Showing content tagged with: kennel tips
Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding Dog Body Language: Is It Important in a Kennel? You Bet It Is
Have you ever heard anyone say, "That dog is red" or "Wow! That dog is really green" or "That yellow dog just turned red"? These colors have nothing to do with a dog’s coat. They are terms to define a dog’s body language and how that translates to the dog’s state of mind. Green dogs […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/dog-body-language/ | September 6, 2018
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices What’s in a Name? Breeders Share How They Pick Perfect Puppy Names
Deciphering the registered names of show dogs can be a baffling process for the public. "Why are the names so long?" "Is that how they call their dogs?" "What do all those letters mean?" "What language is that?" Those are just some of the comments heard when commentators announce show dogs by their formal names. […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/breeders-share-how-they-pick-puppy-names/ | October 5, 2017
Expert Advice: Breeding & Whelping Allan Unleashed: The Role of the Dedicated Dog Breeder: Custodian or Control Freak?
Opinion: Nothing is more frustrating to a dedicated breeder-exhibitor than hearing that a wonderful owner with unlimited potential in the sport has purchased a dog from a commercial kennel. After all, your breed parent club works hard to update its website and offer a cornucopia of relevant information. You attend dog shows regularly, breed […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/dedicated-dog-breeder-custodian-or-control-freak/ | July 10, 2017
Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding Summer Kennel Safety and Comfort Tips
Summer arrives this month, and most of the country has already experienced hot, muggy weather. I hope these ideas will help protect your home, kennel, and dogs from summer hazards. Check all air conditioners and fans. Make sure they are clean, in good working order, and properly wired. Clean and change the filters often. […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/summer-kennel-safety-and-comfort-tips/ | June 13, 2017
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Spring Cleaning for Your Kennel
As an AKC Senior Breeder Field Representative, I have had the privilege of visiting many “state of the art” beautifully planned and designed functional kennels and/or homes. Regardless of the type of kennel, I have never been to a kennel that is “finished.” If the kennel was completed yesterday, today the breeder or kennel owner/operator […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/spring-cleaning-for-your-kennel/ | April 10, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Canine Herpes Virus: What Breeders Should Know About Devastating Virus
Canine herpes virus, more commonly known as fading puppy syndrome, can be a devastating disease if it hits your kennel. Dogs typically become exposed by nose to nose contact with an infected dog or through the air in crowded areas. Dogs at highest risk for the virus are young females who’ve never been exposed and […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/canine-herpes-virus-information/ | January 17, 2017
Expert Advice: General Health How Long Do Dogs Live?
Humans have much longer lifespans than dogs. This is a basic fact of dog ownership and one that many owners struggle with when the time comes to say goodbye. While we may wish our dogs could live forever, knowing how long dogs live helps prepare us for their needs as seniors, ensuring that we give […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-long-do-dogs-live/ | July 14, 2016
Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding Should Breeders Worry About Zika Virus And Their Dogs?
Spring has arrived and, along with the welcomed warmer temperatures, comes the not-so-welcome pesky insects. This includes mosquitoes that can transmit disease to humans and pets. The Zika virus, transmitted through mosquitoes, has been in the news lately as a health concern for humans causing fever and joint pain and, of most concern for pregnant […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/should-breeders-worry-about-zika-virus-and-their-dogs/ | May 16, 2016
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices CHF and Zoetis Podcast Reproduction Series Brucellosis
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and our corporate alliance, Zoetis, are pleased to announce the launch of a podcast series devoted to canine reproduction education for pet owners, breeders, and veterinarians. The first podcast in the series features Dr. Matthew Krecic, a Diagnostics specialist for Zoetis, and focuses on Brucellosis, an important topic for […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/chf-and-zoetis-podcast-reproduction-series-brucellosis/ | April 28, 2015
Expert Advice: News AKC Veterinary Outreach Program
The AKC Veterinary Outreach Program welcomes the veterinary community to the AKC website. Did you know that the AKC is the only registry for purebred dogs that routinely inspects breeders using its registry, and eliminates from the registry those who do not meet AKC standards for humane care and canine welfare? Did you know that […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/akc-veterinary-outreach-program/ | June 17, 2014