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Expert Advice: General Health ​‘Tis the Season! Avoid the “Big Freeze” in Your Dog’s Joints This Winter
This content is sponsored by Nutramax Laboratories Veterinary Sciences, Inc.   Tips for Keeping Your Furry Friend’s Best Foot Forward Being a savvy pet owner, you spent your dog’s entire life so far trying to be the best. Right from the start, you've worked with your veterinarian to ensure your puppy’s diet was appropriate, vaccines […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/avoid-the-big-freeze-in-your-dogs-joints-this-winter/ | December 23, 2016
Rottweiler Puppies
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Learn About the Powerful, Confident, and Courageous Rottweiler
If you are looking for a calm, confident, and courageous guardian, then look no further than the Rottweiler. These robust dogs are powerful and loyal companions that have strong protective instincts. They can quiet, well-behaved housedogs, yet are powerful enough to ward off burglars. Their personality can vary from dog to dog, with some being […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/7-fun-facts-about-the-rottweiler/ | December 22, 2016
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog It’s Never Too Late to Get Involved in the Dog World
  Many people get involved in the dog world because they grew up around conformation, or competed in Juniors, or a family member or friend convinced them to try it out. But ultimately, it doesn't matter how you get involved, everyone is welcome and it's never too late to start. We had the opportunity to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/its-never-too-late-to-get-involved-in-the-dog-world/ | December 18, 2016
Expert Advice: Obedience Form an Unbreakable Bond With Your Dog By Incorporating Obedience
  Basic training and obedience are essential to having a happy and healthy dog. Not only does training help to correct unwanted behavior, it also helps to build the very special bond between owner and canine. We got to witness some incredible dogs perform their assigned tasks with precision in the AKC Obedience Classic and […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/form-an-unbreakable-bond-with-your-dog-by-incorporating-obedience/ | December 18, 2016
Expert Advice: Basic Training 5 Easy Ways to Prepare Your Dog for the Holidays
The holiday season is upon us and with it, a constant flurry of excitement and activity in addition to celebrations that draw visitors to the home, for Christmas and Hanukkah. For the four-legged members of our family, the excitement can come with some stress as routines are abandoned and new people and smells are everywhere. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/prepare-your-dog-for-the-holidays/ | December 14, 2016
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny Puppy Therapy for Your Day: Enjoy These 16 Basenji Pups Playing
Everyone could use a little puppy therapy in their life. We've got just the thing for you... not one, not two, but 16 Basenji puppies! These pups, from three different litters, are having the time of their lives running around the kitchen together. They're particularly excited to have some human friends to play with as […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/16-basenji-pups-playing/ | December 9, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 7 Things the Spanish Water Dog Is… and Isn’t
The first thing to know about the Spanish Water Dog is that he is not really a water dog. Unlike the Irish Water Spaniel or American Water Spaniel, the Spanish Water Dog (SWD) is in the herding group, not the sporting group. Yes, he will work in water, but this ancient breed was developed to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/seven-things-spanish-water-dog/ | December 6, 2016
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny Mini-Me Puppy Plays with Full-Size Doberman Brother in Backyard
This pup is only a fraction of the size of her Doberman older brother. But she doesn't let size stop her from having a good time! This little girl is ready to play, and her brother doesn't seem to mind either. See their precious interactions in the video below.   .video-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/puppy-and-doberman-play/ | November 30, 2016
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Big Dog, Big City: How to Make House Training Work
The first moment I met my 8-week-old Leonberger puppy, Miss Emily von Alpensee, she took one look at me and peed on the floor. I used that opportunity to open a conversation with the breeder about housetraining. "Oh, it's easy," the breeder said. "Leonbergers get it very quickly. As soon as you see the puppy […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/house-training-in-the-city/ | November 28, 2016
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Puppy Socialization Starts With the Breeder
Socializing puppies has traditionally been considered the responsibility of the new owner. Breeders instruct their puppy buyers to take the puppies to classes and make sure they are exposed to a variety of people and situations. But research shows that encouraging a stable temperament can start even before puppies are born. Breeders can do a […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/puppy-socialization-starts-with-breeder/ | November 16, 2016

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