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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
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
Press Releases 2021 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 2021 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 […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/2021-national-owner-handled-series-national-breed-puppy-junior-stakes-judging-panels-now-available/ | May 18, 2021
Golden Retriever rolling over playing with her litter of puppies outdoors.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Average Litter Sizes: How Many Dogs Are Born in a Litter?
A normal litter size can range from 1 to 12 puppies, with 5-6 puppies being average across all dogs. But just as every breed of dog differs by size, function, and personality, they also differ when it comes to litter size, according to AKC registration data. Big dogs tend to have larger litters while small […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/average-litter-size/ | May 24, 2021
Expert Advice: Conformation Purebred Dogs: What is a Breed Standard?
About, 2,400 years before the founding of the AKC, Plato invented the dog show. Well, not really, but kind of. The great philosopher theorized that all things around us in the natural world—the chair I’m sitting in, the keyboard I’m typing on—are but imperfect versions of the ideal representations of these objects that dwell in a higher realm of consciousness. These […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/purebred-dog-breed-standard/ | May 26, 2021
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Warning Signs of Dehydration in Dogs
Dehydration in dogs occurs when the body loses more fluid than it's taking in. All mammals rely on water to keep their bodies functioning properly, and dogs are no exception. In fact, water is necessary for virtually every important body function, including lubricating joints, cushioning internal organs, aiding digestion, and regulating body temperature. When we […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/warning-signs-dehydration-dogs/ | June 29, 2021
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Cirneco dell’Etna History: The Sighthound of Ancient Egyptians
For millennia, the Cirneco dell’Etna has lived in the shadow of Mount Etna. Scrambling over the rocky, volcanic Sicilian soil in pursuit of rabbit, these small red dogs were invaluable sources of sustenance and protection for their peasant owners. But by the time the 20th Century dawned, the Cirneco was facing its own sunset of […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/cirneco-delletna-history-ancient-egyptians/ | July 6, 2021
Boerboel dog or South African Mastiff walking through grass
Expert Advice: Breed History Boerboel History: Behind the South African Farm Dog
Isn’t it always best to get a dog from its country of origin? I mean, you can’t get more authentic than a German Shepherd Dog from Germany, or an Italian Greyhound from Italy, or a Chinese Shar-Pei from China – right? Well, not so fast. That answer is highly breed dependent. And in the case […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/boerboel-history-south-african-farm-dog/ | July 15, 2021
Expert Advice: Breed History Cane Corso History: From Ancient Italy to the Brink of Extinction
Cane Corso history starts with this hardy breed's origins in ancient Italy. It extends to near-extinction in the modern era to its revival.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/cane-corso-history-ancient-italy-brink-extinction/ | August 30, 2021
Great Pyrenees getting pet by a woman in a pasture.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds The Largest Dog Breeds: What to Know
Giant dogs are some of the hardest-working and most recognizable breeds. But because many of them maintain the strong working instincts and drive they were bred for, they can be a lot to handle. Here are some things to keep in mind if you're considering adding one to your family. Maturation Giant dogs are giant […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/16-largest-dog-breeds/ | September 13, 2021

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