Meet AKC Master Agility Champion: Cinder
Cinder’s owner, trainer and handler Barbara Minnich of Georgetown, IN, tells the story of how she met Cinder (formally known as MACH Minnich’s Cinder RN MXB MJB NF) and how they became an agility team: “I found Cinder in a school parking lot sitting all by herself. We connected immediately but it wasn’t long before I […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/meet-akc-master-agility-champion-cinder/ | April 20, 2015
Meet A Therapy Dog Extraordinaire!
Zoe the Therapy Dog THDD, owned by Diane Bykowski of Scottsdale, AZ, has earned the AKC Therapy Dog Distinguished (THDD) honor for making more than 400 visits to help people. Zoe was a stray found on the streets of south Phoenix, but is now a registered therapy dog with Therapy Dogs Inc. She is a […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/meet-a-therapy-dog-extraordinaire/ | April 20, 2015
Meet a Multi-Titled American Pit Bull Terrier!
Pender’s Got A Lotta Moxie CD RAE owned by Tom & Natalie Pender of Milwaukee, WI Tom and Natalie adopted Moxie, an American Pit Bull Terrier, from the Wisconsin Humane Society in 2007 when she was a 12-week-old puppy. “Right from the start she was a very sweet puppy and to this day she loves […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/meet-a-multi-titled-american-pit-bull-terrier/ | April 16, 2015
Shelter Dogs Give Support to Veterans Thru Collaborative Program
Buster’s owners did not want him because he kept running away. Rather than provide secure fencing or a kennel, they dumped him at the shelter. Today, the 3-year-old Labrador mix still specializes in escaping without jumping over a single gait or slipping through any open doors. Buster helps a war veteran escape from his bad […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/shelter-dogs-give-support-to-veterans-thru-collaborative-program/ | April 16, 2015
Meet A Flyball Master!
Horton RE FM CGC owned by Barbara Wojciak of Birmingham, AL The American Kennel Club has worked with the North American Flyball Association (NAFA) since 2012 on recognizing titles. Flyball competitors can apply to the AKC to have the titles of Flyball Dog Champion (FDCh); Flyball Master (FM); and ONYX recognized on their AKC records. […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/meet-a-flyball-master/ | April 16, 2015
Rescue Pup Overcomes Heartworms & Injury to Earn Championship
Susan was looking for a buddy for her Shetland Sheepdog puppy, who had just lost his two big “brothers.” She saw a potential new companion for adoption with a local rescue group. The group brought the dog out for Susan to meet and just happened to also have Maggie along for the ride. “She was […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/rescue-pup-overcomes-heartworms-injury-to-earn-championship/ | April 15, 2015
Meet a Junior Handler & Her All-American Dog
Meet Franessa Limpach and her All-American Dog, Sierra, who have earned many agility titles and have competed in the national AKC Juniors Agility competition. Franessa was just 8 years old when she met Sierra, then age 8 months. Name: Franessa Limpach Age: 17 Grade: High school senior Hometown: Racine, WI Family: Father, Roger Mauer; half-brother, […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/meet-a-junior-handler-her-all-american-dog/ | April 15, 2015
From Practice Ring to Show Ring – Make the Transition Successful & Fun
These training tips offer great advice for anyone who is competing or thinking about competing in dog sports. They are brought to us by Alison Smith, co-owner and head trainer at Personal Paws Inc. in Toronto, Canada. She holds a master’s degree in Public Relations and Marketing but left the corporate world three years ago […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/from-practice-ring-to-show-ring-make-the-transition-successful-fun/ | April 15, 2015
Meet Master Agility Champion – Emma
MACH Emma T. McDivot owned by Daryl Kay & Jim Hall of Bosque Farms, NM Emma was adopted from the Albuquerque, NM, animal shelter in 2008. The small cattle dog mix was about a year old and severely traumatized. “She huddled on her bed in the far corner of her little room, unwilling to move. […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/meet-master-agility-champion-emma/ | April 15, 2015
Meet an AKC Search & Rescue Titled Dog
Read on to meet an All-American Dog and his handler who work with the Jefferson County (KY) Search Dog Association and have earned the AKC Search and Rescue Wilderness designation: Thompson’s Rex SAR-W & Gary Thompson of Pekin, IN – Rex is an All-American Dog that Gary Thompson first met at the local humane society’s […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/meet-an-akc-search-rescue-titled-dog/ | April 14, 2015