Rudy: A Small Therapy Dog With a Big Heart
Lemke’s Rudy THDD owned by Judy Lemke of West Sacramento, CA Ten-year-old Rudy is an unassuming little dog who is a mix of Schipperke and Toy Poodle. “Packed within this small dog is a loving and willing heart,” Judy said. Rudy tested in March 2009 for Lend A Heart, Lend A Hand Animal Assisted Therapy […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/rudy-a-small-therapy-dog-with-a-big-heart/ | July 24, 2015
Stray Dog Follows Neighbor Home & Becomes Multi-Titled K-9 Athlete
Houdini’s Hanky Panky RN OA OAJ NJP OF CAX owned by Pam Brownlee of Kingsport, TN Hank appeared one unusually warm and stormy February day in 2008 when Pam was walking her three dogs. “Hank followed us all the way home and ended up in my garage since I couldn't bear to see him running […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/stray-dog-follows-neighbor-home-becomes-multi-titled-k-9-athlete/ | July 23, 2015
Country Music Duo Features Shelter Dogs in Video
Country duo Dan + Shay features nearly 40 shelter dogs in its new video, “Nothin’ Like You,” which was filmed in Nashville earlier this summer, according to The Tennessean. Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney said they wanted to raise awareness of the great dogs available in shelters. A Nashville rescue group, Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue, provided the […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/country-music-duo-features-shelter-dogs-in-video/ | July 22, 2015
Two Canine Partners Win at Purina Incredible Dog Challenge
Jesse Belle and Cindy Stewart-Mackes of  Pedricktown, NJ, placed third in the large dog agility competition. Tack and Rhonda Koeske  of The Villages, FL, placed third in the small dog agility competition. The event took place July 11-12 in Boston, MA, and is a preliminary event for the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge finals that are […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/two-canine-partners-win-at-purina-incredible-dog-challenge/ | July 22, 2015
Family Dog Thought to Be Dead, Heading Back Home
Zeus is a Rottweiler-mix who was staying with a family friend in North Carolina while his military family was stationed in Korea. But the friend called the family to tell them the dog had passed away. It came as a huge surprise when they got a call this week from a good samaritan who found Zeus and […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/family-dog-thought-to-be-dead-heading-back-home/ | July 21, 2015
Once Tied to a Propane Tank, Ginger Became Agility Champ
MACH4 Bob’s Hundred Dollar Dawg MXB2 MJB2 T2B OF owned by Dr. Bob Potter DVM of Sussex, NJ, and Sandy Mainardi of Lincoln Park, NJ Ginger is a rescue originally purchased from a pet shop with papers that show her to be a mix of Shetland Sheepdog and Australian Cattle Dog.  The original owners bought […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/once-tied-to-a-propane-tank-ginger-became-agility-champ/ | July 21, 2015
Meet Chance & Bramble – Not Twins, But Best Buddies!
Photos by Katherine Martucci I adopted Chance from Ani-Care Animal Shelter in Ontario, OR, in December 2012. He was a 10-month-old Flat-Coated Retriever mix named "Zip" and had already been in  five different homes in that short span of life. He was more of a cuddly teddy bear than a zippy boy so I decided […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/meet-chance-bramble-not-twins-but-best-buddies/ | July 20, 2015
Good Luck to 2 Canine Partners Members On Their Way to International Agility Event
Good luck to Dynamite and Monkey Joe, two mixed-breed dogs, who will represent the AKC and the United States as part of the AKC European Open Agility Team! The world competition takes place this weekend, July 24-26, in Reiden, Germany. Dynamite and Monkey Joe earned spots on the team during the AKC World Team Try-outs […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/good-luck-to-2-canine-partners-members-on-their-way-to-international-agility-event/ | July 20, 2015
Teen & His Dog Excel at Many Sports, Thanks to Start from AKC & 4H
Mix a high-drive Labrador with an active 8-year-old boy, and you cook up a mother looking for an outlet. Lucia Pink found it when her eyes landed on a newspaper advertisement for a Kids and Dogs Day Camp at the Imperial Polk Obedience Club. The camp ran for a week and Lucia thought it would […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/teen-his-dog-excel-at-many-sports-thanks-to-start-from-akc-4h/ | July 17, 2015
Homeless Dog Survives Swim Across Waterway
It was a swim that would have tested the stamina of almost any dog. With sheer canine grit, an old black lab named Buttercup defied the odds by making it to the other side of the Port Washington Narrows in Bremerton, WA. The homeless dog was rescued, and the good news is that she has […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/homeless-dog-survives-swim-across-waterway/ | July 17, 2015

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