Showing content tagged with: conformation

Expert Advice: Did You Know? Doghacks: Tips to Make Your Life as a Dog Person Easier
From the April 2016 AKC Gazette We’re all looking for ways to make life easier—notice how popular Pinterest ideas and YouTube videos for “lifehacks” have become? Living with Field Spaniels has taught me to create some easy shortcuts as a dog owner as far as general care and maintenance, and at shows and trials it […] | September 1, 2016
Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding Screening Puppy Buyers — How Top Breeders Find the Best Homes
Header photo courtesy of Karen Moureaux, Contact Point Border Collies You finally decided on the breed of your dreams. You researched and found a potential breeder of your ideal dog on AKC Marketplace. Ready to pick up your new addition? Not so fast! Responsible breeders do as much interviewing and questioning as the buyers to […] | August 31, 2016
Expert Advice: Feature Meet the Berger Picard Who Is Both A Show Champion and Instinctive Diabetic Alert Dog
What you see isn’t always what you get when purchasing a puppy. It will sometimes evolve into a surprise package like Loupy – and even a lifesaver. The fawn-colored, 54-pound Berger Picard was purchased almost seven years ago by Wadia Mulla and her husband, Steve Pahides, of Media, Pa., after the family’s Labradoodle died at […] | August 25, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 9 Things You Didn’t Know About the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Intelligent, outgoing, affectionate: that's the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. Check out nine fun facts you might not have known about this sporting breed. 1. “Tolling” is a Middle English Word Meaning to Entice or Pull The Toller was developed to toll, lure, and retrieve waterfowl. The playful action of the Toller retrieving a stick […] | August 25, 2016
Expert Advice: Feature Meet Gumby, AKC’s First Champion Pumi
Once the American Kennel Club provided full recognition to the Pumi July 1, Gumby has been on a mission – and in the process notched his way into the breed and AKC record books. The 14-year-old dog, owned by Chris and Tom Levy, of Salem, Ore., has become the first of its breed to earn […] | August 9, 2016
Expert Advice: Feature See The Amazing Place Where City Dogs Can Test Their Natural Herding Instincts
There is a lot to think about at Ewe-topia. Keeping focused, maintaining control and following instructor Joe Kapelos’ directions. If you’re a city dog owner like me with an energetic Velcro-mate like Maggie (a 5-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi), this 10-acre slice of heaven in Roy, Washington, southwest of Tacoma, is paradise. For Maggie, Ewe-topia is […] | July 15, 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 […] | July 7, 2016
Expert Advice: Events Maine Golden Retriever Club Names Claire Caro 2016 Honorary Member
The Maine Golden Retriever Club has announced its selection of Claire Caro of Elizabeth, Colorado as the club’s 2016 Honorary Member.  Ms. Caro currently serves as Secretary of the Golden Retriever Club of America (GRCA).  She is a Life Member of GRCA and formerly served as the organization’s Treasurer for many years. “As GRCA’s New […] | June 23, 2016
German Shepherd Dog herding sheep
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog The Best Sports To Do With Your German Shepherd Dog
The German Shepherd Dog is one of the most versatile creatures on earth. There’s not much these strong, agile, fearless dogs can’t do. Ancestors of today’s German Shepherds earned their keep by tending enormous flocks of sheep, as many as 1,000 of them. The AKC has assigned them to the Herding Group, a reflection of […] | June 8, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Six Great Ways To Get Involved In the German Shepherd Dog World
So you've fallen in love with the stunning, brilliant breed known as the German Shepherd Dog. You are not alone. The German Shepherd, also known by the shorthand GSD, is among the world's most popular canine companions and workers. If you want a job done—whether it's apprehending dangerous criminals, sniffing rubble for disaster survivors, or […] | June 7, 2016

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