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Expert Advice: News 5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the 2017 AKC National Championship
It's almost that time of year again. No, we're not talking about the holiday season; we're talking about the AKC National ChampionshipDog Show Presented by Royal Canin! This year's show will take place Dec. 16-17 in Orlando, Fla., with additional events held in conjunction with the championship occurring throughout that week. If you haven't heard […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/probably-didnt-know-about-the-2017-akc-national-championship/ | October 19, 2017
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Expert Advice: News This “Little Red Dog” Has Given Her Gritty Owner a Jump Start on Life
This is the first of a series of features on 2017's AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence Winners. She's only 2 years old, and Amber is already an American Kennel Club (AKC) Bronze Grand Champion on paper but more important, an inspiration and a lifeline for her 54-year-old owner, Sonja Benavidez, of Geneseo, Ill. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/little-red-dog-given-gritty-owner-jump-start-on-life/ | October 6, 2017
Expert Advice: Sports Dog Sports and Activities for Senior Dogs
Participating in dog sports with your dog can provide mental and physical exercise, the thrill of competition, and a chance for you both to have fun. If you’re the owner of a senior dog, you might think your dog sports days are behind you. Fortunately, there are many sports that are suited to dogs of […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/dog-sports-activities-senior-dogs/ | September 11, 2017
Expert Advice: Basic Training Basic Obedience Training For Your Dog
Finding an obedience trainer for your dog seems simple. Google the nearest dog training school, call and sign up, right? Not so fast . . . There are many factors that go into choosing the right training school for you and your dog. Certainly distance is a consideration; however, convenience shouldn’t be the only factor […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/basic-obedience-training-for-your-dog/ | August 24, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Meet the Rare and Versatile Chinook
A relatively rare breed, the Chinook is an all-purpose sled dog developed for drafting and sled dog racing. This is an athletic breed that is equally at home on the trail or cuddling on the couch with his human family. Here are seven interesting facts about this dignified and affectionate dog. 1. The official state […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/7-facts-chinook/ | March 8, 2017
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny 4 Fun Characteristics of the Papillon Dog Breed
Sometimes called the "butterfly dog" because of its unusual ear shape—"papillon" means butterfly in French—the Papillon is one of the oldest toy breeds. Originally called the Dwarf Spaniel or Continental Toy Spaniel, the Papillon was depicted in artwork as early as the 16th century. Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette were known fans of the breed. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/4-papillon-characteristics/ | February 6, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Tiny Dog, Giant Personality: Meet the Chihuahua
As with most dog breeds, opinions are divided about the tiny Chihuahua. Some people find them noisy and bossy, while others are enchanted by their sassy expression and terrier-like temperament. There’s some truth to both sides; there’s a lot of personality and attitude packed into that adorable, compact body. Here are nine things that every […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/9-chihuahua-fun-facts/ | February 3, 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 […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/8-fun-facts-about-the-borzoi/ | January 11, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Meet the Norwegian Buhund—Dog of the Vikings
The Norwegian Buhund (Buhund) is a member of the Herding Group and a typical northern breed of the spitz type, with prick ears and a tightly curled tail. Although their exact origin hasn’t been identified, they were known in Scandinavia even before the days of the Vikings. Here are nine interesting facts about this alert, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/meet-the-norwegian-buhund/ | December 20, 2016
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Expert Advice: Events BREAKING: Puli Wins Best in Show at the 2016 AKC National Championship Presented By Royal Canin!
  GCHB CH Cordmaker Mister Blue Sky, a Puli known as “Preston,” owned by E. Charles, J. Beaudoin, L. Pitts, P. Kelly and S. Huebner triumphed over nearly 5,000 dogs to earn a $50,000 cash prize and the title of Best in Show at the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, held this weekend […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/breaking-puli-wins-best-in-show-at-the-2016-akc-national-championship/ | December 19, 2016

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