Three Quick Canine Cool Down Tips
1. Cool off with the hose! Many dogs love to chase and bite at the water from a garden hose. Just make sure your dog doesn't drink too much or overexert himself playing this game. Karma, a 9-year-old mixed-breed, loves playing with the hose in her backyard in Hermitage, TN, with her owner Rebecca Lynch, […] | August 5, 2015
Jack: Just a Dog That Needed a Job
Sue Dockery of Gray, TN, wrote us about her rescue dog, Jack, and how training saved their relationship and put them on the path to competition. Jack now holds titles in AKC Obedience and Rally. “I adopted Jack from our local animal shelter in 2010. He was a very wild dog; he was excited to […] | August 4, 2015
Stray Puppy Found on Walk Becomes Multi-Titled Performer
One day in April of 2010, I was walking past a cemetery with my Standard Rat Terrier, Lucky, when a puppy came from behind a house across the street and began following us. Despite my efforts to shoo her off, she followed us for about three blocks. When she nearly got hit by a car, […] | August 4, 2015
Meet Adorable Norbert – Canine Good Citizen & Tricks Star!
Norbert is an adorable mixed-breed dog who has won the AKC Canine Good Citizen award, is a certified therapy dog, and loves to do tricks! Mixed-breeds and rescue dogs can qualify for the AKC Canine Good Citizen title through the AKC Canine Partners program. | August 3, 2015
Congrats to All-Americans Invited to 2015 Agility Invitational
They have been invited to the 2015 AKC Agility Invitational. The event will take place Dec. 11-13 in Orlando, FL, in conjunction with the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship and the AKC Obedience Classic. All-American Dogs compete in AKC Agility through the AKC Canine Partners program for all dogs, including mixed-breeds and rescues. Good Luck to: MACH4 Sally […] | August 3, 2015
Preparing Fido for Tent Camping
Jake, a Cardigan Welsh Corgi, and Cobber, a mixed-breed dog, loved camping out in Mohican State Park with Kirsten Stewart of Columbus, OH. Summer is a great time to go camping, and sleeping out in a tent is a wonderful way to get close to nature. Dogs love to go with their owners and including […] | July 31, 2015
Touching Video about Rescue Pit Bull Bonding with Autistic Child
Xena is the former recipient of an AKC Humane Fund Award for Canine Excellence (ACE) honorable mention honor for her work as an exemplary companion dog to a little boy who has autism. Xena was found as a young puppy; she had been badly abused and it was uncertain if she would survive. But she […] | July 31, 2015
It’s National Mutt Day! A Salute to the First Mixed-Breed To Win an AKC Title
A little more than five years ago, the American Kennel Club opened the door for mixed-breeds to compete. On the first weekend of competition in April 2010, a former shelter pup named Katylee qualified in AKC Rally on three straight days to earn her AKC Rally Novice (RN) title. She became the first mixed-breed dog […] | July 31, 2015
Rescue Dog Takes Over Weather Forecast
Ripple, a rescue Mastiff mix, takes over a Canadian television station's weather forecast! The good news is that Ripple was adopted after the broadcast. (The other good news is that these temperatures will make you feel better about the hot summer conditions!) Rescue dogs and mixed-breeds can participate in AKC events and programs through the […] | July 30, 2015
Funny Equipment at Training Class Leads to Agility Career for Rescue Pup
MACH Mardens Prize Fighter MXB MJB OF T2B CGC CA owned by Denise Marden of Manalapan, NJ Five years ago, Denise had just lost her first rescue dog and started searching for a new dog to adopt.  “Looking through Pet Finder for a mixed-breed with either Australian Shepherd or Border Collie in the mix, I […] | July 30, 2015

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