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Expert Advice: General Health Healthy Temperature Setting For Dogs In The Winter
ASK AKC  Dear AKC: For more than 10 years, I've worked for a cleaning service and many of my clients are dog owners. In the winter many of these pet owners set their thermostats between 68-74 degrees, regardless of whether they're home or not. It's extremely stagnant and dry. I can't breathe in these homes […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/temperature-setting-for-dogs-in-winter/ | May 2, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Herding Dogs: Awe and Wonder
by Lori HerbelThe breeding of herding dogs is a pursuit as old as civilization itself. Over thousands of years, shepherds around the world have created dozens of breeds capable of moving flocks and herds from pasture to pasture. Considering the many traits required to do such work—intelligence, trainability, stamina, strength, agility, to name a few—a reliable working stock-dog can be seen as […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/herding-dogs-awe-and-wonder/ | May 1, 2015
Expert Advice: General Health Dog Swimming Safety Tips
Giving Your Dog a Swimming Lesson There’s nothing better than a cool dip in the lake or backyard pool on a steamy summer day. Your dog would certainly enjoy it too, but give him a swimming lesson first. Not all dogs are natural swimmers. Some breeds, such as bulldogs, take to the water like boulders. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-swimming-safety/ | April 24, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Quiz Results: These Breeds Are A Lot Like You!
"Which Breed of Dog Are you?" quizzes have been around for a while, but after a whopping 1.3 million people recently weighed in by answering 10 basic questions, BrainFall compiled the stats to reveal which breeds participants were most similar to (not in appearance, of course!) The Top Five were: Bulldog (24.86%) German Shepherd (23.93%) […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/quiz-results-breeds-like-you/ | April 21, 2015
Expert Advice: Flea & Tick Dog Parasites
Parasites in dogs take many forms, but they all have one thing in common: sooner or later their presence will almost always have an impact on your pet's health or comfort. They can cause anything from mild irritation to serious illness. To cover all of the parasites in detail would (and does) take up a […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/parasites/ | April 17, 2015
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Expert Advice: Government Relations Issue Analysis: Why Breed-Specific Legislation Doesn’t Work
  We have all heard the heartbreaking stories: A child brutally attacked by a dog. A beloved family pet or a farmer’s livestock killed or injured by a stray dog. Such stories are far too common, and everyone agrees our communities must be protected from dangerous animals. When faced with this dilemma, many public officials […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/issue-analysis-breed-specific-legislation/ | April 7, 2015
Expert Advice: Flea & Tick How to Get Rid of Fleas on Dogs
Ways to Keep Your Home Flea-Free A thorough spring cleaning of your home may be the best way to avoid a flea problem. A female flea can lay 50 eggs per day and 2,000 eggs in her lifetime. As disgusting as that statistic is, consider this: For every flea found on your pet, there are […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/forcing-the-fleas-to-flee/ | March 23, 2015
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Expert Advice: Common Conditions Heat Stroke In Dogs (Hyperthermia)
Heat stroke Can Saddle Your Dog With Serious Health Problems Dogs are notoriously bad at dissipating body heat. Watch for early signs of heatstroke (also known as Hyperthermia) in your dog to avoid a more serious health problem. Dogs have only a couple of ways to cool off: blood vessel expansion and panting. (The bottom surfaces […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/canine-heatstroke/ | March 23, 2015
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Expert Advice: General Health Hotdogs are Treats, Hot Dogs are at Risk
Avoid Letting Your Dog Get Overheated in Hot Weather Keeping your canine cool in the summer heat not only ensures his comfort but also prevents such health problems as dehydration and heat stroke. Safeguarding your dog from summer’s high temperatures is your responsibility as a conscientious owner. At the risk of pointing out what should […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/hotdogs-are-treats-hot-dogs-are-at-risk/ | March 23, 2015
Expert Advice: Breeding & Whelping A Gundog Breeder’s Diary: The Adventure of Raising Brittany Puppies
The pups are 5 weeks old as I start writing this piece. Feeding is twice a day; their mom is only with them at night. Within the next several days, the pups will be without their mom—weaning completed and on their own. Because it is summer with warm temperatures, the pups have spent all their […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/raising-brittany-puppies/ | March 15, 2015

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