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Expert Advice: Sports How to Watch an Agility Competition 101: Prepare to Get Hooked on the Sport
Many dog owners may not be familiar with agility competitions, where dogs navigate through an obstacle course while racing against the clock. Even for those who have heard of the sport, acting as a simple spectator can be a little intimidating. But in honor of the AKC National Agility Championship March 15-17, 2019, we are here […] | February 15, 2019
Expert Advice: Sports How to Watch AKC Rally: What You Should Know as a First-Time Spectator
The AKC Rally National Championship will take place on March 15 2019, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tune in to AKC.TV, or download the AKC.TV app on Roku, Apple TV, or AmazonFireTV to catch the live stream. On Friday March 15, 2019, dogs from around the country will convene in Tulsa, Oklahoma to compete in the AKC Rally National Championship. The dogs and […] | February 14, 2019
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Expert Advice: Sports How to Watch a Dog Obedience Competition: Good Manners Are Fun!
The AKC National Obedience Championship will take place Saturday to Sunday, March 16 and 17, 2019, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tune in to AKC.TV, or download the AKC.TV app on Roku, Apple TV, or AmazonFireTV to catch the live stream. Some of the best obedience competitors in the world will be gathered in Tulsa, Oklahoma on March 16 and 17 2019, […] | February 14, 2019
Expert Advice: Sports Making “Scents” of Zuri’s Personality Change
For two years and three months, Zuri was a model young dog — outgoing with zero negative reactivity. But one day, Anita Ambani found herself with a frenetic young Bolognese and no clue what was triggering the drastic change. Add to that, Zuri is the first dog she has owned, and a non-traditional one at […] | February 6, 2019
Expert Advice: Sports For a Grieving Owner, This Toller Made the Difference
From the time he was three weeks old, curled up with his littermates in a Minnesota breeder’s whelping box, Nathan made quite the impression on Janis Dibert, who had recently lost her husband Dennis. A Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever owner for 17 years, Dibert says, “Usually puppies are matched to you based on the information you […] | February 1, 2019
Sports & Events How to Get Started Showing Your Dog
Have you attended a dog show or seen one on television and thought that it looked like an activity you might enjoy with your dog? Getting started is easier than you think. Learn how to prepare to show your dog, including handling classes, finding a mentor, entering an event, and what to expect at your first AKC conformation […] | January 19, 2019
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog Why Not Give AKC Scent Work a Try?
The sport of AKC Scent Work® makes a game out of your dog’s favorite activity — sniffing. Scent work asks a dog to locate a hidden cotton swab scented with essential oil. Besides being incredibly fun, the sport has many benefits, and any dog, purebred or mixed breed, is welcome to compete. Why Try Scent […] | January 15, 2019
Expert Advice: Sports Lure Coursing 101: Get to Know the Action-Packed Dog Sport
Ever wonder how the Sighthound got its name? Just as the label suggests, many years ago they were bred to pursue their prey by sight rather than scent, which requires a display of fantastic athleticism and keen eyesight to stay in hot pursuit.  Today’s Sighthounds demonstrate their coursing skills by chasing after a plastic bag attached to a lure […] | January 11, 2019
Expert Advice: Rally Reaching RACH: The First Rally Champion Reflects on How He Got Here
After a particularly rough day of competing in novice obedience with his chocolate Labrador Retriever, Bob Fullum, of Staten Island, New York, got out a pen and wrote three words: Never Give Up. He slipped the phrase into the armband number he was wearing for his dog, Hershey, and smiled into his eyes. “You're amazing, […] | December 21, 2018
Expert Advice: Sports How to Watch Conformation at the AKC National Championship
The AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin will take place Saturday to Sunday, December 15 to 16, 2018, in Orlando, Florida. Tune in to AKC.TV, or download the AKC.TV app on Roku, Apple TV, or AmazonFireTV to catch the live stream starting on Saturday, December 15 at 12 p.m. ET. Watch the TV premiere on New Year's Day on […] | December 3, 2018

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