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Expert Advice: Events Thrill Of The Hunt Test: Reflections From The Cocker Spaniel Club Of Georgia’s Event
By: Mike Bothwell  A Cocker Spaniel Club of Georgia member shares his experience in taking part in the club's hunt test in December.   The air is crisp and the sky is a rich blue with stars on one horizon and the sun trying to rise on the other. Trees and hedgerows line fields that […] | January 19, 2016
Expert Advice: News AKC’s Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Klein On Canine Flu
Dr. Jerry Klein In early March 2015, there appeared to be a significant outbreak of Kennel Cough in Chicago. Our hospital, a 24-hour emergency and critical care facility, regularly sees a high volume of sick and injured dogs and cats. But what we were seeing in Spring 2015 was different. Suddenly, a large number of coughing, sick […] | January 15, 2016
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Should Dog Owners Be Worried About the New Strain of Dog Flu?
Pet owners are on high alert with the recent re-emergence of a rare strain of dog flu that has been affecting thousands of dogs all over the country in the last 10 months. An outbreak of strain H3N2, a type of avian flu previously seen in dogs only in Korea, China and Thailand, emerged in […] | January 14, 2016
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Expert Advice: Puppy Health Why Puppies and Dogs Hump (or Mount)
Owners are often amused or embarrassed when their dog or puppy begins humping or mounting a person, object, or another dog. Humping, or mounting, is typically seen when a dog is over excited, hence why it happens frequently when groups of dogs are playing. It's not an abnormal behavior among dogs; however, it does have the potential […] | December 30, 2015
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny The Vizsla Puts the “V” in Versatile
The Vizsla was developed in Hungary centuries ago as both a versatile hunting dog and a devoted companion, and the breed today retains those combined qualities. Vizslas typically love to do things with their owners, and they’re curious and interested in all kinds of activities. Vizslas are athletic and exuberant. (Bob Holmes/AKC Photo Contest) With […] | December 28, 2015
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny 6 Reasons Why Pomeranians Are Totally Unforgettable
These bright energetic dogs got their name from their place of origin, a province now located in Germany. The name Pomerania means "land by the sea." Although tiny, with an ideal weight somewhere between three and seven pounds, according to the breed standard, this member of the Toy Group is actually related to heavier sled […] | December 24, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Why The Bernese Mountain Dog Is Truly An ‘All-Around’ Dog
The Bernese Mountain Dog has a long history as an "all-around" dog, having been developed in the midlands region of Switzerland as a multi-purpose farm dog devoted to his owner and family. Today's Berners continue that heritage in star fashion—they excel as multi-talented workers and eager-to-please companions. The breed's national parent club, the Bernese Mountain […] | December 10, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 5 Collies Who Are Real-Life Lassies
Everyone knows Lassie, the brave Collie who guarded the little farm boy, Timmy Martin, with her life. Week after week, Lassie dragged her trouble-prone charge from the brink of disaster. From her very first incarnation, in Eric Knight’s classic Lassie Come Home in 1940, her name—and her breed—has been synonymous with intelligence, courage, love, and […] | November 18, 2015
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Life With Weimaraners: Tips from a Breeder
Carole Lee Richards got her first Weimaraner in 1978. She was just looking for a pet at the time, but her interest in the breed quickly grew, and eventually she bred her first litter and was competing in dog shows. Since then she has bred many champions, become an AKC judge, and handled Weimaraners in […] | November 12, 2015
Expert Advice: Lifestyle What Dog Is Right For Me?
Congratulations on making the exciting decision to bring a puppy or dog into your home. Whether your new addition will be your first dog or another in a long line of family pets and whether you’re looking for a new purebred puppy or an older rescue dog, we at the American Kennel Club hope to […] | November 6, 2015

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