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Products & Services Master Groomer Testing
The title of Master Groomer is hard-earned through years of consistency, integrity, and support of our best friends. Yet we all have to start somewhere. We encourage you to begin the Master Groomer journey wherever you're comfortable. Are you a pro with Bichons? Then get started with the Curly coat type! It's up to you. […]
https://www.akc.org/products-services/akc-safe-grooming-program/akc-master-groomer/testing/ | August 15, 2022
Great Pyrenees walking in a field.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Working Dogs: Meet Four Blue-Collar Dog Breeds
Meet four representatives of the Working Group, blue-collar dogs with strength and smarts, and understand why responsible breeding of working dogs is particularly important.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/working-dogs-blue-collar/ | August 4, 2022
Press Releases 2022 National Owner-Handled Series & National All-Breed Puppy & Junior Stakes Judging Panels Now Available
The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is pleased to announce the judging panels for the 2022 National Owner-Handled Series (NOHS) Finals and the AKC Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida in conjunction with the AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin. The NOHS Finals will be held […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/2022-national-owner-handled-series-national-breed-puppy-junior-stakes-judging-panels-now-available/ | July 22, 2022
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Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Akita Versus Shiba Inu: How to Tell the Difference 
When you see a dog with their tail curled high over their back and triangular ears standing alertly, you might feel confident you're looking at a Japanese breed. But are you equally confident you know which one? The Akita and the Shiba Inu share a similar heritage and body shape. But the Akita, a member […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/akita-versus-shiba-inu-how-to-tell-the-difference/ | July 19, 2022
Sports & Events Junior Report: Charlotte Burns
I have two AKC dogs, a Sheltie named Tui and a Eurohound (English Pointer/German Shorthair Pointer/Alaskan Husky) named Nessie. I love agility, and I know my dogs love it as much as I do! Where I live, there are four distinct seasons; rainy Spring, hot Summer, blustery Fall, and snowy Winter; because of this, I […]
https://www.akc.org/sports/juniors/junior-spotlight/junior-report-charlotte-burns/ | July 14, 2022
Pages Canine Partners Spotlight Spring 2022
More Dogs Needed for Project to Improve Canine Lifespan The Dog Aging Project is a national effort to improve dogs’ health and longevity. Meet two owners and their mixed-breeds who participate in the project and learn how you can help. A road trip gave Colleen Sweeney a lot more than souvenirs and photographs of pretty […]
https://www.akc.org/register/information/canine-partners/newsletter/canine-partners-spotlight-spring-2022/ | June 16, 2022
Pomeranian standing on rainbow colored wood.
Expert Advice: Feature How to Be More Inclusive to LGBTQ Dog People at Shows and Beyond
Editor’s Note: The American Kennel Club has had a long history of inclusion across our sport for exhibitors and spectators from all walks of life. We are sharing the stories and voices of LGBTQ community members. Here, Sassafras Lowrey shares tips on how to be more inclusive as dog owners and handlers. You can read […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/lgbtq-101-dog-people/ | June 2, 2022
Press Releases LABRADOR RETRIEVER CONTINUES ITS REIGN AS TOP DOG WHILE BULLDOG GETS BUMPED FROM TOP 5
No one can keep the Lab down! The American Kennel Club (AKC®) announced at a virtual press conference today at the AKC Museum of the Dog that the ever-popular Labrador Retriever is the nation’s favorite dog for the 31st consecutive year. While the loveable Lab remains a constant at the top of the charts, the […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/labrador-retriever-continues-reign-top-dog-bulldog-gets-bumped-top-5/ | March 15, 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 Junior Spotlight Winter 2022
Meet Tessa Trusner: The Family Pet Became Her Sports Partner Name: Tessa Trusner Age: 14 Grade: Eighth Hometown: Stephens City, VA Family: Sisters, Audrey and Ella; Parents, Katie and Ryan Trusner Just a few months after Molina became the Trusner family pet, it became clear that she would really be Tessa’s dog. Now the pair […]
https://www.akc.org/register/information/canine-partners/newsletter/junior-spotlight-winter-2022/ | March 4, 2022
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Expert Advice: Alternative Medicine Why Music is Therapeutic for Dogs
Some dogs take to music right away, even howling along to their favorite tunes. Other dogs tend to retreat from these sounds in fear. The fact that pleasant sounds can capture a dog's attention is something people know intuitively and science confirms it. If you listened to a recording of dogs and their owners, you'd […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/why-music-is-therapeutic-for-dogs/ | February 23, 2022
Astra and Artoo
Expert Advice: Dog Sports Dog Athletes of the Month: Artoo the Mixed Breed and Astra the Smooth Collie
When Carla Repko was younger, she and her brother would beg and beg their parents for a dog and were sadly unsuccessful with each attempt. So naturally, when she bought her first house, the first thing she did was get a dog: a mixed breed named Artoo. While his behavior was great in the first […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/athlete-of-the-month-artoo-and-astra/ | February 17, 2022
Feet and tail of a dirty dog laying down in sand.
