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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
Yorkshire Terriers together outdoors.
Expert Advice: Studies Are We Gender-Stereotyping Our Dogs?
"Female dogs are moodier; males are more playful." "Females are more dog-aggressive; males are more human-aggressive." "Males are more loyal." "Females are sweeter." Everyone, it seems, has an opinion on sex differences in dogs—these are just a few I collected in an informal poll. But is there any truth to these distinctions, or are they […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/are-we-gender-stereotyping-our-dogs/ | May 12, 2021
Kuvasz harnessed to a cart outdoors.
Expert Advice: Fun Facts 15 Unique Jobs for Working Dogs
There are many unique jobs for dogs to do, ranging from ancient traditions to modern tasks. Learn about unusual ways dogs have helped people in the past and still help others today.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/working-dogs-jobs-for-dogs/ | May 3, 2021
Australian Shepherds were bred to be herding dogs. Even as puppies, the breed exhibits the desire to herd and guard.
Expert Advice: Preparing for Puppy What Is ‘Pet-Quality’? The Difference Between Show Dogs & Pet Puppies
Among inexperienced dog seekers, one question looms early in the process of finding that perfect puppy. Pet or show dog? This is an inquiry often asked by breeders, but you may find yourself wondering, "how should I know?" Of course, every puppy will fulfill that first category as a loyal companion. And hopefully, they'll be […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/puppy-information/difference-between-show-dogs-and-pet-puppies/ | April 15, 2021
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Expert Advice: Training 10 Tips for Dog Bite Prevention
Learning how to be safe around dogs is important for everyone, especially children, whether or not they have a dog at home. In order to make interactions between kids and dogs pleasant for all parties, we recommend teaching children how to approach a dog, what to do when they see a loose dog, and the proper way […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/dog-bite-prevention/ | March 31, 2021
Cairn Terrier puppies
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Enrollment Fees Waived for AKC Bred with H.E.A.R.T. Program
The AKC Bred with H.E.A.R.T. program, which promotes excellence in breeding through education and health testing, just celebrated the fifth year of existence. H.E.A.R.T stands for Health, Education, Accountability, Responsibility, and Tradition. Bred with H.E.A.R.T.  Program Now Free  In order make the program available to all breeders, the American Kennel Club has removed the enrollment […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/enrollment-fees-waived-akc-bred-heart-program/ | March 16, 2021
Labrador retriever puppies sleeping side by side in the grass.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds The Most Popular Dog Breeds of 2020
For the most updated statistics, check out the latest rankings of America's most popular dog breeds. Is your dog’s breed winning popularity contests this year? Now you can find out! The most popular dog breeds of 2020 were released on March 16, 2021, based on American Kennel Club registration statistics. America continues its love affair […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/the-most-popular-dog-breeds-of-2020/ | March 16, 2021
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog How K9 Sport Sack Can Help You Adventure With Your Dog – Big or Small
Paid Advertisement Hiking, backpacking, bicycling, shopping at the local farmers market, dining outside, and even commuting to your office. Wouldn’t you love to take your dog with you wherever dogs are allowed to go?  Now it’s possible to do exactly that with the help of K9 Sport Sack carriers, no matter the size of […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/k9-sport-sack-can-help-adventure-dog-big-small/ | March 4, 2021
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Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Pomeranian vs Keeshond: Similarities & Differences
The smiling foxlike face of the Pomeranian is a hallmark of the breed. It makes these bold and adorable dogs irresistible. But there is another breed with an equally sweet foxy face that you might not know as well – the Keeshond (pronounced kayz-hawnd). The Keeshond shares many qualities with the Pomeranian including love of […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/pomeranian-versus-keeshond-similarities-differences/ | March 3, 2021
Pudelpointer standing in the snow, ice sticking to its belly and mouth.
Expert Advice: General Health Can Dogs Get Frostbite?
Do dog owners need to be concerned about frostbite? The simple answer is yes. Like humans, dogs can get frostbite. Frostbite is tissue damage that can occur in extreme cold. Dogs are at risk once the temperature falls below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Just like with humans, frostbite is a dog’s natural process where blood is […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/can-dogs-get-frostbite/ | February 18, 2021
Golden Retriever being hugged by a boy at home on the couch.
Expert Advice: Training How to Help Your Dog Love Children
Many dogs are apprehensive around kids, so it's important to train your dog how to behave around children while building plenty of positive associations.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/helping-your-dog-love-children/ | February 16, 2021
Expert Advice: Grooming Why Does My Dog Dislike Being Brushed?
If your dog doesn't like being brushed, don't worry. Here's why your dog may be acting out and here's how to get your dog more comfortable being brushed.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-not-like-being-brushed/ | February 5, 2021
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Cloudy Eyes in Dogs: What to Know
When you see dogs with cloudy eyes, it may be a natural part of the aging process. But cloudy eyes in dogs can also be a symptom of eye problems.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/cloudy-eyes-in-dogs/ | January 9, 2021
Expert Advice: How to... 4 Fun Ways to Teach Kids & Dogs to Play Together
Whether you remember Petey from The Little Rascals, Lassie and Timmy, Benji, Beethoven, or Clifford the Big Red Dog, images of kids hugging and kissing dogs are burned into our minds. For dog trainers, that imagery makes us cringe. We’ve seen some of the painful results of such interactions in real life—the kinds that won’t […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/advice/4-ways-teach-kids-dogs-play-together/ | December 16, 2020
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Monday, March 30 Welsh Springer Spaniel Tuesday, March 31 Belgian Laekenois Wednesday, April 1 Ibizan Hound Thursday, April 2 Puli Friday April 3 Airedale Terrier Monday, April 6 Sloughi Tuesday, April 7 Affenpinscher Wednesday, April 8 Lagotto Romagnolo Thursday, April 9 Rottweiler Monday, April 13 Finnish Spitz Tuesday, April 14 Welsh Terrier Wednesday, April 15 […]
https://www.akc.org/public-education/akc-education-webinar-series/previously-aired-judges-education-webinar-2020/ | December 1, 2020
Alaskan Malamutes pulling a sled over the snow.
