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<br /> ®<br /> OCTOBER 2008<br /> <br /> Contents<br /> OCTOBER 2008<br /> 30<br /> FEATURES<br /> 30 Imperial Legacy<br /> Pekingese fanciers from around the globe gathered to celebrate<br /> 150 years of “Butterfly Lions” in the Western world.<br /> By David Allan Feller<br /> 34 Enduring Charms<br /> For some show dogs, age is just a number.<br /> By Amy Fernandez<br /> 38 A Boy & His Dog<br /> Scientific studies are confirming what parents always knew about<br /> this legendary relationship.<br /> By Gina Mireault, Ph.D.<br /> 42 Time Travel and Treasure Hunts<br /> American Spaniel Club archivists uncover<br /> mysteries of their breed's past through<br /> records, photos, trophies, letters, and<br /> news clippings.<br /> By Bobbie Kolehouse<br /> 46 A Dog of Handsome Form<br /> Edwin Megargee captures type and<br /> temperament in this drawing of a Briard.<br /> By Susan Brown<br /> 34<br /> COLUMNS/DEPARTMENTS<br /> 2 PRESIDENT'S LETTER<<a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=1"> ® </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=2"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=3"> Contents OCTOBER 2008 30 FEATURES 30 Imp</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=4"> President's Letter TothfepAgumoreveberiencdaindgK</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=5"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=6"> AKC Updates Edited by BUD BOCCONE FROM TH</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=7"> ing all AKC-registrable dogs and do so while upho</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=8"> AKC Updates Remembering Irene Bivin </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=9"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=10"> AKC Updates AMERICAN KENNEL CLIPS Another First </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=11"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=12"> SHOW SHOTS Photos by TOPDOGPHOTOS.COM Greeley </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=13"> OCTOBER 2008 11</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=14"> On All Fronts Attention,Canine Constituents! A sl</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=15"> Edited by REBECCA WALLWORK TRAVEL NEWS If yo</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=16"> On All Fronts Katz with Lenore, Rose, and Izzy </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=17"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=18"> Better Breeding BY JEFF GROGNET, DVM Dystocia</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=19"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=20"> Better Breeding fit through the birth canal (es</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=21"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=22"> The Judge's Eye BY DR. PETER EMILY Judging Si</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=23"> slightly greater width from right to left rather </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=24"> Behavior & Training BY LAURA BECK Listening </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=25"> the longer she stood there, the louder she yelled</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=26"> The Versatile Dog BY MATTHEW SCHENKER or Malam</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=27"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=28"> The Versatile Dog seemed so natural. “In 1994, </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=29"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=30"> Healthy Dog Edited by BRONWYN TAGGART The Mol</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=31"> Some owners dust the lesions, but make sure t</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=32"> PEKINGESE FANCIERS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE GATHE</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=33"> The Goodwood Estate welcomed two Pekingese from C</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=34"> History might have been better written had the</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=35"> year later, the Duchess met the official again an</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=36"> H </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=37"> Starts with Genes Janice Willard, DVM, author</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=38"> says Willard. “While you want to protect them fro</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=39"> the owners have been very dedicated to their dogs</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=40"> SCIENTIFIC STUDIES ARE CONFIRMING WHAT PARENTS </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=41"> P rofessional skateboard</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=42"> Melson realized that if she wanted to observe</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=43"> high-pitched invitation that incites the dog's ex</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=44"> TIME TRAVEL &TREASURE HUNTS </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2008 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ac7bcb7c?page=45"> L ife is layered in stories. 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