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Expert Advice: Cute & Funny The Vizsla Puts the “V” in Versatile
The Vizsla was developed in Hungary centuries ago as both a versatile hunting dog and a devoted companion, and the breed today retains those combined qualities. Vizslas typically love to do things with their owners, and they’re curious and interested in all kinds of activities. Vizslas are athletic and exuberant. (Bob Holmes/AKC Photo Contest) With […] | December 28, 2015
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Expert Advice: Advanced Training Dog Muzzles: What You Should Know about When, Why, and How to Use One
The idea of putting a muzzle on your dog can be unsettling. Can he breathe, drink, or pant? How long can a dog wear a muzzle? Is it physically painful? Is it cruel? What are the situations where a muzzle might be useful, or maybe even necessary? What is the best type of muzzle to […] | December 18, 2015
Expert Advice: Government Relations UPDATED – Misuse of Service Dogs Hurts the Disabled and Responsible Dog Owners
Would you lie to get a handicapped parking placard? Would you fake an injury that required the use of a wheelchair to obtain special services? Would you feign a life-threatening illness to qualify for a Make-A-Wish trip? Most people would never do these things because they harm those who are truly disabled and need special […] | December 9, 2015
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny 5 Reasons Why Dachshunds Are So Lovable
Dachshund. Dachsie. Wiener Dog. Whatever you want to call ’em, we know you love ’em. Why? We'll tell you. Here are five reasons to love the Dachshund: They’re loyal. Need proof of the devotion Dachies have for their people? Take for example Leo, a legendary Serbian dog who saw a 10-year-old girl being attacked by […] | December 7, 2015
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny 10 Photos Of Miniature Bull Terriers Enjoying Life That Are Guaranteed To Put You In A Good Mood
It's right there on the home page of the Miniature Bull Terrier Club of America's website: "Experience the joie de vivre of the Miniature Bull Terrier." Few breeds have that "exuberant enjoyment of life" more than the Miniature Bull Terrier. As with his larger cousin the Bull Terrier, a word you'll often hear to describe […] | December 7, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 5 Ways That The Westie Is Really A Big Dog In A Little Dog’s Body
The West Highland White Terrier originated long ago in the Scottish Highlands, where the breed was prized as a tough, efficient hunter of vermin and small game in the rugged landscape. He is closely related to several other terrier breeds from the region, including the Scottish Terrier, Cairn Terrier, Skye Terrier, and Dandie Dinmont Terrier. […] | November 12, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 60-Second Seminar: Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers
Got a minute? If so, you can learn the essentials of any breed. Not enough to call yourself an expert, of course. But in the time it takes to watch a TV commercial, you can pick up just enough breed knowledge to bluff your way through a conversation at the dog park. The average adult […] | November 10, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 5 Things That You Probably Don’t Know About Rottweilers
It's easier to misunderstand some breeds more than others. Many are pretty much what they seem to be: Greyhounds are fast. Golden Retrievers retrieve. American Water Spaniels love the water. Rottweilers are well known to be powerful, protective, and loyal, famous for their instinct for guarding. And they are those things. So much so that the […] | November 9, 2015
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny There’s Something Rottie Here: 8 Photos Of Rottweilers That Are Beyond Adorable
Rottweiler. The name conjures images of a powerful, intimidating guard dog. And while it’s true that the Rottweiler, or “Rottie,” as some call him, is a great protector, the breed is so much more. Highly intelligent, confident, and quiet, this breed is also loving and eager to work, and affectionate with his humans. No wonder […] | November 9, 2015
Expert Advice: Lifestyle What Dog Is Right For Me?
Congratulations on making the exciting decision to bring a puppy or dog into your home. Whether your new addition will be your first dog or another in a long line of family pets and whether you’re looking for a new purebred puppy or an older rescue dog, we at the American Kennel Club hope to […] | November 6, 2015

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