Great Way To Get Outside & Get Moving – Backpack With Your Canine Partner
Nekoda loves hiking and carrying his back pack through the Oregon wilderness with his owner Sally Freeman of Warrenton, OR. The 11-year-old mixed-breed dog is a member of the AKC Canine Partners program with the AKC formal name of Nekoda Pepper Freeman-Forster. If you would like to start hiking with your dogs and want them […] | July 29, 2015
What is Your Dog Mixed With? Event Celebrated Mixed-Breeds’ Versatile Make-ups
The Redwood Shores Dog Rodeo put mixed-breed dogs in the spotlight with a fun competition to select the most unusual mix of breeds. Oscar Hutton, a Labrador Retriever-Dachshund mix, took home first prize. All  mixed-breeds can join the American Kennel Club and compete in AKC events and participate in fun programs through the AKC Canine […] | July 29, 2015
Incredible Nose Earns Top Titles & Finds Lost Pets
Incredible Nose Earns Top Titles and Finds Lost Pets Griffin Fielding TDX owned by Maureen Fielding of N. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Seven-year-old Griffin came into being through an accidental mating between a black German Shepherd female and a German Short-haired Pointer male.  “He is a fine hunting dog with a strong work ethic, making […] | July 29, 2015
Training Keeps Cute Fluff Ball from Turning into Tornado
River Birch Bohland CD RAE owned by Brittany Rupp of Gully, MN River came to Brittany’s home as a 12-week-old fluff ball, thanks to a “Free Puppies” sign in the yard of a farm in rural Minnesota.  “She’s the first puppy I’ve ever had, and it didn’t take long for me to realize that if […] | July 28, 2015
Rescue Dogs Aid in Research of Whales, Other Wildlife
The University of Washington has trained a rescue Lab mix named Tucker to detect the scent of whale scat to aid its research department in the study of the majestic creatures. The university now also has trained a Conservation Canines team of former shelter dogs to aid in the research of other wildlife. See complete story […] | July 28, 2015
Can Your Dog Pull His Weight?
Many dogs were developed to pull heavy loads to assist their owners. Today, many dogs enjoy the sport of weight pull, which enables dogs to put on a special harness and pull a cart that is loaded with weight, often bags of dog food. Chase, a mixed-breed dog, loves the sport and shows his good […] | July 27, 2015
First-Time Dog Owner Becomes Partner for Life with “Unadoptable” Dog
MACH PACH Kipp MXB MJS MXP4 MXPB MJP4 MJPB PAX XF XFP owned by Judith Stucky of Englewood, CO Kipp and Judith adopted each other after Kipp was shuffled through multiple shelters and foster homes.  Like many rescue dogs, Kipp had fear and abandonment issues, while Judith, like many first-time dog owners, faced a rocky […] | July 27, 2015
Pitbull Abandoned by Owner Gets New Family & Career
Pitbull Abandoned by Owner Gets New Family & Career Jasmine of Lindenbrook UD owned by Nan & Kevin Daley of Woodside, CA Jasmine was dropped off at the Daley’s house by a friend of their daughters' to watch while his landlord inspected his rental house. “He didn't come back as expected and then told us […] | July 24, 2015
Rudy: A Small Therapy Dog With a Big Heart
Lemke’s Rudy THDD owned by Judy Lemke of West Sacramento, CA Ten-year-old Rudy is an unassuming little dog who is a mix of Schipperke and Toy Poodle. “Packed within this small dog is a loving and willing heart,” Judy said. Rudy tested in March 2009 for Lend A Heart, Lend A Hand Animal Assisted Therapy […] | July 24, 2015
Stray Dog Follows Neighbor Home & Becomes Multi-Titled K-9 Athlete
Houdini’s Hanky Panky RN OA OAJ NJP OF CAX owned by Pam Brownlee of Kingsport, TN Hank appeared one unusually warm and stormy February day in 2008 when Pam was walking her three dogs. “Hank followed us all the way home and ended up in my garage since I couldn't bear to see him running […] | July 23, 2015

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