Touching Video about Rescue Pit Bull Bonding with Autistic Child
Xena is the former recipient of an AKC Humane Fund Award for Canine Excellence (ACE) honorable mention honor for her work as an exemplary companion dog to a little boy who has autism. Xena was found as a young puppy; she had been badly abused and it was uncertain if she would survive. But she […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/touching-video-about-rescue-pit-bull-bonding-with-autistic-child/ | July 31, 2015
It’s National Mutt Day! A Salute to the First Mixed-Breed To Win an AKC Title
A little more than five years ago, the American Kennel Club opened the door for mixed-breeds to compete. On the first weekend of competition in April 2010, a former shelter pup named Katylee qualified in AKC Rally on three straight days to earn her AKC Rally Novice (RN) title. She became the first mixed-breed dog […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/its-national-mutt-day-a-salute-to-the-first-mixed-breed-to-win-an-akc-title/ | July 31, 2015
Rescue Dog Takes Over Weather Forecast
Ripple, a rescue Mastiff mix, takes over a Canadian television station's weather forecast! The good news is that Ripple was adopted after the broadcast. (The other good news is that these temperatures will make you feel better about the hot summer conditions!) Rescue dogs and mixed-breeds can participate in AKC events and programs through the […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/rescue-dog-takes-over-weather-forecast/ | July 30, 2015
Funny Equipment at Training Class Leads to Agility Career for Rescue Pup
MACH Mardens Prize Fighter MXB MJB OF T2B CGC CA owned by Denise Marden of Manalapan, NJ Five years ago, Denise had just lost her first rescue dog and started searching for a new dog to adopt.  “Looking through Pet Finder for a mixed-breed with either Australian Shepherd or Border Collie in the mix, I […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/funny-equipment-at-training-class-leads-to-agility-career-for-rescue-pup/ | July 30, 2015
Great Way To Get Outside & Get Moving – Backpack With Your Canine Partner
Nekoda loves hiking and carrying his back pack through the Oregon wilderness with his owner Sally Freeman of Warrenton, OR. The 11-year-old mixed-breed dog is a member of the AKC Canine Partners program with the AKC formal name of Nekoda Pepper Freeman-Forster. If you would like to start hiking with your dogs and want them […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/great-way-to-get-outside-get-moving-backpack-with-your-canine-partner/ | July 29, 2015
What is Your Dog Mixed With? Event Celebrated Mixed-Breeds’ Versatile Make-ups
The Redwood Shores Dog Rodeo put mixed-breed dogs in the spotlight with a fun competition to select the most unusual mix of breeds. Oscar Hutton, a Labrador Retriever-Dachshund mix, took home first prize. All  mixed-breeds can join the American Kennel Club and compete in AKC events and participate in fun programs through the AKC Canine […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/what-is-your-dog-mixed-with-event-celebrated-mixed-breeds-versatile-make-ups/ | July 29, 2015
Incredible Nose Earns Top Titles & Finds Lost Pets
Incredible Nose Earns Top Titles and Finds Lost Pets Griffin Fielding TDX owned by Maureen Fielding of N. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Seven-year-old Griffin came into being through an accidental mating between a black German Shepherd female and a German Short-haired Pointer male.  “He is a fine hunting dog with a strong work ethic, making […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/incredible-nose-earns-top-titles-finds-lost-pets/ | July 29, 2015
Training Keeps Cute Fluff Ball from Turning into Tornado
River Birch Bohland CD RAE owned by Brittany Rupp of Gully, MN River came to Brittany’s home as a 12-week-old fluff ball, thanks to a “Free Puppies” sign in the yard of a farm in rural Minnesota.  “She’s the first puppy I’ve ever had, and it didn’t take long for me to realize that if […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/training-keeps-cute-fluff-ball-from-turning-into-tornado/ | July 28, 2015
Rescue Dogs Aid in Research of Whales, Other Wildlife
The University of Washington has trained a rescue Lab mix named Tucker to detect the scent of whale scat to aid its research department in the study of the majestic creatures. The university now also has trained a Conservation Canines team of former shelter dogs to aid in the research of other wildlife. See complete story […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/rescue-dogs-aid-in-research-of-whales-other-wildlife/ | July 28, 2015
Can Your Dog Pull His Weight?
Many dogs were developed to pull heavy loads to assist their owners. Today, many dogs enjoy the sport of weight pull, which enables dogs to put on a special harness and pull a cart that is loaded with weight, often bags of dog food. Chase, a mixed-breed dog, loves the sport and shows his good […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/can-your-dog-pull-his-weight/ | July 27, 2015

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