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Expert Advice: Sports Allan Unleashed: The Importance of Small Dog Shows
I recently participated in my local all-breed kennel club’s annual show weekend. As always, it was a friendly, laid-back event, less than 1,000 dogs — although the entry was up by 150 this year — and the shows drew some nationally ranked Top 10 canines from many far-flung states. I made myself useful stewarding each […] | June 6, 2018
Expert Advice: News American Kennel Club Announces Recipients of 2017 Veterinary Scholarships
  The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and advocate for all dogs, continues its commitment to students pursuing veterinary studies with the announcement of the 2017 AKC Veterinary Outreach Scholarship recipients. This scholarship is designed to support individuals with a background in AKC events and programs, who seek to promote […] | June 2, 2017
US Capitol Police K9 Unit receive AKC K9 Officers Award
Expert Advice: Events United States Capitol Police K-9 Unit Receives AKC K-9 Award
AKC President and CEO Dennis B. Sprung presented the Award to United States Capitol Police Chief Matthew R. Verderosa, Assistant Chief Steven A. Sund, Deputy Chief Fred P. Rogers and Technician Shawn Haynes, who were accompanied by Will, a black Labrador Retriever. “I am honored to present this award,” said Sprung. “It is a token […] | May 4, 2017
Expert Advice: Training for Dog Sports 5 Performance Sports You and Your Dog Need to Try
Dogs are capable of doing some really amazing things. Having lived alongside humans for thousands of years, our canine companions thoroughly enjoy working and playing with us. The tasks and tricks we can teach our dogs to perform through clear, fun communication are essentially limitless. In addition to going for walks, enjoying car rides, or […] | March 31, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? What Breed Is Both a Speed Racer and a Couch Potato? The Whippet!
After seeing a Whippet run at full speed on the course or in the field, it’s hard to believe this is the very same dog that curls up on the sofa and binge-watches six hours of TV with you. This medium-size, graceful sighthound is a laser-focused sprinter when racing or lure coursing and a quiet, […] | February 24, 2017
Expert Advice: Conformation How Judges Learn to Evaluate a Newly Recognized Breed
Newly recognized American Kennel Club breeds are a major aspect of the buzz at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show presented by Purina® Pro Plan® each year. This year’s three newcomers reflect plenty of crowd-pleasing and judging diversity from just about every angle. The American Hairless Terrier developed in the United States in the early […] | February 7, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Greyhounds: Faster Than a Speeding Bullet, Sweeter Than Honey
Here are the first three things you need to know about Greyhounds: They’re fast They will take off They need a FENCED yard The more you know about the breed, the easier it is to appreciate their speed and intensity. These five traits show you what makes a Greyhound a Greyhound. 1. The Greyhound is […] | February 6, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? The Doberman Pinscher Is an Intelligent, Discerning, and Fearless Guardian
The Doberman Pinscher (Doberman) is a powerful and muscular member of the Working Group developed for police and military work and to be a protector and companion in the home. The breed originated in Germany and quickly gained popularity in other countries for its courage, intelligence, and loyalty. The Doberman Pinscher is named for Karl […] | January 31, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 8 Fun Facts About the Borzoi, a Graceful Wolf Hunter
The graceful Borzoi is a very large breed with a Russian hunting heritage. The elegant flowing lines of this hound make for a beautiful dog, whether he’s resting or running. Here are 8 interesting facts about the intelligent, yet independent Borzoi. 1. The Borzoi is considered a giant breed, with adult males standing at least […] | January 11, 2017
Expert Advice: News Congratulations to the Breeder of the Year by Sport Winners
The AKC wishes to acknowledge those individuals that have excelled at breeding dogs that have proven to be outstanding in AKC sports. The commitment to preserve, protect and improve a breed represents the very essence of the AKC. The AKC Breeder of the Year by Sport Award is given to those who have dedicated themselves […] | December 29, 2016

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