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Great Pyrenees walking near a lake.
Expert Advice: Grooming Is It OK to Shave Your Dog’s Coat in Summer?
Don't shave your dog, as it might make them hotter in summer and creates health risks. Instead, try these grooming and safety tips to keep them cool.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/is-it-ok-to-shave-your-dog/ | June 10, 2020
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Expert Advice: Feature Military Working Dogs Through History
On Oct. 27, 2019, a 5-year-old Belgian Malinois military working dog named Conan took part in the Barisha raid, which resulted in the death of the leader of ISIS. Conan joined a long list of heroic military working dogs. Call ‘em what you want — war dogs or military working dogs — they have been around for centuries […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/war-dogs-military-history/ | May 21, 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: Feature Lend a Paw: Dogs Deliver Groceries and More During COVID-19 Pandemic
It's well known that dogs increase happiness, reduce stress levels, and improve overall health. During the COVID-19 pandemic, dogs have been a source of relief: whether they're cuddling on the couch beside us, in cute online videos, or in refreshingly positive news headlines. We've rounded up the most positive dog-related stories from the week of […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/lend-paw-dogs-deliver-groceries-covid-19-pandemic/ | March 30, 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: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Silent Night: Understanding Why Dogs Bark & Creating a Quieter Kennel  
Dogs bark. It's a fact of life that nearly all dog owners must accept. Barking is a self-rewarding behavior. But it is important for breeders and kennel owners to understand the different types of barking, and when it has turned into a problem behavior.  Canine Sounds & What They Mean A bark or vocalization is not just a bark or a vocalization.  A dog owner, breeder, or […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/create-a-quieter-kennel-by-understanding-why-dogs-bark/ | December 5, 2019
Expert Advice: Why does my dog... Why Does My Dog Eat Leaves?
The temperature is dropping, trees are covered in shades of orange, and leaves coat the sidewalk. Fall is in the air. While you may enjoy the sound of crunching leaves under your feet, you may not find it so lovely when your dog is munching on a stray leaf or two. Eating certain types of […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/advice/why-does-my-dog-eat-leaves/ | October 3, 2019
Shih Tzu snuggling on a baby's lap outdoors.
Expert Advice: How to... How to Introduce Your Dog to Your New Baby
Bringing home a new baby is already a big change, even without a dog at home. How should you introduce your dog to the new baby?
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/advice/introducing-dog-to-baby/ | September 9, 2019
Expert Advice: Feature Mr. Borzoi: Louis Murr Was a Russian Wolfhound Advocate and Judge to Be Reckoned With
Louis Murr was a renowned Borzoi owner, breeder, exhibitor, and judge. Most authorities of the time considered Murr's Ch. Vigow of Romanoff to be the greatest Borzoi ever bred on American soil A tragic event cut Vigow's career short Murr died in 1978, two years after retiring from judging, at age 84 Never mind Rasputin's […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/borzoi-louis-murr-breeder-judge/ | August 28, 2019
A vintage portrait of two Smooth Fox Terriers standing on a stoop.
Pages Breeds by Year Recognized
The AKC currently registers 200 dog breeds. The chart below lists all AKC recognized breeds and the year they first became registrable with the AKC.  DATE – BREED 1878 – Pointer  1878 – Retriever (Chesapeake Bay)  1878 – Spaniel (Clumber)  1878 – Spaniel (Cocker)  1878 – Setter (English)  1878 – Setter (Gordon)  1878 – Setter […]
https://www.akc.org/press-center/articles-resources/facts-and-stats/breeds-year-recognized/ | August 12, 2019
Pages AKC Title Recognition Spring 2019
The AKC works with several non-AKC service and sports organizations to recognize the titles that AKC-registered dogs earn in their programs. This includes the AKC Therapy Dog titling program and the AKC Search & Rescue title program. AKC also recognizes titles of the Barn Hunt Association (BHA); North American Diving Dogs (NADD); and the North […]
https://www.akc.org/register/information/canine-partners/newsletter/akc-title-recognition-spring-2019/ | July 2, 2019
Lagotto Romagnolo puppy sitting on a path outdoors.
