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Two Finnish Lapphund puppies sitting side by side outdoors.
Expert Advice: Fun Facts Seven Things You May Not Know About The Finnish Lapphund
Unless you live in Finland or happen to have reindeer that need herding, you may not be familiar with the Finnish Lapphund. If you do know the breed, you know what wonderful family dogs they can be. Smart and eager to please, Lappies are naturally submissive with people and great with children. Already one of […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/finnish-lapphund-fun-facts/ | December 21, 2016
Newfoundland Pulling Christmas Tree
Expert Advice: News Newfs Help Deliver Christmas Trees to Raise Funds for Rescue
The tradition of picking out a Christmas tree as a family can be a highlight of the holiday season. But the task of transporting the tree from the farm to the car can turn the event from fun to frustrating. A group of Newfoundland breeders has found a solution that’s both practical and entertaining to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/newfs-help-deliver-christmas-trees-raise-funds-rescue/ | December 13, 2016
Golden Retriever National Championship
Expert Advice: Conformation Everything You Need to Know About the AKC National Championship
Every year in December (or January for a few years) since 2001, dog owners from around the world come together for the American Kennel Club National Championship presented by Royal Canin. This year, the event takes place in Orlando, Fla., with a nearly week-long series of events culminating in the Best in Show finale. Starting December […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/everything-need-know-akc-national-championship/ | December 6, 2016
Two Bernese Mountain Dog puppies playing
Expert Advice: News These Are The Most Popular Dog Names of 2016
Rover.com released their annual list of top dog names this weekend. In addition to seeing the classics remain in the top ten, they also saw an increase in pop culture dog names, dogs named after powerful women, and food names. The top ten names for male dogs are: Max Charlie Buddy Cooper Jack Rocky Bear […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/popular-dog-names-2016/ | December 5, 2016
Expert Advice: Events Things To Do in Orlando, Florida on December 17 & 18
Want to get away from the cold winter weather as the holidays approach? Planning a trip to warm and sunny Orlando, Fla.? Or maybe you live in "The City Beautiful," and are looking for new and fun activities for your weekend. No matter what your situation, we've got just the thing to do in Orlando […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/things-to-do-in-orlando/ | November 29, 2016
Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding Schipperke Breeder Krista Nuovo-Roe on Life With This Foxy-Faced Breed
Dedicated to the Schipperke breed, professional breeder and handler Krista Nuovo-Roe of DeLamer Schipperkes has been involved with dogs since she was a child. Since then she has grown into a serious competitor who has worked extremely hard to produce champion dogs. While Nuovo-Roe began working with a different, much larger type of breed, the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/life-with-schipperkes/ | November 29, 2016
Woman petting her Yorkshire terrier dog, closeup
Expert Advice: Why does my dog... Why Does My Dog Crawl Under The Covers?
Why do dogs crawl under the covers? For some dogs, it's a burrowing instinct. For others, it's a fear and anxiety-driven behavior.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/advice/dog-crawl-under-covers/ | October 17, 2016
Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding AKC Breeder Education Gets an Update
The American Kennel Club (AKC®) joins the world of online learning with the launch of AKC Canine College -- an initiative that will extend robust, interactive learning content to breeders and judges, adding subject matter for groomers and trainers in the near future. Anyone interested in learning more about the dog world will find a […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/akc-breeder-education-gets-an-update/ | October 12, 2016
Expert Advice: News ​These 5 Puppies Are Being Trained for an Important Job
Right now, they’re pudgy puppies, drawing attention for their cuteness. But as they grow, these five Alaskan dogs will be trained to work as a team of sled dogs at the Denali National Park and Preserve. The puppies, named Cupcake, Happy, Party, Piñata, and Hundo (in honor of the park’s 100th anniversary), are cared for […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/these-5-puppies-are-being-trained-for-an-important-job/ | September 20, 2016
Expert Advice: Fun Facts Get to Know the Sussex Spaniel
The first time you see a Sussex Spaniel, you might think you’re looking at a Cocker Spaniel in a fun house mirror. They have a definite resemblance, but the Sussex is shorter, longer, and heavier, with a muscular and solid build. Here are some interesting facts about the Sussex Spaniel. 1. The Sussex Spaniel is […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/get-to-know-the-sussex-spaniel/ | September 19, 2016