Expert Advice: Grooming How to Clean and Care for Your Dog’s Paws
Whether it's raining, snowing, or just plain dirty out, nothing will stop your dog from wanting to frolic outdoors. This means you need to be prepared to clean off whatever your pup picks up on their paws before it comes back inside with them, or worse, causes them harm. Dog Booties One of the easiest […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/clean-dog-paws/ | January 24, 2022
Expert Advice: Juniors 14-Year-Old Natalia Backos is a Third Generation Breeder, Owner, & Handler
Natalia Backos, a 14-year-old from Greensburg, Pennsylvania, has never known a time when she didn't spend her weekends at dog shows. A proud third-generation breeder/owner/handler, Backos is following in the footsteps of her grandmother and mother, alongside her sister. Her dogs include her Parson Russell Terriers BISS GCH Panther Creek Stone Cold Sober "Boozer" and […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/december-junior-handler-feature-natalia-backos/ | January 14, 2022
Otterhound puppy chewing on a treat in the grass.
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Setting Schedules and Developing a Routine for Your New Puppy
There are so many new experiences and things to think about when you bring home your puppy that you may forget one of the most important parts of puppy homecoming: establishing a routine. Structure will help your new canine family member feel secure and know what’s expected of him. The best way to do this is to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/setting-schedules-and-developing-a-routine-for-your-new-puppy/ | January 1, 2022
Sports & Events AKC National Tracking Invitational 2021
The 9th AKC National Tracking Invitational was held at the gorgeous Branched Oak Recreation Area in Raymond, Nebraska. The American Kennel Club sincerely appreciates the hard work, and dedication to the sport of Tracking the Nebraska Kennel Club and Cornhusker Kennel Club of Lincoln, Nebraska members showed by hosting this National Tracking Invitational. Results Saturday, […]
https://www.akc.org/sports/tracking/events/akc-national-tracking-invitational/past-events/akc-national-tracking-invitational-2021/ | December 14, 2021
Press Releases The American Kennel Club Awards the 2021 Junior Versatility Scholarships
The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and advocate for all dogs, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Junior Versatility Scholarships. The scholarships are generously offered by Carolyn and Gary Koch in memory of GCHP Hill Country’s Let ‘s Get Ready to Rumble, Elizabeth Fletcher in memory of […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/american-kennel-club-awards-2021-junior-versatility-scholarships/ | December 13, 2021
German Wirehaired Pointer being trained with a clicker.
Expert Advice: Training Are Board and Train Programs a Solution to Your Training Problems?
Many dog owners can benefit from professional help, but is board and train the solution? Here's why board and train and why it might not be best.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/board-and-train-programs/ | November 9, 2021
Expert Advice: Dog Sports LA Dog Training Group Earns AKC Titles, Changes Public Perception
When it comes to dealing with challenges, you can put the Los Angeles Responsible Pit Bull Owners’ (LARPBO) spirit and spunk right at the top of the list. In late summer, the non-profit organization began reaching into its deep toolbox to enhance local attitudes toward a breed battling a longtime stigma of bark, bite, and […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/la-responsible-pit-bull-owners-earn-akc-titles-change-public-perception/ | October 29, 2021
Poodle puppy being held up in cupped hands.
Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding How to Choose a Breeder: Advice From Dr. Jerry Klein
Originally appeared on dogcanceranswers.com, where Dr. Jerry Klein was asked to be part of a podcast discussing the responsible ways to get a dog. Dr. Jerry Klein, the Chief Veterinary Officer of the American Kennel Club, joins Dog Cancer Answers to discuss things to look for when choosing a breeder to increase the odds of […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/how-to-choose-a-breeder/ | October 28, 2021
Expert Advice: Dog Sports The Soul of Flyball: How a Dog Sport Transformed One Alaskan Family
There are nearly 4,000 miles between Maija Doggett's home in Anchorage, Alaska, and the world's biggest Flyball tournament in Indianapolis, Indiana. The CanAm Flyball Classic, run by the North American Flyball Association, is the largest gathering for Flyball — a relay race for dogs. More than 100 teams of four dogs each come to compete […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/the-soul-of-flyball-how-a-dog-sport-transformed-one-alaskan-family/ | October 4, 2021
Pembroke Welsh Corgi laying down on the feet of its owner on the couch.
Expert Advice: Studies Are We Stressing Our Dogs Out?
In moments of stress, most dog lovers know exactly where to turn: their canine pals. But how does our stress affect our furry best friends? Recent research has some answers. How Long-Term Stress Impacts Dogs For years, studies have found that dogs are very attuned to humans, and will often mirror their emotions in heightened […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/human-stress-influences-the-dog-human-relationship/ | September 24, 2021
Heated Beds
Expert Advice: Comfort & Sleep Are Heated Beds Safe for Your Dog?
As temperatures drop, you'll be looking for ways to keep their dogs warm and cozy. One way to do so is by buying them heated beds or pet heating pads. It’s especially important to keep your dog warm and comfortable as they get older or if they have health conditions that may affect their comfort. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/heated-beds-safe-dog/ | September 20, 2021
Expert Advice: Lifestyle The Good “Bad Dogs” in Horror Films
From haunted hounds to laboratory creations, these are the top dogs in horror movies to watch this Halloween.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/dogs-in-horror-films/ | September 14, 2021
Pages 2019 Most Popular Dog Breeds
    Breed Rank Retrievers (Labrador) 1 German Shepherd Dogs 2 Retrievers (Golden) 3 French Bulldogs 4 Bulldogs 5 Poodles 6 Beagles 7 Rottweilers 8 Pointers (German Shorthaired) 9 Pembroke Welsh Corgis 10 Dachshunds 11 Yorkshire Terriers 12 Australian Shepherds 13 Boxers 14 Siberian Huskies 15 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels 16 Great Danes 17 Miniature […]
https://www.akc.org/most-popular-breeds/2019-full-list/ | September 14, 2021
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Expert Advice: Cleaning Shedding and Pet Hair: Benefits of Vacuuming Dog Hair
There's no greater joy in life than having a dog. There's also no task more daunting than continuously vacuuming their hair. Still, you don't have to live with fur clinging to your floors, couch, and clothes. Instead, you can purchase a pet vacuum that's designed to suck up those hairballs and reduce indoor allergens. Not […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/vacuums-for-dog-owners/ | September 1, 2021
Expert Advice: Dog Athletes Rescue Dog “Baloo” Defies Stereotypes, Becomes Canine Athlete
Before Baloo amassed an astonishing 648,000-plus followers on TikTok (and 196,000 followers and counting on Instagram), inspired countless people, and became a canine athlete, he was a rescue dog waiting for his perfect match. Bella Boone was the person he'd been looking for. Bringing Home Baloo Just a few months into Bella's freshman year at […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/dog-athlete-of-the-month-baloo-the-bully/ | August 31, 2021
Siberian Husky gently taking a treat from a hand.
Expert Advice: Natural & Whole Foods Can Dogs Eat Bananas?
Can dogs eat bananas? Here's how to safely feed your dog this fruit.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-bananas/ | August 29, 2021
Siberian Husky standing stacked being trained by a woman in the park.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Get to Know the Spectacular Spitz Breeds
If you live in a region with harsh winter weather, then you may want to consider a spitz breed. Many of these dogs were bred for life in arctic climates and originated in Scandinavia, Russia, North America, and Asia. The word “spitz” in German means "pointed." Physically, most spitz breeds have a wolf-like appearance that […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/spitz-dog-breeds/ | June 14, 2021
Expert Advice: Health How Long Can You Keep Your Dog Outside?
How long can you keep your dog outside? Here we explore just how to determine when it's time to call your dog back inside after a day of outdoor fun.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-long-can-you-keep-your-dog-outside/ | May 25, 2021

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