Posts with tag rally


Community Comes Out for Responsible Dog Ownership Days

The North Carolina State Fairgrounds was the site for the 10th annual American Kennel Club Responsible Dog Ownership Days event on September 22, 2012, in Raleigh, N.C. Nearly 4,000 area residents attended the event, involving more than 70 local dog clubs, pet-related organizations, retailers and AKC departments. AKC encourages organizations throughout the country to hold… read more


Family Gives to Guide Dogs, then Takes One Back

Raising Guide Dogs was a family affair for the Prindle family of Seattle from the time Douglas Prindle was 8, until after he and his younger brother had both gone off to college. Doug wanted to be in 4-H, something his mom, Janine, had done as a young girl. He tried working with ‘Jubilee,’ Janine’s… read more


Stephanie O’Reilly’s Dogs Do Just About Everything

It’s June 14, 2012, and Stephanie O’Reilly knows what she’ll be doing virtually every weekend for the rest of this year. She’ll be at one conformation show, then at performance trials for all but five of them. She doesn’t work for the American Kennel Club or the United States Dog Agility Association, nor is she… read more


AKC ‘Extravaganza’ Looks To Be Just That

The American Kennel Club deemed its new performance event, slated to kick off in March 2013, an “extravaganza.” Because it will feature a trio of competitions, one in its inaugural year, plus other attractions, the grandiose word may not be an overstatement. Exhibitors and visitors to Tulsa, Okla., can choose from agility, obedience or the… read more


Canine Partners Program Sees 30,000 Entries in Two Years

Thousands of dogs of mixed-breed or unknown pedigree have entered American Kennel Club agility, obedience, rally and coursing ability events more than 30,000 times in the last two years as members of the Canine Partners program. Spayed or neutered mixed-breed dogs, purebred dogs that can’t be registered with the AKC or in its Foundation Stock… read more


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