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Expert Advice: Sports Junior Handler Spotlight: Brielle Duprat
Brielle Duprat was two-and-a-half when her grandmother Karen took her to her first dog show. She remembers watching all of the different breeds, and the grooming prior to competition. Then, at four years old, her aunt Lori had Brielle show her Havanese, Maggie, in the Pee Wee Juniors class. "That started my handling career," says […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/junior-handler-spotlight-brielle-duprat/ | May 31, 2019
Expert Advice: Conformation What’s So Special About Specialties?
Specialty dog shows are events that feature just a single breed, or the varieties of one breed. There are about 2,000 national, regional, and local specialty shows every year. The breed's national parent club typically holds the national specialty or “the national” annually. At the national, fans of the breed gather year after year to […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/special-about-specialty-dog-shows/ | April 29, 2019
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 7 Fun Facts About the Pembroke Welsh Corgi
The Internet loves him, and Queen Elizabeth II does, too . . . he's known as smart, alert, and affectionate. Who are we talking about? The Pembroke Welsh Corgi, of course! While you would recognize this herding dog if you saw him, do you know his history? The difference between a Pembroke and a Cardigan […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/fun-facts-about-the-pembroke-welsh-corgi/ | April 22, 2019
Expert Advice: Conformation Meet Tallulah: She’s a Young Show Star who Keeps Count of her Stock at Night
The Kennel Club of Beverly Hills Dog Show in Pomona, California will be televised Easter Sunday on NBC affiliates nationwide. Almost two years old, Tallulah is just as much at home in the high-octane show ring as patrolling her 400-acre ranch in Sonoma County, California, for coyotes, mountain lions, or bobcats. Whether it’s the glitz […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/farm-dog-show-dog-tallulah/ | April 15, 2019
Expert Advice: Conformation How Do I Get My Puppy Started in Dog Shows?
Showing dogs – the formal term for it is “conformation” – is a sport, and, like any football game or tennis match, dog shows have rules, too. But folks who sit on the sidelines can easily become bewildered if they don’t understand how guidelines apply to the game at hand. Whether you’re taking aim at […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/how-do-i-get-my-puppy-started-in-dog-shows/ | April 9, 2019
Expert Advice: Conformation Head In the Game: Winning at a Dog Show Starts with your Attitude
Watch a dog show in action this Easter. The Kennel Club of Beverly Hills Dog Show in Pomona, California will be televised Easter Sunday, April 21, on NBC affiliates nationwide. Sit down and stay awhile. That porch-rocker philosophy used to be prevalent at dog shows, which for the first half of the 20th Century were all-day […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/psychology-winning-a-dog-show/ | April 2, 2019
Expert Advice: Conformation Getting Your Puppy People Primed for Conformation
Watch a dog show in action this Easter. The Kennel Club of Beverly Hills Dog Show in Pomona, California will be televised Easter Sunday, April 21, on NBC affiliates nationwide. It’s at the top of every breeder’s wish list: the once-clueless “pet person” who is now willing – even eager – to show their promising new […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/getting-puppy-people-primed-conformation/ | March 26, 2019
Expert Advice: Conformation This Seattle Junior’s Success Story Comes From Commitment to “Doing it Right”
Picture this. A couple is sitting at a Seattle sidewalk café with their young daughter and a pair walks by with a “distinctive” dog neither of the parents recognized. Whoa! What ensued was an introduction to the Rhodesian Ridgeback and it wasn’t long before this "Dogless in Seattle" family was hooked. Annie Wickham recalls that […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/seattle-junior-rhoedesian-ridgeback/ | March 8, 2019
Expert Advice: Sports Judgment Day: How Does Someone Become a Dog Show Judge?
There are two kinds of pointers at dog shows. The first are elegant, English dogs with dished faces, tails shaped like bee stingers, and the hard-wired instinct to signal the location of camouflaged birds with the slow-motion lift of a front paw. The other pointers, by contrast, are found in every ring. Being human, they […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/becoming-a-dog-show-judge/ | February 21, 2019
Expert Advice: Sports For a Grieving Owner, This Toller Made the Difference
From the time he was three weeks old, curled up with his littermates in a Minnesota breeder’s whelping box, Nathan made quite the impression on Janis Dibert, who had recently lost her husband Dennis. A Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever owner for 17 years, Dibert says, “Usually puppies are matched to you based on the information you […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/toller-helps-overcome-grief/ | February 1, 2019