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Down and Back: AKC Dog Podcast

Host Bud Boccone tells the tales of breeds, dogs, and dog-loving humans who’ve shaped America (and Americans) over generations. Tapping 140 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.

info_outline Northern Stars: Spitz-Type Breeds and the Story of Human-Canine Cooperation 05/22/2024
info_outline Fetching Phrases: The Curious Origins of Dog-Inspired Expressions 05/08/2024
info_outline Poodles: A Marvel of Intelligence and Versatility 05/24/2023
info_outline Sighthounds: Sleek, Swift, and Eternal 05/10/2023
info_outline Pet Loss and Grief: Paying Homage to Our Beloved Dogs 04/26/2023
info_outline Canine Mythbusting: Fact, Fiction, or Folklore? 04/12/2023
info_outline How Dog Breeds Get Their Names (Plus, the Most Popular Dog Names of the Year) 03/29/2023
info_outline Small and Significant: The Enduring Dog Breeds of the Toy Group 03/15/2023
info_outline Leading the Way: Guiding Eyes, Ears, Noses, and Beyond (Part 2) 03/01/2023
info_outline Leading the Way: The History of Guide Dogs (Part 1) 02/15/2023
info_outline All-American Dogs in the AKC: A Winning Combination 10/29/2021
info_outline Morris & Essex: The Quintessential Dog Show 10/15/2021
info_outline Pooches Who Peddle: Dogs as Corporate Mascots 10/01/2021
info_outline Form Follows Function in the World of Dogs 09/17/2021
info_outline The Dogs of 9/11 and Beyond 09/03/2021
info_outline Dogs: Stars of Myth, Legend, and Folklore 08/20/2021
info_outline Ask Bud: How Does a Dog Breed Become Recognized by AKC? 08/06/2021
info_outline Top Dogs (and Underdogs): Most Popular Dog Breeds in America 07/23/2021
info_outline What’s in a Name? The Eponymous Breeders Who Brought Great Dogs to Life 10/02/2020
info_outline War Dogs: The History of Dogs in Hostile Territory 09/18/2020
info_outline Hounds of State: Canine Sidekicks of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. 09/04/2020
info_outline Working-Class Dog Heroes & Upper-Class Canine Companions 08/21/2020
info_outline Saved From Extinction: Endangered Dog Breeds Brought Back From the Brink 08/07/2020
info_outline Hollywood Hounds: Transforming American Dog Culture Through Films 07/24/2020
info_outline Uniquely Urban: Dogs Bred for Life in the City 07/10/2020
info_outline The Emergence of Dog Obedience in America 06/17/2020