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<br /> December 2010<br /> <br /> WHAT’s INsIDE<br /> december<br /> 2010<br /> Features<br /> 32 Corded Comics<br /> The Puli's unique hair-do is just one<br /> facet that sets this versatile Hungarian<br /> herder apart.<br /> By Rebecca Wallwork<br /> 38 Dogs<br /> In his new book, photographer Tim Flach<br /> uses his keen eye and camera to<br /> explore the relationship between<br /> humans and their canine companions.<br /> Photographs by Tim Flach<br /> 44 Autumn Weaves<br /> The U.S. made a strong showing at<br /> the annual international agility<br /> extravaganza.<br /> By Carrie DeYoung<br /> ON OUR COVER<br /> Puli<br /> by Tim Flach<br /> what’s inside<br /> columns & departments<br /> december<br /> 2010<br /> 22<br /> life with dogs<br /> 24 Behavior & Training<br /> Conditioning your dog to prevent injuries in<br /> agility<br /> competitive canine<br /> 14 Show Shots<br /> Morris & Essex, Montgomery County<br /> Kennel <a title="December 2010 AKC Gazette page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a55fb7ae?page=1"> December 2010</a> <a title="December 2010 AKC Gazette page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a55fb7ae?page=2"> </a> <a title="December 2010 AKC Gazette page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a55fb7ae?page=3"> WHAT’s INsIDE december 2010 Features 32 Cord</a> <a title="December 2010 AKC Gazette page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a55fb7ae?page=4"> what’s inside columns & departments dece</a> <a title="December 2010 AKC Gazette page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a55fb7ae?page=5"> </a> <a title="December 2010 AKC Gazette page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a55fb7ae?page=6"> PRESIDENT'S LETTER Occasionally we spot- </a> <a title="December 2010 AKC Gazette page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a55fb7ae?page=7"> </a> <a title="December 2010 AKC Gazette page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a55fb7ae?page=8"> GZ EDITED BY BUD BOCCONE Gonzalez Named New V</a> <a title="December 2010 AKC Gazette page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a55fb7ae?page=9"> Z G FROM THE CHAIRMAN GILLES MINGASSON ©AKC In</a> <a title="December 2010 AKC Gazette page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a55fb7ae?page=10"> GZ New FSS Performance Policy At their Novemb</a> <a title="December 2010 AKC Gazette page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a55fb7ae?page=11"> GZ The Painted Dog Poster Winner “Elated, Ins</a> <a title="December 2010 AKC Gazette page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a55fb7ae?page=12"> News, reviews, books & products EDITED </a> <a title="December 2010 AKC Gazette page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a55fb7ae?page=13"> Geek Briefs DOWN DOGS PHOTOS THIS PAGE FROM IS</a> <a title="December 2010 AKC Gazette page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a55fb7ae?page=14"> GZ Bookshelf Seasonal Story for the Young </a> <a title="December 2010 AKC Gazette page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a55fb7ae?page=15"> </a> <a title="December 2010 AKC Gazette page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a55fb7ae?page=16"> COMPETITIVE CANINE Photos by Robert Young </a> <a title="December 2010 AKC Gazette page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a55fb7ae?page=17"> D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 0 · AKC GAZETTE 1 5</a> <a title="December 2010 AKC Gazette page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a55fb7ae?page=18"> COMPETITIVE CANINE Photos by Robert Young </a> <a title="December 2010 AKC Gazette page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a55fb7ae?page=19"> D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 0 · AKC GAZETTE 1 7</a> <a title="December 2010 AKC Gazette page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a55fb7ae?page=20"> COMPETITIVE CANINE better breeding Ch. 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