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Expert Advice: Studies Dogs Can Help New College Students with Homesickness, Study Shows
In recent years, colleges have begun inviting therapy dogs to campuses during final exams as a way to help relieve students of stress. Now a recent study has found another way specially trained dogs can be helpful at universities—as a way to reduce homesickness. Researchers at the University of British Columbia, Canada, studied 44 first-year […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/dogs-can-help-new-college-students-with-homesickness-study-shows-1/ | September 12, 2016
Expert Advice: News The Legacy of 9/11 Dogs 15 Years Later
On first glance, this picture, from 2012, is one of unbearable sweetness, a true Awww moment. Two Golden Retrievers are standing together, one with a gray muzzle, the other a puppy, both wearing vests signifying that they are working dogs.   The older dog is Bretagne, one of the heroes of Ground Zero. Nearly 15 […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/the-legacy-of-9-11-dogs-15-years-later/ | September 6, 2016
Expert Advice: News Pug And Schnauzer Puppies Join Canadian Victim Services Unit
Even though they're just pups, Yogi and Henry are already employed members of society and they're ready to start their training. These puppies are joining the Victim Services Unit of Prince George, British Columbia as therapy dogs. Yogi and Henry will be trained to provide emotional support to victims of crime, CBC reports. According to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/pug-and-schnauzer-puppies-join-canadian-victim-services-unit/ | August 11, 2016
Expert Advice: Studies How Dogs Help Children With Autism
No one has to convince Linda Hickey of the incredible effect dogs can have on children with autism. She's seen it first-hand with her son Jonny and his dog Xena the Warrior Puppy. Xena, a pit bull, had been abused and neglected, and barely survived before being taken in by an animal welfare organization and later brought home with […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/how-dogs-help-children-with-autism/ | July 21, 2016
Expert Advice: Events Maine Golden Retriever Club Names Claire Caro 2016 Honorary Member
The Maine Golden Retriever Club has announced its selection of Claire Caro of Elizabeth, Colorado as the club’s 2016 Honorary Member.  Ms. Caro currently serves as Secretary of the Golden Retriever Club of America (GRCA).  She is a Life Member of GRCA and formerly served as the organization’s Treasurer for many years. “As GRCA’s New […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/mgrc-names-claire-caro-honorary-member/ | June 23, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 9 Things You Didn’t Know About The Rottweiler
Courtesy of Linda Draper, AKC Breeder of Merit Rottweilers, also known affectionately as Rotties, are currently the ninth most popular dog in the United States. Sometimes they get a bad rap, but Rottweilers are easily trained, making them loyal, loving, and confident guardians. Here are 10 facts you might not know about Rottweilers:   1. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/9-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-rottweiler/ | June 22, 2016
Senator Sweeney AKC Legislator of the Year
Expert Advice: Government Relations AKC Honors NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney with the AKC Legislator of the Year Award
The American Kennel Club (AKC) honored New Jersey Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney with the AKC Legislator of the Year award in recognition of his strong advocacy for responsible dog ownership. Sheila Goffe, AKC Vice President, Government Relations; Jeffrey Ball, President of the New Jersey Federation of Dog Clubs; and representatives of area AKC dog […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/nj-senator-sweeney-akc-legislator-of-the-year/ | June 17, 2016
German Shepherd Dog herding sheep
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog The Best Sports To Do With Your German Shepherd Dog
The German Shepherd Dog is one of the most versatile creatures on earth. There’s not much these strong, agile, fearless dogs can’t do. Ancestors of today’s German Shepherds earned their keep by tending enormous flocks of sheep, as many as 1,000 of them. The AKC has assigned them to the Herding Group, a reflection of […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/the-best-sports-to-do-with-your-german-shepherd-dog/ | June 8, 2016
Expert Advice: News See A Service Dog In Training Graduate From High School
Aero, a Rottweiler service dog in training, participated in Camelback High School's graduation ceremony on Thursday. Aero has been working with a senior at the Phoenix school as part of his training with Lifeline Assistance Dogs. Aero participated in graduation rehearsal and his owner, Riann, posted this on the dog's Facebook page: "Aero will be […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/see-a-service-dog-in-training-graduate-from-high-school/ | May 23, 2016
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny Check Out This LIVE Feed Of Puppies That Will Grow Up To Help Heal Veterans
These aren’t just any ordinary puppies you’re watching—these Labrador Retriever pups will grow up and be hard at work at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence, and other facilities to help recovering service members heal. In turn, the injured veterans get the awesome task of petting the puppies to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/puppies-that-will-grow-up-to-helpl-veterans/ | May 5, 2016

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