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Expert Advice: Did You Know? Why Are Some People Afraid of Black Dogs?
I’ll bet if you asked most people “Which animal do you commonly associate with bad luck?” a frequent response you’ll get is “a cat.” Legend has it that if your path is crossed by a black cat, that is a sign of misfortune. In folklore, witches often take the form of black cats while carrying […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/fear-of-black-dogs/ | October 15, 2018
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Expert Advice: Lifestyle 6 Things That Regularly Confuse the Heck out of Puppies
There's arguably nothing cuter than watching a puppy encounter certain things for the very first time. Our lives are full of objects that puppies find strange or downright scary. Here are six things that baffle puppies in the most adorable way. Vacuums It is most likely the noise of the vacuum that confounds puppies — […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/things-that-confuse-puppies/ | August 9, 2018
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Expert Advice: Lifestyle Get Crafty With Yarn Made From Your Dog’s Fur
When it comes to brushing your dog, the last thing you probably think about is sheep. But just like those fuzzy barnyard animals, your dog's coat can be a valuable resource. Dog fur can be spun into yarn, just like wool, and then knit into anything you like, from sweaters to slippers. In fact, people have […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/make-yarn-from-dog-hair/ | July 20, 2018
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Expert Advice: Lifestyle What Do Different Types of Dog Sounds Mean?
Dogs are surprisingly good at communicating with people, considering they can't speak. They use body language and vocalization to express their wants, needs, and fears, but sometimes it is hard to figure out what dog sounds actually mean. Some dogs have a wider range of vocalizations than others. Rottweilers "purr," Siberian Huskies"talk," Shiba Inu "scream," and Basenjis "yodel" instead of barking. For […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/dog-sounds-meaning/ | February 21, 2018
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Expert Advice: Lifestyle Dog Owners Choose Pets Over People
Have you ever known somebody who chose their pet over their partner when the relationship was on the line? It seems like the plot of a romantic comedy, but a new study shows that most of us would do the same. In fact, 80 percent of people would consider it a deal breaker if their […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/dog-owners-choose-pets-people/ | February 1, 2018
Expert Advice: Lifestyle The Year of the Dog: A Perfect Time to Celebrate Six Fascinating Breeds
In the Gregorian solar calendar, which is the international civil calendar, the New Year is a fixed day, Jan. 1, around the world. The Chinese calendar, however, is a lunar calendar, which is why the Chinese New Year falls on a different day each year. This year, the New Year is on Feb. 16. In […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/year-of-dog-perfect-time-celebrate-fascinating-breeds/ | January 29, 2018
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Expert Advice: News Fun Facts About the Winning-est Westminster Breeds
Some breeds seem destined for stardom at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show presented by Purina® Pro Plan® and prove it by winning Best in Show repeatedly. Since the very first Westminster Best in Show in 1907, 46 winners have all come from the same group of dogs, if not the same breed. Do you […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/fun-facts-westminster-winningest-breeds/ | January 12, 2018
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Expert Advice: Did You Know? 6 Things You Didn’t Know About the Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen
Header image courtesy of Lenni Cipriotti, AKC Breeder of Merit The Grand Basset Griffon Vend√©en, or GBGV, is a rare breed in the United States. He is energetic, curious, and always makes his presence known. Here are more interesting facts about the GBGV:1. They Come From FranceIf you're familiar with the French language, you may […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/6-things-grand-basset-griffon-vendeen-2/ | January 10, 2018
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Expert Advice: Did You Know? 9 Things You Don’t Know About a Breed You’ve Never Heard of: The Kooikerhondje
This January, the AKC recognized one country's (the Netherlands) favorite little dog: the Nederlandse Kooikerhondje. The name, pronounced "Netherlands-e Coy-ker-hond-tsje" translates roughly to "decoy dog." What does that mean? We're about to tell you. 1. "Decoy dog" refers to the specific job the Kooikerhondje was bred for. Working from enclosures called "eendenkoois" that were built […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/9-things-you-dont-know-kooikerhondje/ | January 10, 2018
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Expert Advice: Did You Know? 9 Reasons to Fall in Love With a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
He may be the smallest of retrievers, but the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever makes up for it in energy, intelligence, and affection. Fondly called the "Little Red Tornado," this spirited dog is ready for action, whether working or playing. With his expectant, heart-melting gaze, he's telling you it's time for the next adventure. Here […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/9-reasons-love-nova-scotia-duck-tolling-retriever/ | December 27, 2017

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