Photographer Shows Soft Side of Pitbulls in Flower Power Series
Stellar photographer Sophie Gamand, who caught our attention last year with her global award–winning photographs of wet dogs, has outdone herself. The Brooklyn-based artist worked with multiple NYC-based rescue organizations to highlight pit bulls as non-threatening in this photos series, called "Flower Power." Gamand explains: "This project started as an excuse for me to discover […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/photographer-shows-soft-side-of-pitbulls-in-flower-power-series/ | March 27, 2015
Earn a Title on Your Mixed-Breed Dog!
Originally ran in the "Dogsport 101" column of AKC Family Dog Dog sports aren't only for purebreds. Since 2010, the AKC has awarded thousands of titles to mixed-breeds. Why shouldn’t your clever, athletic mix join the fun? And why shouldn’t you enjoy the bragging rights that come with putting an AKC title on your dog? […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/earn-a-title-on-your-mixed-breed-dog/ | March 27, 2015
Meet AKC Rally Advanced Excellent dog – Jack-Daniels CDX RAE
JD is a 5 year old Jack Russell and Corgi cross who was born in Lynchburg, TN, just down the road from the Jack Daniels distillery. “He is a fantastic competitor, and one of his favorite words is practice,” says his owner and trainer Alison Smith of East York, Ontario, Canada. At the age of […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/meet-akc-rally-advanced-excellent-dog-jack-daniels-cdx-rae/ | March 26, 2015
Meet AKC Utility Dog – Broido’s Samantha
Seven years ago, Jane Broido’s son-in-law presented a fuzzy little puppy to Jane’s daughter as a surprise gift. “However, both found their work schedules didn’t allow the proper time to care for a puppy no matter how cute,” said Broido, a resident of Sands Point, NY. “They asked me to take her and although I was […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/meet-akc-utility-dog-broidos-samantha/ | March 26, 2015
Meet AKC Preferred Agility Champion Mr. Smarty
Smarty is a rescue dog who was turned in to a shelter after showing up at a factory every day for several weeks to share the workers’ lunch. “That’s why we call him a professional beggar - because he made his living at it for a while,” his owner Sheila Booth of Free Union, Va., […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/meet-akc-preferred-agility-champion-mr-smarty/ | March 26, 2015
Get An Introduction to Agility: AKC’s My Dog Can Do That!
Riley peered through the tunnel, as if he were Alice about to tumble down the rabbit’s hole into Wonderland. Such a small space, such a big dog, it seemed impossible. Yet, on a bright, sunny Sunday morning in May, Riley’s trusted, well-loved human, Jay Cruz, was asking the 14-month-old Mastiff to squeeze his whole […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/get-an-introduction-to-agility-akcs-my-dog-can-do-that/ | March 25, 2015
The Week Before Your First Rally Trial
This article originally ran in the “Training & Behavior” column of AKC Family Dog. Congratulations on entering your first rally trial! The hours of practice with your dog are about to pay off. Now all you have to do is stick with your plan for pre-show week and you’ll be good to go. Show Countdown: […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/the-week-before-your-first-rally-trial/ | March 25, 2015
Good Luck to AKC National Agility Championship contenders!
There are 34 All-American Dogs entered in the 2015 AKC National Agility Championship that takes place Friday – Sunday, March 27-29. This year’s location is the Reno-Sparks Livestock Event Center in Reno, NV. Get more information and keep up with results over the weekend at: /events/agility/national/ Here are the 2015 contenders, listed in alphabetical order […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/good-luck-to-akc-national-agility-championship-contenders/ | March 25, 2015
Street Dog Becomes Agility Competitor
with Family's Devotion While her daughter took a tennis lesson, jogger Vicky Kaseorg put her wait time to good use with a run around the neighborhood. A lifelong animal lover, Vicky forced herself to look away when she spotted a skinny mud-covered dog lying in a parking lot. Surely some kind-hearted person would help, […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/street-dog-becomes-agility-competitor/ | March 24, 2015
Teaching Your Dog to Wait at the Door
Contributed to AKC Canine Partners by Kari Koulmentas “Wait at the door” differs from stay in that your dog will get to move forward after given permission. It doesn’t matter if they sit, lie down, or stand as long as they don’t move forward without permission. We first use the door as the prompt, but […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/teaching-your-dog-to-wait-at-the-door/ | March 24, 2015