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Expert Advice: Feature See The Amazing Place Where City Dogs Can Test Their Natural Herding Instincts
There is a lot to think about at Ewe-topia. Keeping focused, maintaining control and following instructor Joe Kapelos’ directions. If you’re a city dog owner like me with an energetic Velcro-mate like Maggie (a 5-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi), this 10-acre slice of heaven in Roy, Washington, southwest of Tacoma, is paradise. For Maggie, Ewe-topia is […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/place-where-city-dogs-test-herding-instincts/ | July 15, 2016
Expert Advice: Feature Read How One Owner Took Training Her Service Dog Into Her Own Hands
Meet Jaquie Blake and her one-year-old Golden Retriever, Harlow. Harlow is an unbelievably special pup, who works hard every day training to be a service dog for Jaquie.     A photo posted by A service pup in training! ♿�� (@helper_dog_harlow) on Jun 17, 2016 at 1:55pm PDT Jaquie suffers from epilepsy and narcolepsy, among […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/read-how-one-owner-took-training-her-service-dog-into-her-own-hands/ | July 1, 2016
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny The 10 Cutest Puppies Who Just Joined The AKC Family
Can you resist these puppies? Their adorable puppy noses, fluffy fur, and little paws! We dare you to go through this article without wanting to take one home -- but wait, maybe you can, check out the AKC Marketplace. This Tibetan Mastiff is the serious one of the bunch.     These Cocker Spaniels are […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/the-10-cutest-puppies-who-just-joined-the-akc-family/ | June 24, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 9 Things You Didn’t Know About The Rottweiler
Courtesy of Linda Draper, AKC Breeder of Merit Rottweilers, also known affectionately as Rotties, are currently the ninth most popular dog in the United States. Sometimes they get a bad rap, but Rottweilers are easily trained, making them loyal, loving, and confident guardians. Here are 10 facts you might not know about Rottweilers:   1. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/9-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-rottweiler/ | June 22, 2016
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog 7 Fun Things To Do With Your Dog in San Jose
The capital of Silicon Valley has more to offer than just tech start-ups. San Jose is beautiful and fun city, and there's plenty of fun to be had for dog lovers. Here are seven awesome things to do with your dog in San Jose: 1. Go To The Park   San Jose gets more than […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/7-fun-things-to-do-with-your-dog-in-san-jose/ | June 17, 2016
Expert Advice: Basic Training Dog Park Courtesy
If you’re an urban or suburban dog owner, you’re likely familiar with the local dog park. It’s a canine oasis, where your leash-less pet is free to sniff, run and socialize with other dogs. Some parks post specific rules on signs, but dog park courtesy is mostly common sense. You and your pooch will be […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/dog-park-courtesy/ | June 15, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 9 Amazing Facts About German Shepherd Dogs
German Shepherd Dogs are among the most popular breeds in the world, consistently in the top five AKC breed rankings for most years these records have been kept. It's not hard to understand why. German Shepherds, the result of one man's vision of canine perfection, were designed to be the ultimate in work ethic, courage, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/amazing-facts-about-german-shepherd/ | June 8, 2016
Expert Advice: General Health 10 Ways to Keep Your German Shepherd Dog Healthy
Courtesy of Annette Sackrider-Miller, AKC Breeder of Merit All dogs have their special health quirks and the German Shepherd Dog is no exception. While we can’t anticipate our dog's every need, there are a few helpful tips to keep your dog feeling his or her best. 1. Maintain a healthy weight. The breed standard says […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/10-ways-to-keep-gsd-healthy/ | June 8, 2016
German Shepherd Dog herding sheep
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog The Best Sports To Do With Your German Shepherd Dog
The German Shepherd Dog is one of the most versatile creatures on earth. There’s not much these strong, agile, fearless dogs can’t do. Ancestors of today’s German Shepherds earned their keep by tending enormous flocks of sheep, as many as 1,000 of them. The AKC has assigned them to the Herding Group, a reflection of […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/the-best-sports-to-do-with-your-german-shepherd-dog/ | June 8, 2016
Expert Advice: Grooming 6 Tips For Grooming Your German Shepherd Dog
Photo Courtesy of Beth Dillenbeck, AKC Breeder of Merit Like many dogs that shed and play outside, German Shepherds take some maintenance to keep them clean and your home in order. Here are a few tips to maintaining your dog's beautiful coat. 1. With a plush double coat, daily brushing is important to lowering the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/tips-for-grooming-german-shepherd/ | June 8, 2016

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