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Expert Advice: General Health 10 Ways to Keep Your German Shepherd Dog Healthy
Courtesy of Annette Sackrider-Miller, AKC Breeder of Merit All dogs have their special health quirks and the German Shepherd Dog is no exception. While we can’t anticipate our dog's every need, there are a few helpful tips to keep your dog feeling his or her best. 1. Maintain a healthy weight. The breed standard says […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/health/10-ways-to-keep-gsd-healthy/ | June 8, 2016
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Meet Breeder of Merit and Aspiring Veterinarian: Maxie Bowen
  Reputable breeders don’t just breed in the moment: They are thinking years, even decades ahead, thoughtfully breeding dogs that are typey, healthy, and sound enough to continue to benefit the breed long after they are gone. And that philosophy of paying it forward is even more satisfying when a second generation decides to plunk […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/meet-breeder-of-merit-maxie-bowen/ | August 14, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? A Tail… and More! 8 Things You Didn’t Know About the Cardigan Welsh Corgi
When you hear “Corgi,” do you think of the fawn-colored dogs always trailing behind Queen Elizabeth II? Did you know that the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is actually only one of two different breeds of Corgi? The second breed is the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Check out these fun facts you may not have known about the […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/things-you-didnt-know-about-the-cardigan-welsh-corgi/ | August 29, 2016
Pages Breeder Programs & Services
Whether you’re breeding your first litter or next Best in Show winner, we offer invaluable resources for dog breeders, including up-to-date information, ongoing educational programs and more: Litter Registration Show you are a responsible breeder and that your puppies meet breed standards! When you register your litters with the AKC, you get a Registration Certificate […]
http://akc.org/breeder-programs/ | October 26, 2017
Sports & Events News & Updates
4-6 Month Beginner Puppy Regulations (effective September 1, 2017)  AKC Puppy of Achievement Press Release Frequently Asked Questions Breeders of Merit are Key to New Involvement in Conformation
http://akc.org/sports/conformation/puppy-of-achievement/news-and-updates/ | October 26, 2017
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Expert Advice: Lifestyle 9 Tips for Finding and Working With a Responsible Breeder
Finding a responsible breeder you trust is your first – and most important — step to finding your new best friend. Breeders are invaluable resources: Not only are they a bridge between you and your perfect dog, you can rely on them throughout your dog’s lifetime. Think of a breeder as your own private guide […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/9-tips-finding-working-responsible-breeder/ | November 2, 2017
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny 10 Things Only a German Shorthaired Pointer Owner Would Understand
  They're a versatile sporting dog breed, retrievers on land or water, and of course, they're the most affectionate of companions. What's not to love about the German Shorthaired Pointer? You know a GSP when you see one and if you own one, there are certain statements that ring all too true. Check out these […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/10-things-only-a-german-shorthaired-pointer-owner-would-understand/ | July 11, 2014
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 9 Things You Didn’t Know About the Bulldog
Header photo courtesy of Dwayne Blakeney, AKC Breeder of Merit The Bulldog is one of the United States' most popular dog breeds. They're laid back, lovable, and family-friendly. Their wrinkled skin and all their slobber makes them even more endearing. But Bulldogs weren't always so cuddly. Here are some interesting facts you may not know […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/9-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-bulldog/ | August 11, 2016
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding AKC Breeder of Merit: Gayle Watkins, Golden Retriever Breeder
Meet Gayle Watkins, breeder of over 100 titled Golden Retrievers that have excelled in multiple sports and co-founder of Avidog International.  A Gold-level AKC Breeder of Merit, Gayle Watkins of Highlands, North Carolina, puts the “purpose” in multi-purpose dogs: Her Gaylan’s Golden Retrievers have earned more than 140 American and Canadian conformation, obedience, tracking, Rally and agility championships, as well as Master Hunter titles. Dozens […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/akc-breeder-merit-gayle-watkins-golden-retriever-breeder/ | June 22, 2019
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Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Meet Breeder of Merit Karen Fitzpatrick of Meadowlake Border Terriers
If you’re a musician, there’s the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. If you’re an actor, there are the Oscars. And if you’re a dog breeder, the maraschino cherry atop a lifetime of hard work is to be named an American Kennel Club Breeder of the Year. After all, anyone can have a one-hit wonder, […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/meet-breeder-of-merit-karen-fitzpatrick/ | November 20, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 7 Things You Didn’t Know About The Polish Lowland Sheepdog
