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Expert Advice: Sports National Championships Aren’t Just for Adults: Meet Three Outstanding Juniors
The AKC Rally National Championship, National Agility Championship, and National Obedience Championship all take place in Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 15-17. While thousands of adults travel from across the country to compete, several kids will be competing amongst them. Meet Emilee, Alexandra, and Mara: three Junior Handlers taking Tulsa by storm. Agility – Emilee Cragg, 15 […] | March 14, 2019
Expert Advice: Rally Following House Fire, Rally Becomes More Than Pure Sport for this Alabama Family
The 2019 AKC National Rally Championship takes place March 15 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. If you can't attend, tune in to the live stream by going to on any device or download the AKC.TV app on Roku, Apple TV, or AmazonFireTV. Rally has taken on an entirely new meaning in recent months for the Cruise family of Blountsville, Alabama […] | February 28, 2019
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Expert Advice: Sports Earthdogs: Terriers & Dachshunds are Underground Hunters
Among the marvels of human ingenuity is the way various breeds of dog were developed, mentally and physically, to tackle specific jobs. Consider the farmer’s eternal war against rodents and other burrowing mammals that devastate grain stores, raid henhouses, tear up fields, dig away riverbanks, and carry disease. As their number-one weapon in subterranean warfare, […] | February 25, 2019
Expert Advice: Sports Junior Handler Spotlight: Steven Reiss and His Australian Shepherd
The AKC Juniors program offers children ages nine to under 18 an opportunity to develop their handling skills and learn about good sportsmanship, dogs, and dog shows. Juniors are eligible to compete in Showmanship, Obedience, Agility, Rally, Tracking, Hunt Tests, Herding, Field Trials, Earthdog, Lure Coursing, Coursing Ability, and Coonhound Events. There is no minimum […] | February 22, 2019
Expert Advice: Sports Blind Dog “Nikki” is Totally Focused When it Comes to Scent Work
It was love at first sight for Martha Wixom, of Birmingham, Alabama. It wasn’t quite the same for Nikki, a 9-month-old Rat Terrier suffering from detached retinas and glaucoma in both eyes. The retinas were beyond repair and there was no cure for glaucoma, just management. “I’m sure she was having trouble seeing me,” says […] | February 20, 2019
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 Agility Premier Cup presented by EEM on April […] | 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 their […] | 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

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