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 […] | 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 […] | 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  […] | 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! […] | 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 […] | October 27, 2015
JD Overcomes Disc Disease & Becomes Obedience Star
Jack-Daniels UD GO RAE owned by Alison Smith of East York, Ontario, Canada JD is a 6 year old Jack Russell and Corgi cross who was born just down the road from the Jack Daniels distillery in Lynchburg, TN. “I never planned on showing him in the obedience or rally rings, but he has so […] | October 25, 2015
Brandy – 1st Mixed- Breed to MACH in Arkansas
Kevin and Alison Bradley adopted Brandy from the Fayetteville (AR) Animal Shelter in 2008. Alison immediately enrolled Brandy in obedience lessons and quickly progressed through the beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes. When the American Kennel Club opened the doors to competition for All-American Dogs through the Canine Partners program in April 2010, the Bradleys were […] | October 20, 2015
Effort to Channel Pup’s Energy Leads to Lifelong Passion
PACH Pistol Pete owned by Barbara Thomas of Minerva, OH Barbara decided to try agility class with Pistol Pete, better known as Petey, to give additional exercise to the very active young dog. “As a pup, he was quite a handful.  We enrolled in agility class just to blow off some energy, and the rest is […] | October 19, 2015
Cute Dog in Training Shows Off Her Tricks
A great look at early tricks and sports training for this then 15-month-old mixed-breed dog. Mixed-breed dogs can compete in AKC sports through the AKC Canine Partners program for all dogs, including rare breeds and rescues. | October 15, 2015
Therapy Dog is Comforting Buddy to Children
The Wankles rescued Buddy from a shelter eight years ago, and the Golden Retriever-Lab mix has more than repaid the favor by being a wonderful companion to them and helping thousands of children in need. Since joining the Wankle household, the now 11-year-old Buddy has been a very active member of the Valley Humane Society […] | October 15, 2015

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