AKC Family Dog

AKC Family Dog The American Kennel Club's official magazine for all things canine! Subscribe here! www.akc.org/products-services/magazines/

From hands-on training techniques to solving common behavior problems to inspiring and entertaining stories about our canine pals, the experts at the AKC will help you provide the best care for your best friend. AKC Family Dog is the lifestyle magazine for today's busy families who want to enjoy the most rewarding, mutually happy relationship with their special dog.

Tune in to ESPN2 for can't-miss programming if you love dogs and sports!
06/06/2020

Tune in to ESPN2 for can't-miss programming if you love dogs and sports!

Do you do a tick check on your dogs? If so, here are some of the places these nasty parasite hide.
05/28/2020

Do you do a tick check on your dogs? If so, here are some of the places these nasty parasite hide.

Trainers around the world are trying to find out if dogs can detect the coronavirus that has caused a global pandemic. I...
05/28/2020
This Spaniel’s Nose is the Key to Stopping a Serious Human Health Threat

Trainers around the world are trying to find out if dogs can detect the coronavirus that has caused a global pandemic. It is not the first time a canine nose has been aimed at an infectious disease. In this classic feature from AKC Family Dog, meet a germ fighter named Angus.

Angus, an English Springer Spaniel, has been trained to sniff out Clostridium difficile (C. diff), a dangerous bacterium that is transmitted through feces.

05/26/2020

Many states are starting to ease the shelter-in-place restrictions. What are you seeing in your local dog community? Are dog parks opening? Are you seeing trials opening up again?

05/25/2020
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On this Memorial Day, take a moment to give thanks to our fallen heroes.

#akcfamilydog #dogsofwar #memorialday

On this Memorial Day, take a moment to remember the war dogs who served, and died, on the fields of battle.

#AKCFamilyDog

05/22/2020

What does your dog do that makes you laugh?

05/20/2020

How do your dogs make you happy in times of sadness and stress?

05/14/2020

Have you noticed any changes in your dog's behavior since the start of lockdown? Happier? Sadder? For those of you who have visited vets, how has the curbside drop off and pick up worked for you?

AKC Education has a NEW program to announce that we are very excited about! It is our BOW WOW- Breed of the Week course....
05/13/2020
AKC Breed of the Week for Kids – American Kennel Club

AKC Education has a NEW program to announce that we are very excited about! It is our BOW WOW- Breed of the Week course.
This interactive mini course is intended for kids ages 8-13 and is packed with history, and information on different breeds. Each week will unveil a new breed and children can collect a virtual sticker of that breed upon completion of the course!

We now have two breeds featured and are adding more weekly! Be sure to check it out and share!
https://www.akc.org/public-education/akc-breed-week-kids/

The American Kennel Club currently recognizes 198 breeds! With so many breeds to learn about, AKC Public Education has introduced a new program for children ages 8-13, however anyone is welcome to participate!

05/12/2020
Bald Ballerina

Step Up to the Barre

You met Maggie Kudirka, aka The Bald Ballerina, in our March/April issue (link to story in comments). She told us about how her little Pomeranian, Momma Mia, is helping her cope with breast cancer.

Today, Maggie is inviting FB fans to join her in her first virtual barre workout!

As you can see, Momma Mia is on hand to make sure she maintains correct form!

#AKCFamilyDog #BaldBallerina

Today my first Live class on @instagram Tune in at 2pm EST for a ballet barre. Hope to see you then #metastaticbreastcancer #baldballerina #breastcancer #terminalbreastcancer #ballet #balletclass #liveclass #gmartist

Spring Fling! AKC Family Dog's gear guide features some of the coolest products for you and your dog for the warm days a...
05/11/2020
Digital Family Dog May-June 2020

Spring Fling! AKC Family Dog's gear guide features some of the coolest products for you and your dog for the warm days ahead!

#AKCfamilydog #Springgearguide

Digital Family Dog May-June 2020

You met Logan, the smiling face in this photo, in the May/June Family Dog, our "Youth" issue. Logan and his canine pal, ...
05/07/2020

You met Logan, the smiling face in this photo, in the May/June Family Dog, our "Youth" issue. Logan and his canine pal, Martin, recently had a remarkable triumph and we wrote about it. Here he is after first seeing their photo in the magazine. Give him a smile!

