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Expert Advice: Cute & Funny Check Out the Winners of the “Dog Days of Summer” Art Contest for Kids!
With school back in session, days getting shorter, and temperatures getting cooler, this seems like a good time to take a fond look back at all the fun adventures dog-loving kids had this summer, with their pals front and center. To do that, the AKC Public Education Program held a “Dog Days of Summer” art […] | October 16, 2015
Expert Advice: News Dachshunds in the News! (Oktoberfest Edition)
Dachshunds are bound to pop up anywhere, doing anything. But who has time to keep track of all those Dachsie doings? As a public service, AKC Dog Lovers goes around the corner and around the world to bring you (cue deep-voiced announcer with lots of reverb) DACHSHUNDS IN THE NEWS! EL PASO, TEXAS—You never know […] | September 23, 2015
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny Dog Has Priceless Reaction to Off-Leash Park
by: Heidi Clark  You know how it feels when you wake up and remember it’s Christmas morning, or when you hear the bell ring on the last day of class before summer break? Well, think that times a million and you’ll have channeled half the degree of bliss this dog in the park is experiencing. […] | September 17, 2015
Vizsla, Belgian Malinois, Cocker Spaniel, Basset Hound, Yorkshire Terrier, Dachshund, German Wirehaired Pointer
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Puppy Names – Cute & Unique Dog Names
Below is a list of our top 150 puppy names, inspired by the thousands of dogs that have participated in AKC sports and events over the years. We hope one of these names helps you get off to the perfect start with your new pup! Good dog names are hard to come by. In the popular television series […] | September 8, 2015
Expert Advice: Advanced Training Why Your Dog May Need to Go Back to School
This week is seeing children from all over the country in freshly pressed uniforms or carefully selected outfits posing for Facebook pictures while clutching lunchboxes and waiting for that big yellow bus. Yes, back to school time is finally here. But it’s possible your four-legged family members may also need a bit of an educational […] | September 2, 2015
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Is Cookout Food Hazardous to Dogs?
As summer comes to an end, many people want to fire up the grill one more time and invite friends and family over to enjoy a cookout. And with so much delicious food around, dog owners and their guests may want to occasionally let the dog have a taste. However, many cookout foods are not […] | September 2, 2015
Obedience and Rally Fans
Expert Advice: Events Dogs and Owners Enjoy Summer Obedience and Rally Trials in Minnesota
On Saturday and Sunday, August 15-16, the weekend of AKC obedience and rally trials at On The Run! Canine Center in Ham Lake, Minnesota, arrived—and with it heat and humidity, as is typical for this time of year. But that didn’t stop local dog folks from showing up early to help set up and run the annual Cambridge […] | August 21, 2015
Expert Advice: Government Relations Illinois Passes New Law to Protect Pets
Starting next year, owners who expose their pets to extreme weather in Illinois could be facing a fine or up to a year in jail. The state’s Humane Care for Animals Act was amended this week to make it illegal for owners to “expose the dog or cat in a manner that places the dog […] | August 19, 2015
Expert Advice: General Health Protect Your Dog From These Hidden Hot-Weather Hazards
Summer means ice cream, hikes in the woods, swimming in ponds, running through fields, and, generally having a ball while soaking up the warmth. All that fun in the sun can have a downside, though. Most people are aware of the more obvious hazards that come with long, warm days—heat stroke, drowning, disease-spreading mosquitoes, fleas […] | August 11, 2015
Expert Advice: Grooming Why Do Wet Dogs Smell So Bad?
We’ve all had this experience—a summer day, a drive to the lake, and a refreshing dip for your and your four-footed pal in the clear cool water. Then there’s the agonizing drive home, as you try to keep your eyes on the road, even as you are about to pass out from the smell of […] | July 31, 2015

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