Dogs Love Leaf Raking Day
What good is it to rake up a pile of leaves unless the dogs and kids can then jump in and mess it all up? Sara Layton of Sardinia, OH, shared this cute photo of her daughter Madison with her dogs, Motz and Bently, enjoying an autumn day in the leaf pile. Both Motz and Bently […] | November 4, 2015
Watch this Cute Dog Make His Rally Debut
Ferris,a mixed-breed dog in the AKC Canine Partners community, went to his first AKC Rally trials in September and on his second try, he earned a score of 95 out of a possible perfect score of 100 in the Rally Novice A class for beginning handlers and dogs. Rally is a very fun sport in […] | November 4, 2015
Working Ranch Dog Does Double Duty as Agility Champ
Photos by Erin Cyr of Kinzee Doodle is a 7 year old Border Collie/Queensland Heeler mix, who is a true working dog. She serves as a herding and ranch dog at Back of the Moon Ranch in Jamestown, CA. Besides driving the horses out to pasture every morning, Kinzee’s other duties involve helping her […] | November 3, 2015
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 […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | 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

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