Showing content tagged with: AKC National Championship

Expert Advice: Did You Know? The Bichon Frise, History’s Sociable Survivor
The adorable Bichon Frise (BEE-shon Free-ZAY) is among the canine kingdom’s great survivors, relying on charm and intelligence to weather history’s ups and downs. Bichons Frises have withstood world wars, revolutions, and the fall of empires by eagerly adapting to whatever challenge fate has sent their way. Here are four snapshot looks at the roles […] | December 17, 2015
Expert Advice: Events Top Dogs Crowned at AKC Obedience Classic and AKC Agility Invitational
The 2015 AKC Obedience Classic and the AKC Agility Invitational took place December 12-13, 2015 in conjunction with the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, demonstrating the highest level of training and teamwork between dog and handler. Obedience and agility competitions for junior handlers were held for the fifth year, and an AKC Rally® Junior competition was held […] | December 16, 2015
Expert Advice: News In Memoriam: Award For Canine Excellence-Winner Wynd
AKC Award for Canine Excellence-winner Wynd passed away Sunday morning following her battle with osteosarcoma, a bone cancer. Wynd, a Rottweiler, was the 2015 ACE winner in the therapy dog category. She helped a number of service members by being a part of the therapy dog team for surviving military family members at the Tragedy […] | December 16, 2015
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny 5 Surprising Gifts Alaskan Malamutes Have Given the World
The Alaskan Malamute is the heavy-freight hauler of the canine world, created to pull cargo on sledges through frozen wastelands. These powerhouses share their genetic ancestry with other Northern breeds, such as Siberian Huskies and Samoyeds that are thought to have descended from wolf-dogs hybrids established before the end of the Stone Age. The Malamute’s […] | December 14, 2015
Expert Advice: Government Relations UPDATED – Misuse of Service Dogs Hurts the Disabled and Responsible Dog Owners
Would you lie to get a handicapped parking placard? Would you fake an injury that required the use of a wheelchair to obtain special services? Would you feign a life-threatening illness to qualify for a Make-A-Wish trip? Most people would never do these things because they harm those who are truly disabled and need special […] | December 9, 2015
Expert Advice: News Award-Winning Service Dog Helps 11-Year-Old With Rare Disorder Gain Independence
A Great Dane named George who is a service dog for 11-year-old Bella Burton is one of five recipients for this year's AKC Humane Fund Award for Canine Excellence, which honors dogs that have had a significant impact on their owners and communities. Bella, who suffers from the genetic disorder Morquio syndrome, received George a […] | November 24, 2015
Expert Advice: Events Meet The AKC/USA World Agility Team
The AKC/USA World Agility Team is currently competing on the global agility stage for the 20th year in a row. The US Team joins 33 team from other countries in Italy for this year's FCI World Agility Championship on Oct. 8-11. Watch a live steam of the Championships online here: Meet the team below and follow along […] | October 9, 2015
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Advice from the Breeder: Tom Coen, Macdega Shetland Sheepdogs
My advice to others over the years has always been to look to the dams of the stud dogs. Tail-male charts are interesting, but they leave out a very important element of the story: the bitch. It is the bitch who provides the complement to the sire and determines the distinction among his offspring, both […] | October 7, 2015
Expert Advice: Training for Dog Sports Get the Ultimate Enjoyment Out of Dog Sports
Karen Powell of Frankfort, KY, has three rescued mixed-breed dogs that compete very successfully in AKC Agility, AKC Rally, and Barn Hunt: Stella CD RAE7 AXP AJP NFP RATN Biggie RAE2 MXP MJP XFP RATN Cody RAE MXP3 MXPB MJP4 MJPB OFP T2BP RATO She started taking classes with her dogs in 2006 because of […] | August 21, 2015
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Expert Advice: News AKC Event Updates
  Event Operations is committed to providing clubs and exhibitors regular communication regarding new, changed, and clarified rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Several items at the July 2015 Board meeting were approved that have an impact on clubs and we wanted to take this opportunity to notify and explain some of them to you. Junior […] | August 4, 2015

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