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NYC Coop May Use DNA
Expert Advice: News New York City Co-Op May Use DNA Test to Ban Breeds
By: Erika MansourianBy: Erika Mansourian A letter has been sent to the residents of 170 West End Avenue, informing them of a new board policy requiring them to prove the breed of their dog, even going so far as demanding a DNA test in some cases. Since 2011, 27 breeds have been banned from the building […] | June 18, 2015
The Singleton Syndrome — Part Five
Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding The Singleton Syndrome — Part Five
As noted previously, it is easy to understand how and why a singleton would or could develop into being a dominant dog. Why not? The pup never had any littermates around to dissuade this notion. The singleton will always be the only being in his or her universe (other than Mom), unless he or she is […] | June 16, 2015
Expert Advice: Training for Dog Sports The Biggest Reward for Herding With Your Collie Is Seeing His Instinct Kick In
In 1990 I walked into an indoor arena at the CCA national specialty with my Collie Perry and tried something we’d never done before, we’d entered the Herding Test level of one of the very first AKC Herding Trials. Neither one of us had ever even seen sheep before! The judges helped us out, and […] | June 15, 2015
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Are We Forgetting the Importance of Tuck-up in the Borzoi Breed?
One aspect of silhouette in the Borzoi standard is underline. The standard does not specifically mention underline; however, this aspect of the breed reflects the combination of chest, ribs, back, and loin. The standard says the following: Chest rather narrow, with great depth of brisket. Ribs very deep, giving room for heart and lung play. […] | June 14, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Treating Territorial Aggression In Dogs
Dr. Mary Burch is the Director of AKC’s Canine Good Citizen program. Dr. Burch is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist. A dog owner contacted the Canine Good Citizen department with this question: “I just adopted a West Highland White Terrier mix from a rescue organization. My veterinarian is guessing my dog […] | June 12, 2015
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Puppy Socialization: Does Gender Matter?
Every litter is a new and exciting adventure. The months of research into pedigrees, rereading notes on dogs that appear in various pedigrees and evaluating their influences, have come to fruition, and the future is now in the whelping box. The genetics are set; now the puppy socialization  begins. Handling puppies daily from day one […] | June 11, 2015
ticks on dogs
Expert Advice: Flea & Tick Ticks on Dogs
We all know that spring and summer are seasons to be on high alert for ticks. Dogs are particularly susceptible to tick bites and can also carry them into the house. Tick-borne diseases, including Lyme Disease, Canine Ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Canine Anaplasmosis and several others affect both humans and dogs. And although ticks are […] | June 9, 2015
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Puppy Socialization: Why, When, and How to Do It Right
Socializing your puppy is key to ensuring you'll have a happy, confident, and well-adjusted dog for life. Below, learn the best time to socialize your puppy, how to do it right, and why it's important.   When to Socialize Your Puppy From 7 weeks to 4 months of age, your puppy goes through a socialization […] | June 4, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Help! My Puppy Won’t Stop Nipping
It was a typical question sent to an AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy instructor. “I need help, I just adopted a terrier puppy and he bites when he is playing. His teeth are like needles. How can I teach him not to bite?” It’s hard to believe how much those needle-like tiny teeth can hurt when a rambunctious […] | May 29, 2015
Expert Advice: Training for Dog Sports Entering Your First Agility Competition: Team Doggie’s Reflections & Suggestions
Tacarra Andrade of Novi, MI, and MACH8 Prince Doggie are the most titled team in the AKC Canine Partners program, holding eight AKC Master Agility Championships and having qualified for the AKC Agility Invitational and AKC National Agility Championships on multiple occasions. Princey is Tacarra’s first agility dog -- she had never heard of agility […] | May 27, 2015

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