Former Stray Dog Now Having Fun & Loving Life
(photo above by Crystal Creek Designs/Kim Langevin) Kurt was a homeless dog, turned in as a stray to the Humane Society of Sarasota County (FL), which is where Amy and Wade discovered him and adopted him. They quickly realized that Kurt was a very smart dog who wanted a job. “Kurt has an inquisitive mind […] | September 15, 2015
These Dogs Can Catch a Wave!
Enjoy these great scenes from a recent dog surfing competition in Huntington Beach, CA. You will spot Abbie, a Kelpie who is a member of the AKC Canine Partners community, in action! | September 15, 2015
See Service Dogs in Training at Store
Kallie, a psychiatric service dog, and Rio, a puppy in training to become a service dog, go on an outing to Walmart to work on their training. Rio is a Labrador Retriever, and Kallie is a Border Collie/Cattle Dog mix. | September 11, 2015
Bowie In Training For Charity Marathon Walk
Bowie is spending the summer helping his mom, Andrea Watson of Port Washington, NY, train for the AVON39: The Walk to End Breast Cancer. “I entered this event and pledged to walk the 39 miles to honor my sister who has stage 4 breast cancer,” Andrea said. “Bowie and I are raising awareness and funds […] | September 11, 2015
The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Doggles!
For Colonel Charles Beckwith, also known as Beck (pictured above), it took goggles to persuade him to try swimming on his Florida vacation this summer, says his owner Kathi Zornes of Ohio. "He wouldn't get near the pool without his Doggles on. But once he had his Doggles on, he'd get in the water without […] | September 10, 2015
See a Search Dog in Training
Liv, a mixed-breed dog rescued from a shelter, is shown in training to become a search and rescue dog. The perspective is from the "lost victim," who rewards Liv with a tug toy when she successfully finds her. Mixed-breed dogs can become part of the American Kennel Club through the AKC Canine Partners program, and […] | September 10, 2015
Walk Through a Playground Leads to Agility Championship
MACH The Terra Mista Griff MXS MJS MXF MFS TQX owned by Mark Ostrich of Jefferson, LA Griff is a wheaten terrier mix and the first dog that Mark owned as an adult. He discovered that Griff had an aptitude for agility quite by accident. “We were walking in the park and came upon a […] | September 9, 2015
Purchased as Companion, Klaus Goes to School to Become Service Dog
My husband, Donald, became permanently disabled a year prior to us purchasing Klaus.  On May 1, 2012, as he was driving home from work, he smashed his car into another car while going 50 miles an hour and then hit a wall. At first we thought he fell asleep at the wheel but after months […] | September 8, 2015
Happy Labor Day from the AKC Canine Partners Team!
We hope you enjoy the holiday weekend and spend it not laboring, like Caleb, shown spending a lazy day snoozing on the lake in this photo submitted for a past AKC Canine Partners News by his owners Sally Freeman & Bruce Forster of Warrenton, OR. If you are spending time on the water with your canine companion […] | September 4, 2015
Labor Day Salute to a Working Dog
Dexter is a Belgian Malinois – Labrador Retriever mix who serves the West Virginia University Police Department with his handler Travis Snuffer. In just his first nine months of service, Dexter helped his department seize more than 292 grams of marijuana as well as several grams of heroin and cocaine and he has gone on […] | September 4, 2015

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