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Expert Advice: News Canadian Police Ask for Help Naming New Puppy Recruits
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are seeking the help of the public to name up to 13 puppies expected to be born this spring. The puppies, all German Shepherd Dogs, are bred at the Police Dog Service Training Centre in Alberta, Canada. “RCMP police service dog teams are an integral part of front line […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/canadian-police-ask-for-help-naming-puppy-recruits/ | February 25, 2016
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Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices 8 Signs of a Responsible Breeder
Congratulations on deciding to purchase a purebred dog and for doing your due diligence to ensure that your pet comes from a responsible, reputable breeder. Here are some things to look for while researching breeders. You should be able to visit the breeder's home or kennel and see at least one of the puppy's parents. While there, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/eight-signs-of-a-responsible-breeder/ | February 22, 2016
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog Celebrate National Train Your Dog Month With These Tricks: Week Four
January is National Train Your Dog Month and there's no better way to celebrate the bond between you and your canine companion than by introducing some fun into your daily routine. Tricks training is a great way to do that. National Train Your Dog Month was established six years ago by the Association of Professional […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/celebrate-national-train-your-dog-month-with-these-tricks-week-four/ | January 28, 2016
Expert Advice: News AKC’s Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Klein On Canine Flu
Dr. Jerry Klein In early March 2015, there appeared to be a significant outbreak of Kennel Cough in Chicago. Our hospital, a 24-hour emergency and critical care facility, regularly sees a high volume of sick and injured dogs and cats. But what we were seeing in Spring 2015 was different. Suddenly, a large number of coughing, sick […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/akcs-chief-veterinary-officer-dr-klein-on-canine-flu/ | January 15, 2016
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Should Dog Owners Be Worried About the New Strain of Dog Flu?
Pet owners are on high alert with the recent re-emergence of a rare strain of dog flu that has been affecting thousands of dogs all over the country in the last 10 months. An outbreak of strain H3N2, a type of avian flu previously seen in dogs only in Korea, China and Thailand, emerged in […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/should-dog-owners-be-worried-about-the-new-strain-of-dog-flu/ | January 14, 2016
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Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog Celebrate National Train Your Dog Month With These Tricks: Week Two
January is National Train Your Dog Month and there's no better way to celebrate the bond between you and your canine companion than by introducing some fun into your daily routine. Tricks training is a great way to do that. National Train Your Dog Month was established six years ago by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/celebrate-national-train-your-dog-month-with-these-tricks-week-two/ | January 13, 2016
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog Celebrate National Train Your Dog Month With These Tricks: Week One
January is National Train Your Dog Month and there's no better way to celebrate the bond between you and your canine companion than by introducing some fun into your daily routine. Tricks training is a great way to do that. National Train Your Dog Month was established six years ago by the Association of Professional […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/celebrate-national-train-your-dog-month-with-these-tricks-week-one/ | January 6, 2016
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Should You Choose A Purebred Or A Mix-Breed Dog
The decision to get a dog is something that plays out every day across the country, and although the details may vary from person to person, the remedy is the same for people who want a dog that fits their needs and suits their lifestyle. From predictability of size and energy level, to having the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/why-you-should-choose-a-purebred-instead-of-a-mix-breed-dog/ | January 5, 2016
Why puppies and female dogs hump or mount social
Expert Advice: Puppy Health Why Puppies and Dogs Hump (or Mount)
Owners are often amused or embarrassed when their dog or puppy begins humping or mounting a person, object, or another dog. Humping, or mounting, is typically seen when a dog is over excited, hence why it happens frequently when groups of dogs are playing. It's not an abnormal behavior among dogs; however, it does have the potential […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/why-puppies-and-femal-dogs-hump-or-mount/ | December 30, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Living Large: Raising an Irish Wolfhound Puppy
Are you considering getting an Irish Wolfhound puppy? If so, it’s certainly understandable. These sweet-tempered creatures have beguiled us since ancient times. Originally bred as fearless big-game hunters capable of dispatching a wolf in single combat, Wolfhounds today are the most serene and agreeable of companions for owners of all ages. But, with big dogs […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/living-large-raising-an-irish-wolfhound-puppy/ | December 30, 2015

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