Category Archives: Dog Activities

AKC News Roundup

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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

August is National Dog Month

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From The Dog Lady’s mailbag, courtesy of National Day Calendar:

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

Bonus Friday Funny: Dog Olympics

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From the Twitter feed of Thoughts of Dog (@dog_feelings):

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

Sounds about right.

Until next time,
Good deal and good dog!

How to Watch Houston World Series of Dog Shows This Weekend

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WHAT: See some of the nation’s top dogs compete for the highest honor at this year’s 2021 Houston World Series of Dog Shows, brought to you by the Beaumont Kennel Club and Houston Kennel Club, with live coverage of groups and Best in Show judging on AKC.tv. Continue reading How to Watch Houston World Series of Dog Shows This Weekend

AKC Crowns National Champions in Obedience and Rally

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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:

AKC National Obedience Championship
The 2021 AKC National Obedience Champion is: OTCH7 HIGH TIMES TOTALLY SAUCED UDX7 PCD OGM SH, a GOLDEN RETRIEVER known as “JUICY,” handled by SHARRI SIBERT of SCHOOLCRAFT, MI. Continue reading AKC Crowns National Champions in Obedience and Rally

Where To Watch AKC Nationals for Rally and Obedience This Weekend

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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.

Enjoy!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Calling All Trick Dog Competitors!

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!

Miami-Dade Search and Rescue Dogs Help in Surfside Condo Collapse

A team from Miami-Dade’s Urban Search and Rescue Task Force runs to board a U.S. Marine helicopter in response to a devastating earthquake in Turkey in 1999. Photo from Miami Herald Archives
A team from Miami-Dade’s Urban Search and Rescue Task Force runs to board a U.S. Marine helicopter in response to a devastating earthquake in Turkey in 1999. Photo from Miami Herald Archives

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.

As part of Miami-Dade’s Fire and Rescue, the nine FEMA-certified canine teams have responded to disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, bombings, and aircraft crashes all over the world. Continue reading Miami-Dade Search and Rescue Dogs Help in Surfside Condo Collapse

Saturday Survey: Who Was the Best Dog at Westminster 2021?

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By now, you likely know that Wasabi, the Pekingese won Best in Show at Westminster 2021. Do you agree with the decision or should another dog have been crowned the winner?

Who Should Have Won Westminster 2021?

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Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!