Bowie In Training For Charity Marathon Walk
Bowie is spending the summer helping his mom, Andrea Watson of Port Washington, NY, train for the AVON39: The Walk to End Breast Cancer. “I entered this event and pledged to walk the 39 miles to honor my sister who has stage 4 breast cancer,” Andrea said. “Bowie and I are raising awareness and funds […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/bowie-in-training-for-charity-marathon-walk/ | September 11, 2015
The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Doggles!
For Colonel Charles Beckwith, also known as Beck (pictured above), it took goggles to persuade him to try swimming on his Florida vacation this summer, says his owner Kathi Zornes of Ohio. "He wouldn't get near the pool without his Doggles on. But once he had his Doggles on, he'd get in the water without […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/the-futures-so-bright-i-gotta-wear-doggles/ | September 10, 2015
See a Search Dog in Training
Liv, a mixed-breed dog rescued from a shelter, is shown in training to become a search and rescue dog. The perspective is from the "lost victim," who rewards Liv with a tug toy when she successfully finds her. Mixed-breed dogs can become part of the American Kennel Club through the AKC Canine Partners program, and […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/see-a-search-dog-in-training/ | September 10, 2015
Walk Through a Playground Leads to Agility Championship
MACH The Terra Mista Griff MXS MJS MXF MFS TQX owned by Mark Ostrich of Jefferson, LA Griff is a wheaten terrier mix and the first dog that Mark owned as an adult. He discovered that Griff had an aptitude for agility quite by accident. “We were walking in the park and came upon a […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/walk-through-a-playground-leads-to-agility-championship/ | September 9, 2015
Purchased as Companion, Klaus Goes to School to Become Service Dog
My husband, Donald, became permanently disabled a year prior to us purchasing Klaus. On May 1, 2012, as he was driving home from work, he smashed his car into another car while going 50 miles an hour and then hit a wall. At first we thought he fell asleep at the wheel but after months […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/purchased-as-companion-klaus-goes-to-school-to-become-service-dog/ | September 8, 2015
Happy Labor Day from the AKC Canine Partners Team!
We hope you enjoy the holiday weekend and spend it not laboring, like Caleb, shown spending a lazy day snoozing on the lake in this photo submitted for a past AKC Canine Partners News by his owners Sally Freeman & Bruce Forster of Warrenton, OR. If you are spending time on the water with your canine companion […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/happy-labor-day-from-the-akc-canine-partners-team/ | September 4, 2015
Labor Day Salute to a Working Dog
Dexter is a Belgian Malinois – Labrador Retriever mix who serves the West Virginia University Police Department with his handler Travis Snuffer. In just his first nine months of service, Dexter helped his department seize more than 292 grams of marijuana as well as several grams of heroin and cocaine and he has gone on […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/labor-day-salute-to-a-working-dog/ | September 4, 2015
See Perfect Rally Run by Former Shelter Dog
Moroughan's Roxy RN CGC and her owner/handler Vicki Moroughan score a perfect 100 in her first run at the 2014 AKC Rally National Championship held in Harrisburg, PA. The judge is Donna Eddins from Tennessee. Nearly 1,600 dogs qualified in Rally Novice with entries limited to 80 exhibitors, Roxy placed 10th. Roxy is a 2 […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/see-perfect-rally-run-by-former-shelter-dog/ | September 3, 2015
Year-Old Rescue Pup Earns Title With Just 3 Months of Training!
One-year-old Rainbow was a homeless puppy wandering the streets in Tennessee when she was picked up and turned over to rescue. Retiree Jane Mendleson saw a photo of the little dog and offered to adopt her. Jane, who has trained and shown dogs for many years, has done wonders with the little rescue dog in […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/year-old-rescue-pup-earns-title-with-just-3-months-of-training/ | September 3, 2015
11-Year-Old Horton Shows Older Dogs Still Rock
Horton RAE ONYX CGC owned by Barbara Wojciak of Harpersville, AL Photo by Irene Cotter, Fur-Fetched Photography Horton has had a very exciting year of accomplishments. The formerly homeless dog earned his 20,000-point ONYX title in flyball in July 2014 from the North American Flyball Association (NAFA). Horton has been a member of the Dixie […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/11-year-old-horton-shows-older-dogs-still-rock/ | September 2, 2015