#AKCFamilyDog #AKCJuniors #AKCLabradorRetriever

A walk in the woods turns into a nightmare in this first-person account of how one woman tracked down her lost dog. Read...
05/06/2020
Desperately Seeking Sammy: Bringing Home a Lost Dog

A walk in the woods turns into a nightmare in this first-person account of how one woman tracked down her lost dog. Read "Desperately Seeking Sammy," a feature from classic issues of AKC Family Dog.

#AKCFamilyDog #AKCLostDogs

She called on tracking experts, social media users, psychics, and an army of volunteers. Would it be enough to bring her dog home?

On this Cinco de Mayo, AKC Family Dog celebrates the life of Mexico's brilliant artist and dog lover, Frida Kahlo. Her h...
05/05/2020
Digital Family Dog May-June 2018

On this Cinco de Mayo, AKC Family Dog celebrates the life of Mexico's brilliant artist and dog lover, Frida Kahlo. Her hairless dogs, Xoloitzcuintli, appear in many of her paintings and are often seen in photos of the artist at home.

#AKCFamilyDog #AKCXoloitzcuintli

Digital Family Dog May-June 2018

AKC Family Dog's cover photo
05/04/2020

AKC Family Dog's cover photo

Today is National Purebred Dog Day, in which we celebrate not just purebred but purpose-bred dogs. Show us your beautifu...
05/01/2020

Today is National Purebred Dog Day, in which we celebrate not just purebred but purpose-bred dogs. Show us your beautiful dogs and tell us a little about how they enhance your lives.

#AKCFamilyDog #NationalPurebreddogday

Dog on Staff Emily models her Rally Advanced rosette, earned in 2019. Do you and your dogs have any rally titles? Show u...
04/29/2020

Dog on Staff Emily models her Rally Advanced rosette, earned in 2019. Do you and your dogs have any rally titles? Show us your rally stars!

#AKCFamilyDog #AKCRally

Ever thought of trying Rally? It's fast, fun sport that most dogs love. In the past, the only way to earn a Rally title ...
04/29/2020
AKC Rally® Novice Virtual Pilot Program – American Kennel Club

Ever thought of trying Rally? It's fast, fun sport that most dogs love. In the past, the only way to earn a Rally title was at events. Now, AKC has started a program that will allow you to train and trial at home and, perhaps, earn a Rally Novice title. Check it out.

https://www.akc.org/sports/rally/rally-virtual-entry-pilot/

During this time of necessary social distancing, we want to give our beginner AKC Rally® exhibitors a reason to continue training their dogs and to stay engaged with the sport of Rally. The AKC Rally Novice Virtual pilot program will provide these exhibitors an opportunity to stay-at-home and enter...

04/23/2020

You met pop star Poppy Basset in our End of the Leash item (page 48) in the March/April issue of Family Dog. Now, she has some good advice for Hoomans during the pandemic. Listen to Poppy!

#AKCfamilydog #AKCBasset

This is a fun trick, guaranteed to impress everyone. And, it's easy for dogs to learn. When your dog masters this, post ...
04/23/2020

This is a fun trick, guaranteed to impress everyone. And, it's easy for dogs to learn.

When your dog masters this, post a video of your twirlers!

#AKCFamilyDog #AKCtrickdogs

Add tunes and you've got a spunky new dance partner.

👇Let's see those spins!👇

Life in Lockdown: Dog on Staff Emily poses on a nearly empty New York City street during a quick walk. How are your dogs...
04/21/2020

Life in Lockdown: Dog on Staff Emily poses on a nearly empty New York City street during a quick walk. How are your dogs adjusting to the new normal? Tell us or show us with a picture.

Does this look familiar?#AKCFamilyDog #dogsandsquirrels
04/17/2020

Does this look familiar?

#AKCFamilyDog #dogsandsquirrels

Do you own and love a West Highland White Terrier? Tell us a little about your wee Scottish dogs and what makes them so ...
04/16/2020

Do you own and love a West Highland White Terrier? Tell us a little about your wee Scottish dogs and what makes them so special.

Today's Woof from Home is a natural for all those budding Paw-cassos and Dog-Vincis out there.#AKCFamilydog
04/16/2020

Today's Woof from Home is a natural for all those budding Paw-cassos and Dog-Vincis out there.

