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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.
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Do you do a tick check on your dogs? If so, here are some of the places these nasty parasite hide.
Many of us are using our extra time to teach our dogs all kinds of things. But house cleaning is among the best activities we've seen.
What has your dog learned in the past couple of months? Post a picture!
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Cattle Dog helping clean the house
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.
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?
On this Memorial Day, take a moment to give thanks to our fallen heroes.
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On this Memorial Day, take a moment to remember the war dogs who served, and died, on the fields of battle.
What does your dog do that makes you laugh?
How do your dogs make you happy in times of sadness and stress?
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.
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!
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!
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!
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 ahead!
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, 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!
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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.
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 hairless dogs, Xoloitzcuintli, appear in many of her paintings and are often seen in photos of the artist at home.
Digital Family Dog May-June 2018
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 beautiful dogs and tell us a little about how they enhance your lives.
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!
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.
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...
A Pug in North Carolina has tested positive for the coronavirus. He became ill, but recovered. How will this news influence how you handle your dogs during the pandemic? Will you change anything that you are doing?
Here is one of the stories about this.
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!
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!
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 adjusting to the new normal? Tell us or show us with a picture.
This famous therapy dog found a way to spread cheer during the pandemic.
A 2-year-old Rottweiler named Loki supports hospital staff with virtual therapy sessions and "Hero Healing Kits."
Does this look familiar?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 must be at a distance.
Thank you, reader Mary Cummings, for sharing this sweet image.
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.
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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