This Scent Hound is Crazy for Coursing
  Randy CAX owned by Tammy Gustafson of Kempner, TX Randy is a 6 year old fox hound who Tammy rescued in June 2009. Tammy started working with Randy on obedience training when he was about a year old and then added on agility training a year later. But then they heard about the sport […] | June 12, 2015
Wave The Flag This Weekend
Lucy is showing her patriotic spirit in honor of Flag Day on Sunday, June 14. Her owner, Katherine Star of West Hollywood, CA, shared this great picture - and trick - of her cute little All-American Dog, who is a member of the AKC Canine Partners program. Don't forget to display your red, white and […] | June 12, 2015
Let’s Have a Party – Turn on the Sprinkler
An easy way to keep your dogs cool and occupied during the spring and summer heat is to just turn on the sprinkler in the yard. Many dogs love playing in the water, like York and Titan, two members of the AKC Canine Partners program, owned by Tracy Reust of Florissant, MO. Just remember to always […] | June 11, 2015
Meet Elphie – An AKC Master Agility Champion
MACH Shilo’s Wicked Revenge Elphaba MXB MJB owned by Ann Khanna of Hortonville, WI Elphie is a 3-year-old Golden Retriever/Border Collie mix who Ann first encountered as a 5-week-old puppy. Ann said she immediately noticed that Elphie was special and reluctantly decided the puppy had to join her family. “For eight years I had been […] | June 11, 2015
Formerly Abused Dog Recovers to Help Others
Bruce was in bad shape physically and emotionally when the Keslers adopted him. But with their love and care, Bruce blossomed and today he helps others through a therapy program called Canines for Christ. He recently earned the AKC Therapy Dog Distinguished title for making more than 400 visits! Bruce THDD owned by Steven & […] | June 10, 2015
Who Says Dogs Can’t Drive? Or at least give directions?
Bonnie Bird shared this photo with the AKC Canine Partners News of her dog, Jigi, commandeering a tractor-trailer while on a hiking trip a few years ago. “Some friends and I were out walking on Chuckanut Mountain near Bellingham, WA, when we came upon a semi-tractor trailer parked beside the road,” Bonnie said. “Jigi jumped up […] | June 10, 2015
Former Street Dog Now Rally Superstar
Dog trainer Brian Burton rescued Sammy and recognized his extreme intelligence which has been channeled into amazing performances in AKC Rally. Enjoy this video of one of Sammy’s perfect score AKC Rally trials: Read more about Sammy's story: It was nearly Christmas 2009 when the New York City Animal Control picked up the terrier […] | June 10, 2015
Meet Canine Partner Sophie
Check out Sophie's story told by her owner, Nicole Woodard. "Sophie is a 5 year old Australian kelpie mix who I rescued from a shelter when she was 3 months old. Her mom and siblings were dropped off in an over night box at the shelter. From the moment I adopted her I knew she […] | June 9, 2015
Delilah – Stature & Age: No Indicator of Talent
MACH Delilah Dog MXB MJB T2B CA owned by Jennifer Rourk of Dallas, OR Ten-year-old Delilah is a Chihuahua mix that Jennifer says embodies the phrase "Size is no indicator of talent. She pours her whole self into everything that she does, and agility is no exception.” At trials in the Pacific Northwest, Delilah and […] | June 8, 2015
Summer Cool-Down Tip: Easy Snack for Your Dogs
Fleury has decided the best way to keep cool is to lounge in the bird bath, as you can see in this funny shot submitted by her owner Christine Harrison of Ashland, VA. For an easy and fast way to cool down your dogs, try this easy recipe. Take non-fat yogurt and either chicken broth […] | June 8, 2015

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