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Expert Advice: Sports Junior Handler Spotlight: David Frasca
At just 15 years old, junior handler David Frasca has been competing in dog sports for two-thirds of his life. He works with six dogs in six sports: Agility, Rally, Obedience, CAT, Fast CAT, and Herding. David started in sports at five years old, but ten years later, he still can't choose a favorite between […] | April 26, 2019
Expert Advice: News Watch: Inaugural AKC Agility Premier Cup Awards Five Winners
Sixty of America's top Agility dogs were invited to compete at the AKC Agility Premier Cup Presented by EEM on Thursday, April 25. Invitees were chosen from the finalists of the AKC’s 2018 National Agility Championship, Preferred National Agility Championship, and Agility Invitational. Additionally, invitees were selected from AKC’s 2018 World Agility Team, AKC European […] | April 26, 2019
Expert Advice: Agility Watch: Training for Agility in an NYC Apartment with Lisa Topol & Plop
Do you need to have lots of space to practice agility? Lisa Topol would tell you no. In fact, she's been competing in agility for nearly 12 years while living in a New York City apartment. Today, she has three dogs and competes with two: 12-year-old Schmutzy and four-year-old Plop, both All-American dogs. Her 11-year […] | April 23, 2019
Three Pembroke Welsh Corgis sitting side-by-side outdoors.
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 7 Fun Facts About the Pembroke Welsh Corgi
The Internet loves him, and Queen Elizabeth II does, too . . . he's known as smart, alert, and affectionate. Who are we talking about? The Pembroke Welsh Corgi, of course! While you would recognize this herding dog if you saw him, do you know his history? The difference between a Pembroke and a Cardigan […] | April 22, 2019
Expert Advice: Did You Know? How Many Types of Retrievers Are There? Get to Know All Six Breeds
How many types of retrievers are there? What were these retrievers bred to do? Retrievers were originally bred to help hunters find birds or other game and bring them back undamaged. For this sort of job, the dog needed a “soft,” gentle mouth, where he would carefully carry the prey without damaging it. Also required […] | April 22, 2019
Jennifer and Swift earned a silver medal at the 2018 FCI World Agility Championship.
Expert Advice: Agility Meet Jennifer Crank – the Record-Setting Dog Agility Star
For the majority of people in the U.S., Michael Phelps is a household name. He is the most medaled Olympian, having won a total of 28 medals in individual and team events. So who is the "Michael Phelps" of the dog world? Some may say it's Jennifer Crank. At just 32 (a year younger than Phelps!) […] | April 16, 2019
Expert Advice: News AKC Agility Premier Cup Features Three 2019 NAC Champions
Update: Hear from the winners of the Inaugural AKC Agility Premier Cup here. With the National Agility Championship (NAC) over, you may be wondering what's next. Luckily, the inaugural AKC Agility Premier Cup (APC) presented by EEM is just around the corner.  And for three dogs, the goal is to win both the NAC and the […] | April 4, 2019
Ollie, a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Expert Advice: Training for Dog Sports Dog Agility Equipment for Backyard Training and Just Plain Fun​
The AKC independently selected each product featured in this article. If you purchase a product through this article, we may receive a portion of the sale. While we do our best to update links often, please note that prices and deals are subject to change. Whether you plan to compete or just want a fun, […] | April 1, 2019
Expert Advice: Agility Junior Handler Spotlight: Sasha Zitter and her Poodle, Jinx
There may not be dog agility in the Olympics quite yet, but the European Open Junior (EOJ) event in Europe comes close. Seventeen-year-old Sasha Zitter is one of 19 Juniors headed to Switzerland this year as part of the only International Junior Agility team in the United States. For her, this year's event is particularly special, as it is […] | March 29, 2019
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Dog Star of the Month: Poppy the Athletic Basset Hound
When you think Basset Hound, athleticism might not be the first word the pops into your mind. But Karen Prichard and her Instagram-famous Basset Hound, Poppy, are out to prove all breeds can excel at dog sports. Karen and her husband, Timothy, from Pensacola, Florida, were initially drawn to Basset Hounds because of their personalities. Shortly […] | March 29, 2019

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