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Expert Advice: Agility Ninja the ‘One-Eyed Wonder’ Defies Expectations to Run With Agility Elite
At the 2022 National Agility Championship (NAC) in Ocala, Florida, hundreds of the nation's top canines compete with hopes of being named one of the best Agility dogs. Of the qualifying contenders, it's typical to see dozens of Border Collies and Shetland Sheepdogs. This year, there was even a Bulldog and a Borzoi! But a […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/ninja-one-eyed-dog-runs-agility/ | April 11, 2022
Pages 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Nominees
In its endless pursuit to recognize outstanding members of the fancy, The American Kennel Club Lifetime Achievement Awards were created and first awarded in 1999 to honor our best. The purpose of the awards is to celebrate those individuals whose many years of dedication have led to significant contributions to our Sport on a national […]
https://www.akc.org/about/awards-and-honors/lifetime-achievement/nominees/2022-lifetime-achievement-award-nominees/ | March 1, 2022
Expert Advice: Feature Belgian Sheepdog Comforts Community After Oxford High School Shooting
Linda Brady has been involved in dog training since 1978 but nothing quite prepared her for what she dealt with in early December. A resident of Oxford, Michigan (population 3,586), she was alerted shortly after the shootings at the town high school on November 30. “You always think something like this is never going to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/belgian-sheepdog-therapy-dog-oxford-high-school-shooting/ | January 5, 2022
Two Russian Toys standing on a tree stump outdoors.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Meet the Russian Toy: AKC’s Newly-Recognized Dog Breed in 2022
It’s one of the American Kennel Club’s smallest recognized breeds, but the Russian Toy is seldom overlooked with its substance and splash. Petite (up to 6 ½ pounds) and personable, it is now fully recognized as a member of the Toy Group after three years in the Miscellaneous Class and AKC companion events such as […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/russian-toy-becomes-newest-akc-recognized-breed-in-2022/ | January 4, 2022
Expert Advice: Fast CAT Nugget, the Nation’s Fastest Dachshund, Takes on ESPN
As the fastest Dachshund in the nation, Nugget was invited to compete in Fastest Dog USA. The event will be broadcast on ESPN2 at 12 p.m. ET on December 25. Owner Anne Rosenberg shares Nugget's journey to becoming the speediest of his breed. As a child, I had a Beagle named Peanuts. Then, after I […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/nugget-the-nations-fastest-dachshund-takes-on-espn/ | December 15, 2021
Press Releases The American Kennel Club 2021 Breeder of the Year Group Honorees Announced
The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is pleased to recognize breeding programs from the Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding groups as 2021 AKC Breeder of the Year group honorees. “It is our pleasure to honor this group of esteemed breeders,” said Dennis Sprung, AKC President and CEO. “These individuals have made important contributions […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/american-kennel-club-2021-breeder-year-group-honorees-announced/ | December 2, 2021
Expert Advice: Breed History Bouvier des Flandres History: Belgium’s Farm Dog, Germany’s Enemy
Antwerp is the world’s capital for diamonds, exquisite gems strong enough to cut glass. But the region is known for another multifaceted jewel, the Bouvier des Flandres, admired the world over for his striking appearance, tremendous strength, and courage. “Initially we are drawn to the Bouvier by the appearance of rugged hairiness, but what keeps […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/bouvier-des-flandres-history-belgiums-farm-dog-germanys-enemy/ | November 30, 2021
Sports & Events AKC Virtual Programs
Getting involved in AKC Virtual Sports and Titling opportunities is an easy and exciting way to get started in dog sports! Whether you and your dog are looking to get active in AKC Agility, earn a training title in home manners, or plot a crowd pleasing AKC Trick Dog routine, the opportunities to get started virtually are endless. Virtual programs act as a great steppingstone to further in-person AKC Sports and Events, and participation allows […]
https://www.akc.org/sports/akc-virtual-programs/ | October 28, 2021
Expert Advice: Juniors How a Family Pet Took 16-Year-Old Sela From Gymnastics to Dog Sports
Sela Cooper, a 16-year-old from Tennessee, has accomplished big things with her Vizsla, Jersey (Mesa's Little Jersey BN RI NAJ BCAT ACT1 ACT1J DJ DN DDS DDBE CGCA TKE VHMA). Cooper got started competing in dog sports in 2019 with Fast CAT and she and Jersey were instantly hooked. The two now also compete in […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/how-a-family-dog-took-16-year-old-sela-from-gymnastics-to-dog-sports/ | October 20, 2021
Sports & Events Title Recognition Program
“A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” -- Colin Powell There are many reasons to put in the time and resources necessary to earn recognition of your dog’s abilities: You might do it to show off their superior abilities; or you might do it for the personal satisfaction that […]
https://www.akc.org/sports/title-recognition-program/ | September 9, 2021

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