The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry, announces the launch of its newest award, the AKC Paw of Courage, in an effort to show appreciation for the many sacrifices that working dogs make while serving and protecting our country. This award specifically recognizes the extraordinary sacrifices of dogs who have been severely injured or killed in the line of duty. Continue reading AKC Paw of Courage Recipients Announced
The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry, announced today that the Pumi has received full recognition, joining the AKC family as the 190th breed. Continue reading Pumi Joins the Pack as American Kennel Club’s 190th Breed
A much-deserved honor. Jethro continues to inspire, even in death.
And welcome, K-9 Tuko!
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!
The second part of the AKC / Westminster Meet and Compete event is Meet the Breeds. For this event, 150 different breeds will each have a booth set up to help you learn more about their favorite type of dog. For some of the rarer breeds, this may be the only opportunity you will have to see one in your lifetime.
Continue reading Countdown to Westminster 2016: Meet the Breeds
Mufasa, a Bernese Mountain Dog owned by Kristen and Robin Greenwood of Bel Air, Maryland who won Best of Breed at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 2014, is as an ambassador to his breed, purebred dogs and the American Kennel Club. This Bernese Mountain Dog greets visitors to his owners’ dog wash business (where he has a regular fan club) and his presence alone helps the local community to learn about AKC and responsible breeders. Continue reading Meet the AKC ACE Honoree for Exemplary Companion Dog
Handled by Melissa Frye of Southport, Florida, Ty, officially known as K-9 Ty Ty Road RN CGC, is an eight-year-old German Shepherd Dog trained in human remains detection. Over the span of his six year career, Ty has become the go-to K-9 in his department for recovery searches, helping to bring closure to families that have lost loved ones. Continue reading Meet the AKC ACE Honoree for Search and Rescue
For her owner Renice Zimmerman of Yorktown, Virginia, “Wynd” is an once-in-a-lifetime therapy dog. Wynd has served on the therapy dog team for military surviving family members at The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) National Seminar in DC for the past three Memorial Days and has volunteered at the Survivor Outreach Service booth at military events many times. Continue reading Meet the AKC ACE Honoree for Therapy Dogs
Rachel Burton of Woburn, Massachusetts brings us George, from the Service Dog Project which trains dogs to help the mobility impaired. The Great Dane was paired with Bella, a 10-year-old girl with a rare genetic disorder called Morquio Syndrome. This disorder makes mobility exceptionally difficult and requires Bella to undergo many operations. Continue reading Meet the AKC ACE Honoree for Service Dogs
Handled by Greg Madrid of Albany, Georgia, K9 Pablo is a nine-year-old Belgian Malinois Military Working Dog (MWD), who is a certified PEDD (Patrol/Explosive Detection Dog) by the US Air Force, and is assigned to the Marine Corps Police Department in Albany, Georgia. Pablo regularly serves on Secret Service details for visiting dignitaries. Continue reading Meet the AKC ACE Honoree for Uniformed K-9 Service
From my mailbag: The AKC® Humane Fund has announced the winners of the 16th annual AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE). These awards commemorate five loyal, hard-working dogs that have significantly impacted the lives of their owners and people in their communities.
Continue reading AKC Announces Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE)