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Expert Advice: Fun Facts America’s Best Friend: The Labrador Retriever
Every winter AKC employees look forward to the annual media event held in our New York office to announce the top-10 registered breeds of the previous year. There are TV cameras and reporters and photographers and dogs and puppies swirling around our usually staid wood-paneled reception area. The day is filled with glamour, excitement, tumult, everything you’d […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/americas-best-friend-the-labrador-retriever/ | June 19, 2015
Expert Advice: Basic Training How to Teach a Dog to Swim
AKC GoodDog! Helpline Trainer Breanne Long shares some tips on introducing your dog to the water so they have a positive experience and learn to love to swim. Many breeds are natural-born swimmers. Many retrievers and spaniels will swim with little encouragement, but dogs with body types less suited to swimming, like Bulldogs, may need more […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/teaching-a-dog-to-swim-canine-swimming-lesson-101/ | June 18, 2015
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Expert Advice: Breeding & Whelping Type: The Breeder’s Foundation
Anyone who aspires to be a breeder rather than merely a producer of puppies must first understand the nuances of correct type, following the recipe given in the breed standard. Just what is type? In general, with regard to purebred dogs type means those physical features and characteristics that define the breed—that make a Golden […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/type-the-breeders-foundation/ | March 20, 2015
Beagle on leash sniffing in the grass.
Expert Advice: Fun Facts Top 10 Breeds of the 1950s
The only breed to rank in the top ten breeds every decade since the founding of the American Kennel Club became the nation’s top breed in the 1950s—the Beagle. Not coincidentally, Charles Schultz’s pet Beagle, Snoopy, made his illustrious first appearance in national newspapers on October 4, 1950, and swiftly became a pop phenomenon. The […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/top-ten-breeds-of-the-1950s/ | February 13, 2015
Cocker Spaniel running in the yard.
Expert Advice: Fun Facts Top 10 Breeds of the 1940s
No doubt spurred on by the famous Best in Show wins of My Own Brucie in the early 1940s, accompanied by this handsome dog’s likeness appearing on the cover of Life, the Cocker Spaniel became the country’s number-one dog. The breed enjoyed the number-one ranking for sixteen years, from 1936 to 1952. Although the Pekingese […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/top-ten-breeds-of-the-1940s/ | February 13, 2015
Boston Terrier puppy standing up on a picnic table outdoors.
Expert Advice: Fun Facts Top 10 Breeds of the 1910s
The Boston Terrier, a top-ten breed for six decades of the 20th century, has reached the number-one position twice, including in the 1910s. The Airedale Terrier reached the number-two position, the highest the breed would ever claim, appearing in the top ten for three consecutive decades and then never regaining its national popularity. The decade […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/top-ten-breeds-of-the-1910s/ | February 13, 2015
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Are Your Dogs Protected?
By Robin Tingley, English Cocker Spaniel Club of America Are your dogs protected? Of course they are, you are thinking—you keep up with all vet checks, vaccinate according to best practices, microchip, and do health testing. You are careful with whom you place your puppies, and you follow their welfare. But what if something happens to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/are-your-dogs-protected/ | January 15, 2015
Pages Glossary
  Welcome to the AKC . We have put together definitions for dog words that you may not be familiar with. If you have additional questions regarding the glossary, please contact our Special Services Department. A Abdomen The belly or under surface between the chest and the hindquarters. Acetabulum The concave lateral portion of the […]
https://www.akc.org/about/glossary/ | December 19, 2014
Press Releases Snoopy Crowned Canine King of Pop Culture
  Proving that Snoopy is the hippest dog of all, "Joe Cool" himself was named the top dog in pop culture by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and AOL’s PawNation.com today during a press conference in front of a special Snoopy exhibit at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City.  The […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/snoopy-crowned-canine-king-of-pop-culture/ | December 22, 2009
Chairman's Reports April 2009 Chairman’s Report
-- Responsible Breeders Part of a Long Tradition of Presidential Pets -- Yesterday, America finally got their first peek at the Obama family settling in with their new AKC-Registered Portuguese Water Dog, Amigo's New Hope, affectionately known as "Bo." Since the first mention of a potential "first" dog many months ago, the Obamas have taken […]
https://www.akc.org/chairmans-reports/2009-04/ | April 15, 2009

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