dog-finds-loving-home-agility-career/ | January 26, 2016

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