All Dogs Welcome - January 2013
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All Dogs Welcome brought to you by AKC Canine Partners
January 2013
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You receive many benefits when you enroll your dog with the AKC Canine PartnersSM program, including:
Eligibility to compete in AKC Rally®, Agility, Obedience, Coursing Ability and be eligible to qualify for the new AKC Therapy Dog title and the new Flyball titles.
AKC will donate $5 of your enrollment fee to the AKC Humane Fund*
1-year subscription to AKC Family Dog Magazine
Your dog's official AKC certificate
Complimentary 60-Day Trial AKC Pet Healthcare Plan**
Lifetime enrollment in AKC Companion Animal Recovery (CAR) pet recovery service
Support of AKC's and its affiliates' good works for all dogs
Tips on training, fun AKC events in your area, & updates on activities you can do with your dog!
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AKC Rally® Fans to Compete in First-Ever National Competition
Sammy with her ribbons Fans of the fun team sport of AKC Rally® get ready!

For the first time since AKC Rally launched in 2005, competitors will come together at a national event that showcases some of the top scoring dogs in the sport.

AKC Rally is a sport based on obedience and is a natural next step for dogs that have received the AKC Canine Good Citizen® award. Owners and dogs make their way through a course comprised of stations. Each station gives an obedience exercise that you and your dog attempt before heading to the next station. These can range from a simple "Sit" for Novice level to a more complicated "Moving Stand" for the most advanced level of Excellent. Handlers may talk, encourage and praise their dogs throughout the rally course.
Click here to read more about the competition, and Sammy, an All-American who will compete in the event ►
AKC Canine PartnersSM Enables Former Shelter Dog to Excel at AKC New Sport: Coursing Ability
Vera Vera's first owner left her to die in a box beside a busy road.

A family discovered the puppy and rescued her until their landlord discovered the new addition. Vera had to go.

The family found her a home with a teacher who had a soft heart for homeless dogs. But ultimately, the teacher had too many dogs to care for and placed Vera for adoption with rescue group Pet Overpopulation Prevention in Richland, WA.

It was through that group that Norman Price first met Vera in July 2011, and he knew it was meant to be.
Read more about Vera ►
*For every paid $35 enrollment in the AKC Canine Partners program, the AKC will donate $5 to the AKC Humane Fund to help all dogs. Donations will not be made in the name of the individual enrollee and are not tax deductible. To make your own tax deductible donation to the AKC Humane Fund or learn more about it, visit

**The 60-Day Trial Plan is provided by the master policy issued to the Association of American Pet Owners. Activation required. Administered by PetPartners, Inc. Underwritten by American Pet Insurance Company, 907 NW Ballard Way, Seattle WA 98107-4607. Not available in all states and only available to US residents. Eligibility restrictions apply. Contact PetPartners, Inc. for terms and conditions. Must be activated within 28 days of AKC Certificate Issued date. Visit or call toll free at 1-866-725-2747.

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