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Expert Advice: Feature Meet Three Amazing Mobility Service Dogs And Learn What They Do
Every day, specially trained mobility service dogs help people with balance, strength, or moveability issues live a happy, independent, and fulfilling life. What Do Mobility Service Dogs Do? Mobility service dogs can be trained to perform a variety of tasks, including: Pressing the button on automatic doors Retrieving dropped items Retrieving out-of-reach objects (like a […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/mobility-service-dogs/ | August 1, 2019
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Service Dogs, Emotional Support Dogs, Therapy Dogs: What’s the Difference?
Dogs have been aiding and working with humans since ancient times, in everything from farming to hunting to protection and more. Service dogs, emotional support animals, and therapy dogs all fulfill important roles in their aid to humans, but the terms are not interchangeable: each is specifically defined, both in terms of their jobs and […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/service-emotional-support-ptsd-therapy-difference/ | July 31, 2019
Expert Advice: Sports From Show Champion to Service Dog: Clumber Spaniel Supports Veteran Owner
Step lively, stand and stay put, and allow the judge to scrutinize every inch of you. Shimmy the tail, act dignified and thoughtful, but exude enthusiasm. Such is the job of a show champion. Grand Champion Riley, a 5-year-old Clumber Spaniel bred by Sarah Beaird and Dennis FitzPatrick, is a top-10 champion who finds winning […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/from-show-champion-to-service-dog-clumber-spaniel-supports-veteran-owner/ | July 22, 2019
Expert Advice: News Sully the Service Dog Mourns George H.W. Bush’s Death
History is replete with tales of dogs who pined for their departed masters, from Hachiko the Akita, who waited for his late owner at the train station every day for almost a decade, to Greyfriars Bobby, the 19th-Century Skye Terrier who spent 14 years guarding his owner’s grave in Edinburgh, Scotland. The latest addition to that […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/sully-the-service-dog-mourns-george-h-w-bushs-death/ | December 4, 2018
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Expert Advice: News Therapy Dog Works Magic in the Most Challenging Environments
Kol, a Grand Champion Bronze Golden Retriever, is one of five, loyal companion dogs who won the 19th annual AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE). The winners will be honored at the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin in Orlando, Florida, December 15-16, 2018. There is a reason Jane Eisenberg has labeled […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/therapy-dog-works-magic-in-the-most-challenging-environments/ | October 18, 2018
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Expert Advice: News This Golden Retriever is an Award Winning Service Dog
Sampson, a Golden Retriever,  is one of five, loyal companion dogs who won the 19th annual AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE). The winners will be honored at the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin in Orlando, Florida, December 15-16, 2018. Animals have always been a vibrant part of Joey Ramp’s life. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/golden-retriever-award-winning-service-dog/ | October 9, 2018
ACE Winners Spencer and Teddy
Expert Advice: News This Standard Poodle is the Best Companion Dog for a Boy With Autism
This Standard Poodle is one of five, loyal companion dogs who won the 19th annual AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE). The winners will be honored at the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin in Orlando, Florida, December 15-16, 2018. Some relationships resonate more deeply with time. In the case of 13-year-old […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/this-standard-poodle-is-the-best-companion-dog-for-a-boy-with-autism/ | September 19, 2018
assistance dog week
Expert Advice: Lifestyle This Week in Dog Stars: We’re Celebrating International Assistance Dog Week
In honor of International Assistance Dog Week, we're recognizing the hardworking assistance dogs that are transforming the lives of their human partners every day. We're also celebrating the organizations that raise and train these heroic canines. First up, Canine Companions for Independence, which provides highly trained assistance dogs free of charge to individuals with disabilities. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/dog-stars-aug-6-18/ | August 6, 2018
ptsd awareness
Expert Advice: News How Dogs Are Helping Returning Military Soldiers Combat PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, does not discriminate. Factors outside one’s control can lead to this anxiety disorder, which affects millions of people — including some of the brave men and women who serve in our military armed forces. During their years of service, military personnel are at a greater risk of exposure to highly traumatic […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/ptsd-service-dogs-for-veterans/ | June 27, 2018
2017 ACE Award winner Duke
Expert Advice: News Nominate a Deserving Dog for an AKC Humane Fund Award for Canine Excellence
To celebrate the dogs that do extraordinary things in the service of humankind, the AKC Humane Fund is seeking YOUR nominations for its 2018 AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE). Entries are now being accepted and award recipients will be announced in the fall. For inspiration, check out the winners from the past five years […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/nominate-a-dog-akc-canine-excellence/ | June 18, 2018

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