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Expert Advice: News Recent Cases of Leptospirosis in Parts of the U.S. of Concern to Dog Owners
This week a number of dogs frequenting the same dog park in Fresno, California, are reported to have been infected with leptospirosis, a serious bacterial disease. An increase of cases among pet dogs was also seen in the Denver areaearlier this year. Leptospirosis can affect humans, dogs, and many other animals. It is caused by […] | July 15, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Hot DIG-gity Dog – Solutions for Dogs That Like to Dig
AKC GoodDog! Helpline trainer Christie Canfield identifies the profiles of diggers and offers solutions for whatever type digger inhabits your yard. Do you wonder if your dog is trying to dig to China? Are there holes where your rose bushes should be? There are a variety of reasons why a dog chooses to dig.  To […] | July 14, 2015
Expert Advice: News Watch the Funny Way This Canine Comedian Beats the Heat
Few things can beat a slice of fresh watermelon on a summer day. That goes for dogs, too, as you can tell from the way cute Cricket goes at it in this video, shot by her owner, photographer Erica Kasper. This is not a sight you’ll see often, and that’s not just due to Cricket’s […] | July 10, 2015
Expert Advice: Flea & Tick Survival Tips for Tough Tick Season
Scientists predict a boom in this repulsive parasite in 2015, but simple measures can reduce your dog’s disease risk. Even as temperatures soar toward triple digits, we are still suffering from one surprising effect of last winter’s brutal snowfalls—more ticks. Deep snow banks provided protection for these repulsive parasites, say scientists from the University of […] | July 8, 2015
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny Beating the Heat
The Dog Days of Summer are officially upon us. From around July 3rd to August 11th, these weeks are marked by sultry weather, and a desire get away from it all. Our dogs are no different! Here are some of our favorite pictures of dogs beating the heat, taken from our AKC Family Dog Photo […] | July 7, 2015
Expert Advice: News Surf Dog Champs Are Never Bored
Fourth of July is the classic American holiday, packed with classic American traditions. Most of them involve food, fireworks, and free time. In Southern California, surfing is often as much a part of the long weekend as hotdogs and sunburn. We include our dogs in almost all of these pleasures, and for the group known […] | July 1, 2015
Expert Advice: News See the Trailer for Max, the War Dog Movie That Will Make Us Cry
We suspect Kleenex stocks will be on the rise this summer after the film Max hits theaters June 26. Based on true events, the story is about Max, played by a Belgian Malinois named Carlos, and his handler, who are deployed to Afghanistan. When his handler is killed in action, Max is retired to the handler's family, who are faced with the difficulty […] | June 24, 2015
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny A Chihuahua Toughs It Out With the Big Dogs: Izzy and the Iron Dog Challenge
On September 29, 2013, I awoke to a cool summer day. I leaned over the bedside and called to my long-coat Chihuahua, “Today is the day we have been training for these past three months. Izzy, are you ready?” She looked at me as if to say, “Are you kidding, mom? I’m ready for anything.” […] | June 23, 2015
Expert Advice: News New Ideas from an Old-Time Breeder
By Kathy Lorentzen "Reprinted with permission from Dogs in Review and author Kathy Lorentzen, from the April 2015 issue of Dogs in Review magazine." Having been raised in dogs by old-school breeders who were true animal husbandry experts, I have long believed that my dogs should be natural easy breeders and whelpers and fully capable […] | June 14, 2015
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Expert Advice: Flea & Tick Ticks on Dogs
We all know that spring and summer are seasons to be on high alert for ticks. Dogs are particularly susceptible to tick bites and can also carry them into the house. Tick-borne diseases, including Lyme Disease, Canine Ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Canine Anaplasmosis and several others affect both humans and dogs. And although ticks are […] | June 9, 2015

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