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Norwegian Lundehund puppy playing with a ball in the grass.
Expert Advice: Training Fun, Cognitive Training Games to Make Your Dog Smarter
These enriching brain games for dogs will help engage your pet's brain and make your training sessions even more fun.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/fun-cognitive-training-games-for-dogs/ | September 1, 2021
German Shorthaired Pointer laying down in its crate in a truck.
Expert Advice: Dog Gear & Accessories How to Choose the Best Dog Carrier
Whether you and your dog travel the world together or you just need something to carry your dog to the vet, a dog carrier is a useful tool. A dog carrier or travel crate keeps your dog safe while riding in a vehicle, and makes it possible for you to take dogs on planes. There […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/best-dog-carrier/ | August 2, 2021
Dachshund getting teeth examined by veterinarian on white background.
Expert Advice: Dental Health Do Small Dogs Have More Dental Problems Than Large Dogs?
When dentists advertise dental services for people, it's all about creating pretty smiles. But for dogs, the veterinary reminders prompt a different story, as canine dental problems go deeper than a toothy grin. Small and large dogs experience different types of dental issues—all beginning with the size of their mouths. Adult dogs have 42 teeth—20 […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dental-problems-differ-for-large-and-small-dogs/ | July 13, 2021
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Lhasa Apso History: Tiny Tibetan Watchdogs
When dog lovers hear the phrase “mountain dog,” their thoughts naturally turn to the big guys: Saint Bernards, Great Pyrenees, Bernese Mountain Dogs, and other large, immensely powerful breeds created to guard flocks and rescue luckless travelers amid the world’s great mountain ranges. But dogs specially bred to thrive in high altitudes come in all […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/lhasa-apso-history-tibetan-watchdogs/ | July 1, 2021
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Bedlington Terrier History: Head of a Lamb, Heart of a Lion
Dogdom has quite a few breeds that take their inspiration from other species: The dainty Papillon is named for its butterfly-evoking ears. The Shar-Pei is always channeling its inner hippopotamus. And a number of Asian breeds, from the Pekingese to the Tibetan Spaniel, were intentionally bred to evoke the king of beasts in miniaturized form. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/bedlington-terrier-history/ | June 7, 2021
Golden Retriever rolling over playing with her litter of puppies outdoors.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Average Litter Sizes: How Many Dogs Are Born in a Litter?
A normal litter size can range from 1 to 12 puppies, with 5-6 puppies being average across all dogs. But just as every breed of dog differs by size, function, and personality, they also differ when it comes to litter size, according to AKC registration data. Big dogs tend to have larger litters while small […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/average-litter-size/ | May 24, 2021
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Giardia in Dogs and Giardiasis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
Dogs can become infected with Giardia in a number of different ways, leading to giardiasis. Learn about Giardia in dogs and how to deal with giardiasis in dogs if your pet is diagnosed with that condition.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/giardia-in-dogs/ | May 19, 2021
Pomeranian holding a paint brush with paints.
Expert Advice: Lifestyle How to Teach Your Dog to Paint
Have you seen the TikTok dog painting challenge where pups use their tongues to paint? Tongue painting with your dog is a fun way to spend some time with them. Plus, the finished paintings make the perfect personalized gifts for your dog's favorite people, such as trainers, groomers, vets, friends, and family. Tongue Painting with […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/dog-diy-craft-how-to-teach-your-dog-to-paint/ | April 23, 2021
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding AKC Breeder Spotlight: Vikki McConnell of Ali’i AK Inu Kennels
Vikki McConnell, owner of Ali’I AK Inu Kennels, started showing dogs in Alaska about 20 years ago. A few years later, with the help of her breeder/mentor, she began breeding her own dogs. She started with Longhaired Dachshunds and Akitas at about the same time. Vikki had been introduced to Akitas while living in Hawaii […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/akc-breeder-spotlight-vikki-mcconnell-alii-ak-inu-kennels/ | April 13, 2021
Pages Competition Update Spring 2021
We have some big news to report about All-Americans succeeding at earning the top titles in Agility, Coursing Ability, Rally, Obedience, Scent Work, Tracking, and Trick Dog. Many dogs are also having success in AKC’s Virtual Titling programs! AGILITY AGCH (Agility Grand Champion) AGCH MACH2 Rosie La Bella MXC PDS MJC PJS MFG TQX T2B5 […]
https://www.akc.org/register/information/canine-partners/newsletter/competition-update-spring-2021/ | March 30, 2021
