From The Dog Lady’s mailbag: The American Kennel Club is pleased to announce the launch of its exciting new Virtual Home Manners (VHM) Program. The program is designed to help teach dogs proper manners at home. Teaching their dogs to behave at home is important for owners, mentally stimulating for dogs, and home-based training can take place any time that fits into the schedule of the dog owner. The program will include two levels allowing puppies and dogs of all ages to participate.
“Many companion dogs have been added to families during the pandemic. Basic training for practical home manners should start as soon as we bring a puppy home,” said Doug Ljungren, Vice President of Sports and Events. “By providing home manners training, we lay the foundation for well-behaved dogs who are a joy for their families.” Continue reading AKC LAUNCHES NEW VIRTUAL HOME MANNERS TITLING PROGRAM→
AKC Announces Winner of Second Virtual Top Dog Challenge
The American Kennel Club is happy to announce the winner of the second AKC Virtual Top Dog Challenge. The event garnered 400 entries. GCHB CH Cordmaker Boys Will Be Boys PT NAP NJP, a Puli known as “Archie,” was awarded Best in Show by AKC Judge Dr. Donald Sturz, Jr. of New York. “Archie” is owned by James Moen, Catharine Pronzini, Sue Huebner and Penny Kelly and bred by Sue Huebner and Penny Kelly. Best Puppy was awarded to Remedy’s Perfectly Paired, an Australian Shepherd known as “Zin,” also judged by Dr. Sturz. “Zin” is owned by Katie Knudtson and bred by Katie Knudtson and AJ Tavares. A combined donation of $8,000 from the entry fee made possible with a match by AKC Reunite, will be donated to AKC Reunite’s Adopt A K-9 Cop program, which works with AKC Clubs to donate K-9 police dogs to police departments around the United States. Continue reading AKC VIRTUAL TOP DOG CHALLENGE WINNER→
New York, NY- The American Kennel Club is happy to announce the winner of the 1st ever AKC Virtual Top Dog Challenge. The inaugural event garnered 689 entries. GCHP CH Carmel Sky High Wish Upon a Star, a Miniature Schnauzer known as “Twink,” was awarded Best in Show by AKC Judge and Board Member Mr. Harold Tatro III of Texas. “Twink” is owned by Jorge and Susie Olivera. Best Puppy was awarded to Alletare Royal Neuma, a Doberman Pinscher known as “Neuma,” also judged by Mr. Tatro. “Neuma” is owned by Angela Ferrari.
Dogs were judged in one of two classes, Puppy (6-12 months) or Open Class (12 months and older) of their breed and sex. Champions of record were also eligible and encouraged to enter in the appropriate class. Entries were judged by selected dog people with expertise in their respective breeds. Group judges were: Pat Laurans (Sporting), Tim Catterson (Hound), Bill Shelton (Working), Bruce Schwartz (Terrier), Sandra Bingham-Porter (Toy), Patty Sosa (Non-Sporting), Sam Houston McDonald (Herding), and Dr. J Charles Garvin (Miscellaneous). Continue reading First Ever Virtual AKC Show Results→
Every once in a while, I make a post about goings-on at the AKC Museum of the Dog in New York City. What I didn’t know until recently is that they have an awesome museum store that you can access online if you can’t make it to the city so nice they named it twice.
They have holiday items, stationery, and dog toys, among other things. One of my favorites is pictured above and featured in the Home Decor section. It’s a needlepoint valet tray featuring a really cute Bulldog Butler. Continue reading AKC Museum of the Dog Store→
From The Dog Lady’s mailbag: The American Kennel Club is proud to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Canine Partners program! AKC Canine Partners™ was developed to welcome mixed-breed dogs and their owners to the AKC Family. It promotes the strengthening of the human-canine bond by encouraging training, responsible dog ownership and pet owner education. And for the past ten years, the program has done exactly that and more!
Since its launch in 2010, AKC Canine Partners™ has had a steady and consistent rise in enrollment every year. As of June 2020, the total number of enrollments is over 420,000, with 85,000 enrollments in 2019 alone. AKC Canine Partners have earned more than 21,000 titles in the AKC companion events and programs, like Agility, Tracking, Rally, and Obedience, etc. Continue reading AKC Canine Partners Program Turns 10; Gains TSC Sponsorship→
From The Dog Lady’s mailbag: This Museum gift shop favorite is the perfect way to banish boredom!
For a limited time only, sign up for a Museum of the Dog membership at the Family/Dual Level or higher and receive our Dog Lover’s Puzzle* for FREE.
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→
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