Why Are Some Breeds Not Recognized By Kennel Clubs?

Despite being hugely popular and instantly recognizable, dogs such as a Labradoodle are hybrids and can’t be registered with national kennel clubs, and therefore don’t officially “exist.” Find out why and what it takes to register as a new breed.

by Dr. Pippa Elliott BVMS, MRCVS
October 27th

What Is The Working Dog Group?

The Working Dog Group is one of seven breed categorizations recognized by the AKC, or the American Kennel Club. These dog breeds vary in their original purpose, as well as their look and size. However, the words “robust” and “headstrong” describe every dog featured in the group.

by Beth Meadows
January 30th

What Is The Herding Dog Group?

Are you wondering if your dog is in the Herding Dog Group? The Herding Dog Group in particular has been recognized officially since 1983, though its true origin goes back much further. Here’s what you should know about the Herding Dog Group.

by Beth Meadows
January 22nd

What Is The Sporting Dog Group?

Of all the groups, the Sporting Dog Group might be the most recognizable both in breed and purpose, as much of this group is still used for the tasks they were originally bred for. Here’s what you should know about Sporting Dogs!

by Beth Meadows
January 15th

The Westminster Dog Show begins today

Dog lovers, break out the popcorn and put on your giant foam fingers — or rather, paw prints, because the Superbowl of all dog shows starts tonight. When the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show kicks off this morning in New York, a whopping 2,721 dogs representing 187 different breeds will make their turns around […]

by DogTime Staff
February 11th, 2013

HSUS report: Is the AKC helping protect puppy mills?

A report released last week by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) suggests that the American Kennel Club (AKC) is actively working to suppress anti-puppy mill legislation and alleges the AKC has allowed individuals who don’t provide the legal amount of minimum care to register their litters with them.Among the most potentially inflammatory […]

by DogTime
July 13th, 2012

AKC reports an increase in dognappings

Whether it is a testament to these poor economic times or just an increase in the number of incidents reported to the police, the idea is nevertheless terrifying to those of us who own and love dogs.The American Kennel Club is reporting that trends indicate an alarming increase in the number of dognapping and dog […]

by DogTime
February 21st, 2012

Bark Buckle UP and Christina Selter aka: Pet Safety Lady’s dear friend Surf Dog Ricochet

SURF DOG RICOCHET RECEIVES 2010 AMERICAL KENNEL CLUB HUMANE FUND AWARD FOR CANINE EXCELLENCE!Bark Buckle UP and Christina Selter aka: Pet Safety Lady’s dear friend the two year old, golden retriever Ricochet, the SURFice dog who surfs for fun, wins contests and most importantly, has been inspiring millions of people around the world with her […]

by Christina Selter
September 17th, 2010
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