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Expert Advice: Sports Agility 101: How Do Agility Competitions Work?
Watch Agility in action on ESPN Dog Day on August 24 on ESPN2 starting at noon ET. Many people may not be familiar with agility competitions, where dogs navigate through an obstacle course while racing against the clock. Even for those who have heard of the sport, acting as a simple spectator can be a little […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/agility-competition-101/ | August 20, 2019
Expert Advice: News ESPN Dog Day on August 24 Is Nonstop Dog Sports and Entertainment
ESPN is going straight to the dogs in the best way possible. On August 24, the American Kennel Club is proud to participate in ESPN Dog Day for the first time ever, with dog sports broadcast live on ESPN2 and the ESPN app. What better way to spend a hot "Dogust" day than by watching dogs […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/watch-akc-sports-espn-dog-day-august-24/ | August 19, 2019
Sports & Events ESPN Dog Day | Watch Dog Sports on August 24, 2019
Watch Agility in action on ESPN Dog Day on August 24 on ESPN2 starting at noon ET. Many people may not be familiar with agility competitions, where dogs navigate through an obstacle course while racing against the clock. Even for those who have heard of the sport, acting as a simple spectator can be a little […]
https://www.akc.org/sports/espn-dog-day/ | August 19, 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
The AKC is proud to participate in ESPN Dog Day on August 24. The event will highlight select dog sports and kicks off on the ESPN app at 11:30 a.m. ET with the ESPN Dog Day Preshow hosted by Anita Marks. At 12 p.m., AKC will turn ESPN’s campus into a dog sports arena, featuring […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/jennifer-crank-and-swift/ | August 19, 2019
Lhaso Apso running through weave poles outdoors.
Expert Advice: Training for Dog Sports 5 Sports You and Your Dog Need to Try This Summer
For many, summer means longer days, no school, vacation, and more time to spend with your pup. This summer, why not try out a new dog sport? There are many activities you and your dog can try out both in the comfort of the air conditioning or in the great outdoors. Why Try a New […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/5-sports-to-try/ | July 2, 2019
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 […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/junior-handler-spotlight-david-frasca/ | 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 […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/inaugural-agility-premier-cup-awards-five-winners/ | 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 […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/training-agility-apartment/ | 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 […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/fun-facts-about-the-pembroke-welsh-corgi/ | 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 […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/the-retrievers-ever-talented-and-willing-to-please/ | April 22, 2019

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