Showing content tagged with: breeding

Expert Advice: Did You Know? What Were Toy Group Dogs Bred to Do?
There are currently 193 breeds eligible to be registered to the AKC, and each one is assigned to a certain group. These groups are Herding, Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting, Sporting, Terrier, and Working. But did you know that each dog assigned to each group was bred for a very specific purpose? The adorable dogs belonging to the Toy Group may be small in […] | January 25, 2019
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Participants Sought for AKC Pilot Detection Puppy Rearing Program
  The AKC Detection Dog Task Force has launched its Pilot Detection Puppy Rearing Program – an opportunity for breeders and owners to work closely with experts on raising dogs that will have the potential to be trained for explosives detection work. The United States has a serious shortage of qualified dogs to perform the […] | January 9, 2019
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding AKC Pet Insurance Shares Weird Puppy Accidents of 2018
Puppies are a lot of wonderful things – snuggly, playful, spirited – but sometimes they can be a little too curious for their own good. No matter how puppy-proofed a home is or how careful owners are, puppies have a way of finding trouble. We’ve chosen six pet health insurance claims from 2018 in which […] | January 9, 2019
Expert Advice: Breeding & Whelping Pedigrees: The Breeder’s Roadmap
Pedigrees are the breeder’s roadmap. They tell us where we’ve been, and they can help guide us in the future. What kind of traveler are you—the adventurous type who takes off without a map and explores unknown byways, or the planner who carefully maps a journey with a very specific destination? Or are you so […] | January 9, 2019
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Holiday Cards: A Great Way to Touch Base with Owners
Many breeders design holiday cards and send them out digitally or via “snail mail” to puppy buyers, friends, and family. Holidays are a great time to get in touch with your puppy owners and thank them for giving wonderful homes to your special pups. We thank these breeders for sharing their cards and hope they […] | December 10, 2018
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Canine Genetics for Dog Breeders: Part 3
Read part one and part two of this series. Genetics is a fundamental field of biology that covers the passage of genetic information to successive generations (inheritance). More broadly, genetics covers the study of genes, how they are organized in cells, how they are regulated, and how they interact with each other and the environment. Genetics is […] | December 10, 2018
Brussels Griffon
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Can a Big Breed Live With a Small Breed?
When a breeder has puppies to place, the calls from potential buyers are more frequent, and the conversations become more detailed. They are more frequent because your fellow breeders refer callers when they can’t provide the right animal, and more detailed because now you must evaluate the home situation. The most welcome call is from […] | December 10, 2018
AKC National Championship 2016
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Brussels Griffons: Should You Ignore the Standard?
At a recent dog show, a dog of another toy breed entered the ring, and he had a very obvious marking that his breed standard calls an “extremely serious fault.”  A very longtime breeder of this breed was showing him. What was the breeder thinking?  Was he making points? Was he hoping the judge didn’t […] | December 10, 2018
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Allan Unleashed: Everything Old is New Again
Dog owners are nothing if not fickle in their tastes. Breed popularity is cyclical through the years and, too often, based on a dog’s random star turn in a movie, TV commercial, or YouTube video (with little research done on the breed’s exercise and grooming needs.) What Happened to Afghan Hounds? Most people are surprised […] | December 6, 2018
Expert Advice: News Meet 7 Winning AKC Dog Breeders
What’s better than owning a top-winning show dog? Simple: Breeding one. In theory, anyone can purchase a canine competitor: All you need is a checking account with enough zeroes in it. But it’s far more challenging to produce quality purebred dogs that are consistently sound, well tempered and typey — that is to say, that […] | October 22, 2018

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