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Expert Advice: Did You Know? Meet Two Similar Yet Different Breeds: The Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Queen Elizabeth II’s love of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi has made the breed a household name. But Pembrokes aren’t the only corgi that hails from Wales. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is another sturdy little herding breed from the same country. Although there are some obvious differences between these two affectionate and intelligent members of the […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/cardigan-welsh-corgi-pembroke-welsh-corgi/ | March 22, 2019
Expert Advice: News The Lab Rules Once Again – For Record 28th Straight Year!
There just seems to be no stopping the Labrador Retriever! For a record 28th year (2018), the versatile sporting breed reigns supreme on the American Kennel Club registry list, a run like no other breed has seen in the record books. Changes in the Top Ten Little changed in the Top Ten standings from 2017. […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/labrador-retriever-most-popular-breed-28th-year-row/ | March 20, 2019
Expert Advice: Lifestyle How to Tell the Difference Between the Scottish Deerhound & Irish Wolfhound
Two of the largest dog breeds in the world – and both sighthounds with wiry coats – it's no wonder that people often confused the Irish Wolfhound (IW) and the Scottish Deerhound (Deerhound). Although these two members of the Hound Group may have similarities on the surface, the truth is there are several qualities that […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/difference-between-irish-wolfhound-scottish-deerhound/ | March 19, 2019
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 9 Things You Didn’t Know About the Shih Tzu
The Shih Tzu (pronounced sheed zoo) is one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. But way before they were popular in America, they were beloved in East Asia. Here are some interesting facts about the Shih Tzu: 1. The Breed Is More Than 1,000 Years Old Documentation of the Shih Tzu goes […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/things-you-didnt-know-about-the-shih-tzu/ | March 12, 2019
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Meet Two Similar Yet Different Breeds: The English Cocker Spaniel and the Cocker Spaniel
The Cocker Spaniel is one of the world’s most beloved breeds. In fact, it ranks 29th in popularity out of the 193 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC). But not far behind, in position 52, is the English Cocker Spaniel (ECS). These two members of the Sporting Group share the same early roots, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/cocker-spaniel-vs-english-cocker-spaniel/ | March 7, 2019
Expert Advice: Can my dog... Can Dogs See Ghosts?
While there are people who believe in the paranormal, have you ever wondered whether your dog is able to sense the spirits? After all, canines have extraordinary senses that are much sharper than a human's. And wouldn’t it be comforting to know that your dog is able to detect a loved one who has passed on? […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/advice/can-dogs-see-ghosts-spirits/ | January 31, 2019
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Why Do Dogs Tilt Their Heads?
It’s irresistibly cute. A dog with a head cocked to the side makes us smile, and it’s hard not to shower him with praise, pats, or treats. But why do dogs tilt their heads? Do they know how adorable they look, or is something else going on? According to Los Angeles-based certified applied animal behaviorist […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/why-do-dogs-tilt-their-heads/ | January 29, 2019
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Zoomies: Why Your Dog Gets Hyper & Runs in Circles
Have you ever caught your dog running in circles at top speed around the backyard or house? I’m sure you wondered what he was doing. Was he stung by a bee, spooked by something, or had he turned into a wild animal? Chances are it was simply a case of the dog zoomies. According to […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/what-are-zoomies/ | January 29, 2019
Expert Advice: Did You Know? What Were Toy Group Dogs Bred to Do?
There are currently 193 breeds eligible to be registered to the AKC, and each one is assigned to a certain group. These groups are Herding, Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting, Sporting, Terrier, and Working. But did you know that each dog assigned to each group was bred for a very specific purpose? The adorable dogs belonging to the Toy Group may be small in […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/toy-group-dogs/ | January 25, 2019
Expert Advice: Lifestyle What Were Hound Group Dogs Bred to Do?
Did you know that each AKC registered breed (there are currently 192 of them) is assigned to one of seven groups: Herding, Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting, Sporting, Terrier, and Working? And each dog was bred for a specific purpose. In honor of Hug Your Hound Day on Sept. 9, we're studying up on what each of the 31 breeds in the Hound Group […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/hound-group-dogs/ | September 8, 2018