Enjoy The Ride With Abbie – Most Awarded Surf Dog
Michael Uy put together this video about his ride with his rescue dog Abbie, a member of the AKC Canine Partners program. Michael adopted Abbie from Humane Silicon Valley. The Southern Californian loves surfing and he discovered one day that his dog does too! Abbie is one of the top surfing dogs in the world, […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/enjoy-the-ride-with-abbie-most-awarded-surf-dog/ | June 1, 2015
Tally Overcomes Fears to Earn Top Agility Honor
MACH Werz’s Tallulah MXB MJS owned by Mary Ann Werz of Iowa City, IA Tally was found on a farm in Iowa and was fostered by Protégé Rescue. Mary adopted her in 2010 when she was about 4 years old to be a companion to her Jack Russell Terrier. Mary was already training her terrier in […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/tally-overcomes-fears-to-earn-top-agility-honor/ | June 1, 2015
I’m Not Kidding – This is My Best Friend!
George seems to be winking over his joke. Yes, Theodore the Hamster is his best buddy, says owner Sherry Lam, who shared this adorable photo with the AKC Canine Partners News. Many dogs are friendly with cats and other small animals, but always proceed with caution when introducing your dog or puppy to a cat, […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/im-not-kidding-this-is-my-best-friend/ | June 1, 2015
It’s the Weekend – Let’s Hit the Pool!
Sipper is ready for weekend warm weather fun with his shades and beach towel, in this cute photo sent in by his owner Wendy Marcus. If you and your canine buddy are heading for the outdoors, make sure your dog gets protection from the sun, the same as you. Dogs can get sunburned, especially short-haired […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/its-the-weekend-lets-hit-the-pool/ | May 29, 2015
Ten Pounds of Pure Speed
Diva NJP CAX owned by Debra Lajoie of Buda, TX “The zing of the string transforms Diva from a mild-mannered terrier mix into 10 pounds of speedy courser,” Debra says. Diva is crazy for AKC Coursing Ability Tests. She earned her first coursing ribbon on Dec. 1, 2012. Less than two years later, the little […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/ten-pounds-of-pure-speed/ | May 29, 2015
So You Want to Have a Therapy Dog? Here’s Some Helpful Info
AKC GoodDog! Helpline Trainer Elizabeth Sandling teaches therapy dog classes and is a long-time therapy team volunteer with her Shetland Sheepdogs, Sandy and Nivy. Here she gives owners some helpful tips on becoming a therapy dog team with their canine partner. Why Volunteer As a Therapy Dog Team: Therapy dogs provide affection, support, and comfort […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/so-you-want-to-have-a-therapy-dog-heres-some-helpful-info/ | May 29, 2015
An Agility Champion at Age 14!
PACH Rylee G. RN MXPB MJP6 MJPS PAX owned by Molly Gorecki of Green Bay, WI Rylee earned her Preferred Agility Championship at age 14, showing that senior dogs can still perform and like to stay active. Molly says of Rylee: “What can I say about my first agility dog Rylee? She has changed by […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/an-agility-champion-at-age-14/ | May 28, 2015
This Dog Knows the Tricks of the Trade!
AKC Canine Partners member Faust holds the title of Intermediate Trick Dog (ITD) through the Do More With Your Dog! program. Faust’s owner Jennifer McLean, a Louisiana resident, has taught Faust dozens of tricks and does not plan to stop adding on skills until he achieves the most advanced title of Expert Trick Dog and […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/this-dog-knows-the-tricks-of-the-trade/ | May 28, 2015
Spring Fever – Dogs Can Have It Too
Cammie, a member of the AKC Canine Partners community, is loving spring time, relaxing in this beautiful field of yellow, in this photo submitted by her owner Laura Lang. Dogs and people love getting outside and enjoying the warmer weather and beautiful sites in spring, but don’t forget that dogs can be impacted by pollen […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/spring-fever-dogs-can-have-it-too/ | May 28, 2015
Meet a Gremlin-Ewok Mix Who Loves Agility
MACH Jinx Falkenburg McLean MXB MJB owned by Adrienne McLean of Richardson, TX Jinx was rescued as a small puppy and had obviously been feral for some amount of time, Adrienne said. “I call her a gremlin-ewok mix, and people seem to get it instantly. She's smart, but is sometimes hard to motivate. Food matters […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/meet-a-gremlin-ewok-mix-who-loves-agility/ | May 27, 2015