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Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Holiday Cards: A Great Way to Touch Base with Owners
Many breeders design holiday cards and send them out digitally or via “snail mail” to puppy buyers, friends, and family. Holidays are a great time to get in touch with your puppy owners and thank them for giving wonderful homes to your special pups. We thank these breeders for sharing their cards and hope they […] | December 10, 2018
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Expert Advice: Lifestyle The Ultimate 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Dogs & Their Humans
'Tis the season to spoil your loved ones! We’ve put together a gift guide filled with all sorts of gift ideas for dog owners, dog lovers, and, of course, your dog. With a variety of goodies for every type of dog person and their pup, we have you covered. From personalized gift packs to breed […] | December 10, 2018
Expert Advice: Vet's Corner Can Dogs Eat Thanksgiving Turkey?
Dogs can eat Thanksgiving turkey but avoid the skin. What about potatoes and stuffing? Learn more with this list of dog-safe Thanksgiving foods. | November 9, 2018
Expert Advice: Lifestyle 15 Canines That Make us Thankful for Dogs
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to identify what makes us grateful. And it should come as no surprise that here at the AKC, our canine companions are at the top of our list. In anticipation of Thanksgiving, we asked our readers to submit their favorite fall photos of their four-legged sidekicks. Here are 15 canines […] | November 6, 2018
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog How to Throw a Spooktacular Dog Halloween Party
Is your dog all dressed up for Halloween, with no place to go? Consider throwing your own dog Halloween party! First things first, throwing a party is a big endeavor, in and of itself, and things don't get any easier when you add canine companions to the mix. Remember that this is a commitment, and […] | October 8, 2018
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Christmas in July: Stock up on Gifts for All the Dog Lovers in Your Life!
December may be months away and, yes, it's currently sweltering outside, but that doesn't mean we can't prepare for the upcoming holiday season. Get a head start on your shopping with these Christmas in July sales on the AKC Shop! Here are some gift ideas for the pup-obsessed people in your inner circle. For Dog-Loving […] | July 25, 2018
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Expert Advice: Lifestyle This Week in Dog Stars: Your Favorite Canines Celebrate Fourth of July
People all over the country celebrated Fourth of July this week. But what's a celebration without canine companions? Naturally, the dog stars of Instagram joined in on the festivities — and had a blast! Check out some of the highlights below. For Frankie and Francesa, Fourth of July prep started early. They went out to buy […] | July 9, 2018
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Celebrate Fourth of July by Gushing Over These Patriotic Pups
In honor of Fourth of July, we asked readers to submit photos of their pups showing off their patriotic side — and they didn’t disappoint! While we think all dogs are extremely ‘grammable, 13 adorable images captured the essence of Independence Day. But before you click through our gallery, here are a few tips for creating […] | July 3, 2018
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Expert Advice: Lifestyle 10 Tips for Dressing up Your Dog Safely
Before dressing up your dog for a holiday, whether it's Halloween, Fourth of July, or National Ice Cream Day, there are several important factors to consider. To ensure that your canine companion is comfortable and happy, here are some things to think about prior to party time. 1. Avoid any toxic ingredients. Glitter is pretty, but […] | July 3, 2018
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues 6 Ways to Help a Dog That’s Afraid of Fireworks
A fear of fireworks is common among dogs. In fact, more canine companions get lost during the Fourth of July holiday than any other time of year due, in part, to local firework displays and pet owners getting distracted at family gatherings, among other things. But there are ways to help your pup overcome his fear. Here […] | July 2, 2018

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