#AKCFamilydog

Things may get a little messy...

👇Let's see those pawfect pieces of art!👇

Young Artists! Here's a wonderful opportunity to share your work with the world.#AKCFamilyDog #AKCdrawingdogs
04/13/2020
AKC "At Home with My Dog" Art Contest – American Kennel Club

Young Artists! Here's a wonderful opportunity to share your work with the world.

#AKCFamilyDog #AKCdrawingdogs

Our dogs love to spend time with us! For those of us that can stay home during this difficult time, we’ve had more time than ever with our canine friends.

And finally, it's Stanly, the Easter Bully!Thank you, Georgia Hogg, for sharing this cute photo.#AKCfamilydog #AKCBulldo...
04/13/2020

And finally, it's Stanly, the Easter Bully!

Thank you, Georgia Hogg, for sharing this cute photo.

#AKCfamilydog #AKCBulldog

Rare sighting of giant, hairy Easter bunnies in shades. It's a sure sign of good luck.Thank you, Aslan Leonberger for th...
04/13/2020

Rare sighting of giant, hairy Easter bunnies in shades. It's a sure sign of good luck.

Thank you, Aslan Leonberger for this cute image.

#AKCfamilydog #AKCLeonbergers

This is Bichon Frise Prince, eyeing his Easter treats basket. Prince is an old friend to AKC Family Dog, one of the dogs...
04/12/2020

This is Bichon Frise Prince, eyeing his Easter treats basket. Prince is an old friend to AKC Family Dog, one of the dogs featured in a 2019 story on his adorable breed.

Happy Easter, Prince!

Thank you, Oneida Cintron, for this sweet image.

#AKCFamilyDog #BichonFrise

Romeo offers a new wrinkle, in fact, a lot of wrinkles, on an ageless icon! He's an Easter Bunny. Yes, he is.Show us you...
04/12/2020

Romeo offers a new wrinkle, in fact, a lot of wrinkles, on an ageless icon! He's an Easter Bunny. Yes, he is.

Show us your Big Dog Easter Bunnies.

Thank you, reader Kathryn Russ Dunlap, for this adorable image.

#AKCFamilyDog #EasterDogs #neapolitanmastiff

Halo the Easter Beagle, uh, Bunny, wishes you all a safe, happy day, filled with joy, friends, and family, even if they ...
04/12/2020

Halo the Easter Beagle, uh, Bunny, wishes you all a safe, happy day, filled with joy, friends, and family, even if they must be at a distance.

Thank you, reader Mary Cummings, for sharing this sweet image.

#AKCFamilyDog

A reminder from Glen of Imaal Terriers and trick-dog champs Griffin and Winston! Stay safe, everyone!Thank you, reader K...
04/11/2020

A reminder from Glen of Imaal Terriers and trick-dog champs Griffin and Winston! Stay safe, everyone!

Thank you, reader Kelli Whitfield for sharing this sweet image.

04/10/2020

How are your dogs showing you whether—or not—they are they are happy to have you home all the time?

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To the Editors: I wrote a comment on the visitor page with recent photo. In your most recent youth issue I was told you found a photo of me showing the Jones Boys Great Pyrenees from 55 years ago! (Ugh. Really?). I thought you’d like an update.
As a follow up, my mother’s handler for her top winning Welsh Corgi was Mike Shea, an AKC rep.
I thought this post might make its way back to the editors. I was notified by my sister that there was a picture of me on page 13 of the family dog youth issue. I was 11 years old at the time and they showed the great Pyrenees Bryce called the Jones boys. They did get the name wrong of one of the dogs. The one they named Larue was actually champion Jerramagne Larue. They were Leo and Jerry. Showing them was a special time in my life. They were my best friends. And now I am a wife, mom, 67 years old and for the past 40 years I have been owned by smooth coat dachshunds and I raise butterflies! I quit showing dogs when I was 16. But it was my mothers hobby for 45 years.
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I have volunteered and worked professionally with dogs since 2001. When I got my own rescue dog, I had to write a song about it. She's like no other! Her name is Sprout... This heartfelt animation tells you all about my journey to her! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5MQFa8U8Q8&feature=youtu.be I would love to share it with all of the kindred spirits out there!