Photo Roundup: Playful Pups

Do you have a playful pup? Send a photo of your dog with his favorite toy or friend to and we’ll share it with everyone on the blog!







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AKC’s AVMA Liaison Joseph H. Kinnarney, DVM, MS, elected president-elect of AVMA

A big congratulations to Joseph H. Kinnarney, DVM, MS – AKC’s liaison to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) – on being elected president-elect of the AVMA!

Kinnarney will take over from incoming 2014-15 President Theodore Cohn, DVM, in one year. AKC looks forward to continued collaboration with Dr. Kinnarney and the AVMA as we work to advance canine health and improve the well-being of all dogs.

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Club Spotlight: Trap Falls Kennel Club


At its meeting next month, Trap Falls Kennel Club, an all-breed club based in Shelton, Connecticut, will help local dog owners get prepared for any emergencies they and their dogs might face.

Club members have invited the founder of High Ridge Animal Hospital in Stamford, Connecticut, Dr. Jack Garman, DVM, to educate dog owners about how to put together a emergency first aid/care kit for their dogs on August 5th.

TFKC is devoted to the betterment of the purebred dog and is an advocate for the purebred and mixed breed dog as a family companion. Additionally, TFKC strives to promote responsible dog ownership in the community through public education programs and events. They often host free programs on canine safety.

Learn more about the event in the Shelton Herald.

If you’re in Connecticut, check out their Meeting/Event schedule here.

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Around the Rings

Obedience/Rally Field Representative Sharon Hodgens-Wood recently sent us these fun updates from around the AKC Obedience and Rally rings. Enjoy!


By chance, the dogs were lined up in height order during Novice A and B group sit exercise at the Durham Kennel Club Obedience trial!


Donna Brown and her Irish Wolfhound “Victoria” showed in Novice B at the Durham Kennel Club show on July 13 and qualified, earning their second leg toward the Companion Dog (CD) title. The first leg was earned at an Irish Wolfhound specialty where they also won Highest Scoring Dog in Trial. Donna says Victoria is very sensitive, making training challenging. She thinks their success was meant to be since the judge was Victoria Brown!


Shelly Threlkeld showed her 10 year old Sheltie, “Tango” at the Durham Kennel Club Rally trials on July 11. Tango qualified in Excellent and Advanced in both Trial 1 and Trial 2 which completed their Rally Advanced Excellent (RAE) title. Tango is looking forward to a well earned retirement from an illustrious career in Obedience with a CD, Rally with an RAE and Agility with a MACH (Agility Championship). Good dog!

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Protect Your Pet from Loss or Theft

Learn about why it is so important to microchip your pet and enroll it in a pet recovery service like AKC Reunite. If your dog is ever lost or stolen, a microchip could make the difference in getting him or her back! Dr. Andrea Tu from Park East Animal Hospital shares how the microchipping process works.

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The Dos and Don’ts for Summertime Safety!

Help keep your dog safe this summer!

Help keep your dog safe this summer!

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Meet More of the AKC Rescue Network’s Top Dogs

Are you looking for a purebred dog that fits your lifestyle and is also in need of a loving, forever home? The AKC Rescue Network is the country’s largest network of dog rescue groups, representing 166 breeds, and is predominantly run by volunteers from our National Breed Clubs. These volunteers work extremely hard to foster, rehabilitate and re-home dogs in need.

Here are just a few of the cute, loving pups currently seeking homes through the AKC Rescue Network.


Meet Goldilocks, a one-year-old Pomeranian who was picked up as a stray and given to Second Chance Poms. When Goldilocks arrived at the rescue, she was matted, full of fleas and ticks, and limping. That limp turned out to be a badly broken elbow. She’s since had surgery and made a full recovery! Goldilocks is very affectionate and active. To inquire about Goldilocks, contact Second Chance Poms at

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Meet Jewel, a three-year-old Rottweiler who spent the better part of her life tied up outside where she became pregnant, gave birth and protected seven puppies for months outdoors. She and her pups came to Rottweiler Hearts Rescue after a good Samaritan contacted the rescue group. It turned out Jewel had torn ligaments in both her rear legs. She had two ACL repair surgeries and is recovering and in rehab with her foster mom. Jewel is a sweet, loving dog that loves to play and give kisses. To inquire about Jewel, contact Rottweiler Hearts Rescue at

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Meet Joy, a six-year-old Papillon who came to Papillon Haven Rescue virtually blind because of a birth defect. She recently had surgery that gave her the gift of sight! Joy was transformed from lonely and isolated to happy and excited. This affectionate little girl loves to snuggle on the couch and get belly rubs, but also has a playful side. To inquire about Joy, visit Papillon Haven Rescue at

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Meet Phoenix, an eight-year-old Rottweiler who was found wandering the streets with a giant tumor on her leg. She was taken in by Gulfstream Guardian Angels Rottweiler Rescue (GGARR) and the tumor on her leg was removed. Phoenix loves to give kisses and is a very happy girl. The rescue team at GGARR is now waiting for biopsy results while Phoenix is recovering. To inquire about Phoenix, contact Yoly Ramirez at 954-309-0115.












Meet Rex, a Bullmastiff who was rescued by the American Bullmastiff Association Rescue Society (ABARS) after he was presumably hit by a car. Rex was in bad shape, having tested positive for the tick-born disease Anaplasmosis and suffering from an injury that caused paralysis to his left front leg. Rex is now on the road to recovery with his foster family. He received medication for the Anaplasmosis and receives Sana Wave Therapy and acupuncture for his leg injury. With each session, he has gained a more and more feeling. He loves receiving pets and hugs from his foster parents. To inquire about Rex, contact Melissa Bausman of ABARS at

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