Meet A Former Street Dog – Now a Two-Time Agility Champ!
MACH Maxman MXB MJS OF T2B owned by Pat McGowan of Ortonville, MI Pat shared her story of how Max came into her life and became an agility superstar: “Max was a little street dog, living in a poor urban area, who was rescued and turned into the shelter I volunteer at. Having absolutely no […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/meet-a-former-street-dog-now-a-two-time-agility-champ/ | April 21, 2015
Teach A Trick — It’s Fun for Your Dog and You!
This training tip is brought to us by Karen Profenna of New City, NY. Karen is a Certified Trick Dog Trainer, and owner of AKC Canine Partner enrollee, Hailey, who is a Trick Dog Champion and AKC Master Agility Champion. Karen tells us tips on teaching tricks and goes into detail on how to teach […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/teach-a-trick-its-fun-for-your-dog-and-you/ | April 21, 2015
Cleo – A Miracle Dog & Top Rally Achiever
Cleo overcame a serious medical condition as a puppy and has gone on to earn the top AKC Rally title of Rally Advanced Excellent (RAE) and also AKC Obedience titles. Meet Cleo The Miracle Dog CD BN RAE CGCA, owned, handled and trained by Rose Ann Reggiano of Sandy Hook, CT Cleo is a 10-year-old […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/cleo-a-miracle-dog-top-rally-achiever/ | April 20, 2015
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