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Expert Advice: News USPS Releases Stamps Honoring Military Working Dogs
The U.S. Postal Service has just released a series of beautiful stamps honoring the brave dogs who work with the U.S. military. These stamps were first made available on August 1 when they were unveiled at a dedication ceremony. The stamps are designed with a white star in the background, along with red, white, and blue colors […] | August 9, 2019
Expert Advice: Feature Meet Three Amazing Mobility Service Dogs And Learn What They Do
Every day, specially trained mobility service dogs help people with balance, strength, or moveability issues live a happy, independent, and fulfilling life. What Do Mobility Service Dogs Do? Mobility service dogs can be trained to perform a variety of tasks, including: Pressing the button on automatic doors Retrieving dropped items Retrieving out-of-reach objects (like a […] | August 1, 2019
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Service Dogs, Emotional Support Dogs, Therapy Dogs: What’s the Difference?
Dogs have been aiding and working with humans since ancient times, in everything from farming to hunting to protection and more. Service dogs, emotional support animals, and therapy dogs all fulfill important roles in their aid to humans, but the terms are not interchangeable: each is specifically defined, both in terms of their jobs and […] | July 31, 2019
Expert Advice: News Veteran Is Gifted with German Shepherd Thanks to Operation Build Up
Dogs can bring a lot of healing into a person's life. For military veteran Steve Welch, that healing touch is happening twice. First, a German Shepherd Dog saved his life in Afghanistan. And now another is helping heal him emotionally, thanks to a service for veterans called Operation Build Up. When Welch was a bomb dog […] | July 12, 2019
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Working Dogs: Meet 30 Purposely-Bred Dogs
You may or may not know that each AKC registered breed (there are currently 192 of them) is assigned to one of seven groups: Herding, Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting, Sporting, Terrier, and Working. In honor of Work Like a Dog Day on August 5, we're taking a closer look at the Working Group to see what these […] | July 8, 2019
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
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Expert Advice: Did You Know? Saluting Military Working dogs at AKC’s Museum of the Dog
Call ‘em what you want — war dogs or military working dogs — they have been around for centuries worldwide. In this country, they did not become officially recognized until March 13, 1942 – although it had an unofficial canine war force in World War I – when a private organization, Dogs for Defense was […] | May 14, 2019
West Highland White Terrier in front of building with American flags
Expert Advice: Travel 15 Incredible US Dog Memorial Sites to Visit
The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog is pleased to announce that the official bronze statue of Sgt. Stubby — a distinguished World War I war dog — will be housed permanently at the AKC Museum of the Dog. The sculpture will be unveiled on May 23, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. The Museum will be […] | May 2, 2019
John and Lesley Brabyn’s Anatolian Shepherd, Tallulah, at 10 weeks old, gets acquainted with her future charges. While inherited instinct is the foundation of a successful guardian, early exposure to livestock is extremely important.
Expert Advice: Conformation Meet Tallulah: She’s a Young Show Star who Keeps Count of her Stock at Night
The Kennel Club of Beverly Hills Dog Show in Pomona, California will be televised Easter Sunday on NBC affiliates nationwide. Almost two years old, Tallulah is just as much at home in the high-octane show ring as patrolling her 400-acre ranch in Sonoma County, California, for coyotes, mountain lions, or bobcats. Whether it’s the glitz […] | April 15, 2019
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Expert Advice: General Health Mange: What You Need to Know
If you follow news about dogs, you know what an extreme case of mange looks like. It's a common skin disease in dogs and puppies that are strays, neglected, or abused. These dogs appear to be beyond hope—hairless, with skin covered in sores or with thickened, hard, crusty patches. Such dogs are often described as […] | January 23, 2019

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