Congratulations to the 3rd All-American UDX!
Jasmine of Lindenbrook UDX and Nan Daley of Woodside, CA, have become just the third All-American Dog team to achieve the AKC Obedience title of Utility Dog Excellent (UDX). This challenging goal requires dogs to qualify in both Open B and Utility B classes on the same day 10 times. Jasmine achieved this in just […] | June 28, 2016
This Fast CAT is a Dog!
Photo by Smooth Shots by Bill Koda Dane Lincoln Mo Rausch CA BCAT RATM CGC is the first All-American Dog to earn the new AKC Fast CAT title in the sport of Coursing Ability, on May 14, 2016, at the Blue Grass Coursing Club test in Radcliff, KY. Koda is also tied for first place […] | June 27, 2016
Bella Cheers Everyone from Soldiers to Kindergarteners as Therapy Dog
Maine resident Deanna Wade served as a Hospice volunteer and shelter manager and noticed that residents always perked up when pets came to visit. This was especially true for people who once had pets and could no longer have them because of health or age issues. One time, Deanna and her husband, Laurence, had baby […] | June 24, 2016
Former Stray Loves Active Life in New Home
Kumala CAX owned by Michelle Jung of Daly City, CA Michelle adopted Kuma from the San Francisco SPCA in 2014 when he was around a year and a half. He was a stray dog from a neighboring county before being picked up and turned into a shelter. “I've had him for about two years now, […] | June 23, 2016
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 […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | June 7, 2016

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