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<br /> INTRODUCING THE<br /> Bluetick<br /> Coonhound<br /> DECEMBER 2009<br /> <br /> <br /> Contents<br /> 30<br /> FEATURES<br /> 30 Singing in the Wilderness<br /> New to the AKC Hound Group, the Bluetick Coonhound<br /> has awed generations of hunters with his courage,<br /> brains, and big, beautiful voice.<br /> By Mara Bovsun<br /> 36 Rub Them the Right Way<br /> Massage can bring out the best in your show dog.<br /> By Penny Leigh<br /> 38 Playthings,Then and Now<br /> A rope, a bone, a stick. Time was, that was<br /> it for dog toys. Times<br /> have changed. 38<br /> By Roxanne Hawn<br /> 42 And the<br /> Purr Flies<br /> Kittens in the weave<br /> poles? It’s no joke.<br /> Welcome to the world<br /> of feline agil<a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=1"> INTRODUCING THE Bluetick Coonhound </a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=2"> </a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=3"> </a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=4"> Contents 30 FEATURES 30 Singing in the Wildernes</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=5"> </a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=6"> President's Letter Each holiday season, we </a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=7"> </a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=8"> AKC® Updates Edited by BUD BOCCONE </a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=9"> FROM THE CHAIRMAN I For </a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=10"> AKC Updates Once in a Lifetime Member Clubs Vote </a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=11"> Poster Benefits Take the Lead </a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=12"> On All Fronts Handlers Go Global This m</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=13"> Edited by REBECCA WALLWORK National Champions</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=14"> On All Fronts MOVIE NEWS The Return of Marmaduk</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=15"> </a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=16"> Better Breeding BY PATRICIA TROTTER Bright</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=17"> rings today? When the rings are flooded with a va</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=18"> The Judge's Eye BY CHRISTIE SMITH The A-K-C'</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=19"> of Melbourne Downing's tips on taxes and finance,</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=20"> Future Fancy BY LINDSEY KAMRATH The “Bea</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=21"> Mirror Image While Anna was showing Angel in t</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=22"> Behavior & Training BY TRACY LIBBY The </a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=23"> into the higher end of the range of heights typic</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=24"> The Versatile Dog BY MARA BOVSUN Solid tra</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=25"> </a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=26"> The Versatile Dog </a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=27"> </a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=28"> Healthy Dog Edited by LINDSEY KAMRATH V</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=29"> Frequency of revaccination has been a h</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=30"> Healthy Dog Understanding Addison's Disease B</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=31"> </a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=32"> 30 AKC GAZETTE</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=33"> When the subject is Bluetick huge, ponderou</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=34"> Head study of Grooms's dog TT. Below: TT's well-m</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=35"> rural Virginia. She had an uncanny knack for find</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=36"> Cold-Nose Case: McCollum praises CSI partner Jeb </a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=37"> COURTESY J.J. CALLAHAN squared, backs arched, an</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=38"> By Penny Leigh Massage can bring</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=39"> MASTIFF/ISTOCKPHOTO.COM ©JACQUELINE HUNKELE skil</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=40"> playthings,By Roxanne Hawn then and now A rope,</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=41"> moments with industrialization. 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This Devon Rex kitten's progress thro</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=47"> BOTTOM RIGHT: COURTESY OWNER On Our Turf A te</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=48"> AKC SHOPPER & ALL THE BEST FOR YOUR PUREBRED P</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=49"> BREED COLUMNS spotlight: Australian Cattle Dogs H</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=50"> TOY Group About the Breed Columns Breed Columns I</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=51"> Gentle Hands Mytoryescpeenctisatlitnytiansprinre</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=52"> TOY Group producers and are prepotent for the qua</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=53"> online. 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The chewing helps to dislodge and prevent </a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=60"> NON-SPORTING Group The St. Louis National Th34et</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=61"> important things going for them: beauty and brain</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=62"> NON-SPORTING Group 2. Solid-pink tongue. (Ple</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=63"> sider not replying at all. Are our opinions s</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=64"> NON-SPORTING Group about the dog's AKC paperwork </a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=65"> good candidate for a new treatment called intrave</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=66"> NON-SPORTING Group the sport, hopefully leading t</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=67"> after we left the breeder's house—a behavior whic</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=68"> HERDING Group OuHragrtuneasgtlceo-Tluamylonris.tT</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 69" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=69"> Let's Not Lose “Beardieness” Onenejoyf itnhge Bm</a> <a title="December 2009 AKC Gazette page 70" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0358a328?page=70"> HERDING Group in this activity. 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