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Expert Advice: Did You Know? 10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Pug
Pugs have won us over with their adorable faces, their loyalty, and their easy-going nature. But where did those qualities come from? And just how loyal is this pint-sized pooch? Here are 10 things you probably didn't know about Pugs: 1. Buddhist Monks Kept Them as Pets The earliest records of the Pug come from […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/things-you-didnt-know-about-the-pug/ | August 11, 2016
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Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding Educating Both Buyer and Seller
We can help to educate prospective owners before they get a new puppy or dog—likewise, breeders can be educated too about ways they can properly screen their buyers. We must help spread the word to the public about responsible dog ownership—and that message includes educating people about the homework that should be done before they […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/educating-both-buyer-and-seller/ | March 23, 2015
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Advice from the Breeder: Miriam “Buffy” Stamm, Anstamm Scottish Terriers
(AKC Breeder of Merit Buffy Stamm was co-breeder of the 2010 Westminster Best in Show winner, GCh. Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot. In 2008, She was named AKC Terrier Breeder of the Year.) A few years ago, our most promising young stud dog had already sired the Best of Winners at two national specialties. One of […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/advice-from-the-breeder-miriam/ | July 14, 2015
Press Releases Rebecca Ann Gerevics Receives 2014 AKC/AVMF Veterinary Scholarship
  New York, NY – The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is pleased to announce that Rebecca Ann Gerevics, a second-year student at the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University, is the recipient of the 2014 AKC/American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) Veterinary Scholarship. First offered in 2009, this $5,000 scholarship is designed to […]
http://akc.org/press-releases/rebecca-ann-gerevics-receives-2014-akc-avmf-veterinary-scholarship/ | August 5, 2014
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Advice for Stud Dog Owners – Don’t Correct Mounting Behavior!
Golden Retriever breeder Denise Hoyt of Granbury, TX, shares two good tips for stud dog owners – on maintaining a confident attitude and a good grip! It's natural for male dogs to attempt to mount females who are not in heat, to mount other male dogs, and even mount a friend's leg or a sofa […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/advice-for-stud-dog-owners-dont-correct-mounting-behavior/ | August 31, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 6 Things You Didn’t Know About the Swedish Vallhund
The Swedish Vallhund is relatively new to the United States, but the breed has a long history in Scandinavia. SVs, as they are sometimes called, are small, strong, energetic, and fearless. Here are some more fun facts about the Swedish Vallhund: 1. He Was Previously Known as “Viking Dog” The Swedish Vallhund breed is at […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/6-things-about-the-swedish-vallhund/ | January 23, 2017
Chairman's Reports January 2014 Chairman’s Report
— A New Year, An Evolving AKC — With a new year come new perspectives. Fresh resolutions allow us to look to the future, tackle our goals head on and make change a reality. It is a time to learn from the past and to embrace new starts and new ideas. In my past reports, […]
http://akc.org/chairmans-reports/2014-01/ | January 27, 2014
Press Releases The American Kennel Club Announces The Launch of AKC Marketplace
The American Kennel Club (AKC®) is pleased to announce the launch of AKC Marketplace with enhanced form and functionality to better serve responsible breeders with the opportunity to promote themselves directly to potential dog owners. Through interactive profile pages, unlimited listings and a user-friendly experience, AKC Marketplace helps breeders get in front of more dog owners, showcase all […]
http://akc.org/press-releases/the-american-kennel-club-announces-the-launch-of-akc-marketplace/ | December 22, 2015
Expert Advice: News The American Kennel Club Announces the Launch of AKC Marketplace
The American Kennel Club (AKC®) is pleased to announce the launch of AKC Marketplace with enhanced form and functionality to better serve responsible breeders with the opportunity to promote themselves directly to potential dog owners. Through interactive profile pages, unlimited listings and a user-friendly experience, AKC Marketplace helps breeders get in front of more dog owners, showcase all […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/news/akc-marketplace-launch/ | December 22, 2015
Press Releases Gwen DeMilta and Carissa DeMilta Shimpeno Named 2014 AKC Breeders of the Year
