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Expert Advice: Did You Know? 9 Fun Facts About the Mastiff—the Gentle Giant
The calm, sensitive, and self-assured Mastiff is an enormous, powerful dog with a long history. These excellent guard dogs from the Working Group also make perfect foot warmers and couch-potato companions. Here are nine interesting facts about this good-natured and courageous breed. 1. Today’s Mastiff descended from the ancient Alaunt and Molosser dogs. There is […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/9-fun-facts-about-the-mastiff/ | February 6, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 9 Reasons Why Leonbergers Are Totally Unforgettable
In the mid-1800s, an exotic-animal dealer combined Saint Bernard, Newfoundland, Great Pyrenees and other breeds to create the Leonberger. Some say the idea was to make a dog that looked like the lion on the seal of the town of Leonberg, today in Southern Germany. While developed as all-around working dogs—equipped for everything from water […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/9-reasons-why-leonbergers-are-totally-unforgettable/ | February 1, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? The Doberman Pinscher Is an Intelligent, Discerning, and Fearless Guardian
The Doberman Pinscher (Doberman) is a powerful and muscular member of the Working Group developed for police and military work and to be a protector and companion in the home. The breed originated in Germany and quickly gained popularity in other countries for its courage, intelligence, and loyalty. The Doberman Pinscher is named for Karl […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/facts-about-the-doberman-pinscher/ | January 31, 2017
Expert Advice: Basic Training Dog Park Etiquette Tips
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. But like any social activity, it's important to know basic rules of etiquette. And in this case, it's not just a matter […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/dog-park-etiquette-tips/ | January 25, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 4 Fun Facts About the Dogue de Bordeaux
W.C. Fields once said, "never work with animals or children," the thought being they'd always steal the scene. As Tom Hanks may have found out in the movie Turner and Hooch, this is especially true if the dog is a huge 110+ pound Dogue De Bordeaux. With his serious expression, muscular build and massive head, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/dogue-de-bordeaux/ | January 17, 2017
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Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Puppy Socialization Starts with the Breeder — 2nd in a Series
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-series-2/ | January 17, 2017
Expert Advice: Home Winter Kennel Safety – Keep your Dogs Warm and Healthy When Temperatures Plummet
Across the United States, the winter reprieve is over. With the arctic blasts coming your way, what steps can you take to protect your home, kennel and dogs from winter hazards? Here are some quick reminders and tips to help prevent disasters and health hazards, including those pesky mice who like to come inside when […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/dog-kennel-safety-in-winter/ | January 17, 2017
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny Bulldog Puppy Surfs in Leaves
A pile of leaves = tons of fun, everyone knows that! This Bulldog puppy is diving in and taking advantage of his owner's rake. Surf's up, dude! Check out this little guy as he uses the rake to ride through the leaves.   .video-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; padding-top: 30px; height: 0; overflow: hidden; […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/bulldog-puppy-in-leaves/ | January 6, 2017
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny Watch This Yorkie Tuck in His Baby Brother
This baby is sleeping and one of his feet is hanging out of his blanket. This is a job for Super Yorkie! This little Yorkshire Terrier takes it upon himself to tuck the baby back in. And just as you would expect, this video is downright adorable. Check it out. .video-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/yorkie-tucks-in-baby/ | January 4, 2017
Expert Advice: Lifestyle 10 Winter Safety Tips for Dog Owners
Snow, sleet, ice, wind... there's a lot to prepare for when it comes to winter weather. Just like we're affected by the cold, our dogs are, too. Here are a few simple measures you can take to make sure your dog stays happy and healthy throughout the winter. Avoid Thin Ice Too often we hear […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/10-winter-safety-tips-for-dogs/ | December 23, 2016

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