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Famous Dog Names
Dogs have made their way through pop culture over the years, in headlines, television, movies, books, and more. Whether you need some name inspiration for your new furry friend or want to enjoy some nostalgic trivia, here’s a list of some famous dog names from A to Z. Astro Astro, a Great Dane, was the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/famous-dog-names/ | September 12, 2016
Expert Advice: Basic Training How to Teach Your Dog to Come When Called
Your dog has spotted a squirrel and is running after it in the direction of the road as a truck is barreling toward him. You yell, “Come!” as loudly as you can. What happens? Does your dog pivot and run back to you, avoiding a potentially life-ending injury? Or, does he make the ultimate mistake […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/teach-dog-to-come-when-called/ | August 22, 2016
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny 9 Funny Dog Jokes That Will Have You Rolling
Is it us, or are jokes about dogs a lot funnier than others? We’ve compiled a list of some of the funniest dog jokes we could find, guaranteed to make you chuckle. Enjoy! Why do dogs always race to the door when the doorbell rings? It’s hardly ever for them.   Q: What kind of […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/9-funny-dog-jokes-that-will-have-you-rolling/ | August 22, 2016
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny Dog Videos That Are Too Hysterical to Handle
Dogs young and old can be comical from time to time. From tricks and talents to everything in between, it’s always fun to watch their silly and smart habits captured on camera. Get ready to laugh with some of the funniest dog videos we could find. Note: All credit goes to original video owners. Say […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/dog-videos-that-are-just-too-funny/ | August 15, 2016
Expert Advice: Fun Facts Meet The Lost Dogs Who Have Returned Home Thanks To Their Microchips
In honor of Check the Chip Day, we wanted to share some great lost-dog recovery stories courtesy of AKC Reunite. These dogs all went missing, but were eventually found and reunited with their families with a little help from their microchips. Meet Monroe, the French Bulldog.   Monroe snuck out the front door and was […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/microchip-reunion-stories/ | August 12, 2016
Expert Advice: Basic Training When Training Your Dog, a Strong Relationship Matters
To most people, training a dog begins and ends with commands and equipment. They never think that developing a relationship with their dog through training is possible, let alone critical. But by forming a relationship with your dog through an activity like training — rather than only from cuddling on the couch or slipping him […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/when-training-your-dog-a-strong-relationship-matters/ | August 8, 2016
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dry Skin on Dogs: Signs, Symptoms, Treatments
Dry skin on dogs is frustrating for dogs and owners alike. If dry, itchy, or flaky skin is making your dog uncomfortable, here is what you need to know.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dry-skin-on-dogs/ | May 19, 2016
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog 7 Fun Things to Do With Your Dog in Chicago
  Chicago is a pooch-friendly place, with no shortage of activities that dogs and humans can enjoy together. Here are seven fun things to do with your furry friend in the Windy City.   1. Go To The Park Photo: Matt Stratton/Flickr Chicago has tons of parks where you can walk your dog on a […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/7-fun-things-to-do-with-your-dog-in-chicago/ | April 20, 2016
Expert Advice: Events Check Out the Winners of the “Unleash the Holiday Cheer” Children’s Photo Contest
With the holidays behind us and a cold winter ahead, it is a good time to highlight the way dogs enhance our lives despite the frosty temperatures. During the festivities, young dog lovers across the country recorded their favorite moments with their canine friends. The contest, sponsored by the AKC Public Education Program, asked: What […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/winners-unleash-holiday-cheer/ | April 4, 2016
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny 15 Reasons To Love Siberian Huskies
Loyal, mischievous, and outgoing -- there's certainly nothing boring about Siberian Huskies. The popular breed has won over the hearts of many with their playful and friendly nature. And if you're a Husky lover, these images will look familiar:   1. They know how to work their best angles.     A photo posted by […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/15-reasons-to-love-siberian-huskies/ | March 30, 2016
Expert Advice: News Labrador Retriever Is Once Again America’s Most Popular Dog
