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Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Dog Breeding for Beginners: What You Should Know
Planning a litter of puppies? Margaret V. Root Kustritz, DVM, Ph.D, DACT, professor of small animal reproduction at the University of Minnesota, answers frequently asked questions from breeders preparing to breed that promising next litter. How Often Do Dogs Go Into Heat? Bitches should have an obvious heat cycle by 24 months of age. Although […] | June 18, 2019
Three English Springer Spaniel puppies propped over a blue fence with a bright blue sky in the background.
Expert Advice: News How to Spot a Puppy Scam
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of bringing home a new puppy. Before you do, however, you have to search for the puppy of your dreams. It’s a search that often leads you online. Before you type in the puppy breed you want, there’s one thing you need to know. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is […] | June 12, 2019
Expert Advice: News Welcome to the AKC PuppyVisor™ Service
There is a world of information out there about dogs and breeders, and it can be intimidating and scary to potential puppy buyers. How do you make sense of all the information? How can you be sure that you find a reputable breeder of healthy, well-adjusted pure-bred puppies? Or maybe an adult dog is the […] | May 28, 2019
Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy being held in the arms of a young woman.
Expert Advice: Home & Living The Benefits of Taking “Pawternity” Leave
Bringing home a new pet is one of life's most exciting experiences and many Americans appear to agree — 68 percent of households in the United States own a furry companion, according to the American Pet Products Association's National Pet Owners Survey. Recognizing that our pets are important to us, some companies are now offering their […] | May 13, 2019
Two Chinese Shar-Pei puppies wrestling in the grass outdoors.
Expert Advice: Basic Training Are They Playing or Fighting? A Guide to Evaluating Rough Pup Play
If two dogs are wrestling and it seems too rough to you, with all that growling and snarling, body-slamming, and biting of each other’s necks, should you intervene? How can you tell if dogs are playing or fighting? This is normal dog play. Puppies play with their littermates constantly. From around two weeks, when their […] | May 9, 2019
Two Bull Terrier puppies wrestling in the grass.
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Keep Your Puppy Active and Out of Trouble With Stimulation and Exercise
In the search for something to do, a bored dog can become a destructive dog, digging up your garden or chewing on the furniture for example. This is especially true of puppies because they are curious, eager to learn about the world around them, and full of energy. Plus, they may not yet understand the […] | May 7, 2019
Bernese Mountain Dog mom surrounded by her puppies.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding A Canine Mother’s Love: How She Encourages Independence in Her Pups
In honor of Mother’s Day, it’s important to recognize all kinds of moms, including the canine variety that are the first sign of love and protection for newborn puppies. For the first three weeks after the puppies are born, the mother dog gives them her undivided attention and care. “What you’ll see on day one […] | May 6, 2019
Yellow lab puppy chewing on a piece of paper.
Expert Advice: Puppy Health A Timeline of Puppy Teething
Congratulations on deciding to welcome a new puppy into your life! Whether this is your first dog or it’s been a long time since you’ve owned a puppy, there’s a lot to learn about what to expect and how to handle certain changes in your dog as he ages. Here, we are focusing on the […] | May 3, 2019
AKC Puppy Pack visiting the Museum of Dog.
Expert Advice: Puppy Information AKC Puppy Pack: Cutest Instagram Moments
National Purebred Dog Day is May 1! What better way to celebrate than with puppies? The AKC Puppy Pack is a group of puppies we have followed on Instagram from birth through every first achievement. In honor of National Purebred Dog Day, we are looking back at some of our favorite moments from the Puppy Pack. Nymeria […] | April 15, 2019
Expert Advice: Feature America’s Record-Setting No. 1 Dog is All About Versatility, Temperament
Have you ever wondered: Why are Labrador Retrievers so popular? It took a while for the Labrador Retriever to catch on with the American public, but once it did – wow! With origins in Newfoundland – not Labrador – and recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1917, the breed didn’t find its way onto […] | March 29, 2019

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