Showing content tagged with: conformation

Samoyed pulling a weighted cart
Expert Advice: Fitness This Secret from the World’s Strongest Dogs Can Improve Your Dog’s Fitness
With a joyful bark and bound, Philo, a 5-year-old Samoyed, pressed his shoulders against his padded harness. Behind him, a cart loaded with gray concrete cinder blocks slowly moved forward, as his handler called out, “Work, work, work.” On that day, Philo pulled a load of more than 1,800 pounds—winning the event at Doggie U […] | August 21, 2015
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices AKC Launches New Program Promoting Breeder Education and Health Checks
The American Kennel Club will help breeders be more successful with the start of a new program that makes available on-line educational materials and marketing support for participants. AKC Bred with H.E.A.R.T stands for Health, Education, Accountability, Responsibility, and Tradition. Preparing breeders to produce healthy, excellent examples of their breeds is the program’s goal. The […] | August 20, 2015
Pembroke Welsh Corgis lined up for conformation
Expert Advice: Conformation The “Grey Challenge” in Showing Dogs
Got your attention? You think I’m going to talk about a genetic issue having to do with canine coat color? No, I’m talking about me turning grey. I’ve been showing dogs since 1966. I still have my first dog show trophy, from the German Shepherd Dog Club of Montreal in 1967. That’s a long time […] | August 13, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 10 Reasons To Get A Toller And 10 Reasons Not To Get A Toller
by: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club original by Peggy O'Connell & Laurie Geyer, edited by Amanda Crane.   Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are not small Golden Retrievers. Tollers are intelligent, outgoing, and affectionate, but they are not for everyone. More than many breeds, Tollers like to stay busy and they are a mental […] | August 12, 2015
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Five Quick Tips for Leash Training Your Puppy or Dog
1. Be a tree. If your dog pulls on the leash, stop walking! Only continue walking once your dog has put slack in the leash. Consider a head halter or front-hook harness if your dog tends to pull. 2. Don't allow your dog to approach another dog without permission from the owner. Just because your […] | August 12, 2015
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Expert Advice: News AKC Event Updates
  Event Operations is committed to providing clubs and exhibitors regular communication regarding new, changed, and clarified rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Several items at the July 2015 Board meeting were approved that have an impact on clubs and we wanted to take this opportunity to notify and explain some of them to you. Junior […] | August 4, 2015
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Early Puppy Training Is an Important Foundation
Every holiday season, our family gathers for a celebration between Christmas and New Year. Several of our young grandchildren are between the ages of 5 and 8. In wintertime in Western Pennsylvania, a fire is often started in the fireplace during the late afternoon or evening hours. The young ones ask how a fire is […] | July 31, 2015
Expert Advice: Feature A Pembroke Welsh Corgi Who Does It All
Carol Donnelly acquired Belli on a co-ownership agreement with breeder Vicki Sandage, and thus started a wonderful journey where this Pembroke Welsh Corgi would become the breed’s first triple champion. Carol first started working with Belli in agility, introducing many of the elements of the sport in a puppy-friendly setting. Carol uses Frisbees to build speed, and […] | July 27, 2015
Expert Advice: Lifestyle How to Find a Quality Golden Retriever Puppy
  Finding a quality Golden Retriever puppy can be a daunting task. Experienced Golden owners will agree on the two most important elements in searching for a pup: a reputable breeder, and a quality pedigree. Good breeders understand the importance of pedigree. They select their breeding stock using dogs with parents, grandparents, and other ancestors who […] | July 24, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? List of Unique Dog Breeds
For purposes of imposing a consistent format at dog shows, the AKC family of breeds is divided into seven groups. The hounds, terriers, and toy dogs each have their own group. The herding dogs that move livestock are grouped together, and so are the big working dogs that pull, protect, patrol, and do other heavy work. Likewise, sporting dogs, […] | July 16, 2015

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