The American Kennel Club (AKC®) is excited to announce the return of the wildly popular AKC Agility Premier Cup. The second annual event is set to take place on April 30, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN and will be judged by Dan Butcher of Portland, OR. Continue reading SECOND ANNUAL AKC AGILITY PREMIER CUP→
The AKC Meet the Breeds event was held this past weekend in New York City. Here are my top ten picks of the pictures provided to the press by the AKC. In a change this year (to accommodate the big crowds), the event was held separately from the Westminster Show.
Many of the booths are elaborately decorated, and a prize is given to the best booth from each breed group (Hounds,
From the AKC Museum of the Dog, via The Dog Lady’s mailbag:
This February, we are hosting Dog Days of Winter, a pop-up exhibition showcasing the artistic talent of our members. Anyone currently enrolled in a membership program is encouraged to submit their canine-centric art for consideration—this includes all membership levels and types.
We’d like to extend our thanks to those members who have already submitted their art! We look forward to seeing the other submissions that come in. Even if your art is not selected to hang in the gallery, it will be featured digitally on our Community Wall. Continue reading Calling All Artists→
From The Dog Lady’s mailbag: Bring in the new year with one of the world’s largest and most prestigious dog shows, The AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin, returns to Animal Planet as a three-hour special on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 at 6 p.m. ET/PT. An encore of the special will air two hours following the conclusion of the premiere beginning at midnight, and re-airs will be available on AKC.TV.
From The Dog Lady’s Mailbag: AKC Reunite, the nation’s largest non-profit pet identification and recovery service provider, has announced that it will infuse $200,000 more in funds to complement money raised by AKC clubs throughout the country for the AKC Pet Disaster Relief program.
AKC Pet Disaster Relief, a national program that is dedicated to keeping pets and their owners safe in response to natural or civil disasters, joins forces with local American Kennel Club dog clubs and dog lovers to present emergency Pet Disaster Relief trailers to counties throughout the country. Continue reading AKC Pet Disaster Relief→
From The Dog Lady’s Mailbag: Calling all puppy lovers! The American Kennel Club (AKC®) is excited to announce the newest group of puppies for its “AKC Puppy Pack,” which will feature three puppies training for work that will transform the lives of their human companions – what’s better than that? The AKC will follow the endearing stories of all eight dogs in the puppy pack — including a guide dog, a service dog, and a detection dog in training — as they grow, learn, and play! Continue reading AKC Introduces Puppy Pack 2.0→
Today’s post features the winner in the Exemplary Companion Dog category: Molly, from Clarksville, Arkansas.
“Molly,” a seven-year-old Dalmatian owned by Dayna Hilton is more than just a family pet – she is a Fire Safety Dog, the mascot of the Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation (KKFSF). KKFSF is a public charity dedicated to reducing fire related deaths and injuries among children and their families. Since just nine weeks old, Molly has been working tirelessly to help educate children about fire safety. Continue reading 20th Annual ACE Award Winner: Exemplary Companion Dog Molly→
Today’s post features the winner in the Search and Rescue Category: JoePete.
“JoePete,” also known as “JP” is an eight-year-old Doberman Pinscher owned and handled by Cris Bean. Together they volunteer with the Michigan Search and Rescue.
Cris rescued JoePete in 2010 and he progressed rapidly through the human remains training program. However, just prior to achieving certification, JoePete received a very early diagnosis of Wobbler’s disease, a catchall term referring to several possible malformations of the cervical vertebrae that cause an unsteady (wobbly) gait and weakness in dogs and horses. Despite his diagnosis, JoePete achieved certification with Michigan Search and Rescue and went on to achieve certification with two national organizations as well. He has since participated in 29 missing person searches, helping to bring closure to many grieving families. He has also aided in local graveyard reconstruction projects by Historical Societies and landowners by helping to locate burial sites in forgotten cemeteries in and around the state of Michigan. Continue reading 20th Annual ACE Award Winner: Search and Rescue Dog JoePete→
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