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Expert Advice: Training How to Identify and Stop Attention Seeking Behavior in Dogs
Barking, pawing, whining, jumping up, and mouthing are all examples of attention-seeking behavior in dogs. Learn why it happens and how to stop it.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/attention-seeking-behaviors-in-dogs/ | June 17, 2023
Two puppies of the breed English Toy Spaniel stand in a drawer chest, in the summer at the cottage outside the premises
Expert Advice: Health Heart Murmurs in Dogs: What to Know
Heart murmurs in dogs can be harmless or represent serious health conditions. Learn about the different types and how they're diagnosed and treated.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/heart-murmurs-in-dogs/ | June 13, 2023
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog 5 Reasons to Choose Daycare for Your Adult Dog
You may think of puppies when you think of dog daycare, but daycare for adult dogs can be just as rewarding. Learn more about the different benefits of daycare for your dog!
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/5-reasons-choose-daycare-adult-dog/ | June 6, 2023
Dachshund with its owner getting checked by a veterinarian.
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Can Dogs Get Strep Throat?
If you're feeling ill, there's nothing better than cuddling with your dog to improve your spirits. But what if your symptoms include a sore throat, and you're diagnosed with strep? Can dogs get strep throat? If so, is strep throat in dogs contagious to people? Strep throat, an infection marked by swollen tonsils and difficulty […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/can-dogs-get-strep-throat/ | January 10, 2023
Australian Cattle Dog having its eyes checked by the vet.
Expert Advice: Health Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) in Dogs: What to Know
Do you suspect your dog is having vision trouble? Perhaps they're nervous in dimly lit spaces or bumping into things in unfamiliar environments. Although many conditions could be responsible for your dog's vision loss, one possible cause is progressive retinal atrophy, also known as PRA. This is a genetic disease of the retina in the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/progressive-retinal-atrophy/ | October 20, 2022
Bloodhound puppy scratching himself in a field of dandelions.
Expert Advice: Health Alopecia in Dogs: Why Is My Dog Losing Hair?
Shedding happens. It's a fact. You can always count on locks losing their grip when spring or early autumn rolls around and dogs shed their seasonal coats. Environmental factors like temperature, nutrition, and stress can also affect canine coat loss. But while some loose hair occurs routinely during a dog's hair growth cycles, thinning hair […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/alopecia-dogs-dog-losing-hair/ | June 17, 2022
Expert Advice: Basic Training How to Introduce a New Dog to Your Current Dog
Dogs are social animals and most enjoy the company of others. Just like humans, some dogs have more outgoing personalities, and others are more reserved. Whether you just brought home a new puppy and are introducing him to the dog you already have, or you are walking at a park with your dog, a proper introduction is […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/how-to-introduce-dogs/ | March 23, 2022
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Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Most Popular Dog Breeds of 2021
It goes without saying that in your house, your dog is the most popular. But what do the statistics say? The American Kennel Club has used registration data to compile the list of 2021’s most popular breeds. As always, the Labrador Retriever tops the list — this time for the 31st year!  The Lab's temperament […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/most-popular-dog-breeds-of-2021/ | March 15, 2022
Pages 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Nominees
In its endless pursuit to recognize outstanding members of the fancy, The American Kennel Club Lifetime Achievement Awards were created and first awarded in 1999 to honor our best. The purpose of the awards is to celebrate those individuals whose many years of dedication have led to significant contributions to our Sport on a national […]
https://www.akc.org/about/awards-and-honors/lifetime-achievement/nominees/2022-lifetime-achievement-award-nominees/ | March 1, 2022
Press Releases AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin Draws Entry of More Than 5,000 Dogs in its 21st Year
Canine Athletes from the 50 States, Washington, D.C. and 13 Countries Will Vie for Best in Show The AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin continues to draw impressive numbers. An entry of 5,051 dogs will compete for the title of National Champion on December 18 and 19, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Combined with the […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-national-championship-presented-royal-canin-draws-entry-5000-dogs-21st-year/ | November 22, 2021
Expert Advice: Training Dog-to-Dog Greetings: Your Dog Doesn’t Need To Say Hi
Do you run up to and hug or jump on every person you see on the street? Of course not. Similarly, it's important to teach our dogs not to try to engage with all the other dogs they pass during a walk. As the world reopens after the pandemic, people are bringing their dogs more […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/dog-dog-greetings-dog-doesnt-need-say-hi/ | September 22, 2021
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

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