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Expert Advice: Lifestyle Dog Star of the Month: Kit the Rat Terrier
Kathy Wakefield, from Tualatin, Oregon, grew up with two Rat Terriers — Kelly and Turbo. They were her best friends and learned every trick quickly and willingly. As an adult, Kathy decided it was the right time to get her own dog. She met a few different breeds, but they didn't feel like the right […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/dog-star-of-the-month-kit-the-rat-terrier/ | June 27, 2019
Costume contest at the Woofstock Dog Show presented by Contra Costa Kennel Club and Yosemite Kennel Club in Vallejo, CA.
Expert Advice: Events How to Watch Woofstock Dog Show 2019
The 2019 Contra Costa Kennel Club Dog Show, known as Woofstock, is a four-day dog show held on June 6-9, 2019 at the Solano County Fairgrounds in Vallejo, California. Want to stream or attend? Here's everything you need to know about how to watch Woofstock Dog Show. About Woofstock The four-day all-breed conformation shows will […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/how-to-watch-woofstock-dog-show-2019/ | June 5, 2019
Expert Advice: Sports Junior Handler Spotlight: Brielle Duprat
Brielle Duprat was two-and-a-half when her grandmother Karen took her to her first dog show. She remembers watching all of the different breeds, and the grooming prior to competition. Then, at four years old, her aunt Lori had Brielle show her Havanese, Maggie, in the Pee Wee Juniors class. "That started my handling career," says […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/junior-handler-spotlight-brielle-duprat/ | May 31, 2019
Expert Advice: Sports Dog Star of the Month: Ruger the German Shorthaired Pointer
After months of researching to find the right breed. Kristina Tamburr and her boyfriend, from central New Jersey, decided they wanted a dog that was health tested, temperament tested, proven in the field, and proven in the show ring. That's when they decided on the German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP). "We were on a waiting list […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/dog-star-month-ruger-german-shorthaired-pointer/ | May 27, 2019
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

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