The Wide World of Canine Sports: Older Dog Enjoying New “Tricks”
But luckily, there are numerous dog sports and activities to keep every age of dog happy and active. When Keller’s Toccoa Millie CAX CGC aged out of her favorite sport of AKC Coursing Ability, her owners Bob & Paulette Keller looked for other options that would keep the 9-year-old canine athlete engaged and focused. The […] | August 25, 2015
Great Tricks Performed by Adopted Rescue Dog
Zoey, an adopted mixed-breed dog, has learned numerous tricks and great impulse control skills, as you will see in this video. All dogs, including mixed-breeds, can be part of the American Kennel Club through the AKC Canine Partners program. | August 24, 2015
10-year-old Sophie Overcomes Illness to Become Agility Champion
  MACH Princess Sophie Jo CD BN RE MXS MJG OF owned by Debra Tervelt of Loves Park, IL Sophie was nearly a year old when she joined the Tervelt home on February 4, 2006. Debra started her in a puppy class at the Forest City Dog Training Club just to learn some manners. “Never […] | August 24, 2015
Mixed-Breeds Returning to 2016 Westminster Agility Championship
  The 2016 Westminster Kennel Club show will feature agility for the third year - and qualifying mixed-breed dogs registered with the AKC Canine Partners program are again invited to compete in the WKC Master Agility Championship. Pictured above are former shelter dog Roo! and Stacey Campbell of California who won the 24-inch division in the […] | August 21, 2015
Why Walk When You Can Ride?
Apollo is best friends with Rocky the horse and even takes an occasional ride on his buddy. Apollo is a 3-year-old Australian Shepherd-German Shepherd mix and both he and Rocky share life with Maria Batrez of Fullerton, CA. Apollo is a member of the AKC Canine Partners program for all dogs, including mixed-breeds. Dogs can […] | August 21, 2015
Amazing Tricks Video Featuring Adorable Dog
One-year-old mixed-breed, Jade, has an amazing array of tricks up her paw for such a young age! Mixed-breed dogs can join the American Kennel Club through the AKC Canine Partners program for all dogs, including rescues. | August 20, 2015
Congratulations to Some Versatile Dogs!
The program honors dogs who earn titles in three of the AKC Companion Events: Obedience, Agility and Tracking. When AKC Tracking opened to mixed-breeds in January 2014, it also opened the door for All-Americans to qualify for the VCD titles. So far, three dogs in the AKC Canine Partners program have done exactly that! Congratulations […] | August 20, 2015
Don’t Let His Name Fool You – Rowdy is Really a Cuddle-Bug
Rowdy Cuz E Iz CD BN RAE owned by Mary Patterson of St. Michael, MN Mary brought Rowdy home when he was an 8-week-old puppy and started training soon after. The now 6-year-old Shih-tzu – Poodle mix is “extremely smart and a wonderful performance dog,” Mary said. “I've never really cared for obedience until I […] | August 19, 2015
Pancho: Small in Stature – But Big Winner in Agility
MACH Pancho Villa MXB MJB MXF T2B2 owned by Kacey McKinney of Princeton, TX Pancho is a Chihuahua-terrier mix who was just under 1 year old when he came to live with Kacey. Kacey had never trained a dog before, but Pancho and she clicked during agility training and became a great team. They went […] | August 19, 2015
Jethro Leroy: AKC Rally Star Who Loves His Favorite Ball
Jethro Leroy Kromer RAE owned by Brenda Kromer of Punxsutawney, PA Jethro is a 5-year-old Border Collie/ Cocker Spaniel mix. He and his brother Bo came to live with Brenda as puppies, and Jethro began obedience training when he was 5 months old. “We enjoyed it so much that we have continued ever since,” Brenda […] | August 18, 2015

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