Dog Articles

Dog Articles

Our extensive Pro Club article library features topics important to dog breeders
and enthusiasts alike. This includes rich information in subjects ranging from dog
nutrition to breed-specific health and hereditary concerns, as well as best practices
in breeding, kennel management, conditioning, and more.

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A lifetime of crowning achievements distinguish breeder Susan Hamil and her world-famous Bloodhounds.
A tricolor male Beagle named "Tam" Is the No. 1 15-inch Beagle. A standout since he was a puppy, Tam excels with his beautiful movement and quiet, calm disposition. The winner of 37 Bests in Show, Tam is the top-winning Beagle for his handler and...
A handsome, outgoing Schipperke named "Colton" is the top winner in breed history. Surpassing the 2012 record of 20 Bests in Show held by his uncle, Colton has earned more than 32 Bests in Show and is the first Schipperke to win the Non-Sporting...
The No. 1 American Staffordshire Terrier, "Pancho," has been winning top dog shows since he stepped into the ring as a 6-month-old at the prestigious Montgomery County Kennel Club (all terrier) show. The male dog represents the top-winning AmStaff..
A 6-year Chesapeake Bay Retriever named "Hank" is the first of his breed to win Best in Show and be recognized as a Master Hunter and Qualified All Age retriever. The talented male hunts waterfowl and pheasants in some of the toughest conditions,...
Genetic testing for canine diseases, including new panel DNA testing and how these tests impact breed diversity and the health of dog breeds, was featured in one of the sessions at the AKC Canine Health Foundation National Parent Club Canine Health..
A 3 1/2-year-old female Standard Poodle wins Best in Show at the 2020 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
A 4 1/2-year-old male Pointer called "Joe" wins the 2020 National Championship for Bird Dogs. The stylish, fast-moving bird dog overcame wet running conditions and had six quail finds to win the prestigious event.
Timing is everything when competing in a dog show. Learn how professional dog handlers best utilize their time with judges to put their best paw forward.

A charming, sweet-tempered 2 ½-year-old red-and-white male Bulldog named “Thor” moved like a dream across the show ring floor to win the 18th annual "National Dog Show

Socialization is fundamental to preparing show dogs for the ring. It should start early. In fact, the sooner, the better.

It’s 6 a.m. on a Saturday. A slight breeze carries the hum of generators, while the aroma of bacon frying in a motor home rises into the air.