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Expert Advice: Feature Finding a “Breeder’s Vet”
Spend enough time talking with dog breeders, and you will hear all sorts of stories—stories about veterinarians who “didn’t know anything,” about veterinary costs, and about veterinarians who didn’t jump when the breeder said so. Ask those same veterinarians about those clients, and you’ll hear about rude individuals, people who didn’t pay their bills, and […] | June 1, 2015
Expert Advice: Basic Training The Practical Benefits of a Down-Stay
The sounds of "Stars and Stripes Forever" were blaring from a CD player in the backyard and children splashed in the pool. Matthew and Susan were hosting their annual Fourth of July cookout. As guests arrived in festive red, white and blue attire, they would ring the doorbell and immediately hear a few quick barks […] | May 22, 2015
Expert Advice: Home Keeping a Rabbit and Dog in the Same House?
ASK AKC Dear AKC: I have a pet rabbit in my house and I'm thinking of getting a Beagle puppy. Is there a problem keeping them both in the same house? The puppy would only be loose when someone is home. -- Hound & Hare Dear Hound: Before considering adding a dog to your household […] | May 18, 2015
Expert Advice: Feature Guide Dog Started Saving People Before He Was House Trained
Merrick, a 4-year-old black Labrador Retriever, works as guide dog for a blind man. But his career as a savior started when he was just a tiny pup. Lorraine Trapani, the volunteer puppy raiser who took 11-week-old Merrick under her wing in 2011, says that this tiny bundle of black hair, high spirits, and energy […] | May 14, 2015
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Winter Care for Canines
General ConcernsWinter's cold air brings many concerns for responsible dog owners. Keep the following precautions in mind: Don't leave your dog outside in the cold for long periods of time. Wind chill makes days colder than actual temperature readings. Be attentive to your dog's body temperature, and limit its time outdoors. Adequate shelter is a […] | May 4, 2015
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Expert Advice: News Canine Flu Outbreak
  A rare outbreak of canine flu in the Chicago area has sickened more than 1,000 dogs, including five who died, in the past month, according to veterinarians in the region. The Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control is warning dog owners to avoid dog parks, group training activities and dog daycare and […] | April 7, 2015
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Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Working With Your Veterinarian
A veterinarian and experienced breeders who work in veterinary care share valuable insight on the importance of developing a good relationship with your clinic. Working at a veterinary clinic that draws reproductive clients from three states and having experienced breeder-owners on staff gives us a unique perspective. We believe that sharing what we have learned, […] | March 20, 2015
Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding Responsible Breeders: A Commitment for the Dog’s Whole Life
By Cheri Rankin It all started when my daughter, Erin, wanted a "sled dog" for her fourth birthday (because she was enamored of sled-dog movies like Iron Will and Balto). I've been a dog lover all my life and had always had a dog growing up, but at that point we had not had a […] | March 17, 2015
Butch The Boston
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny Neglected Dog Gets A Lifetime of Love Crammed Into His Last Days
Butch had a tough life. Right up until his last few weeks. The Boston Terrier had been abandoned by his owner over two years ago and lived on the streets of Pinson, Alabama, eating whatever food he could find and withstanding freezing temperatures. It all caught up with him recently when he was found in […] | February 25, 2015
Expert Advice: News The Big Guys: A Labor Day Video Salute to Working Dogs
No velvet pillows, hair ribbons, or French pedicures for these big bruisers. These are the no-nonsense, punch-the-clock-and-get-it-done dogs of the AKC Working Group, the Ford pickups of the canine kingdom. Many factors go into breeding dogs that work hard for their feed. Let’s consider a few, and then watch some well-bred workers in action. Physical […] | February 9, 2015

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