– Breeders Honored at AKC/Eukanuba National Championship – New York, NY — Gwen DeMilta and Carissa DeMilta Shimpeno were presented with the 2014 AKC Breeder of the Year Award for their Alisaton Doberman Pinschers at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship on Sunday, December 14, 2014. The annual award honors those breeders who have made an impact […]
http://akc.org/press-releases/boty-2014-dec/ | December 15, 2014
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Why You Should Keep in Contact With Your Breeder
Image courtesy of Penny Riddle, AKC Breeder of Merit Since you purchased your puppy from a responsible breeder, you’ve probably developed a relationship with him or her. After all, this person is an expert on the breed and on your puppy’s specific bloodline. He or she planned the litter and raised the pups for the […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/why-you-should-keep-in-contact-with-your-breeder/ | July 28, 2016
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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 […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/news/2017-breeder-of-the-year/ | November 6, 2017
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices AKC Breeder Spotlight: Jennifer Young-Hopkins of Y-Farms Kennels
  AKC Breeder Spotlight: Jennifer Young-Hopkins of Y-Farms Kennels Each month, the American Kennel Club (AKC) profiles breeders to hear about how they got started, their breeding program, and their experience with AKC Marketplace. We recently spoke with AKC Breeder of Merit Jennifer Young-Hopkins of Y-Farms Kennels in Zachary, La. Here, she answers questions about […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/jennifer-young-hopkins-y-farms-kennels/ | June 9, 2017
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 […]
http://akc.org/press-releases/helyne-e-medeiros-named-2017-akc-breeder-of-the-year/ | December 17, 2017
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny Keeping Up With The Miniature American Shepherd
Header photo courtesy of Karen Raduziner, AKC Breeder of Merit Although he's also been called the Miniature Australian Shepherd, the Miniature American Shepherd is just that — an all-American dog. Bred in California in the 1960s, this small herding dog (males only growing up to 18 inches and 40 pounds) is a versatile, intelligent, and […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/keeping-up-with-the-miniature-american-shepherd/ | October 6, 2016
Press Releases Diana Wilson and Guy Fisher Hired as AKC Executive Field Representatives
New York, NY – The American Kennel Club is pleased to announce that Diana Wilson and Guy Fisher have been hired as AKC Executive Field Representatives.   Wilson will join the staff May 5, 2014 in the Denver, Colorado area, while Fisher will join the staff on June 2, 2014, working out of the AKC […]
http://akc.org/press-releases/diana-wilson-and-guy-fisher-hired-as-akc-executive-field-representativ/ | April 15, 2014
Press Releases The American Kennel Club Awards the 2012 Junior Scholarships
The American Kennel Club® is pleased to announce that 28 Junior Scholarships have been awarded to students from 19 states. The scholarships for high school, college and graduate school students range from $1,000 to $3,000 for each student. “This year’s recipients have demonstrated academic success as well as impressive AKC involvement and we are happy […]
http://akc.org/press-releases/the-american-kennel-club-awards-the-2012-junior-scholarships/ | May 1, 2012
Expert Advice: Basic Training Teaching Your Puppy To Listen
Most dog owners have experienced those frustrating moments when, despite all the training and practice, their dog simply doesn’t listen to them. As you and your puppy get to know each other, it’s important to remember that listening is a two-way-street: he’s learning what you expect just as you’re learning to tune into his signals. […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/training/teaching-your-puppy-to-listen/ | August 1, 2016
Chairman's Reports September 2010 Chairman’s Report
— Board Planning Session Nurtures Ideas And Reviews Initiatives to Grow AKC’s Future — In August the Board added a special “planning session” to the regular Board meeting to discuss a variety of topics including registrations, events, and brand imaging. On Sunday, Sept.12, AKC Vice Chairman Tom Davies, President and CEO Dennis Sprung, COO John […]
http://akc.org/chairmans-reports/2010-09/ | September 14, 2010
Chairman's Reports April 2013 Chairman’s Report
— Making a Difference for Canine Health and Well-Being — At the March Delegates meeting, Article III of the American Kennel Club Bylaws was amended to include the following: “The objects of the Club shall be to advance canine health and well-being…” Someone unfamiliar with the AKC might see this as a beginning. In fact, […]
http://akc.org/chairmans-reports/2013-04/ | April 1, 2013
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Why Picking a Breeder Is Just as Important As Picking a Puppy
