Ready To Impress: Dog Show Tips

Dog showing is a great pastime that most dog owners can get into. You don’t need much experience in it at all, and you might end up very surprised by how well you do! Even though you don’t need tons of experience to compete in dog shows, it’s still a good idea to have some…

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Plott Hound - A Breed Recognized by the UKC

Q & A: What Is The UKC?

Question: What Is The UKC? “Could you please tell me what the UKC is and whether or not it is affiliated with the AKC? If so, then does a dog registered with the UKC automatically qualify for registration with the AKC?” Answer: The UKC has become the second-largest office for the registration of purebred dogs…

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What To Do If You Find A Lost Dog Or Puppy

Puppies are most often chosen by their owner out of a litter.  In other words, one day you wake up and decide it’s time to get a puppy so you start looking for one through the paper or your local breeder.  But there are occasions when a wandering puppy walks in to someone’s life and…

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Irish Setter Show Dog with Handler

Dog Training – Training Show Dogs

Over 130 different breeds compete in major dog shows, such as the Westminster in the US or Crufts in the UK. But there’s a good deal more to developing a show dog than simply acquiring a dog of one of those breeds and teaching it to sit or stay. Within any breed there are dogs…

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Guard Dog

Large Dogs & The Law

From the tiniest of lapdogs to the most towering shepherd or work animal, dogs have been among man’s closest associates since the beginning of recorded time. Nowhere among the creatures of the earth are there two other species capable of developing the closeness which exists between humans and canines; a closeness which leads them to…

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Westminster Dog Show

The AKC – Know Your Dog’s Genealogy

When you shop for a purebred dog, you will probably notice that many breeders use the initials AKC when they talk about their purebred puppies. What exactly is the AKC? These initials stand for the American Kennel Club, a registry for purebred dogs born in the United States. The AKC holds dog shows and obedience…

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