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Expert Advice: Cute & Funny This is the Laziest Lab Puppy Playtime You’ve Ever Seen
It's playtime for these Labrador Retriever puppies. Well, at least two of the pups. The third one is more interested in taking a nap...but his siblings are disturbing him! These three are just too cute. Even as the two play, they're pretty lazy about it...and who can blame them? They're puppies! And being a puppy, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/laziest-lab-puppy-playtime/ | April 28, 2017
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny Boxer Puppies Sliding at Park Are Everything We’ve Ever Wanted in Life
Who said playgrounds were just for kids? These four Boxer pups beg to differ. They're having a day at the park complete with the thrill of going down the slide. While hesitant at first, these pups embrace their fun-loving nature and really go for it. Watch their sliding adventure that will certainly overwhelm you with […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/boxer-puppies-sliding-at-park/ | April 28, 2017
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Expert Advice: Lifestyle 100 German Dog Names
Maybe you have a German Shepherd Dog puppy, a Rottweiler, or a German Shorthaired Pointer and want to honor his heritage. Or maybe you just like cool-sounding names. Here’s your resource for 100 German dog names, along with their meanings. Surely, one of these fits your dog perfectly. 50 German Male Dog Names Alger—noble, bright […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/100-german-dog-names/ | April 24, 2017
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny 50 Cute Puppies You’ll Have to See to Believe
Do you think every puppy is the cutest puppy you've ever seen? So do we! And why shouldn't you? Every puppy is adorable, whether big or small, Labrador Retriever or Pug, no one can resist the face of a pup. So in honor of the cuteness of puppies, we've put together 50 of the cutest […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/cute-puppies/ | April 20, 2017
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Expert Advice: Events Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina Showcases Top Honors for Purina Pro Plan-Fed Dogs
Purina Pro Plan-fed dogs made a clean sweep by winning Best in Show and all the Group Firsts at the inaugural “Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina.” “Rip” (GCH Fidelis Ripcord), a 3-year-old red male Doberman Pinscher, stole the show by capturing the coveted Best in Show title at the Saturday event held by […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/beverly-hills-dog-show-presented-by-purina-showcases-top-honors/ | April 18, 2017
Expert Advice: Events How to Watch the Beverly Hills Dog Show
Looking to get your doggy-fix this weekend? Look no further than the Beverly Hills Dog Show presented by Purina®. With nearly 200 different dog breeds and a red carpet for the pups and their handlers to strut their stuff, this will be a competition unlike any other. The Beverly Hills Dog Show is held annually […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/how-to-watch-the-beverly-hills-dog-show/ | April 14, 2017
Expert Advice: Feature Show Dog Spotlight: Floppybear the Samoyed
“Love me, because I’m beautiful,” Floppybear seems to be telling breed judge Judy Daniel at the 2015 Conejo Kennel Club Dog Show in City of Industry, Calif.  He’s a show dog—and he knows it! When Floppybear struts his stuff with swagger and verve—the wow factor kicks in! At last month’s Kennel Club of Beverly Hills […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/samoyed-show-dog-spotlight/ | April 11, 2017
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog Make Walking Your Dog a Pleasure With These Games
Before you go out walking your favorite pooch this spring, brush up on his loose leash walking skills! If you're like most pet owners, leashed walks are few and far between in the winter when it's cold and the daylight hours are short. Try these games to remind your dog of his job on walks—to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/dog-walking-games/ | April 11, 2017
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Puppy Socialization Starts with the Breeder — The Crucial Third Week
Socializing puppies has traditionally been considered the responsibility of the new owner. We instruct them to take the puppy to classes and make sure they are exposed to a variety of people and situations. But more research shows that encouraging a stable temperament can start even before puppies are born. Breeders can do a lot […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/puppy-socialization-starts-with-the-breeder-third-week/ | April 11, 2017
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Spring Cleaning for Your Kennel
As an AKC Senior Breeder Field Representative, I have had the privilege of visiting many “state of the art” beautifully planned and designed functional kennels and/or homes. Regardless of the type of kennel, I have never been to a kennel that is “finished.” If the kennel was completed yesterday, today the breeder or kennel owner/operator […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/spring-cleaning-for-your-kennel/ | April 10, 2017

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