  You want to add a new dog to the family and have decided on the breed. You are excited about bringing a puppy home, but now a different search begins — for the right breeder. Adding a puppy to the family is a big decision to be made carefully, not impulsively. Selecting a responsible […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/picking-breeder-important-picking-puppy/ | May 31, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 6 Things You Didn’t Know About the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is full of energy, loves people, and makes a great family pet. Here are some interesting facts about this lovable breed:   1. They Are Native to Ireland The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is one of four terrier breeds that are native to Ireland. According to legend, when the Spanish […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/soft-coated-wheaten-terrier-facts/ | February 13, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 7 Things You Didn’t Know About the Standard Schnauzer
The Schnauzer is immediately recognizable by his beard and bushy eyebrows. The Standard Schnauzer is the middle-sized Schnauzer breed — not too big, not too small. You might say he’s “just right.” Here are some fun facts about the Standard Schnauzer: 1. They Are the Original Schnauzer Breed Unlike the Poodle, the three sizes of […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/7-standard-schnauzer-facts/ | February 6, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? ​11 Reasons Why the Chow Chow Is an Unusual Dog Breed
There’s really no mistaking a Chow Chow when you meet one. He's a singular dog with unusual physical characteristics and a distinct temperament. So, what makes this dog such a standout? Let’s start with his looks • Almost unique among mammals, the Chow’s tongue and mouth tissue are a dark blue-black. This is so important […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/why-chow-chow-is-unusual-breed/ | May 1, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Is the Miniature Bull Terrier the Right Dog for You?
Are you looking for a dog that’s sedate, dignified, predictable, easily trained, and no trouble at all? Then do not get a Miniature Bull Terrier. Combine terrier fearlessness and feistiness with the mischievous antics of a clown, and you’ve got a dog that can frustrate an unprepared owner, but is a delight for those in […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/is-miniature-bull-terrier-right-for-you/ | May 3, 2017
Chairman's Reports December 2013 Chairman’s Report
— The Way Forward in 2014 — Everyone who has ever produced a litter of puppies knows this time of year brings holiday cards from puppy buyers with heartwarming photos and most-welcome news about the progress and antics of those puppies during the year. The cards are both informative and inspiring as the breeder considers […]
http://akc.org/chairmans-reports/2013-12/ | December 13, 2013
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Expert Advice: Dog Breeding AKC Breeder Spotlight: Molly and Michael Nye of M&M Bloodhounds
Molly and Michael Nye, of M&M Bloodhounds, live just outside of Charlotte, N.C. Bloodhound fanciers for close to 20 years, they are members of the American Bloodhound Club, regional Bloodhound clubs, and local all-breed and obedience clubs. They are AKC Breeders of Merit, American Bloodhound Club Breeders of Merit, and they both hold offices and […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/breeder-spotlight-molly-michael-nye-mm-bloodhounds/ | July 12, 2018
AKC Breeder Spotlight Oksana Fagenboym Rock 'N Rolla Poodles
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices AKC Breeder Spotlight: Oksana Fagenboym of Rock ‘n Rolla Poodles
AKC Breeder of Merit Oksana Fagenboym, of Rock ’n Rolla Poodles, was born in Ukraine and has lived with dogs all her life. As a little girl, she picked up puppies and kittens from the street and brought them home. Unfortunately, her family could not keep them because they lived in a hostel. So, they […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/akc-breeder-spotlight-oksana-fagenboym-rock-n-rolla-poodles/ | January 29, 2018
Expert Advice: Puppy Health Sexual Maturity in Puppies: What to Expect
Photo courtesy of Heather Dawson, AKC Breeder of Merit   Humans take years to develop. Dogs, in our eyes, mature almost overnight. One morning you have an adorable, leggy puppy on your hands, and the next your puppy is starting to act like a teenager, complete with mood swings and behavioral changes. Sexual maturity is […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/health/sexual-maturity-in-puppies-what-to-expect/ | July 27, 2016
2017 Breeder of the Year: Helyne E. Medeiros, Seasyde Pointers, Sporting Group; 2017 Breeder of the Year ceremony at the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin.
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Each year, The American Kennel Club recognizes and celebrates an outstanding purebred dog breeder with the Breeder of the Year Award. The award honors those breeders who have dedicated their lives to improving the health, temperament and quality of purebred dogs. At a special presentation held during the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, […]
https://www.akc.org/about/awards-and-honors/breeder-of-the-year/ | December 19, 2014

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