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<br /> ®<br /> INTRODUCING THE<br /> Redbone<br /> Coonhound<br /> FEBRUARY 2010<br /> <br /> <br /> Contents<br /> 26<br /> FEATURES<br /> 26 Crimson Crooners<br /> The flame-haired Redbone Coonhound is bound to set the<br /> competition on fire in the AKC Hound Group.<br /> By Mara Bovsun<br /> National Championship Roundup<br /> By Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz<br /> 32 Roman Candle<br /> This dog “knows he's fabulous.” Now the rest of the world<br /> does, too.<br /> 34 Hero of the Highlands<br /> This year's sensation was a 34<br /> saucy Scottie.<br /> 36 On Speed Dial<br /> Snapshots capture the agility<br /> invitational's grace and excitement.<br /> 40 Precision Times Two<br /> The top obedience performance was<br /> déjà vu all over again.<br /> FEBRUARY 2010<br /> COLUMNS/DEPARTMENTS<br /> 2 PRESIDENT'S LETTER<br /> 4 AKC® UPDATES<br /> 8 SHOW SHOTS<br /> 10 ON ALL FRON<a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=1"> ® </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=2"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=3"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=4"> Contents 26 FEATURES 26 Crimson Crooners The fla</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=5"> With millions of dog owners in </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=6"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=7"> AKC® Updates Edited by BUD BOCCONE 2010 AKC</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=8"> FROM THE CHAIRMAN TOP: KIRA SEXTON ©AKC; TOP: CO</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=9"> AKC Updates California Party Mix LONG BEACH, C</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=10"> AMERICAN KENNEL CLIPS IMPORTANT NOTICE Breeders </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=11"> SHOW SHOTS Photos by MARY BLOOM & LISA CROFT-ELL</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=12"> 6 </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=13"> On All Fronts UP CLOSE AND IN THE FUR Meet </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=14"> Edited by REBECCA WALLWORK All the colors, costum</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=15"> On All Fronts PAWS UP To 18-month-old Golde</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=16"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=17"> Better Breeding BY PATRICIA TROTTER What's </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=18"> ings? Certainly it lessens the degree of interfer</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=19"> The Judge's Eye BY DOROTHY MACDONALD </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=20"> move out at a fast trot when a wall is staring th</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=21"> Behavior & Training BY TRACY LIBBY The Ameri</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=22"> Jeannie Dennard with Kicks TOP: COURTESY JEANNIE</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=23"> Future Fancy BY LINDSEY KAMRATH Demery Palad</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=24"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=25"> The Versatile Dog BY ANN MCGLOON Sussex Suc</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=26"> Genetic health and diver- </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=27"> Healthy Dog Edited by LINDSEY KAMRATH Tooth Tr</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=28"> Tooth or Dare Ways to maintain your canine's cani</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=29"> Sister Act: Ramm's Arizona Chediski Fire (right) </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=30"> crimson </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=31"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=32"> Mike when they were looking to add a dog to their</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=33"> Redbone Ramblings: Maiden Voyage “Sula was d</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=34"> able traits—tenacity and independ- ence—presented</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=35"> N a t i o n a l C h a m p i o n s h i p R o u n</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=36"> The Global Stage, from left: Argentina's Dobie Ch</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=37"> N a t i o n a l C h a m p i o n s h i p R o u n</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=38"> Looking down at 4-year-old Vegas through triump</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=39"> N a t i o n a l C h a m p i o n s h i p R o u n</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=40"> Clockwise from top left: A 10-foot-cake pleases e</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=41"> Na t i o n a l C h a m p i o n s h i p R o u n </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=42"> Beagle MACH Mary's Little Katie-Did</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=43"> N a t i o n a l C h a m p i o n s h i p R o u n</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=44"> During the final round of this Invitational a G</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=45"> AKC SHOPPER </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=46"> BREED COLUMNS spotlight: Salukis Highlighting a b</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=47"> HOUND Group About the Breed Columns Breed Column</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=48"> never wavered in her commitment to the breed and </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=49"> HOUND Group Best of Breed competition. </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=50"> sometimes they do, yet they will still put these </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=51"> HOUND Group study in kinesiology, how muscles mov</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=52"> to bring its national to the West Coast for the f</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=53"> HOUND Group and be packed into vans and driven to</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=54"> This above all makes them unique. </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=55"> HOUND Group breeders and as judges who evaluate t</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=56"> tail, and proper head, neck, and topline. Anyone </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=57"> HOUND Group tradition of the bear hunt. </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=58"> I set off on a lengthy trip to my </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=59"> TERRIER Group OCurogouke.st columnist is Kenneth </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=60"> TV. The children would take turns get- ting to si</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=61"> TERRIER Group what it is like to be an old dog—or</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=62"> movement will provide a balanced look overall. </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=63"> TERRIER Group should extend to cover the upper po</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=64"> dog is on a lead in the Novice classes. Obedience</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=65"> TERRIER Group In Defense of Freedom and the Docke</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=66"> look for traits consistent with both form and fun</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=67"> TERRIER Group tion, and lots of it, to prevent sp</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=68"> “Isn't it time we told the pharmaceutical houses </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 69" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=69"> TERRIER Group and muddy bogs. Do not </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 70" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=70"> the breed relative to the standard. Over the </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 71" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=71"> TERRIER Group or carrier. What a wonderful advan-</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 72" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=72"> gent to be content to just stand and look at a pi</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 73" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=73"> TERRIER Group rect order (wrong course), knocking</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 74" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=74"> DOG & LITTER REGISTRATIONS The following figures</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 75" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=75"> BREEDERS' CLASSIFIEDS PUBLICATION OF ADVERTISEMEN</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 76" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=76"> GENERAL ADVERTISING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES Attn:</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 77" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=77"> Times Past A Scottie Is Best “All dogs are goo</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 78" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=78"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2010 page 79" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c15a339?page=79"> Dog People Hiram Stewart The pro</a>