| Mar 10, 2013
Ace, a youthful Labrador, bounds across his lawn, fielding tennis balls and hurrying them back to his owner.
His tail wags. His coat is thick and shiny. He barks with enthusiasm. To the naked eye, Ace is a strapping example of dogdom. Who would guess...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 9:05 AM
This weekend, he'll be brushed in his Davidsonville home to remove loose strands. He'll get a special bath with custom-blended shampoo, then a blow-dry in Annapolis. Then he'll down a little motion-sickness medicine for his ride to New York.
| Sep 15, 2011
Do you have a dog or a cat? Are you keeping them safe from pet theft? According to Ines de Pablo, founder of the pet safety company Wag'N Enterprises, the theft of our furry friends has been on the rise in 2011. And the American Kennel Club agrees --...
| Mar 22, 2012
When a couple moves in together, it's not just the people who must adjust. If either partner has a dog, it's important to help a pet adjust to the combination of two households.
"Dogs have different personalities, and while some are excited to have new...
| Jan 11, 2012
As dogs age, pet owners need to make special adjustments to their dog's routine. Most dogs enter their golden years between seven and 10 years of age, notes the website of the ASPCA, with large/giant breeds becoming seniors earlier than small breeds....
| Jun 20, 2011
| 12:20 PM
Traveling with your pet is as American as owning one.
According to a 2009-10 National Pet Owners Survey, 71.4 million U.S. households own a pet, mostly cats and dogs. Compared to a parrot or piranha, it's relatively easy to take a cat or dog for a car...
| May 8, 2012
| 11:54 AM
Daisy is an 11-month-old bloodhound who is smart, fit and fun-loving. The American Kennel Club describes the bloodhound as a "unique looking dog in a baggy suit" but the 75-pound Daisy hasn’t quite grown into her baggy suit yet.
| Mar 30, 2011
| 4:36 AM
From the American Kennel Club: If you have trouble with your dog digging in your yard, or in newly planted gardens, take note of a few tips from Mary Burch, an animal behavorist and AKC Canine Good Citizen director. “Dogs dig for a number of...
| May 4, 2011
| 9:38 PM
From the Best Friends Animal Society: The Florida Legislature passed a bill Wednesday, May 4, that would end the automatic designation of “dangerous” for dogs removed in busts of dogfighting operations. The bill awaits Gov. Rick Scott's...
| May 4, 2011
| 4:38 AM
Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, the American Kennel Club tips its collective hat to two dog breeds of Mexican descent. THE CHIHUAHUA is the 13th most popular breed in the U.S., according to 2010 AKC registration statistics. The breed's name comes from the...
| May 23, 2011
| 9:40 PM
We have a few reminders from American Kennel Club Canine Partners about summertime hazards for dogs and how to avoid them. Keep cool. When heat and humidity are making you uncomfortable, chances are that your dog is suffering too and is becoming...