First Dog Leads to First Training Experience & Agility Championship
Jennifer Clemons of Las Vegas, NV, shared this story of how her first dog, Maddy, led her to dog training classes and then agility competitions. Today, Maddy is MACH Madeline of Pine Banks  MXB  MXS T2B2 OF - a recipient of the AKC's top honor in Agility - the Master Agilty Championship (MACH). Maddy competes […] | October 2, 2015
Former Shelter Puppy Earns Most Advanced Obedience Title
Ginger was a shelter puppy, on the red-list alert for euthanasia, before Laurene adopted her. Ginger, now 4 years old, and Laurene love to hike, run, and train for obedience. In only three years of competing, Ginger has earned the AKC Canine Good Citizen award, AKC Rally Excellent (RE) title, and gone through the highest […] | October 2, 2015
The Road to Getting the “Devil’s Doll’s” RAE Title
Thomas Stancliff of Manvel, TX, shared this story about his Labrador mix, Doll, and his and his wife Jeanne's adventures with her since she showed up at their house three years ago. Doll’s formal AKC name is La Muneca Del Diablo RAE, and she recently earned the highest honor in AKC Rally. Doll competes in […] | October 1, 2015
Take Your Dog Out to the Ball Game!
Above, he enjoys a San Franciso Giants baseball game during the team’s Giants Dog Day at AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA. And this summer, he had a great time at the Bark in the Park event at the Oakland Athletics game (pictured below). Many sports teams now feature regular “dog day” events so owners […] | October 1, 2015
Buddy Featured on Today Show For Helping At-Risk Students
Buddy, a 3-year-old Airedale Terrier, is pictured watching himself on television, in this cute photo taken by his owner Judy Krug of Chicago, IL. Buddy is a therapy dog and certified reading assistant dog, who is a member of SitStayRead. He spent the summer in Chicago Public School (CPS) classrooms listening to first and second […] | September 30, 2015
From Dumped to Dynamic: Quin Wins Agility Championship
PACH the Mighty Quinlan RE AX AXJ OFP owned by Chris & David Hodges of Wichita Falls, TX Quin was dropped out in the country and wandered up to a farm when he was only around 5 months old.  “A friend of mine went and got him, thinking she might be able to find him a […] | September 30, 2015
175-Pound Dog is Ambassador for Pits & Big Dogs
Meet Hulk, a 175-pound Pit Bull who stops traffic in New York City. He is a big sweet heart and serves as a wonderful ambassador for pits and big dogs. Pit Bulls can join the AKC through the AKC Canine Partners program for all dogs! | September 29, 2015
Preparing Your Canine Partner for New Baby Arrival
Photo by Lauren Dinh - Playful Soul Photography Lebowski and his feline friends, Maude and Lexy, have been studying on what to expect when their new sibling arrives as mom Kristi Petree is expecting a baby soon! Lebowski, a Labrador-Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, shares live with his cat buddies, Kristi, and dad Aaron Tieman in Irvine, […] | September 29, 2015
Put on a Coat & Cool Down
Turbo is a member of the AKC Canine Partners program for all dogs, including mixed-breed dogs. His formal name is Turbo-Nadir CD BN GN RAE CGCA and he is an accomplished AKC Obedience & Rally competitor, who also holds the AKC Canine Good Citizen-Advanced title. But after hours his favorite thing is going hiking with owner […] | September 28, 2015
Once Skinny & Hairless, Annie is Now Healthy Agility Competitor
Annebolyn NA NAJ CGC owned by Marlene Groman of Aiken, SC Photos by Phyllis Easley Annebolyn, also known as Annie, is a rescued mixed-breed. When Marlene adopted her she was "all skin and bones, had no hair, and was flea infested." Thanks to Marlene's love and care, Annie is now healthy, in good weight and […] | September 28, 2015

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