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Expert Advice: Puppy Health Flea And Tick Medicine For Puppies
After you’ve welcomed a new puppy into your home, it’s important to use all available resources to set him up for a long and happy life. Those include getting all required and recommended vaccinations for your puppy, beginning the socialization process, and initiating a regimen of preventive care, including heartworm preventatives and flea/tick medication. Flea […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/flea-and-tick-medicine-for-puppies/ | September 15, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Doghacks: Tips to Make Your Life as a Dog Person Easier
From the April 2016 AKC Gazette We’re all looking for ways to make life easier—notice how popular Pinterest ideas and YouTube videos for “lifehacks” have become? Living with Field Spaniels has taught me to create some easy shortcuts as a dog owner as far as general care and maintenance, and at shows and trials it […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/doghacks-tips-to-make-your-life-as-a-dog-person-easier/ | September 1, 2016
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny 12 Ways the Portuguese Water Dog Is the Very Definition of Happy
The next time someone mistakes your Portuguese Water Dog for a Poodle, you'll have a chance to extol all the virtues of this happily energetic, athletic, and affectionate breed. He's a perfect combination of working dog, loving companion, and ace athlete. Fans say that to know him is to love him. 1. The Portuguese Water […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/12-ways-the-portuguese-water-dog-is-the-very-definition-of-happy/ | August 23, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Is Your Next Dog Going To Be A Miniature Schnauzer?
Is your next dog going to be a Miniature Schnauzer? Miniature Schnauzers are known for being friendly, smart, and obedient. Check out these nine questions to help you decide if a Miniature Schnauzer is right for your family. 1. Do you truly want a new best friend? Miniature Schnauzers want to be a part of […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/is-your-next-dog-going-to-be-a-miniature-schnauzer/ | August 23, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? The Westie Is More Than Just Adorable: Meet This Rugged Terrier!
People fall in love with the West Highland White Terrier (Westie) for his irresistible cuteness. But they stay in love because of his entertaining personality, playfulness, and charm. And, as any Westie owner knows, he's all terrier, through and through. 1. Despite his diminutive size and resemblance to a plush toy, this is no lapdog. […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/the-westie-is-more-than-just-adorable-meet-this-rugged-terrier/ | August 17, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 10 Popular Dog Sayings and Where They Came From
Think about all of the idioms or old sayings we use everyday. If you actually try to parse their meanings, sometimes they seem nonsensical. For example, what on earth does 'raining cats and dogs' mean? We know what we mean when we use the expression, but where did it come from? That is just one […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/10-popular-dog-sayings-and-where-they-came-from/ | August 15, 2016
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny Olympic Athletes. Adorable Dogs. Need We Say More?
We’re about half way through the 2016 Summer Olympics, and the U.S.A. Olympians have claimed 26 gold, 22 silver, and 24 bronze medals...something tells us they’re not done yet! In case you needed yet another reason to obsess over our Olympic Athletes, we thought we’d share with you photos of the world-class competitors with their dogs: 1. […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/olympic-athletes-and-dogs/ | August 15, 2016
Expert Advice: Travel The Complete Guide to Traveling With Your Dog
Taking your dog along can make the family vacation more fun for everyone, if you plan carefully. Here are some trip tips to make traveling with your dog enjoyable. Health And Safety Health Checks. Bring your dog to the veterinarian for a checkup before going on an extended trip. Make sure all his vaccinations are up-to-date; […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/complete-guide-to-traveling-with-your-dog/ | August 9, 2016
Expert Advice: Basic Training How to Read Dog Body Language
There may not be a Rosetta Stone program for learning canine body language, but with a few tips and a little common sense, you’ll be deciphering dog-talk like a pro in no time. I always tell my students that by welcoming a dog into their life, they’re obligated not only to provide food, love, and […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/how-to-read-dog-body-language/ | August 9, 2016
Expert Advice: Feature Meet Gumby, AKC’s First Champion Pumi
Once the American Kennel Club provided full recognition to the Pumi July 1, Gumby has been on a mission – and in the process notched his way into the breed and AKC record books. The 14-year-old dog, owned by Chris and Tom Levy, of Salem, Ore., has become the first of its breed to earn […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/gumby-first-akc-pumi-champion/ | August 9, 2016