One of the First Canine Partners: Foster Puppy Turned Agility Dog
Dozens of dogs’ tails wag faster when they see Dori “Bubba” Wilson. The North Carolina resident has been foster “mom” to more than 400 dogs since 2002, giving them love and care until their forever homes are found. But there is something Wilson admits that she did not provide: training. “I had never even trained […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/one-of-the-first-canine-partners-foster-puppy-turned-agility-dog/ | June 22, 2015
Is That a Lion on the Loose?
No, just Bayley putting on his lion's mane and doing an amazing impression of the King of the Jungle. Bayley, a member of the AKC Canine Partners community, is owned by Donna Parkman, who submitted this great picture! The AKC Canine Partners community is for all dogs, including mixed-breeds and rescues. For more information look […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/is-that-a-lion-on-the-loose/ | June 22, 2015
Rescued from Death on the Roads, Clyde Becomes Agility Champion
MACH Clyde MXB MJB owned by Mary Ann Werz of Iowa City, IA Mary Ann first spotted Clyde running in the middle of a busy street on her way to work. “Every rib was showing. I pulled over and called to him, and he wouldn't come. Called again, and he jumped into my arms,” Mary Ann said. […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/rescued-from-death-on-the-roads-clyde-becomes-agility-champion/ | June 19, 2015
Are You Ready to Take the Plunge — Into Summer?
The first day of summer is Sunday (June 21) and our AKC Canine Partners members are taking the plunge in celebration of the season of swimming! The dog-paddling cutie above is Dusty, owned by Debby Cotellessa, and going for the gold below is Crockett, owned by Sue McGinness. For more information on joining the AKC […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/are-you-ready-to-take-the-plunge-into-summer/ | June 19, 2015
Canine Partners Member Moonlights as Model
Congratulations to Mack whose cute face is featured on the box of the Purina Alpo Variety Snacks treat box! Four-year-old Mack was once a stray dog, but thanks to his owner and trainer Mary Mackenzie of E. Carondelet, IL, he is now a beloved pet, as well as an agility competitor and a professional model […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/canine-partners-member-moonlights-as-model/ | June 19, 2015
Former Stray Puppy is a Tracking Trail Blazer
Grand-View My Retirement Plan RE TD owned by Trish Simon of Borden, IN Trish’s neighbor found then 3-month-old Zoey and her littermate running with a young Beagle through a field in December 2008. “On her way home, my neighbor saw me and stopped. ‘Hey Trish, look what I found.’ The beagle was very happy. Then […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/former-stray-puppy-is-a-tracking-trail-blazer/ | June 18, 2015
Who Needs Jurassic World When You Have Buddy?
Buddy is doing his best dinosaur impression, but he definitely looks like a friendly type - and also very cute. Buddy, a member of the AKC Canine Partners program, does his Jurassic role-playing at home with owner Roxanne Chang of Torrance, CA. The AKC Canine Partners program is for all dogs, including mixed-breeds and rescues. For information […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/who-needs-jurassic-world-when-you-have-buddy/ | June 18, 2015
Maddie: Agility is a Lot More Fun Than a Walk!
MACH My Little Maddie MXB MJS owned by Marion Kasch of Hanover Park, IL “When I met Maddie at an adoption event, she never took her eyes off of me. She knew she was meant to be my dog,“ Marion says. After adopting Maddie, Marion discovered that her new canine companion liked to keep busy. “Maddie loved getting […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/maddie-agility-is-a-lot-more-fun-than-a-walk/ | June 18, 2015
Brownie: From Stray Dog to Rally Star
Brownie Maeve BN RAE CGC owned by Carol Cordeau Young of Barlett, TN Brownie was discovered sleeping under the rose bushes in Carol’s front yard and shortly thereafter, joined her family as permanent member. Carol took Brownie to obedience classes to learn some manners at the Shelby County Obedience Club (SCOC) in Memphis, TN, and […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/brownie-from-stray-dog-to-rally-star/ | June 17, 2015
This Weekend, Try Some Dock Diving!
If your dog loves water and retrieving, then they are a natural for the exciting sport of dock diving. AKC recognizes the titles of the North America Diving Dogs (NADD) association, and there are many NADD events going on around the country every weekend. There are competitions this coming weekend (June 20-21) in New York, […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/this-weekend-try-some-dock-diving/ | June 17, 2015