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<br /> INTRODUCING THE<br /> Pyrenean<br /> Shepherd<br /> MARCH 2009<br /> <br /> Contents<br /> MARCH 2009<br /> COLUMNS/DEPARTMENTS<br /> 2 PRESIDENT'S LETTER<br /> 4 AKC® UPDATES<br /> 8 SHOW SHOTS<br /> 10 WIN SHOTS<br /> 28<br /> FEATURES<br /> 28 Peak Performers<br /> The AKC welcomes France's lithe mountain herder,<br /> the Pyrenean Shepherd.<br /> By Susan McCullough<br /> 34 The Truth About Brucellosis<br /> Often overlooked, this disease can wipe out a breeding program<br /> and may be on the rise. Simple precautions can keep it out of<br /> your kennel.<br /> By Betty Liddick<br /> 38 A Specialist's Touch<br /> At the Animal Specialty Center, dogs, cats, and other companion<br /> creatures get the kind of medical care once available only to people.<br /> By Mara Bovsun<br /> 42 Why Neanderthals<br /> Don't Rule the<br /> Earth<br /> Hint: It has something to<br /> do wi<a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=1"> INTRODUCING THE Pyrenean Shepherd </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=2"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=3"> Contents MARCH 2009 COLUMNS/DEPARTMENTS 2 </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=4"> President's Letter One of the most popular </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=5"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=6"> AKC® Updates Edited by BUD BOCCONE Gazett</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=7"> FROM THE CHAIRMAN T he AKC Ca</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=8"> AKC® Updates Madison Is AKC's Eat-and-Greet Stree</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=9"> Old Dog, New Sticks </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=10"> SHOW SHOTS Photos by CAROL BEUCHAT Westminster </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=11"> 6 </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=12"> WIN SHOTS Judge Robert Ennis selected Ch</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=13"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=14"> On All Fronts Help for Aussie Dogs and Fan</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=15"> Edited by REBECCA WALLWORK Stump in the </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=16"> On All Fronts School for Judges Norwegian Bu</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=17"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=18"> Better Breeding BY PATRICIA TROTTER Do the Ri</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=19"> relying on them to guide you in your decision-mak</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=20"> The Judge's Eye BY DR. PETER EMILY Standards</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=21"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=22"> The Judge's Eye we judge the harmoniousness of </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=23"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=24"> Behavior & Training BY PEGGY SWAGER Cont</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=25"> repertoire of warning signals, she intervenes at </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=26"> The Versatile Dog BY MATTHEW SCHENKER Lear</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=27"> ribbons, he helped McMillan-Zwirko see how exciti</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=28"> Healthy Dog Edited by BRONWYN TAGGART Not aVi</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=29"> Kiss the Dog, But Wash Your Hands! Surveys h</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=30"> PeakPerformers TheAKCwelctohmePesyFrernaenacne'S</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=31"> or Rhodesian Ridge Rice,</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=32"> In fact, the Great Pyrenees and the Pyr Shep o</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=33"> for disqualification in the conforma- tion ring. </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=34"> Mischief shining in these puppy eyes will someday</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=35"> Owners need to commit themselves to providing t</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=36"> TheTruth About Brucellosis In the summer</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=37"> Often overlooked, this disease can wipe out a bre</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=38"> “bRresepdoenrsible routinely test for T</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=39"> DR. BRYAN BELLAIRE humans average about 100 to 2</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=40"> a Specialist's TOUCH At the Animal Specialty Ce</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=41"> Rays of Hope TOP: COURTESY OWNER Us</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=42"> The ASC has a fully staffed emergency facility, o</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=43"> An Array of Experts The Animal Specialty Cent</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=44"> Hint: It has something to do with a charming four</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_March_2009 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5ccb3327?page=45"> From THE MODERN DOG by Stanley Coren. 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