The AKC has been sending out press releases right and left, so I have a few pieces of news from them to share with you. This will be a long post, so I want to shout out the highlights right here at the top:
1. Responsible Dog Ownership Days return for the 19th year. Kits are available to help you get started hosting an event.
2. Down and Back podcast, season 2, an historical look at dogs and dog shows, is now available.
3. New, additional dates announced for Meet the Breeds. Continue reading AKC News Roundup→
All during the month of August, National Dog Month celebrates our loveable canine pals smack in the middle of the dog days of summer. Dogs are the #1 most commonly owned pets on the planet, and with good reason. Did you know that scientific studies prove our pawsome companions make us happier, less stressed, and more optimistic? The list of benefits to spending time with a dog goes on and on, but it all proves one thing––that a month-long celebration of our furry best friends has been a long time coming. Continue reading August is National Dog Month→
i made a list of events. i think should be added. to the olympics
2. the 100m hardwood floor slide
9. least time between naps
3. walking on the opposite side of a tree. so your human has to switch the hand they are holding the leash with
6. floor routine. but it’s belly rubs
The top dogs in the nation were crowned from an overall combined entry of more than 640 dogs this past weekend at the AKC National Obedience Championship and AKC Rally® National Championship. Competitions were held July 9th-11th, 2021 at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington, OH.
“It was absolutely incredible to watch these outstanding performances as the new National Champions were crowned in Obedience and Rally,” said Doug Ljungren, AKC Executive Vice President of Sports and Events. “These dogs exemplify the very finest in their sports from across the country. We’re thrilled to celebrate the dedication and many talents of these dog and handler teams.”
“We are also grateful to our exhibitors, volunteers, clubs and judges for their support of local events over the past year in exceptionally challenging times,” said Pamela Manaton, AKC Director of Obedience, Rally and Tracking.
The 2021 Winners:
WHAT: Watch the top dogs in the nation compete at the AKC National Obedience Championship and AKC Rally® National Championship live on AKC.tv. More than 640 total dogs will vie for the Champion title in their respective sport during this action-packed weekend.
WHEN: Friday, July 9th-Sunday, July 11th. Live streaming of the event will begin at 8:00am ET each day
WHERE: Competitions will be held at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington, OH. Tune in to watch the live coverage of this event on AKC.tv through your browser or the app.
Copper’s (Res-CU TKE) submission for the 2020 AKC National Trick Dog Virtual Competition. Copper is a 4 year old PRT found as a filthy and emaciated 8 month old stray in Appalachia. She now performs at local libraries and youth centers and has also performed at the AKC National Championship and the Eukanuba Performance Games.
Can your dog do tricks? If so, keep reading for information on how to enter the 2021 AKC Nationals!
The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest dog registry and leading industry authority and advocate for dogs, is pleased to announce the 2021 AKC Trick Dog National Competition. The event will once again be virtual allowing trick dogs everywhere to enter. New to this years’ competition is a juniors division! Continue reading Calling All Trick Dog Competitors!→
By now, you’ve no doubt seen video of the building collapse in Surfside, Florida. What you may not know is how experienced the Miami-Dade Search and Rescue teams are. This isn’t their first rodeo, so to speak.