Labrador retriever head portrait of each color: black, yellow, and chocolate.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Lab Most Popular Breed for 30th Straight Year; Frenchie Jumps to No. 2
When you think of sports dynasties the New England Patriots, Boston Celtics, New York Yankees and Alabama Crimson Tide certainly come to mind. But when you’re talking about dominance, you’d be hard-pressed to do better than the Labrador Retriever, America’s top dog for a record 30th consecutive year (2020). In a country where people’s tastes […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/labrador-retriever-popular-dog-breed-30th-straight-year/ | March 16, 2021
Expert Advice: Feature Adapting to Change: Unexpected Ways Dog People Found Purpose in the Pandemic
2020 was a year of pain, sadness, and frustration. For our sport, it has meant many months of doing without the weekly dog shows where we compete and socialize. We’re all familiar with the old saying, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” That phrase was never truer than in 2020, when fanciers found innovative […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/adapting-change-unexpected-ways-dog-people-found-purpose-pandemic/ | February 5, 2021
Expert Advice: Training The Importance of Decompression When Bringing Home a New Dog
When I first rescued Annie, my mixed-breed, she was riddled with anxiety as a result of a traumatic past. Seeing this scared little soul, all I wanted to do was pick her up and shower her with all the love I felt she deserved. But what she actually needed in those first few months was […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/the-importance-of-decompression-when-bringing-home-a-new-dog/ | January 20, 2021
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Cloudy Eyes in Dogs: What to Know
When you see dogs with cloudy eyes, it may be a natural part of the aging process. But cloudy eyes in dogs can also be a symptom of eye problems.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/cloudy-eyes-in-dogs/ | January 9, 2021
Expert Advice: Lifestyle 25 Adorable Photos of Dogs in Halloween Costumes
Halloween this year may look a little different, but that doesn't have to mean any less fun! It's the perfect time to show off your dog’s adorable looks, and many dog owners choose to dress their dog up for the holiday. Before dressing up your dog in any Halloween costume, keep these dog costume guidelines in mind […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/adorable-photos-dogs-halloween-costumes/ | October 29, 2020
Rottweiler, Beagle, and mixed breed walking together in the park.
Expert Advice: Basic Training Should You Take Your Dog to a Dog Park?
Dog parks are fenced-in, outdoor grounds designated for off-leash dog play. There are many variations, and are some safer and more fun for your dog than others. Also, like any other social activity, it’s important for dog owners to know the expectations. In this case, it’s not just a matter of a social cues. Failing […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/dog-park-etiquette-tips/ | October 7, 2020
Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding Meet AKC Breeder of Merit Dr. Renee Lara
Dr. Renee Lara is that rare gem – a veterinarian who understands dog breeders. And that’s because she is one herself. Owning her own veterinary clinic in Bryan, Texas, since 1990, where she offers a full array of reproductive services, Lara is Platinum Breeder of Merit with her Ehrenvogel German Shorthaired Pointers. She purchased her […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/renee-lara/ | September 29, 2020
Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy exploring in fall leaves.
Expert Advice: Fun Facts Why Does My Dog Kick The Grass After Pooping?
When you let your dog outdoors to take care of business and notice them kicking grass, sand, and dirt behind them, it's easy to think that the behavior is just a way to keep their area clean. In truth, it's actually a safety mechanism and an important part of how dogs communicate as a species. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/dog-kicks-poop-behavior/ | September 22, 2020
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices AKC Breeder Spotlight: Joseph & Brenna Carlisle of Heritage Hounds
Joseph and Brenna Carlisle are AKC Breeders of Merit Bronze and AKC Bred with HEART breeders. Their kennel, Heritage Hounds, is located on about 80 acres just outside of Birmingham, Alabama. Brenna has bred and shown Standard Longhaired Dachshunds her whole life, and Joseph has bred Treeing Walker Coonhounds and competed in competition hunts with […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/akc-breeder-spotlight-joseph-brenna-carlisle-heritage-hounds/ | September 16, 2020
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Dandie Dinmont Terrier History: Behind the Breed
English novelists of centuries past gave us timeless characters who hopscotched from the printed page into our cultural consciousness, from Daniel DeFoe’s “Robinson Crusoe” to Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.” And in the dog world, there is one exceedingly rare terrier that owes its name – and arguably its continued existence – to a peripheral character in […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/dandie-dinmont-terrier-history-behind-breed/ | August 13, 2020
rawhide hero
Expert Advice: Health Are Rawhide Chews Dangerous for Dogs?