Expert Advice: Breed History Sled Dog Breeds: From Arctic Exploration to the Iditarod
Sled dog breeds have helped humans survive in the Arctic for millennia. Learn more about the work these breeds have done and the sports they participate in today.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/sled-dog-breeds-history-future/ | November 22, 2020
Press Releases American Kennel Club Announces Judging Panel for 3rd AKC Virtual Top Dog Challenge
-Entries Open Today-  The American Kennel Club (AKC®) is pleased to announce the judging panel for the third AKC Virtual Top Dog Challenge. This virtual conformation competition is open to all AKC recognized breeds including Miscellaneous breeds. Entries close on October 12th at 12pm ET.   Heading the panel as Best in Show and Best […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/american-kennel-club-announces-judging-panel-3rd-akc-virtual-top-dog-challenge/ | September 28, 2020
Sports & Events AKC Virtual Top Dog Challenge – Judging Panel
The American Kennel Club (AKC®) is pleased to announce the judging panel for AKC Virtual Top Dog Challenge III. This virtual conformation event is open to all AKC-recognized breeds and Miscellaneous class breeds. Best in Show and Best Puppy Michael Canalizo   Regular and Puppy Groups SPORTING Mr. Douglas A Johnson HOUND Mr. Eugene Blake […]
https://www.akc.org/sports/conformation/akc-virtual-top-dog-challenge/judging-panel/ | September 24, 2020
Pages Competition Update Summer 2020
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. Many of you have had great success taking advantage of AKC’s Virtual Titling programs too!   Agility Master Agility Championships (MACH)  Multiple Master Agility Champions Congratulations to these dogs who have earned more MACHs: AGCH […]
https://www.akc.org/register/information/canine-partners/newsletter/competition-update-summer-2020/ | August 6, 2020
Anatolian Shepherd walking amongst a herd of sheep.
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Working Dogs: Meet 31 Purposely-Bred Dogs
You may or may not know that each AKC registered breed is assigned to one of seven groups. In honor of Work Like a Dog Day on August 5, we're taking a closer look at the Working Group to see what these 31 beauties were bred to do. Akita This dignified and courageous Japanese breed was developed […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/working-group-dogs/ | August 1, 2020
Press Releases American Kennel Club Announces Judging Panel for 2nd AKC Virtual Top Dog Challenge
- Entries Open August 3rd- The American Kennel Club (AKC®) is pleased to announce the judging panel for the second AKC Virtual Top Dog Challenge. This virtual conformation competition is open to all AKC recognized breeds including Miscellaneous breeds. Entries close on August 10th at 12pm ET. Heading the panel as Best in Show and […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/american-kennel-club-announces-judging-panel-2nd-akc-virtual-top-dog-challenge/ | July 23, 2020
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Saint Bernard Learn about Saint Bernards [accordion] [accordion_panel title="Rescue Organizations"] St. Bernard Club of America  Saint Bernard Rescue Group Email: saintsrgreat6@gmail.com [/accordion_panel] [/accordion] Saluki Learn about Salukis [accordion] [accordion_panel title="Rescue Organizations"] Saluki Club of America Sara Winstead – salukis777@aol.com Saluki Tree of Life Alliance, Inc. [/accordion_panel] [/accordion] Samoyed Learn about Samoyeds [accordion] [accordion_panel title="Rescue Organizations"] Samoyed Club […]
https://www.akc.org/akc-rescue-network/akc-rescue-network-s-breeds/ | July 13, 2020
Expert Advice: Feature The Bald Ballerina: 4-Pound Pomeranian Helps a Young Dancer Cope with a Devastating Diagnosis
Every three weeks, Maggie Kudirka’s Pomeranians—Momma Mia and Miss Vickie—get chicken. The treat is part of a ritual Maggie has maintained since 2014, when she learned that she had metastatic breast cancer. She was 23 years old. Chemotherapy infusions every 21 days keep her alive. She has endured more than 90 sessions. “I’ve gotten used […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/momma-mia-bald-ballerina/ | June 12, 2020
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
Kishu Ken standing in the brush at sunset.
Expert Advice: Health How Changes in Weather Can Affect Your Dog’s Mood
Have you ever noticed that your dog’s mood shifts with the weather? Storms, heat, cold, and the changing seasons affect our dogs, just like they affect us. Most dogs can even sense when the weather is about to change. But how does hot weather affect dogs, and how does cold weather affect dogs? Understanding the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-changes-in-weather-can-affect-dogs/ | June 5, 2020
Public Education Educator Resources War Dogs
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
Expert Advice: Training Bikejoring: Is This Adrenaline Inducing Sport Right For You and Your Dog?
If you and your dog are adventurous and fit, and your dog loves to run, then the up and coming sport of bikejoring might be a good fit. Already well-established in Europe, dog-powered mountain biking is growing in popularity in the U.S too. In its infancy, sled dog racers created bikejoring. It was an ideal […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/bikejoring-is-this-adrenaline-inducing-sport-right-for-you-and-your-dog/ | May 13, 2020

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