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Expert Advice: Training Preparing for AKC Canine Good Citizen Teaches Useful Life Skills
Editor's note: During this time of COVID-19, social distancing may make it difficult to take your Canine Good Citizen test immediately. There are still several ways to work on your dog's CGC skills while at home. When you’re ready, the final step is to pass the test administered in person by an AKC CGC Approved Evaluator. The AKC […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/preparing-akc-canine-good-citizen-teaches-useful-life-skills/ | June 9, 2020
Expert Advice: Dog Sports Portuguese Water Dog ‘Gilligan’ Puts Mental and Physical Stamina to the Test
Gilligan isn't your average dog. Just take a look at her long list of titles: Fishbay’s Merchant of Venice CD BN RE AX AXJ OF RATN DN CGCA TKA WWDX CWDX MAC-3 SROM. The versatile Portuguese Water Dog has earned an array of accolades, including winning multiple agility, Rally, and obedience classes at national specialties. Perhaps most impressive […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/dog-star-of-the-month-portuguese-water-dog/ | June 15, 2020
Expert Advice: Events ‘Dogtor’ Loki and the GO TEAM Honored with AKC Paw of Courage Awards
The AKC Paw of CourageSM is an award given to show appreciation for the work that dogs do in the service of humankind. This award recognizes dogs who serve their communities, making great impacts in the lives of their human counterparts. Paw of Courage awards can be presented to Police K-9s, Military Working Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Service Dogs, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/dogtor-loki-go-team-honored-paw-of-courage/ | July 7, 2020
Expert Advice: Training Third Newfoundland Earns Elite Performer Trick Dog Title, Virtually
When it comes to sports training, people oftentimes underestimate the drive and potential of giant dogs. I'm always thrilled when my three-and-half-year-old Newfoundland, Sirius, is able to break some stereotypes about what giant dogs can do, especially dogs that have a history of medical conditions. This March, just as the COVID-19 quarantine began, Sirius became […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/third-newfoundland-earns-elite-performer-trick-title-akc-sports-at-home/ | July 8, 2020
Expert Advice: Studies The Nose Knows: Is There Anything Like a Dog’s Nose?
Have you ever opened a jar of peanut butter and watched your dog come running from 50 yards away? Or seen your dog sniff out a tasty morsel in a five-acre field? These are just two examples of the incredible sense of smell that dogs have. Their noses are at least 100,000 times more sensitive […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/the-nose-knows/ | July 21, 2020
Expert Advice: News Getting a Dog Could Help Your Toddler Learn Social Skills
Nobody forgets their first dog: the childhood games, the companionship, and the undying loyalty between a kid and their pup. Now, researchers in Australia have found that bonding with a family dog can give even very young children much more than lifelong fond memories. A new study published in the journal Pediatric Research finds that […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/dogs-help-toddlers-learn-social-skills/ | July 22, 2020
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Goofy Flat-Coated Retriever Is This Owner’s Conduit to Friends & Sports
Sherin Denny-Jenkins was out on a walk in Berlin in 2007 when she spotted someone coming her way with a dog. “All I could think was ‘Wow, that’s a beautiful dog!’ It was pretty and goofy at the same time,” she says. “I began talking to its owner and that was my introduction to the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/goofy-flat-coated-retriever-friends-dog-sports/ | July 27, 2020
Expert Advice: Dog Sports How Will Dog Shows Change as We Hit the Reset Button?
Like many of you in the sport, I haven’t been to a dog show since early March. The cancellation of shows nationwide began a little later that month, as we sheltered in place to deal with the pandemic. Of course, our lives in dogs continued during that forced hiatus; we whelped litters, groomed, kept up […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/will-shows-change-hit-reset-button/ | August 12, 2020
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Dandie Dinmont Terrier History: Behind the Breed
English novelists of centuries past gave us timeless characters who hopscotched from the printed page into our cultural consciousness, from Daniel DeFoe’s “Robinson Crusoe” to Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.” And in the dog world, there is one exceedingly rare terrier that owes its name – and arguably its continued existence – to a peripheral character in […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/dandie-dinmont-terrier-history-behind-breed/ | August 13, 2020
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Australian Shepherds Forever: One Family’s Dedication to the Breed
Forty-five years ago Toni Pearson set eyes on a “Samoyed without a tail” that jokingly morphed into an Australian Shepherd. Today, Team Pearson (her husband, David, and twentysomething daughters, Anna and Laura) are all in on this versatile breed under the umbrella of Timberwood Aussies, in Granite Falls, Washington. “When I married David (an Englishman), […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/australian-shepherds-forever-one-familys-dedication-to-breed/ | August 18, 2020

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