Expert Advice: Safety Tips For Keeping Your Dog Safe This Summer
Summer is the time to have outdoor fun with our dogs. Longer walks in the park, ambitious hikes, beach days, or family travel—the sun is shining, and the outdoors is calling. But hot weather can also make us uncomfortable, and it poses special risks for dogs. From increased exposure to ticks and other insects to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/summer-safety-tips-for-dogs/ | May 20, 2019
Pages Competition Title Update Summer 2018
Competition/Titles Update We have some big news to report about All-Americans succeeding at earning the top titles in Agility, Coursing Ability, Rally, Obedience and Tracking. This past quarter delivered an All-American Dog winning a division of the AKC National Agility Championship and the first ever Versatility Companion Dog Level 3 (VCD3)! AGILITY AKC National Agility […]
https://www.akc.org/register/information/canine-partners/newsletter/competition-title-update-spring-2018/ | June 21, 2018
Clubs & Delegates State Issues February 2017
Here are some highlights of state-level issues AKC GR is currently tracking. Visit the 2017 Legislation Tracking page and click on your state to get the latest updates on state bills monitored by the AKC. Alabama — Senate Bill 17 /House Bill 45 would create the “Alabama Dog and Cat Breeders Commission” with authority to license, regulate, and inspect dog and […]
https://www.akc.org/clubs-delegates/government-relations/newsletters/taking-command/taking-command-february-2017/state-issues-february-2017/ | June 15, 2018
Clubs & Delegates State Issues March 2017
Here are some highlights of state-level issues AKC GR is currently tracking. Visit the 2017 Legislation Tracking page and click on your state to get the latest updates on state bills monitored by the AKC. Alabama — Senate Bill 17 /House Bill 45 would create the “Alabama Dog and Cat Breeders Commission” with authority to license, regulate, and inspect dog and […]
https://www.akc.org/clubs-delegates/government-relations/newsletters/taking-command/taking-command-march-2017/state-issues-march-2017/ | June 14, 2018
Clubs & Delegates State Issues April 2017
Here are some highlights of state-level issues AKC GR is currently tracking. Visit the 2017 Legislation Tracking page and click on your state to get the latest updates on state bills monitored by the AKC. Alabama — Senate Bill 17 /House Bill 45 would create the “Alabama Dog and Cat Breeders Commission” with authority to license, regulate, and inspect dog and […]
https://www.akc.org/clubs-delegates/government-relations/newsletters/taking-command/taking-command-april-2017/state-issues-april-2017/ | June 14, 2018
Clubs & Delegates State Issues May 2017
Here are some highlights of state-level issues AKC GR is currently tracking. Visit the 2017 Legislation Tracking page and click on your state to get the latest updates on state bills monitored by the AKC. Alabama — House Bill 91 would create a civil cause of action of wrongful injury or death of a companion or service animal when a […]
https://www.akc.org/clubs-delegates/government-relations/newsletters/taking-command/taking-command-may-2017/state-issues-may-2017/ | June 14, 2018
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Expert Advice: News New Book “The Dog” Presents a Scholarly Portrait of Man’s Best Friend
Ironically, the most compelling passages from “The Dog: A Natural History,” by Ádám Miklósi, focus on our best friend’s future rather than his past. But the bulk of this scholarly, yet highly readable, 224-page volume — published by the Princeton University Press ($27.95) and scheduled for wide release on April 11 — explores the history […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/the-dog-a-natural-history/ | April 4, 2018
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Expert Advice: AKC Gazette Storm, the Doberman Who Owned Westminster
In the early 1950s, a stunning Doberman Pinscher came charging out of California to vanquish the best show dogs the East Coast elites had to offer. In the process, he became an international superstar. Among the treasures of the AKC Library & Archives is the Len and Shirley Carey collection of photos, clippings, scrapbooks, correspondence, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/gazette/storm-doberman-owned-westminster/ | January 31, 2018
Press Releases Helyne E. Medeiros Named 2017 AKC Breeder Of The Year
Helyne E. Medeiros Named 2017 AKC Breeder Of The Year -Award Presented at AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin- Helyne E. Medeiros was presented with the 2017 AKC Breeder of the Year award for her Seasyde Pointers at the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin on Saturday, December 16, 2017.  The annual award […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/helyne-e-medeiros-named-2017-akc-breeder-of-the-year/ | December 17, 2017
