Showing content tagged with: AKC National Championship

Expert Advice: Conformation Heard ‘Round the Ring: Common Dog Show Terms
Watching a dog show can be confusing—albeit, still entertaining—if you're not in the fancy. We prepared a glossary of common dog show terms. Study up now, and be ready to sound like a pro when Westminster rolls around. Bait A bite-size treat, perhaps a bit of liver or cheese, used by a handler to get […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/common-dog-show-terms/ | November 16, 2016
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices ​Get the Latest on Canine Reproduction at Breeder of Excellence Symposiums
Each year, the American Kennel Club and Theriogenology Foundation hold a series of seminars geared toward educating breeders, members of the veterinary community or anyone interested in dog breeding, about healthy breeding practices including the latest research in canine reproduction. The AKC Breeder of Excellence Symposiums are held at multiple locations nationwide throughout the year […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/breeder-of-excellence-symposiums/ | November 16, 2016
Expert Advice: Events Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Awards
The American Kennel Club® (AKC) is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 AKC® Lifetime Achievement Awards: Patricia W. Laurans (Conformation), Elizabeth (Tibby) Chase (Companion Events) and Jim Campbell (Performance). The Awards, created by AKC President Dennis Sprung, are presented in recognition of exceptional participation and achievement within the dog fancy. The finalists and […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/congratulations-to-the-recipients-of-the-2017-lifetime-achievement-awards/ | October 27, 2016
Expert Advice: Feature A Dog Of Many Talents: Meet A Grand Champion Ibizan Hound Who Is Also A Service Dog
For 54-year-old Army veteran Rob Shaw life is a rollercoaster of psychological turbulence triggered by PTSD, severe depression, and anxiety disorder. In other words, there is plenty of bite behind the bark. For the past three years, a dose of Pepper has been the best prescription medicine in his attempt to overcome the challenges, all […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/grand-champion-ibizan-hound-also-service-dog/ | July 7, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Skye Terriers
Skye Terriers are a classic breed that were in their prime during Victorian England. Brave and fiercely loyal, they make great companions. Here are seven interesting facts you probably didn't know about Skye Terriers: 1. Skye Terriers were bred by farmers to ward off pests. Skye Terriers are known for their elegant appearance, but they […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/7-things-you-didnt-know-about-skye-terriers/ | May 12, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Meet the Canaan Dog: Magnum, One of the Breed’s Greats
Silver GCh. Pleasant Hill Magnum of Samara, HC, aka "Magnum." Credit: In Focus by Miguel The Canaan Dog, also known as Kelev K’naani, descends from the Middle Eastern “pariah dog,” feral canines that date back to pre-Biblical times existing in the Land of Canaan, where they first originated. The Israelis first used the dogs for guarding and tending […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/meet-canaan-dog-magnum/ | May 5, 2016
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices John Buddie On His Highs, Lows, And The Legacy Of Tartanside Collies
For John Buddie, owner-breeder of the prolifically successful Tartanside Collies and the 2015 AKC Breeder of the Year, there was never any doubt about his breed of choice. “My grandparents emigrated from Scotland and Ireland and Collies were the only dog they’d have,” he recalled. “Then one day, when I was about 12, I was […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/john-buddie-on-his-highs-lows-and-the-legacy-of-tartanside-collies/ | March 24, 2016
Expert Advice: Events Nation’s Top Agility, Obedience and Rally Dogs to Compete for National Titles in Tulsa, Oklahoma
More than 1,600 talented purebred and mixed-breed canines will jump, heel and retrieve their way to Tulsa, Oklahoma March 18-20, 2016 for a series of Championship events hosted by the American Kennel Club. Over the three days, these top dogs will compete in the AKC National Agility Championship, AKC National Obedience Championship and the AKC […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/national-agility-rally-obedience-championships-tulsa/ | March 11, 2016
Expert Advice: Events A Visual Walk Through Our Favorite Moments From This Year’s Westminster Dog Show
Every year the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show comes to New York City to celebrate dogs, breeders, owners, handlers, and all others who are a part of a dog's journey. This year we had some wonderful moments, made some history, and crowned another champion. Come with us as we take a walk through a dog's […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/favorite-westminster-moments-2016/ | February 18, 2016
Expert Advice: News 2016 National Championship Judging Panel Now Available
The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) and Royal Canin are pleased to announce the judging panel for the 2016 National Championship to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18, 2016. The 2016 event will showcase the top national and international dogs and will also […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/2016-national-championship-judging-panel/ | February 11, 2016

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