Becoming A Better Owner-Handler

In the conformation side of our sport, some people spend a lifetime handling their own dogs but never really progress past a fairly basic level. Others become very successful as owner handlers, often winning as much as or more than the typical professional handler. What makes the difference between the two extremes?    

Record Breaking Eukanuba

Record-Breaking Entry of Nearly 4,000 Conformation Competitors at 11th Annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Tuesday, November 29, 2011 Dogs from 50 States and More Than 45 Countries Vie for $225,000 at the Largest Dog Show in the Country Event Broadcast airs on ABC Network Television Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 A record 3,938 dogs will compete for… read more

2011 Legislative Successes

The following list provides some of the highlights of AKC Government Relations’ (AKC GR) legislative successes through November 8, 2011. Other victories not included in this list have been won by other AKC federations, clubs, and responsible dog owners and breeders around the country who continue to work tirelessly to promote positive canine legislation in… read more

Breeder Buzzwords – The Irish Red and White Setter

Known by many as the “other” Setter throughout the 20th century, the Irish Red and White Setter has gone from near total obscurity to become one of the Sporting Group’s most stylish and capable birddogs. According to the Irish Red and White Setter Association of America, the setting Spaniels of the Emerald Isle were originally… read more

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Rally – The Other Obedience

AKC rally, a variation on traditional obedience, is designed to be a bit more fun and a bit less strenuous, and to serve as a link from the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen program to obedience and agility competition. Rally for Fun Sometimes called “rally obedience,” this sport requires you and your dog to… read more

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