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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
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Participants Sought for AKC Pilot Detection Puppy Rearing Program
  The AKC Detection Dog Task Force has launched its Pilot Detection Puppy Rearing Program – an opportunity for breeders and owners to work closely with experts on raising dogs that will have the potential to be trained for explosives detection work. The United States has a serious shortage of qualified dogs to perform the […] | January 9, 2019
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Expert Advice: Lifestyle What Were Working Group Dogs Bred to Do? Get to Know These 30 Beauties
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 Aug. 5, we're taking a closer look at the Working Group to see what these […] | August 4, 2018
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Expert Advice: News Meet the Handler Behind the Winner of the 2017 Gun Dog Championship
Field trials are all about letting a dog do what comes naturally in a competitive setting. For the Pointing Breeds that means finding birds and showing off their courage, stamina, and keen desire to hunt.  Since 1993, the AKC Gun Dog Championship continues to be one of the largest and most prestigious pointing all breed field trial championship in […] | March 22, 2018
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Can Dogs Sniff Out Stolen Treasure?
There seems to be no end to the things scent-detection dogs can be trained to find. A dog's nose is a powerful tool for discovery for everything from banned cell phones in prisons to deadly bacteria to bedbugs. Can that amazing sense of smell help to preserve an important part of humanity’s cultural heritage, as well? Areas in the Middle […] | March 8, 2018
Expert Advice: Lifestyle What Is a Diabetic Alert Dog?
Can dogs do the same job as advanced medical testing equipment? When it comes to blood glucose meters for diabetes, it appears they can. Thanks to our canine companions’ incredible sense of smell, diabetic alert dogs can function as blood sugar level detectors. Although dogs can’t provide exact measurements like a blood glucose meter, and are not meant to replace […] | March 1, 2018
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Expert Advice: Lifestyle Dog Heroes: 10 Real-Life Tales of Heroic Dogs
“What’s the matter, Lassie? Did Timmy fall down the well?” For those old enough to remember the book, film, or television series, Lassie was always on the spot to protect or save her family from danger. But canine heroics are not just the stuff of fiction. In real life, dogs have been to known to […] | February 2, 2018
Expert Advice: News Meet K-9 Copper, the Black and Tan Coonhound That Is a Cocoa Community Hero
Copper, a 16-month-old Black and Tan Coonhound, has achieved more in his 16 months than most people do in their first 10 years of life. Copper is a K-9 with the Cocoa Police Department in Brevard County, Fla. He's also a certified therapy dog and a courtroom dog. We had the pleasure of meeting Copper […] | December 22, 2017
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Expert Advice: News Duke Leaves a Memorable K-9 Paw Print on All Who Meet Him
This is the fifth of a series of features on 2017's AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence Winners who will be honored Dec. 16-17 at the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin in Orlando. You might call Duke an impact dog. He affects the lives of many people around him, particularly his owner, […] | December 6, 2017

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