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Expert Advice: Rally Who Says Deaf Dogs Can’t Succeed in Sports? Meet Holly, the Rally Superstar
Watch as 27-year-old Daniela Flores communicates with her deaf dog by waving her hands and giving signals. Holly, an Australian Shepherd, is completely deaf and blind in one eye. Trust— this one word perfectly describes Daniela Flores and Holly, a 9-year-old Australian Shepherd, when they enter the Rally ring. Holly isn't like most Australian Shepherds. She […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/holly-australian-shepherd-deaf-dog/ | May 12, 2019
Expert Advice: Sports The Glen of Imaal Terrier: An Uncommon Competitor
Leaping over a broad jump, hopping through a hoop, and digging furiously underground to find rats. Add in a sniff-out session, some snappy switchbacks around poles, and a 100-yard dash in tizzy time and it looks like a dog in supersonic shenanigans. If this sounds like a flashy, popular breed who always stands in the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/spotlight-rare-breed-glen-imaal-terrier/ | May 10, 2019
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Dog Star of the Month: Kuiper the Whippet
Kuiper (Farseer Out of This World) the Whippet comes from a family of athletes. There's his grandfather, Farseer Cochiti, who held the Guinness World Record for the longest dock dive at 31 feet until recently. Who broke the record? Kuiper's first cousin, Jammin' Farseer Sounders. Sounders broke the record in December by jumping 33 feet and 6 inches. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/dog-star-of-the-month-kuiper-the-whippet/ | April 29, 2019
Expert Advice: Sports Junior Handler Spotlight: David Frasca
At just 15 years old, junior handler David Frasca has been competing in dog sports for two-thirds of his life. He works with six dogs in six sports: Agility, Rally, Obedience, CAT, Fast CAT, and Herding. David started in sports at five years old, but ten years later, he still can't choose a favorite between […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/junior-handler-spotlight-david-frasca/ | April 26, 2019
Expert Advice: News Watch: Inaugural AKC Agility Premier Cup Awards Five Winners
Sixty of America's top Agility dogs were invited to compete at the AKC Agility Premier Cup Presented by EEM on Thursday, April 25. Invitees were chosen from the finalists of the AKC’s 2018 National Agility Championship, Preferred National Agility Championship, and Agility Invitational. Additionally, invitees were selected from AKC’s 2018 World Agility Team, AKC European […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/inaugural-agility-premier-cup-awards-five-winners/ | April 26, 2019
Expert Advice: Feature From College Mascot to the Show Ring, Dubs’ Comfort Zone Has No Limits
He’s almost 1½ years old but you should see his social calendar already. And managing it resembles a command central operation. Dubs is a 75-pound Alaskan Malamute who just happens to be the University of Washington’s mascot and a conformation show dog in the Pacific Northwest. The university explains why it chose an Alaskan Malamute […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/university-of-washington-mascot-dubs/ | April 25, 2019
Cairn Terrier running outdoors.
Expert Advice: Training for Dog Sports Is Your Dog a Champion Earthdog?
Historically, small terriers and Dachshunds were used to find and drive away predators that destroyed livestock and compromised the food sources of early farmers. To do their job, these original earthdogs would chase quarry into their underground tunnels – a daunting mission that required persistence, bravery, intelligence, and independence. Today, small terriers and Dachshunds can […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/is-your-dog-a-champion-earthdog/ | April 24, 2019
west highland terrier westie dog with muddy face outdoors in nature
Expert Advice: Sports Earthdog 101 – Tap Into Your Small Terrier’s or Dachshund’s Instincts
Does your terrier or Dachshund love to dig in the dirt? Maybe he squirms his way into animal tunnels and comes out with a surprise in his mouth. What is he thinking? Well, there's a reason Dachshunds and small terriers are classified as earthdogs. Rather than trying to stop this “bad” behavior, channel the go-to-ground […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/earthdog-101-tap-into-your-small-terriers-or-dachshunds-heritage/ | April 9, 2019
Expert Advice: News AKC Agility Premier Cup Features Three 2019 NAC Champions
Update: Hear from the winners of the Inaugural AKC Agility Premier Cup here. With the National Agility Championship (NAC) over, you may be wondering what's next. Luckily, the inaugural AKC Agility Premier Cup (APC) presented by EEM is just around the corner.  And for three dogs, the goal is to win both the NAC and the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/akc-agility-cup-premier-features-2019-nac-champions/ | April 4, 2019
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Dog Star of the Month: Poppy the Athletic Basset Hound
When you think Basset Hound, athleticism might not be the first word the pops into your mind. But Karen Prichard and her Instagram-famous Basset Hound, Poppy, are out to prove all breeds can excel at dog sports. Karen and her husband, Timothy, from Pensacola, Florida, were initially drawn to Basset Hounds because of their personalities. Shortly […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/dog-star-of-month-poppy-athletic-basset-hound/ | March 29, 2019

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