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Expert Advice: Feature Guide Dog Started Saving People Before He Was House Trained
Merrick, a 4-year-old black Labrador Retriever, works as guide dog for a blind man. But his career as a savior started when he was just a tiny pup. Lorraine Trapani, the volunteer puppy raiser who took 11-week-old Merrick under her wing in 2011, says that this tiny bundle of black hair, high spirits, and energy […] | May 14, 2015
Expert Advice: General Health Spring Season Has Sprung
Heartworm, Fleas and TicksPrevent the spring blues for your dog. As with all medical issues, it is better to prevent problems than to have to treat them later. Check with your veterinarian for preventive recommendations against heartworm and fleas/ticks to keep your dog in good health. Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal parasitic […] | May 6, 2015
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Winter Care for Canines
General ConcernsWinter's cold air brings many concerns for responsible dog owners. Keep the following precautions in mind: Don't leave your dog outside in the cold for long periods of time. Wind chill makes days colder than actual temperature readings. Be attentive to your dog's body temperature, and limit its time outdoors. Adequate shelter is a […] | May 4, 2015
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 […] | May 2, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? The Rescuers: Breeds Who Save Lives
By Bruce T. PaddockIt’s a well-worn cliché that dogs are “man’s best friend,” but surely there can be no greater act of friendship than to save a person’s life. Two different breeds, the Saint Bernard and Newfoundland, were developed to do just that. Rescuer of the Alps: The Saint Bernard There is only one pass […] | May 1, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Pup Culture: Fridge-Toppers
5 Good Dog Books We Can't Even Give Away!Books arrive here at our New York offices by the bushel, sent by publishers in hopes of an AKC Family Dog review or a plug in our social media. For every book we review there are dozens more that, for reasons not always connected to their quality, […] | April 28, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Loss Of Pigmentation In Dogs
ASK AKC   Dear AKC: My two-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever usually has a black nose but this winter it turned a very light pink. His nose is not dry, but looks like someone drained the color out of it. What causes this? Is there anything I can do to fix it? -- In the Pink Dear […] | April 26, 2015
spring cleaning guide
Expert Advice: Cleaning Spring-Cleaning Guide for Pet Owners
Spring Cleaning Your Home: It’s Your Dog’s Home Too Fling open the windows. Mop the floors. Dust everything from book shelves to fan blades. Spring cleaning is a great way to re-boot your living space, but don’t forget to include your dog’s space in the effort. When embarking on the annual spring-cleaning ritual, make sure […] | April 24, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? The World’s Largest Dogs
Big dogs equal big love and loyalty. Here are the large dog breeds that earn their place at the top of the size chart. Most people will know the Great Dane but what about the lovely Leonberger? When considering getting a dog, size is a factor, but only one of them. The dog’s personality, activity […] | April 9, 2015
Woman hiking with dog in the mountains
Expert Advice: Flea & Tick Pests Still Pose Threat in Winter
Cover of Snow Offers No Protection From Pests for Dogs Fleas, ticks and other pests seem to be year-round tormentors of dogs, some veterinarians say. Snow may be covering the ground, but dog owners must still be vigilant about pest control, says veterinarian Michael Dryden, of Kansas State University, in an article on the Companion […] | March 23, 2015

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