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Expert Advice: Conformation An Inside Look into the World of Professional Dog Handling
For many dog lovers, dog shows can be equal parts magic and mystery. Ever wonder how the top dogs get to the top? And just who is that human on the other end of the lead? Quite often, it’s a breeder or an owner who lovingly presents his or her dog to the judges. In […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/inside-look-into-world-of-professional-dog-handling/ | January 30, 2017
Expert Advice: Feature Meet Mara Rose: the Little Girl Becoming a Dog Show Warrior
Leo Roar gives his best friend some loving. Their love affair is mutual and seemingly nonstop. Tiny road warrior Mara Rose attended her second American Kennel Club National Championship last month in Orlando, Fla. But there was a big difference and an entirely new perspective for her this time around. In 2015, she was still […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/meet-mara-rose-dogshow-warrior/ | January 26, 2017
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog 15 Dog Movies for Every Dog Lover Out There
Winter is the perfect time to curl up on the sofa and watch a good movie. And who better to curl up with than your canine companion? Dog lovers have so many films about dogs or starring dogs to choose from that we thought we'd compile a list of some of the best dog movies […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/15-dog-movies/ | January 18, 2017
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices AKC Breeder Spotlight: Amy Shaffer of Crivitz Standard Schnauzers
AKC Breeder Spotlight: Amy Shaffer of Crivitz Standard Schnauzers Each month the American Kennel Club profiles breeders to hear how they got started and learn about their breeding program and their experience with AKC Marketplace. We recently spoke with AKC Breeder of Merit Amy Shaffer of Crivitz Standard Schnauzers. Amy originally started with Irish Setters […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/breeder-spotlight-amy-shaffer/ | January 10, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 10 Surprising Facts About Akitas
1- Before Akitas had an “official” breed name they were referred to simply as "snow country dogs." The breed originated from the snowy, rural, mountainous region of Japan, Akita and Odate, where they were used to hunt boar, elk, and the small Yezo bear. There is a museum in Odate devoted to the breed.   […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/10-surprising-facts-about-akitas/ | January 10, 2017
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny German Shepherd is SO Excited that His Owner is Home
It's so great to come home after being away and have your dog there to greet you. This German Shepherd's owner has been away for three weeks. Saying he's excited to see her might be an understatement. Watch their adorable reunion below.   .video-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; padding-top: 30px; height: 0; overflow: hidden; […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/german-shepherd-owner-reunion/ | December 30, 2016
Expert Advice: Feature The Heartwarming Story of Fidelio the Miracle Bergamasco
Fidelio means faithful in Italian. In English, it’s Fido. And, oh, how appropriate that tag has proven to be for this 6½-year-old, 75-pound Bergamasco show dog. No flash and flair here. More substance and survival. Remember sportscaster Al Michaels’ terrific call in the waning moments of the U.S. hockey team’s epic win over the Soviet […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/fidelio-the-miracle-dog/ | December 28, 2016
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog It’s Never Too Late to Get Involved in the Dog World
  Many people get involved in the dog world because they grew up around conformation, or competed in Juniors, or a family member or friend convinced them to try it out. But ultimately, it doesn't matter how you get involved, everyone is welcome and it's never too late to start. We had the opportunity to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/its-never-too-late-to-get-involved-in-the-dog-world/ | December 18, 2016
Expert Advice: Events How to Watch the 2016 AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin
There are so many reasons why you need to be at the 2016 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin. Beyond being able to meet all 190 of the AKC-recognized breeds, there will be absolutely thrilling displays of dogs' natural athleticism in the form of agility and dock diving; proof of advanced canine comprehension in […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/how-to-watch-2016-akc-nat-champ/ | December 15, 2016
Expert Advice: Events Why You Need To Be at the 2016 AKC National Championship
Conformation, agility, dock diving, and more. If you're a dog lover, you need to be at the 2016 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin. This event is the nexus of all things dog: you'll see and learn everything there is to know about the dog world and leave wanting more. Here's why YOU need to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/akc-national-championship-2016/ | December 7, 2016

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