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Expert Advice: Can my dog... Do Dogs Understand Mathematics?
The idea that dogs might understand mathematics is apt to make many people laugh in disbelief. But when you consider that there are different forms of quantitative thinking, the theory is easier to consider. Comparing Sizes Early researchers tested dogs by putting out two balls of hamburger: one large and one small. They found that […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/advice/dogs-understand-mathematics/ | July 5, 2019
earthdogs are natural diggers
Expert Advice: Sports Earthdogs: Terriers & Dachshunds are Underground Hunters
Among the marvels of human ingenuity is the way various breeds of dog were developed, mentally and physically, to tackle specific jobs. Consider the farmer’s eternal war against rodents and other burrowing mammals that devastate grain stores, raid henhouses, tear up fields, dig away riverbanks, and carry disease. As their number-one weapon in subterranean warfare, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/intro-earthdog-terriers-dachshunds-fearless-leaders-underground-movement/ | February 25, 2019
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Kennel Cough in Dogs – Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention
What Is Kennel Cough? Kennel Cough (also known as canine infectious tracheobronchitis) is a highly contagious respiratory disease. Dogs commonly contract kennel cough at places where large amounts of canines congregate, such as boarding and daycare facilities, dog parks, training groups, and dog shows. Dogs can spread it to one another through airborne droplets, direct […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/kennel-cough-symptoms-treatment-and-prevention/ | January 23, 2019
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel standing next to its food bowl at home.
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Keep an Eye Out: Wild Mushrooms Can Poison Your Dog
A deadly substance growing in your own backyard? Any dog owner would shudder at the thought. But how can you protect your pup from something you didn't even know was harmful in the first place? Mushroom toxicity undoubtedly happens more often in dogs than is reported because many of these poisonings go unrecognized for what […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-mushrooms/ | March 26, 2018
Products & Services Photo Contest Rules
2019 AKC Photo Contest OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  MANY WILL ENTER, FEW WILL WIN.  A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  INTERNET ACCESS AND EMAIL ADDRESS REQUIRED.  ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS WILL APPLY.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Eligibility: The […]
https://www.akc.org/products-services/magazines/family-dog/photo-contest/rules/ | October 30, 2017
Expert Advice: Feature Guide Dog Roselle Helped Her Blind Partner Escape the World Trade Center
  On that fateful Tuesday, sales director Michael Hingson, blind since birth, arrived for work on the 78th floor of the World Trade Center’s Tower One. Hingson’s guide dog, Roselle, settled into her usual post beneath the desk. At 8:45 a.m., a hijacked jetliner crashed into the tower 18 floors above Hingson. After calling his […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/guide-dog-helped-blind-partner-escape-wtc/ | September 8, 2017
Expert Advice: General Health The Trouble With Toy Teeth
One of the most commonly recognized health issues of small breeds is dental disease. Find out why this problem is so prevalent in toys and what to do about it. My little dogs all have terrible breath. Why is this? This sour milk odor is usually a sign of dental disease, also called periodontal disease. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/the-trouble-with-toy-teeth/ | August 22, 2017
Expert Advice: News Service Dogs Have Emotional and Psychological Benefits, Researchers Say
  Since the first issue of AKC Family Dog in 2003, we have been telling the stories of service dogs who guide the blind, hear for deaf, perform household tasks for wheelchair users, indicate on impending seizures and diabetic trauma, and perform many other jobs for disabled owners. During our 13-plus years of interviewing service-dog […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/service-dogs-emotional-psychological-benefits/ | May 31, 2017
Expert Advice: General Health Can Acupuncture Help My Dog?
Acupuncture is one of the most common natural therapies used by holistic veterinarians. The practice involves stimulating the nervous system by penetrating “acupuncture points” with needles, injectable liquids (such as vitamins or homeopathics), or electrical stimulation. Acupuncture is most effective for dogs suffering: Musculoskeletal problems such as hip dysplasia, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, and […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/can-acupuncture-help-my-dog/ | January 25, 2017
Expert Advice: News ​These 5 Puppies Are Being Trained for an Important Job
Right now, they’re pudgy puppies, drawing attention for their cuteness. But as they grow, these five Alaskan dogs will be trained to work as a team of sled dogs at the Denali National Park and Preserve. The puppies, named Cupcake, Happy, Party, Piñata, and Hundo (in honor of the park’s 100th anniversary), are cared for […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/these-5-puppies-are-being-trained-for-an-important-job/ | September 20, 2016

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