A Nose for Ooze: Dogs Put Scent Skills to Good Work
When Aryn Hervel met Crush, her first thought was “this dog needs a job.” The petite cattle dog mix had gone through two owners who couldn’t live with her energy until dog trainer Hervel adopted her and put her to work. Hervel channels Crush’s exuberance into agility with great success. The former shelter dog has […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/a-nose-for-ooze-dogs-put-scent-skills-to-good-work/ | May 1, 2015
Special Tribute to a Retired Competitor
He’s A PatchWork Puppy CDX CGC TDI OJP OAP OFP GN CD BN RAE Sheila Dempsey of Jane Lew, WV, wrote this special tribute to her amazing multi-titled All-American Dog, Patches, when he retired from competition at age 13 two years ago. Patches is now 15 ½ years old and enjoying his retirement, Sheila says. […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/special-tribute-to-a-retired-competitor/ | May 1, 2015
Former Abandoned Puppy Now an Agility Champ
PACH Reggie MXP3 MXPB MJP3 MJPB PAX OFP owned by Lee Sutherland of Columbia Station, OH Reggie was one of 10 puppies left in a box by a burned-out trailer and was lucky enough to be adopted by Lee. “I chose her because of her white back feet.  I wanted an agility dog and, knowing […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/former-abandoned-puppy-now-an-agility-champ/ | April 30, 2015
Staying Connected Through Muzzle Targeting
This training tip has been shared by Stacey Campbell, a dog trainer in San Francisco, CA, who owns and operates Go Fetch Dog Training.  Stacey is also known as the human component of an agility team with her mixed-breed rescue dog, NAC MACH2 Roo! Stacey and Roo! are one of the most accomplished teams in the country, […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/staying-connected-thru-muzzle-targeting/ | April 30, 2015
Children Learn Lessons from Book About Former Shelter Dog
This story originally appeared in a 2011 issue of the AKC Canine Partners News newsletter. Since the story was published, Harley, now 9 years old, has earned the AKC’s highest honor in agility – the Master Agility Championship (MACH) and is now pursuing her Preferred Agility Championship (PACH). Most puppies spend their early months being […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/children-learn-lessons-from-former-shelter-dog-in-book/ | April 30, 2015
Meet a Junior Handler & Her Rescue Dog
Melanie Woods and her mother Colleen Woods of Sewickley, PA, rescued Luci, who is now a multi-dog sports titled competitor through AKC Canine Partners. Both Melanie, a junior handler, and her mother show Luci in AKC Agility, Obedience, Rally and Coursing Ability. Luci also competes in Barn Hunt through the Barn Hunt Association (BHA); the […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/meet-a-junior-handler-her-rescue-dog/ | April 29, 2015
From Alley to Rally – Success Story of a Little Street Dog
This story originally appeared in the summer 2012 issue of the AKC Canine Partners News and later was reprinted in a 2013 issue of AKC Family Dog magazine. The story won first place in the 2013 Dog Writers Association of America writing competition in the category of “Magazine Feature Article with the topic of Rescue.”Since […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/from-alley-to-rally-success-story-of-a-little-street-dog/ | April 29, 2015
Meet the first All-American Dog to Hit the Century Mark in Coursing!
Iyong Tapat Kaibiagan CAX4 owned by Stephanie J. Markgraf of Locust Grove, VA Kai, a retired service dog, is the first All-American Dog to earn the AKC Coursing Ability Excellent 4 title for successfully passing 100 runs. "Lure Coursing is the best outlet for him to satisfy his prey drive and have lots of doggy […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/meet-the-first-all-american-dog-to-hit-the-century-mark-in-coursing/ | April 29, 2015
Meet Multiple MACH & PACH Harley
MACH4 PACH Harley MXC MJC MXP3 MXPB PAX NF owned by Cheryl Alfred of Las Vegas, NV Harley was one of the first mixed-breeds in the country to earn the AKC Master Agility Championship and moved to the Preferred Agility class, which allows dogs to jump a height division lower, after he finished his fourth […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/meet-multiple-mach-pach-harley-2/ | April 28, 2015
Meet Lili – Super Cute & Knows Her Tricks Too!
You will have a smile on your face after watching this cute video starring Lili, an adorable mixed-breed who is smart too! Mixed-breed dogs, like Lili, can join in AKC sports and programs through the AKC Canine Partners program for all dogs, including mixed-breeds and rescues.
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/meet-lili-super-cute-knows-her-tricks-too/ | April 28, 2015

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