BREED 2015 2014 2013 Retrievers (Labrador) 1 1 1 German Shepherd Dogs 2 2 2 Retrievers (Golden) 3 3 3 Bulldogs 4 4 5 Beagles 5 5 4 French Bulldogs 6 9 11 Yorkshire Terriers 7 6 6 Poodles 8 7 8 Rottweilers 9 10 9 Boxers 10 8 7 Pointers (German Shorthaired) 11 12 […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/labrador-retriever-is-once-again-americas-most-popular-dog/ | February 22, 2016
Siberian Husky Cinnar wins Best in Show at Westminster 1980
Expert Advice: Feature The True Cinderella Story Behind The 1980 Westminster Show
Helfgott-Turner Productions is in the process of funding their latest project, a movie called “A Little Magic: The Trish and Cinnar Story.” The feature film will tell the true Cinderella story behind the 1980 Westminster Kennel Club show, where young Trish Kanzler handled her mother’s red Siberian Husky, Cinnar, to Best in Show—a remarkable feat, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/true-cinderella-story-behind-1980-westminster-show/ | February 11, 2016
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny 6 Reasons Why Pomeranians Are Totally Unforgettable
These bright energetic dogs got their name from their place of origin, a province now located in Germany. The name Pomerania means "land by the sea." Although tiny, with an ideal weight somewhere between three and seven pounds, according to the breed standard, this member of the Toy Group is actually related to heavier sled […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/6-reasons-why-pomeranians-are-totally-unforgettable/ | December 24, 2015
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny 5 Surprising Gifts Alaskan Malamutes Have Given the World
The Alaskan Malamute is the heavy-freight hauler of the canine world, created to pull cargo on sledges through frozen wastelands. These powerhouses share their genetic ancestry with other Northern breeds, such as Siberian Huskies and Samoyeds that are thought to have descended from wolf-dogs hybrids established before the end of the Stone Age. The Malamute’s […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/5-surprising-gifts-alaskan-malamutes-have-given-the-world/ | December 14, 2015
Canine Partners This Puppy Play Session Will Bring A Smile
Rémi (light puppy) and his brother Wongwong (dark puppy) reunited for the second time after leaving their litter. The Labrador-Husky mix puppies are having fun with typical puppy play fighting! The puppies were 4 months old when this video was taken. Mixed-breed dogs are eligible for AKC events and programs through the AKC Canine Partners program.
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/this-puppy-play-session-will-bring-a-smile/ | October 6, 2015
Pages List of Breeds by Group
Each of the AKC registered breeds are assigned to one of seven groups representing characteristics and functions the breeds were originally bred for. Current as of June 1, 2023 [accordion] [accordion_panel title="Herding Group"] HERDING GROUP The Herding Group, created in 1983, is the newest AKC classification; its members were formerly members of the Working Group. […]
https://www.akc.org/public-education/resources/general-tips-information/dog-breeds-sorted-groups/ | August 25, 2015
Expert Advice: Fun Facts 15 Most Active Dog Breeds
Always on the go and looking to keep a canine by your side? We have rounded up the most active dog breeds. They have no short supply of energy and are a perfect fit for an owner looking for a running buddy or an agility partner. Pembroke Welsh Corgi Pembroke Welsh Corgis are strong, athletic […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/15-most-active-breeds/ | August 17, 2015
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog Tips for Starting a Jogging Program with your Dog
AKC GoodDog! Helpline trainer Hilarie Erb provides tips for starting a jogging program with your dog. It is important to do this safely and provide the proper training before you take off running! If you are a runner and think that your dog would be the ideal running partner, you may be right. However, there […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/jogging-program-with-your-dog/ | July 22, 2015
Senior Golden Retriever
Expert Advice: News Old Dogs Saved from Death, Now Help Others
The Saint Bernard mix looked like he was dead when he was first spotted in a ditch on the side of a road. “We thought he had been hit by a car,” recalls Deborah Workman, executive director of the Sanctuary for Senior Dogs, in Cleveland, the group that took in the 8-year-old stray. The truth was […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/old-dogs-saved-death-now-help-others/ | July 20, 2015
Canine Partners Give The Dog A Bone – But Make Safe Choices
    This cute husky-lab mix loves his bone, which looks like a safe choice and large enough that he can't swallow it. Bones give dogs the necessary exercise of chewing - and also help keep their teeth clean, but make sure you choose the right type and size for your dog's safety. Cooked bones are […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/give-the-dog-a-bone-but-make-safe-choices/ | July 15, 2015

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