When it comes to choosing the right dog chews, the options seem just about endless. You may have heard that rawhide chews aren't good for dogs, or that they're filled with awful chemicals, or that they will get lodged in your dog's intestine. But is this really true information about rawhide? Are rawhide chews safe […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/are-rawhide-chews-dangerous-for-dog/ | May 21, 2020
Chow Chow getting its teeth brushed at home.
Expert Advice: Dental Health How to Brush Your Dog’s Teeth and Why It’s So Important
Toothbrushing can be a pain when it comes to your dogs, but with these 12 simple steps, you can make this important grooming process easy for you both.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-brush-dog-teeth/ | May 9, 2020
Pages Competition Update Spring 2020
Competition & Title Updates  We have some big news to report about All-Americans succeeding at earning the top titles in Agility, Coursing Ability, Rally, Obedience, Scent Work, and Tracking, including another Champion Tracker! Agility AGCH Congratulations to this dog for earning the Agility Grand Champion title: AGCH MACH3 Tuckman Of San Francisco MXC PDS MJB2 […]
https://www.akc.org/register/information/canine-partners/newsletter/competition-update-spring-2020/ | May 8, 2020
Expert Advice: Advanced Training Calling 911 Canine-Style: How One Teen Found Her Diabetic Alert Dog
A nose punch to the hand, a play bow, and a swipe with a paw. Add a yip, a lick, and a tug at clothing, and it looks like a dog in hijinks heaven. These silly shenanigans are all fun and games until someone’s type 1 diabetes fluctuates to a life-threatening level. That’s when a […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/calling-911-canine-style/ | February 20, 2020
Expert Advice: Dog Sports Breed Temperament and Expectations
As you work up a sweat with your huge, loose-jointed Mastiff puppy, trying to hold up his mid-section while keeping all four of his feet pointed in the same direction, it’s not surprising you’ll watch the Doberman Pinscher handler with a touch of envy. The Dobe glides around the ring, head held high, then nails […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/breed-temperament-expectations/ | January 7, 2020
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Meet the Newest AKC-Recognized Breed: Dogo Argentino
Let’s get this straight right from the outset: If you’re thinking Dogo Argentino (Dogo), you must be a leader and an experienced dog owner. In other words, firm, confident, and consistent. That’s the clear message from Amy Collins, a Dogo Argentino owner since 2000 and secretary of the parent club, the Dogo Argentino Club of […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/dogo-argentino-newest-recognized-breed/ | December 31, 2019
Expert Advice: Feature Ellsworth Gamble: Handler, Judge, & Sage Whose Hands Did The Talking
To understand just how respected Ellsworth Gamble was, let us eavesdrop at a 1967 dinner where the legendary judge gave a speech to the members of the Kerry Blue Terrier Club of Northern California. Gamble stood to address the assembled fanciers whose dogs he had judged earlier that day. Though he was a slight man, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/ellsworth-gamble-handler-judge-sage/ | December 5, 2019
Press Releases AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin Draws Largest Entry in History of the American Kennel Club
Dogs from the 50 States, Washington, D.C. and All Over the World Will Vie for Best in Show The AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin continues to top itself, drawing record numbers in its 19th year. An entry of 5,284 dogs will compete for the title of National Champion on December 14 and 15, […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-national-championship-presented-royal-canin-draws-largest-entry-history-american-kennel-club/ | December 2, 2019
Yorkshire Terrier laying down in its bed.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Meet Two Similar Yet Different Breeds: Yorkshire Terrier and Silky Terrier
The popular Yorkshire Terrier or 'Yorkie' is often confused with the rarer Silky Terrier or 'Silky,' a breed for which it played a part in the development.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/yorkshire-terrier-vs-silky-terrier/ | October 18, 2019
Expert Advice: Dog Sports The Mixed Blessings of Social Media
For better or for worse, the ways we communicate have been changed forever by social media. Snail mail, faxes (remember those?), and long-distance telephone calls have largely been replaced by the ease and speed of online chatting. Still, convenience is not without its pitfalls. For novices and experienced fanciers alike, there are smart ways to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/mixed-blessings-social-media-dog-sports/ | October 1, 2019

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