Showing content tagged with: AKC Clubs

Expert Advice: Conformation The Many Benefits of Joining a Dog Club
Whether you are just entering the world of purebred dogs or have been a breeder, exhibitor and participant for many decades, joining your local and national dog club is hugely beneficial. You will derive different benefits from different organizations but all will contribute to your ongoing education in the sport. Your Local All-Breed Kennel Club […] | July 12, 2019
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Expert Advice: Allan Unleashed: Getting Back to Dog Show Basics
Anyone who mentors newcomers to showing dogs knows the steps to follow on the path to success. Yet we may present the advice as if it were a script,  forgetting to take that occasional refresher course ourselves. The start of the year is an excellent time to get back to dog show basics and try […] | January 7, 2019
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny A Celebration of Irish Dog Breeds in Honor of St. Patrick’s Day!
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we're celebrating some of the loveable breeds of Irish descent. Notable Irish breeds include the Irish Red and White Setter, the newest recognized breed of the bunch, as well as the Irish Setter and the Irish Water Spaniel, which share a special place in the AKC's history. They were […] | March 15, 2018
Expert Advice: News ​Roanoke Kennel Club Donates Pet Oxygen Masks to Local Fire Departments
  When Dewey Moore’s mother was a girl, her family dog passed away in a fire. Now Moore, of the Roanoke Kennel Club in Virginia, is working to ensure another family is spared that grief. Thanks to Moore’s organization, earlier this month the Roanoke Kennel Club donated 18 pet oxygen masks to multiple local fire […] | August 15, 2017
Expert Advice: Events Somerset Hills Kennel Club to Hold First Juniors Steward Apprentice Program
"Young people are the future of our sport. There is no future if we don’t get the youngsters involved in as many aspects as possible," says Sue Goldberg, member of Somerset Hills Kennel Club and mastermind behind the first AKC Juniors Ring Steward Apprentice Program. The idea came to Goldberg at a regular Somerset Hills […] | July 31, 2017
Expert Advice: Breeding & Whelping Allan Unleashed: The Role of the Dedicated Dog Breeder: Custodian or Control Freak?
  Opinion: Nothing is more frustrating to a dedicated breeder-exhibitor than hearing that a wonderful owner with unlimited potential in the sport has purchased a dog from a commercial kennel. After all, your breed parent club works hard to update its website and offer a cornucopia of relevant information. You attend dog shows regularly, breed […] | July 10, 2017
Expert Advice: Sports The Many (Some Surprising) Uses and Benefits of Scent Work
Lisa Mallory's Doberman, Kelly, does an exterior search for birch and anise oil.   We've all heard about the incredible power of a dog's nose. Search and rescue dogs locate victims trapped under feet of rubble; K-9s track down fleeing suspects; and detection dogs alert to the presence of explosives, drugs, or other materials. But […] | June 19, 2017
Expert Advice: News Kansas Dog Park Renamed to Honor Fallen K-9
  Any day is a great day to honor a K-9 officer. Tuesday, June 13th was a particularly celebratory day for residents and officers of Wichita, Kan. On Tuesday, the Wichita City Council unanimously voted to rename the Meridian Dog Park, "K-9 Rooster Park," the Wichita Eagle reports. K-9 Rooster, a member of the Wichita […] | June 14, 2017
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Expert Advice: News Delaware County Kennel Club Honors K9 Officer
  "APO" is a magnificent German Shepherd Dog born 2/1/2012 and has had a most interesting, unusual, and intriguing life. He is now retired from the U.S. Army and did complete two tours of duty in IRAQ in 2013 and 2014 as an Explosive Detection Officer. If he could only talk, can you imagine what […] | May 25, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? The Flat-Coated Retriever Is a Versatile Hunting Dog and Companion
The Flat-Coated Retriever (Flat-Coat) is a large and strong utilitarian hunting dog that shines at flushing birds, such as quail and pheasant, during upland shooting (the pursuit of birds usually found in heavy cover on the ground). He is also skilled at retrieving game from the land and the water. Here are nine interesting facts […] | May 2, 2017

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