4 episodes

Host Bud Boccone tells the tales of breeds, dogs, and dog-loving humans who’ve shaped America (and Americans) over generations. Tapping 135+ years of historical records, archival footage, oral histories, interviews, and more, Down and Back brings the stories of the sport of dogs to life as only AKC can.

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    • 5.0, 14 Ratings

Host Bud Boccone tells the tales of breeds, dogs, and dog-loving humans who’ve shaped America (and Americans) over generations. Tapping 135+ years of historical records, archival footage, oral histories, interviews, and more, Down and Back brings the stories of the sport of dogs to life as only AKC can.

    Saved From Extinction: Endangered Breeds Brought Back From the Brink

    Saved From Extinction: Endangered Breeds Brought Back From the Brink

    In this podcast episode, we will be exploring the ebb and flow of different dog breeds throughout history and what some extraordinary people have done (and are currently doing) to bring breeds back from the brink.

    • 23 min
    Hollywood Hounds: Transforming American Dog Culture Through Films

    Hollywood Hounds: Transforming American Dog Culture Through Films

    This podcast episode we’ll be looking at some of the biggest canine stars in showbiz and their lasting cultural impact in Hollywood and throughout our culture.

    • 25 min
    Uniquely Urban: Dogs Bred for Life in the City

    Uniquely Urban: Dogs Bred for Life in the City

    This podcast episode highlights centuries of purpose breeding that allows certain dogs to be perfectly adapted for city bars, parks, and cramped studio apartments.

    • 25 min
    The Emergence of Dog Obedience in America

    The Emergence of Dog Obedience in America

    This podcast episode features the surprisingly modern story of canine obedience and introduces you to the remarkable breeds who inspired it. It is part of the Down and Back: Stories From the American Kennel Club Archives series

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

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Fabulous and Fun!

If you like dogs, you love doing things with them and have even the slightest bit of interest in the “how, why and when” behind them, these podcasts are for you. An engaging host, Bud Boccone and the AKC staff weave together humorous, entertaining and informative stories about the purpose, history and development of purebred dogs and dog events. Buccone’s storytelling is enhanced with vintage sound bytes from people and events that you “kinda, sorta, vaguely remember, maybe” have heard of, but could never really put into context or completely understand their importance to the dogs and sports that we know and love today. You come away from each episode with a greater understanding of not only the titled subject, but of other enticing bits of useful dog information, too (really, the different poodle haircuts in a story about Obedience?! It’s great!) A highly recommended listen!

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