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The Australian Cattle Dog in the Show Ring

When the Australian Cattle Dog was developed in the mid 1800's, it is doubtful that any thought was given towards the breed someday winning Best of Show. The standard for the Australian Cattle Dog was not truly set forth until 1903. Since then, minor adjustments have been made to the standard over time. It took until 1980 for the breed to be fully recognized and eligible for competitions in the American Kennel Club and other organizations. [...]

Showing Your Bichon Frise

Every Bichon Frise owner loves their pet, finds it completely adorable and believes it would make a wonderful show dog. Unfortunately, that is not all that is required. In order for you to show a Bichon Frise, your dog must meet the standards set by the American Kennel Club. If you find that your dog meets most of the AKC standards, there are reputable handlers that can evaluate your dog and let you know if it has show possibilities. [...]

Showing The Black Russian Terrier

Owning a Black Russian Terrier brings with it some opportunity for showing. The breed is fully recognized by the American Kennel Club. It was first recognized as a breed in 1981 by the USSR Ministry of Agriculture on May 13th of that year. It was internationally recognized by the FCI in 1984. In the United States, the Black Russian Terrier was first cataloged by Foundation Stock Services in 1996. Afterwards, it was first accepted to be shown in the miscellaneous class in August 2001. The breed gained full recognition in the working group on July 1, 2004. [...]

Which Associations Recognize the Alaskan Malamute Breed?

The Alaskan Malamute is considered the oldest breed of sled dog. It is a strong and courageous dog with phenomenal endurance, and it has served as a freighting dog for many years. Today, it is one of the favorite breeds among dog owners, and it is widely recognized around the world. Some of the major associations that recognize the Alaskan Malamute are the FCI, AKC, UKC, KCGB, CKC, NKC, NZKC, CKC, APRI, ACR and others. [...]


The American Kennel Club set the standards by which other kennel clubs could be founded the CKC, for example. But unlike so many other clubs, the American Kennel Club has a long and complicated history of coming together into the organization it is today. Founded in the 1884 as a sort of conglomeration of smaller United States kennel clubs, the AKC began its mission of creating standardized guidelines for 157 breeds and partially recognizing 4 other breeds. With some of the looser standards among breeding and registry organizations, it clear to see why its popularity and its reach have continued to grow. [...]

What Is All This Paperwork For?

Depending on the type of breeder or the place that you obtain your puppy or dog from, the paperwork will be slightly different. For most new owners that are purchasing a puppy or dog, there should at least be a bill of sale, a copy of the litter registration paperwork, as well as transfer of ownership paperwork. All vet records and vaccination information should also be provided. Since each part of the paperwork is important for different reasons, it is critical to get all the paperwork when you pick up the puppy. In some situations you may be required to provide a deposit on a puppy, and this should also be included in any documentation and paperwork you obtain, both when the deposit is made as well as when you pick up the puppy for their trip to your home. [...]

Breed Clubs, Registries and Associations - What's The Difference?

For people new to the world of dog breed clubs, associations and registries it can all be a bit confusing as to what is what and the benefits of each type of organization. In reality the type of breed club, association or registry that you can belong to has a lot to do with the type and breed of dog that you have. Since registries are usually the most clear cut it is relatively easy to define a registry. A registry is a listing, kept by an accredited or recognized body that registers or records purebred dogs. [...]

Developing Ancient And Nearly Extinct Breeds Around The World

Throughout the history of developing specific dog characteristics and types there have been many breeds that have become foundation breeds and used in further enhancing and developing other types of dogs. There have also been very old breeds that have become extinct or virtually extinct, at least in their original lines, due to out breeding or geographic isolation. Other breeds have become less popular because another dog breed became more popular, more effective within the role or simply a more desirable dog. All of these issues are possible reasons for the replacement of the ancient and original breeds with new breeds. [...]

The Challenges To Owning A Working Dog

Although the American Kennel Club (AKC) and The Kennel Club of the UK actually do have a group known as the Working Group, most people use the term "working dog" in a much more general fashion. It is often meant to imply any dog that does best with some regular expectation of "work" for and by his or her owner. This may include the dogs that work with livestock as herders and flock guardians, as well as the hunting or sporting breeds, plus the dog that are associated with the true Working Group, including the protection dogs and the dogs trained for military, police and search and rescue work. [...]

Hunting and Sporting Breeds

Within the American Kennel Club, often shortened to the simpler AKC, the hunting dogs are all found within the sporting group, although some breeders may use both terms, hunting and sporting, when describing their breed. As a group these dogs are alert, active and energetic, but typically not hyperactive or overly rambunctious if properly trained and exercised. Although all used in hunting types of activities, there are different divisions within the group. In general these dogs are either used to retrieve or identify game birds, however there are also some dogs in the group that are excellent scenting and tracking dogs. Some dogs are also considered dual purpose, typically meaning they will either identify game by pointing or setting, plus they also retrieve. [...]

History of the Australian Cattle Dog

The Australian Cattle Dog or ACD has gone by many different names since the original development of the breed. It can still be found under several different names, largely depending on where you are located geographically. A few of the more common names for the ACD include Blue Heelers, Red Heelers, Queensland Heelers and Hall's Heelers. Obviously the Red and Blue designations are referring to the color of the dog's coat, however there are some variations with that as well. In order to attempt to name this intelligent, working breed a uniform name, many registries including the American Kennel Club, the Kennel Club of the United Kingdom, the Canadian Kennel Club and the Australian National Kennel Council have all adopted the Australian Cattle Dog as the registry breed name. [...]

Origins of the Breed

The German Shepherd Dog (GSD), also known as the German Shepherd or the Alsatian, is perhaps one of the best known dog breeds around the world. German Shepherd Dogs are found in all kennel clubs and in virtually every country in the world. Although they are now known and famous as police dogs, military dogs and protection dogs, they didn't always have such a high profile type of job. [...]

Breed Standard For The German Shepherd Dog

As with many of the herding and working dogs that are bred in different areas, there are slight differences between the breed standards in German Shepherd Dogs. This is particularly true between true "German" bred GSDs and American or internationally bred GSDs. In most cases the biggest issue is the temperament testing and grading system used in Germany, which is much more limited as to what particular dogs can be used in breeding lines. The emphasis in some countries is also more on a working and performance dog than a show ring standard, which also causes some differences in breed standards. [...]

Breed Standards for Boxers

Although very different from the original Bullenbeiszer dogs first used to start the breed, the modern German and American Boxer has a set breed standard that has not changed significantly since the original standards set in the early 1900s. Each Boxer that is being used within any Kennel Club or Boxer Club or Association type of show event must meet the breed standards in order to win or to compete in the ring. Dogs that have deviations from the breed standard can either be faulted, which results in a lowering of the dog's score and placement in the competition, or they can be disqualified. A dog that is disqualified is removed from the competition. [...]

Rottweiler Breed Standards

There are different opinions on the variations between American and German Rottweilers and if there really are two separate breeds evolving. Most breeders agree that both the American and German dogs are more similar than they are different, however the German dogs tend to be stockier and more muscled in appearance than the slightly leggier and taller American Rottweilers. Both have the same calm, even disposition and incredible loyalty and intelligence, making this breed ideal as a family pet and working dog. [...]

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