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Soldier sitting on the ground with a chocolate Labrador retriever standing in his lap.
Expert Advice: Feature Dogs Helping Veterans: The Service Dogs Trained to Ease PTSD and More
Not so long ago, De'Angelo Wynn was taking 11 medications for the anxiety, PTSD, and other mental-health struggles he had faced since returning from military deployment in Afghanistan. Now, he's down to just two medications. What changed? The arrival of Jug, a Labrador Retriever who came into his life a little over a year ago. […] | May 16, 2019
Expert Advice: News 2018 ACE Award Winners: Meet the 5 Heroic Dogs Being Honored This Year
The five winners of the 19th annual AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE) were announced on Aug. 23, 2018. This year's batch of heroic canines includes a therapy dog that comforted students following a school shooting and a family pet helping a young boy battle autism. One award is given in each of […] | August 23, 2018
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Expert Advice: News “Dogs of 9/11” Exhibit Opens at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum
In the days following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, thousands of people arrived at Ground Zero to aid in the rescue and recovery efforts. With them were hundreds of heroic dogs trained in a variety of capacities. A temporary exhibit honoring these courageous canines has been erected at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and […] | August 13, 2018
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Expert Advice: News Nominate a Deserving Dog for an AKC Humane Fund Award for Canine Excellence
To celebrate the dogs that do extraordinary things in the service of humankind, the AKC Humane Fund is seeking YOUR nominations for its 2018 AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE). Entries are now being accepted and award recipients will be announced in the fall. For inspiration, check out the winners from the past five years […] | June 18, 2018
Expert Advice: News Looking for a Study Buddy? Research Shows Therapy Dogs Can Help Relieve Student Stress
College can be an extremely stressful time for many students, and that stress can be a barrier to academic success. In addition, college students tend to face challenges to their emotional well-being, such as loneliness and depression. To help improve student mental health, some universities have started animal-assisted stress reduction programs, where animals and their […] | April 11, 2018
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 8 Fun Facts About the Labrador Retriever
The Labrador Retriever. Active, friendly, outgoing, and one of America's favorites. You see that face and that sunny demeanor, and you know you're looking at a Lab. But do you know where the Lab actually originated? How about what's so special about their feet? Find out these fun facts, and more, below. 1. The Lab […] | September 22, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 8 Boxer Facts You Might Not Know
  There are so many reasons to fall in love with a Boxer. Consider that powerful body, expressive face, clownish sense of humor, innate intelligence, and intense attachment to his people. If you haven’t fallen in love yet, some of these interesting facts may do the trick. Even seasoned Boxer owners may learn a few […] | September 19, 2017
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices AKC Breeder Spotlight: Karen Hanson of Labyrinth Brittanys
  Each month, the American Kennel Club (AKC) profiles breeders to hear how they got started and learn about their breeding program and experience with AKC Marketplace. We recently spoke with Karen Hanson of Labyrinth Brittanys in Maidens, Va. Karen began breeding Brittanys when she was a teenager, and today she is an AKC Breeder […] | September 12, 2017
Expert Advice: News Harley the Therapy Dog Doesn’t Need Sight to Make A Difference
  Harley, a Yellow Labrador Retriever, may have lost her sight, but that doesn't stop her from making a difference in the lives of all she meets. Harley and her owner, Rita Harrell, travel to Shriners Hospital for Children every week and visit patients, reports CBS News. Harley is a therapy dog, and a very […] | July 26, 2017
Expert Advice: Feature ​This Young Pug is a Crowd Pleaser — No Matter What the Number(s)
  Shari and Kevin Curran have a very busy lifestyle in rural Texas, but somehow a charismatic Pug, named Lionel, has managed to become the centerpiece of their lives. The couple, who live on 80 acres in Canton, Texas, 60 miles east of Dallas, own horses, miniature horses, a pot-bellied pig, alpaca goats, chickens, and, […] | May 31, 2017

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