This Little Dog Knows How to Pull Her Weight
June is a cute little shaggy dog, but she also is strong for her size. June participates in weight pull, a canine sport in which dogs wear a special harness and pull a cart loaded with weight. Althought it is most popular with large carting breeds, sledding breeds, and bully breeds, all breeds,including mixed-breeds like […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/this-little-dog-knows-how-to-pull-her-weight/ | November 2, 2015
A Visit to a Special Haven Dedicated to Rescuing Dogs
Keeper loved playing with his ball in the beautiful creeks of Glen Highland Farm in upstate New York. The Border Collie – Samoyed mix spent a vacation with his owner Jean Cruise at the farm. Glen Highland is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue of abandoned and unwanted Border Collies and Border Collie-mixes. The […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/a-visit-to-a-special-haven-dedicated-to-rescuing-dogs/ | November 2, 2015
A Memorial to a Great Agility Dog
Bubbles NA MXP3 MXPB MJP7 MJPG sadly passed away in January at the amazing age of 17 years. She was just two months shy of her 18th birthday, says owner Joan Blaha of Goleta, CA. Bubbles came into Joan’s life in 2000 after her original owner could no longer care for her so Joan took […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/a-memorial-to-a-great-agility-dog/ | October 30, 2015
Tricks But Please No Treats For Dogs
Gaia is in her Halloween costume, posing with this trick-or-treat loot, but her owner, Bibi McCormick of Cary, NC, does not plan for her to eat any as chocolate and many ingredients found in candy are not good for dogs. Gaia is a 2-year-old mixed breed who is a member of the AKC Canine Partners […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/tricks-but-please-no-treats-for-dogs/ | October 30, 2015
Congratulations to an AKC Versatile Companion Recipient
Pari’s owner Mary Ann Igoe of Blackfoot, ID, tells us the story of how the now 5-year-old Pari came into her life and became a successful competitor. Pari and I were introduced in fall 2011 when I volunteered to walk a humane society dog in need of a home at a local Mutt Strut. When […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/congratulations-to-an-akc-versatile-companion-recipient/ | October 29, 2015
You Don’t Need Wings to Fly in This Sport
Eek’s formal name is MACH Ellie Ellis Kim MXB MJB, and she is owned, loved and trained by Narae Kim and Ron Ellis of Concord, CA, who operate an agility training center. Her housemate and friend, Fergie, is flying high in agility this week too, with her own set of wings as she works the […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/you-dont-need-wings-to-fly-in-this-sport/ | October 29, 2015
So You Think You Can Dance – What About Your Dog?
Watch this great canine freestyle performance by junior handler and 4-H member Claire Wilcox of Wichita Falls, TX, and her Chihuahua mix, Shadow. Canine freestyle is also known as "dancing with your dog" and requires off-leash control, obedience training and tricks. Shadow is a member of the AKC Canine Partners program for all dogs, including […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/so-you-think-you-can-dance-what-about-your-dog/ | October 28, 2015
A Honey Bee in the Pumpkin Patch
Chloe is sitting pretty in her bee suit in the pumpkin patch – all ready for Halloween. Her owner, Erin Amadon of Lillington, NC, says the terrier mix is as smart as she is cute. Chloe is a member of the AKC Canine Partners program for all dogs, including mixed-breeds, and has earned the AKC  […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/a-honey-bee-in-the-pumpkin-patch/ | October 28, 2015
A Great Way To Travel: Skijoring
Pitbull mix, Remington, loves pulling owner Casey Sprogis on his online skates in this warm-weather version of the dog sport of Skijoring. Usually, the sport is practiced on snow in winter and the dog pulls their owners on skis - but this version works great and Remington looks like he is having a great time! […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/a-great-way-to-travel-skijoring/ | October 27, 2015
Boo is Ready For The Season
Adorable Boo Gehrig Christian is ready for fall. He is sporting his football uniform that works as his Halloween costume too! His owner Joanne Christian of Hopewell Junction, NY, submitted the photograph of the 3-year-old Havanese, who is a member of the AKC Canine Partners program for all dogs. There are many reasons for dogs […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/boo-is-ready-for-the-season/ | October 27, 2015

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