Dog Starts Agility at 9 years; Wins Championship at age 12!
Kink is a 12 ½ year old mixed-breed dog who was adopted at the age of 2 years from the island of St. Kitts in the West Indies. He did not start his agility career until the age of 9 due to Allison’s education path and frequent moves around the country. But Kink loved the […] | October 13, 2015
Disabled Rescue Dog Loves the Pool & Therapy School
Pig ended her first day of Hand in Paw therapy dog training at Creative Dog Training with a swim! Pig is a female mixed-breed dog born with "short spine syndrome". She was born in the woods northeast of Atlanta, GA, to a feral mother. Touched by Pig and her owner's desire to be a therapy […] | October 12, 2015
Rescue Whippet Mix Won First Title at 11 Months!
Sissy Santangelo of Harahan, LA, tells us how her Whippet mix, Katie, became the multi-titled Katie Lynn Panger Santangelo CD BN RAE CAA CGC. Katie is a member of the AKC Canine Partners community. Katie came to me as a foster from Whippet Rescue. After spending time with her, I realized how sweet she was […] | October 12, 2015
Cooper Finds Home & Job After Puppyhood Spent in Shelters
In summer 2009, Shelley stopped by her local shelter in Princeton, NJ, in search of a new companion. “I had just lost my dog and was looking for a large, friendly dog to adopt,” she said. “The staff showed me the dogs they thought I might like, but there wasn't a match. Then they brought […] | October 8, 2015
First Champion Tracker Mixed-Breed Crowned!
The 7-year-old dog passed the Variable Surface Tracking (VST) test held Oct. 4 by the Great Salt Lake Dog Training Club. The club held the test on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. To obtain the CT status in the AKC Tracking program, dogs must earn three titles – Tracking […] | October 8, 2015
Now Pronouncing Husband, Wife & Dog!
Sundance of Chicago CGC had an exciting summer adventure when he served as ring bearer at the wedding of his owner Andrea Tamillo of Chicago, IL, to Kevin Butts. The wedding was held in Vail, CO, and Sundance, a Catahoula Leopard Dog mix, was extremely well-mannered and a huge hit at the ceremony, Andrea reports. […] | October 7, 2015
Fight Pet Obesity – Take your Dog Swimming!
Today (Oct. 7) is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day, an event created by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, to educate owners that dogs, cats and other pets need to be kept in shape for their health. A great way to exercise your dog is swimming. It is easy on the joints so it is great […] | October 7, 2015
This Puppy Play Session Will Bring A Smile
Rémi (light puppy) and his brother Wongwong (dark puppy) reunited for the second time after leaving their litter. The Labrador-Husky mix puppies are having fun with typical puppy play fighting! The puppies were 4 months old when this video was taken. Mixed-breed dogs are eligible for AKC events and programs through the AKC Canine Partners program. | October 6, 2015
Greatest Treasure to Come My Way: A Little Stray from East LA
That is how Paula Kotowski of Santa Barbara, CA, describes her little rescue dog Riley, who is formally known in the AKC Canine Partners program as PACH Smiley Riley MXP3 MJP4 PAX. Paula adopted Riley when he was about 9 months old from a crowded Los Angeles shelter, where he had been brought in as […] | October 6, 2015
Former Rescue Puppy Charms Many as Therapy Dog
Susan Smith of Bordentown, NJ, shares this special story of her mixed-breed, Charm, who has overcome many obstacles to earn the highest honor in AKC Rally. Today, Charm Princess Jewell Smith RAE THD CGC, is healthy, happy and also making others happy through her work as a therapy dog. Charm is a  member of the […] | October 5, 2015

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