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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 […] | November 16, 2016
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Bloat (or GDV) in Dogs — What It Is and How it’s Treated
I hate this disease. When I first started as a vet, we gave a dog with bloat a 50-50 chance if he could walk into the hospital. Many were too weak and had to be carried in. They often died. Now, 30 years later, bloat still kills about 30 percent of the dogs it affects, […] | November 3, 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 […] | October 27, 2016
Expert Advice: Feature Lucy, the Medical Alert Service Dog & Agility Expert
Patti Stanley and 18-pound Lucy, her Miniature Poodle-Miniature Schnauzer mix, were the leaders in the Run for Music 5K in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., and were a tantalizing quarter mile from the finish line when Lucy stopped in her tracks and licked Stanley's leg. “She pulled me to the side of the road and refused to […] | October 26, 2016
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Felicity Springers: Beautiful Inside and Out
Dog show ribbons and event titles are major accomplishments that dog owners and breeders proudly acknowledge when talking about their kennels. But for one breeder with many title-decorated dogs, there’s something else that keeps her in the game. “The single biggest achievement that just makes me happier than happy... is the people who have my […] | October 26, 2016
Expert Advice: Events Rottweilers Show Off Their Herding Skills in Minnesota
Cool temperatures prevailed and ready-to-harvest corn rattled in the wind as rolling thunder crossed the prairie: a field of Rottweilers converging on Del Seaman’s Chisago City, Minnesota, farm October 8 and 9 for the annual Northstar Rottweiler Club all-breed herding tests and trials.  A Rottie works sheep at the event with his owner. Judged by […] | October 18, 2016
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices AKC Breeder Spotlight: Nancy Sedlacek of Success Portuguese Water Dogs
Each month the American Kennel Club profiles breeders to hear how they got started, their breeding program, and their experience with AKC Marketplace. We recently spoke with Success Kennel’s Nancy Sedlacek, who breeds Portuguese Water Dogs. Nancy is an AKC Breeder of Merit and her dogs are among the top ranked in the country with […] | October 17, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Get to Know and Love the English Cocker Spaniel
Until you get to know the English Cocker Spaniel, you might find him difficult to distinguish from the Cocker Spaniel; however, these are two distinct breeds. Both wonderful family pets, these close cousins from the Sporting Group share a long history. Most likely originating in Spain, dogs known simply as "spaniels" were brought to England […] | October 5, 2016
Judging scottie Mercedes at 2010 Wesminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Expert Advice: Conformation How Judges Pick the Winners at a Dog Show; Judges Explain Their Thought Process
Armed with astute knowledge and many years of hands-on experience, judges enter the dog show ring with a challenging task of selecting one winner. And when you're on one of the biggest dog show stages, like the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the stakes are higher. A judge must select a single winner out of […] | October 4, 2016
Expert Advice: News Go Back to (Dog) School with AKC Canine College
We at the AKC have joined the world of digital education as we're excited to announce the launch of our online learning platform, the AKC Canine College. The Canine College is an initiative that will allow us to extend learning and certification opportunities to individuals without limitations of geography and time. Dog breeders, judges, groomers, […] | September 28, 2016

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