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Expert Advice: Events Why You Need to See the Puppy And Junior Stakes at the National Championship
Love puppies? Love to see them strutting their stuff? Then you’ll really love a new event at this year’s show, the AKC Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes. The event is open to all AKC-registered breeds, including Miscellaneous Class breeds and is divided into classes by age. You’ll see puppies as young as six months up to 18-month […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/need-see-puppy-junior-stakes-national-championship/ | November 30, 2017
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Expert Advice: News 2017 Breeder of the Year Honorees Represent Dedication and Commitment to Purebred Dogs
Each year, we are proud to recognize and celebrate the men and women who dedicate their lives to improving the health, temperament, and quality of purebred dogs. These breeders are the heart of our organizations and they deserve to be recognized for their incredible work. One breeder is chosen from each of the seven groups […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/2017-breeder-of-the-year/ | November 6, 2017
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Expert Advice: Dog Gear & Accessories Holidays Gifts for Dog Lovers: Shop by Price
You don't have to break the bank to find thoughtful, fun gifts for the dog lovers in your life. We have a wide range of unique gift items that are all about the dogs . . . and the humans who love them. Gifts Under $50 Illustrated Mugs From elaborate decoration to clean-lined modern design, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/holidays-gifts-dog-lovers-by-price/ | November 1, 2017
Clubs & Delegates Tips for Garnering Media Coverage
Ways to Increase the Chance of TV News Coverage for Your Dog Show TV crews are eager to cover local stories and your hometown dog show easily fits the bill. Even if there may be a bigger dog show, your local show can serve as a lead-up, building anticipation toward larger shows. Luck sometimes plays […]
https://www.akc.org/clubs-delegates/promote/media-resources/tips-for-garnering-media-coverage/ | October 26, 2017
Clubs & Delegates All Puppy Breeds
  Find more information on all the different breeds of puppies. Not sure which puppy is right for you? Take a short quiz to Find a Match. A | B | C | D | E |  F | G | H | I | J |  K | L | M | N | O |  P | R | S | T | V |  W | X | Y A. Breed Group Affenpinscher Toy Afghan Hound Hound Airedale Terrier Terrier Akita Working Alaskan Malamute Working American English Coonhound Hound American Eskimo Dog […]
https://www.akc.org/clubs-delegates/puppies/all-breeds/ | October 26, 2017
Sports & Events Having a WONDERFUL Time With Their Dogs
Dear Performance Events: I have been doing both AKC and ASFA lure coursing for a number of years, with several sighthound breeds. But my husband and I have also run non-sanctioned lure coursing fun days at our farm for as many years as well. We initially confined them to the sighthound breeds but started allowing […]
https://www.akc.org/sports/coursing/coursing-ability-test/articles/wonderful-time/ | October 26, 2017
Press Releases The American Kennel Club Names 2017 Breeder of the Year Group Honorees
The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is pleased to recognize breeding programs from the Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding groups as 2017 AKC Breeder of the Year group honorees. “The breeders honored with this award are truly committed to excellence, consistency, breed standard and type,” said Dennis Sprung, AKC President and CEO.  “They […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/the-american-kennel-club-names-2017-breeder-of-the-year-group-honorees/ | September 28, 2017
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Expert Advice: News Breaking News: The Labrador Retriever Wins Top Breed for the 26th Year In a Row
The Labrador Retriever does it again! In a press conference today at its new pet care space, AKC Canine Retreat, the American Kennel Club (AKC®), the nation’s largest purebred dog registry, is announcing that the intelligent, family friendly Lab firmly holds on to the number one spot on the most popular list for a record-breaking […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/the-labrador-retriever-wins-top-breed-for-the-26th-year-in-a-row/ | March 21, 2017
Press Releases 2017 National Championship Judging Panel Now Available
The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is pleased to announce the judging panel for the 2017 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17, 2017. The 2017 event will showcase the top national and international canine athletes […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/2017-national-championship-judging-panel-now-available/ | February 14, 2017

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