Does Your Dog Love to Run, Jump and Play Ball? Flyball Might Be the Answer
Dogs love flyball which is one of the few canine team sports. There are four dogs on a team, and they race against another team in a relay race. Each dog must clear four hurdles, hit a box that releases a ball, which they must catch and carry back over the hurdles. The first team […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/does-your-dog-love-to-run-jump-and-play-ball-flyball-might-be-the-answer/ | July 9, 2015
Up-For-Adoption Deaf Dog Is One Smart Guy – Ziggy Demos His Many Tricks!
This is Ziggy and he's available for adoption! He saw Dr. Clapper last week for a surgical consultation. Isn't he one smart dog?? Posted by Bryan Road Animal Hospital on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Laurie Metzger of Foley, MO, is serving as a foster mother for Ziggy, a deaf American Staffordshire Terrier mix, who has […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/up-for-adoption-deaf-dog-is-one-smart-guy-ziggy-demos-his-many-tricks/ | July 9, 2015
Left Behind at Adoption Fair, Star Found Her Own Home
MACH2 Estrellita owned by Dr. Dody Tyneway-Robi DVM of Calabasas, CA Dody met Star, a Chihuahua mix, five years ago following an adoption fair at her veterinary office. “Unfortunately, there were no adoptions that day,” she said. “As I was locking up the shop, they were packing up to leave, and I started petting some of […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/left-behind-at-adoption-fair-star-found-her-own-home/ | July 8, 2015
Presley – Iron Dog In Training!
Presley - Iron Dog in Training! Dog trainer Mitch Metz of New Jersey shared photos and video of his hound mix, Presley, who he bills as the "World's Strongest Dog." Presley can bound 5 feet in the air from a stand-still and you can see his strength training as he lefts a 12-foot tree limb. […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/presley-iron-dog-in-training/ | July 8, 2015
Summer Adventures in Cape Cod with Canine Vacation Buddies
For the past 35 years, we have had the great pleasure of spending most or all of the summer at Cape Cod, MA, with our many generations of Golden Retriever and mixed-breed dogs. As we near the salt water, the dogs always sniff the air and eagerly look out the window at the many salt […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/summer-adventures-in-cape-cod-with-canine-vacation-buddies/ | July 8, 2015
Which is Which: Therapy Dog or Service Dog?
AKC GoodDog! Helpline trainer Christie Canfield, who teaches therapy dog classes and works with service dogs, explains the difference in therapy dogs and service dogs. A question we are frequently asked at the AKC GoodDog! Helpline is 'Can I train my dog to be a therapy or service dog?' The difference is often confusing, yet the […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/which-is-which-therapy-dog-or-service-dog/ | July 7, 2015
Former Street Dog is Natural at Dog Sports
Medendorps HooDoo By Barribeau CD RAE2 NA OAJ NF CAA FMX owned by Billie Medendorp of Decatur, AL Daisy was an emaciated stray found wandering in a busy street before she was rescued and then adopted by the Medendorp family. “Daisy only weighed 13 pounds, had mange and was full of parasites,” Billie said. “With good […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/former-street-dog-is-natural-at-dog-sports/ | July 7, 2015
JoJo Takes the Plunge
JoJo, an All-American Dog or mixed-breed, works up the courage to jump in the pool for her favorite toy, with some encouragement from a human friend! Mixed-breeds are part of the American Kennel Club through the AKC Canine Partners program. For information, look here.https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/jojo-takes-the-plunge/ | July 6, 2015
Vacationing at the Beach with Your Buddy
Twelve-year-old Buddy loves spending vacation weeks by the sea shore in his favorite red, white & blue chair. The 12-year-old Chihuahua-terrier mix looks forward to beach trips with his owner, Michelle Antonio of Benicia, CA. Taking your dog to the beach can be a great way to spend a beautiful summer day. However, as a responsible dog […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/vacationing-at-the-beach-with-your-buddy/ | July 6, 2015
Congrats to a New Urban Good Citizen!
Piper Mullen CGCA CGCU is only a year and a half old, but she already boasts two AKC titles that are a testimony to her great temperament and her owners’ dedication to training. On June 30, Piper passed the new AKC Canine Good Citizen Urban title, which tests dogs on skills that they need to […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/congrats-to-a-new-urban-good-citizen/ | July 6, 2015