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Follow the lives of 7 growing puppies via social media

Make way for the puppies! The American Kennel Club (AKC®) introduces seven adorable puppies that will make up its first ever “AKC Puppy Pack”. The AKC will follow the story of these puppies as they grow, learn and wiggle their way into your hearts.

Meet the AKC Puppy Pack 2019:

  • “Hazel,” an English Setter (Sporting Group)
  • “Gideon,” an Ibizan Hound (Hound Group)
  • “Nymeria,” a Bernese Mountain Dog (Working Group)
  • “Smidge,” a Russell Terrier (Terrier Group)
  • “Stryker,” a Shih Tzu (Toy Group)
  • “Marzipan,” a French Bulldog (Non-Sporting Group)
  • “Ryder,” an Australian Shepherd (Herding Group)

This delightful pack is a great way for dog lovers everywhere to experience the daily joys, trials and tribulations of puppies’ lives. AKC will highlight the puppies’ first year of life via the Instagram account @americankennelclub.

From learning basic commands to trying new AKC sports to getting into mischief, each puppy’s journey will be unique.

“Puppies bring such joy and happiness to people’s lives.  We wanted to find a way to share that happiness and think that watching each member of the pack grow and take on new challenges will be both fun and educational,” says Kirsten Bahlke, Vice President of Consumer Demand. “As champions of responsible dog ownership, we at AKC want anyone considering bringing a puppy into their lives to know what to expect.  Beyond just showcasing the puppies, our content will feature information about AKC training programs, how to bond with your dog through different AKC Sports and many other tips.”

Fans of the pack can make sure they never miss a moment of cuteness by following the hashtag #AKCPuppypack.