Courtesy of Mary J McKennan, AKC Breeder of Merit   The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is a hard worker and a loyal companion. It's most popular in Poland, naturally, but it also has a community of devoted owners in the United States. Here are some interesting facts you may not know about the Polish Lowland Sheepdog. […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/7-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-polish-lowland-sheepdog/ | June 16, 2016
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny Flaunt Your Red Hair With These Beautiful Red-Haired Breeds
There is a holiday for everything these days, including today: National Love Your Red Hair Day! Since we love to celebrate, we've compiled a few beautiful pictures of some of our red-haired breeds. Check out these adorable dogs and learn fun facts about their magnificent and unique coats. This Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/red-haired-breeds/ | November 7, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Why I Chose To Buy A Puppy Using The AKC Marketplace
Header photo courtesy of Nancy Bishop, AKC Breeder of Merit The decision to get a puppy is a big one. First, there’s deciding what kind of puppy you want, choosing a breed, and then, finding a reputable and professional breeder to ensure you are getting the dog of your dreams. And finding the right breeder […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/why-i-chose-to-buy-a-puppy-using-the-akc-marketplace/ | July 8, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 6 Things You Didn’t Know About the Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen
Header image courtesy of Lenni Cipriotti, AKC Breeder of Merit The Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen, or GBGV, is a rare breed in the United States. He is energetic, curious, and always makes his presence known. Here are more interesting facts about the GBGV: 1. They Come From France If you’re familiar with the French language, […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/6-things-grand-basset-griffon-vendeen/ | March 28, 2017
Chairman's Reports August 2011 Chairman’s Report
– Doing the Right Thing for Dogs Everywhere – The American Kennel Club, along with its affiliates, the AKC Canine Health Foundation and AKC Companion Animal Recovery, is the only not-for-profit registry devoted to the health and well-being of dogs. We have allocated more than $30 million to fund programs for the betterment of dogs […]
http://akc.org/chairmans-reports/2011-08/ | August 9, 2011
Press Releases The American Kennel Club Announces Advanced Recognition Levels For Breeders of Merit
Courtesy of Annette Sackrider-Miller, AKC Breeder of Merit All dogs have their special health quirks and the German Shepherd Dog is no exception. While we can’t anticipate our dog's every need, there are a few helpful tips to keep your dog feeling his or her best. 1. Maintain a healthy weight. The breed standard says […]
http://akc.org/press-releases/the-american-kennel-club-announces-advanced-recognition-levels-for-breeders-of-merit/ | November 2, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 9 Questions to Ask Your Potential Breeder
Getting a puppy is a big decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. When you’re looking for a dog, you want to make sure you get the right one for you—and that starts by talking to a responsible breeder. But how do you find a responsible breeder? Try AKC Marketplace and have this list of questions […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/questions-to-ask-your-potential-breeder/ | August 9, 2016
Press Releases AKC Continues Commitment to Breeder Education With “Bred With H.E.A.R.T.”
The American Kennel Club (AKC®) continues its long-standing commitment to advance the health and welfare of all dogs with the launch of its new program Bred with H.E.A.R.T. (Health, Education, Accountability, Responsibility and Tradition) Modeled after the successful Breeder of Merit program, Bred with H.E.A.R.T. is a new way to engage, encourage and recognize all […]
http://akc.org/press-releases/breeder-education-bred-with-heart/ | July 22, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Cocker Spaniel
  You can always recognize a Cocker Spaniel when you see one. With those long, floppy ears and warm, gentle eyes, they're easy for anyone to love. Here are 10 things you may not have known about the Cocker Spaniel: 1. They May Have Come to America on the Mayflower Records indicate that two dogs […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/things-you-didnt-know-about-the-cocker-spaniel/ | August 30, 2016
Press Releases Lynn Meyer Hired as Executive Field Representative
The American Kennel Club is pleased to announce that Lynn Meyer has been hired as an Executive Field Representative. She joins the staff on July 16, 2018 and will be based in the upper mid-west. “Lynn brings an abundance of experience to the position of Executive Field Representative, with many successful decades in the sport […]
http://akc.org/press-releases/lynn-meyer-hired-executive-field-representative/ | June 13, 2018
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 11 Rare Dog Breeds You Never Knew Existed
With 190 recognized dog breeds, it can be difficult to learn about them all. While the United States is filled with Labrador Retrievers and German Shepherd Dogs, two of the most popular dog breeds in the country, there are many other breeds that go relatively unnoticed. If it weren’t for their enthusiasts, we might not […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/11-rare-dog-breeds-you-never-knew-existed/ | July 14, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Don’t You Wish You Were as Popular as the Labrador Retriever?
The Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog in the United States, and for good reason. His physical capabilities and outgoing, eager-to-please temperament make him an ideal family pet and sporting dog. Contrary to his name, the Labrador Retriever doesn't come from Labrador, but from Newfoundland. There, it is thought, small water dogs were bred […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/7-reasons-the-lab-is-so-popular/ | January 27, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? What Was the Schipperke Bred To Do
This foxy-faced breed dates back to the 1600s, but its popularity didn’t emerge until the late 1800s in the households of Belgium. They made their first appearance in a dog show in 1880, and from that point on the Schipperke was exported throughout the world. Bred in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking northern portion of Belgium, the […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/what-was-the-schipperke-bred-to-do/ | January 31, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Get to Know and Love the English Cocker Spaniel
Until you get to know the English Cocker Spaniel, you might find him difficult to distinguish from the Cocker Spaniel; however, these are two distinct breeds. Both wonderful family pets, these close cousins from the Sporting Group share a long history. Most likely originating in Spain, dogs known simply as “spaniels” were brought to England […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/get-to-know-and-love-the-english-cocker-spaniel/ | October 5, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 7 Things You Didn’t Know About the Basenji
Header photo courtesy of Laura Gilchrist, AKC Breeder of Merit For thousands of years, Basenjis have served as hunting dogs for various African peoples, but they have also won the hearts of many Westerners. Here are seven interesting facts you may not have known about this ancient breed: 1. This Might Be the World's Oldest […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/7-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-basenji/ | August 8, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 7 Things You Didn’t Know About the Bullmastiff
The Bullmastiff is physically imposing, but incredibly patient and loving. Here are seven things you probably didn't know about this gentle giant: 1. They Were Bred To Be Guard Dogs The Bullmastiff was created in England in the 1860s by crossing a Mastiff with a Bulldog. The goal was to create a guard dog that […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/7-bullmastiff-facts/ | December 5, 2016
Press Releases Debbie Butt Named 2010 AKC Breeder of the Year
  Award Presented at AKC/Eukanuba National Championship  Debbie Butt of Toms Brook, Virginia was honored with the 2010 AKC Breeder of the Year Award for her Sporting Fields Whippets at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship on Sunday, December 5, 2010.  The annual award honors those breeders who have dedicated their lives to improving the health, temperament […]
http://akc.org/press-releases/debbie-butt-named-2010-akc-breeder-of-the-year/ | December 14, 2010
Press Releases The American Kennel Club Announces Royal Canin’s Sponsorship Of AKC Registered Handlers Program
The American Kennel Club, the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is pleased to announce that Royal Canin®, a global pet nutrition brand known worldwide for feeding champion dogs for 50 years, will be the new sponsor of the AKC Registered Handlers Program (RHP). The RHP strives to maintain high standards […]
http://akc.org/press-releases/the-american-kennel-club-announces-royal-canins-sponsorship-of-akc-registered-handlers-program/ | January 24, 2018
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices AKC Breeder Spotlight: Nancy Sedlacek of Success Portuguese Water Dogs
Each month the American Kennel Club profiles breeders to hear how they got started, their breeding program, and their experience with AKC Marketplace. We recently spoke with Success Kennel’s Nancy Sedlacek, who breeds Portuguese Water Dogs. Nancy is an AKC Breeder of Merit and her dogs are among the top ranked in the country with […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/breeder-spotlight-nancy-sedlacek/ | October 17, 2016
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding AKC Breeder Spotlight: Mary Falls of Classic Giant Schnauzers of Easentaigh
Mary Falls, an AKC Breeder of Merit, has bred and shown Giant Schnauzers for 28 years under the kennel name Classic Giant Schnauzers of Easentaigh (Gaelic for “Falls House”). She lives on the Bluffs of Baraboo in Wisconsin. She began her work life as a certified veterinary technician and now holds a doctorate in nursing practice. She also bred, raised, trained, and showed Morgan Horses for 20 years.  AKC: How did […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/akc-breeder-spotlight-mary-falls-classic-giant-schnauzers/ | March 13, 2019

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