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Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog It’s Never Too Late to Get Involved in the Dog World
  Many people get involved in the dog world because they grew up around conformation, or competed in Juniors, or a family member or friend convinced them to try it out. But ultimately, it doesn't matter how you get involved, everyone is welcome and it's never too late to start. We had the opportunity to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/its-never-too-late-to-get-involved-in-the-dog-world/ | December 18, 2016
Expert Advice: News Eight-Year-Old Boy’s Quick-Thinking Saves Mom and Dog
A Sunday afternoon walk quickly turned terrifying for the Medernach family of Aurora, Ill. Cathy and Caden Medernach were walking their dog Baily behind their house on Sunday when Baily chased after some ducks on the lake. Baily fell through the ice, reports WGN, and Cathy pushed out the family canoe, heading into the lake […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/boy-saves-mom-and-dog/ | December 14, 2016
Expert Advice: Travel Top 10 Dog-Friendly Airports in the U.S.
It's the holiday season and that means traveling to visit with family and friends. If you're planning on traveling with your dog, MNN says these are the top airports for you! 1. Denver International Airport Denver International Airport has private restrooms for pets in each of their concourses in addition to Jeppesen Terminal. Denver International […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/top-dog-friendly-airports/ | December 6, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 10 Things You May Not Know About America’s Sweetheart, the Golden Retriever
You'd have to be an alien from another planet not to be familiar with the Golden Retriever. This beautiful, exuberant, and loving dog breed is always among the most popular of family pets. Anyone who has been loved by a Golden knows what a devoted companion he is. But there's so much more to know […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/golden-retriever-facts/ | December 2, 2016
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Expert Advice: Advanced Training Service Dog Training 101—Everything You Need to Know
Dogs share our daily lives and provide health benefits beyond what we could have ever imagined. Dogs have learned to follow our commands, work with us in various capacities, and be faithful companions in daily life. Service dogs encompass all of these abilities, and over the last decade, they have become more commonplace than ever […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/service-dog-training-101/ | November 15, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Smiling Samoyed
Samoyeds are among the world’s most ancient breeds, with a history stretching back more than 5,000 years. As the last Ice Age disappeared, wild reindeer became the key source of food for people living across northern Eurasia. One group, known as the Nenets or Samoyeds, survived by herding and breeding domestic reindeer on the Russian […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/10-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-the-smiling-samoyed/ | October 26, 2016
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Felicity Springers: Beautiful Inside and Out
Dog show ribbons and event titles are major accomplishments that dog owners and breeders proudly acknowledge when talking about their kennels. But for one breeder with many title-decorated dogs, there’s something else that keeps her in the game. “The single biggest achievement that just makes me happier than happy... is the people who have my […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/felicity-springers-beautiful-inside-and-out/ | October 26, 2016
Expert Advice: Advanced Training Is Your Dog Right for Therapy Work?
You’ve likely heard a heartwarming story of a therapy dog helping someone in need—whether it’s a pet curling up with an elderly individual at a nursing home, sitting with a young child during a chemo treatment, or even helping students overcome bullying. There are many different facets of this type of work, but they all […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/is-your-dog-right-for-therapy-work/ | October 24, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Why We All Love Golden Retrievers
The Golden Retriever may be a relatively new entry into the world of the purebred dog (only about 150 years old), but you wouldn’t know it if you looked around. These sunny, longhaired beauties seem to be everywhere. You can’t escape their sweet, fuzzy faces. On YouTube, Facebook, and in other media outlets, there’s a […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/why-we-all-love-golden-retrievers/ | October 17, 2016
Expert Advice: Feature Winnie the Yorkie, a Small Dog With a Big Purpose
"What she lacks in size, she makes up in spirit!" Meet Winnie the six-year-old Yorkshire Terrier. She may be a small dog, but she makes a big difference in the lives of children. Winnie is a registered therapy dog and volunteer at Brenner Children's Hospital. We sat down with Winnie's owner, Casaundra, and talked to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/winnie-the-yorkie-a-small-dog-with-a-big-purpose/ | October 11, 2016

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