Showing content tagged with: conformation

Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Meet Breeder of Merit and Aspiring Veterinarian: Maxie Bowen
  Reputable breeders don’t just breed in the moment: They are thinking years, even decades ahead, thoughtfully breeding dogs that are typey, healthy, and sound enough to continue to benefit the breed long after they are gone. And that philosophy of paying it forward is even more satisfying when a second generation decides to plunk […] | August 14, 2017
Expert Advice: Feature Show Symposiums Gain Traction With Fresh Dialogue and Compelling Subjects
Moderator Laura Reeves points to an audience member ready to ask a question at a Del Monte Kennel Club Friday Night Forum in Carmel, Calif., last month. Panelists are, from left, Pat Trotter, Dorothy Macdonald, and Kimberly Meredith-Cavanna. Photo by Cook Dog Show Photography.   Bridging the gap is defined as connecting two things — […] | August 10, 2017
Expert Advice: Feature Goofy Swissy Has Been There, Done That, and Isn’t Fazed by Much of Anything
Nexpa and Holly Webb had a busy week at the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog of America National Specialty in Loveland, Colo., in September 2015. On this day — the Independent Specialty — she was awarded the second highest award for female champions in the ring in a field of over 100. During the week, the […] | July 26, 2017
Expert Advice: Feature Show Ring or Appalachian Trail, Versatile Rhetta Is a Champion
Along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail at Buzzard Rock, in Virginia, Rhetta overlooks an area she and owner Will Ransom passed through. This section of the trail gives hikers some of the best views of the highest peaks in the state. To reach this point, it is a moderate steady climb through woods and high […] | July 11, 2017
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices AKC Breeder Spotlight: Theresa Viesto of Tiger Rose Labrador Retrievers
  AKC Breeder Spotlight: Theresa Viesto of Tiger Rose Labrador Retrievers Each month, the American Kennel Club (AKC) profiles breeders to hear about how they got started, their breeding program, and their experience with AKC Marketplace. We recently spoke with Theresa Viesto of Tiger Rose Labradors in Newtown, Conn. Here, she answers questions about her […] | June 30, 2017
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices ​Meet Breeder of Merit Kathy Rust of Kizmar Vizslas
  The American Kennel Club (AKC) recognizes Breeders of Merit for their dedication to breeding purebred dogs with the appearance, temperament, and abilities that are true to their breed standard and for their commitment to health screening and 100 percent puppy registration. The AKC celebrates their success in and passion for canine sports. They are […] | June 20, 2017
Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding Discover Your Dog’s Family Tree with an AKC-Certified Pedigree​
  Are you ready to discover what makes your dog unique? An AKC-Certified Pedigree is your dog’s official family tree that allows you to trace your favorite pal’s ancestry. A pedigree provides you with information you may not have otherwise known. It will show you if your dog has champions in its bloodline. This means […] | June 19, 2017
Expert Advice: Feature Meet Puck: A Predator’s Nightmare and Impressive Young Show Dog
Puck poses for a photo in Wyoming en route to the 2016 Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America National Specialty in Pleasanton, Calif. That 6,400 round-mile road trip was the longest time he has been away from home.   His Australian breeders named him Puck, since each puppy in his litter carries a moniker for […] | June 9, 2017
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Meet the Participants of the New AKC Trick Dog​ Title
Chesapeake Bay Retriever Sienna Bay Watermark Dirk DM DS TKN TKI CGC, shows off one of his tricks that helped earn him the new AKC Intermediate Trick Dog title. Eleven-year-old Kya has had an impressive career that includes a conformation championship and rally titles. Being a veteran has limited some of her activities, but that […] | June 6, 2017
Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding The AKC Marketplace Benefits for Breeders of Merit
Did you know that when a puppy buyer searches on AKC Marketplace, Breeders of Merit litter listings are the first ones they see? This is because Breeders of Merit receive special AKC Marketplace benefits. These include: Free litter listings for their qualified breed(s) Priority placement in search results Breed-Specific Breeder of Merit identification Breeder of […] | June 5, 2017

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