Showing content tagged with: conformation

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
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog Want to Build a Better Bond With Your Dog? Give Conformation a Try!
When you get a dog, you have a friend for life. And part of being a good friend, and a responsible dog owner, is doing activities and bonding with your dog. There are many ways to do this. You can go for walks, hang out at the dog park, or if you're looking for a […] | September 23, 2016
Expert Advice: Basic Training Obedience: The Basics You and Your Dog Both Need
Why do we love dogs so much? Their goofy smiles, their endless energy, their adorable snuggles...the list goes on and on. We have had dogs as companions for thousands of years, and with good reason. When you make the carefully planned decision to get a dog, you know you're in for a lifetime of happiness. […] | September 21, 2016
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

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