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<br /> JUNE 2009<br /> <br /> Contents<br /> 24<br /> FEATURES<br /> 24 Flexible Flyers<br /> Fast, furious, and thrilling, the AKC National Agility Championship<br /> showcases canine talent from all over America.<br /> By Penny Leigh<br /> 30 Healing Water<br /> Atentraocuiobulesdtetererienranda 32<br /> up to a perfect<br /> picture.<br /> By Kirsten Marek, DVM<br /> 32 10 Tips for …<br /> Screening<br /> Puppy Buyers<br /> From the heart of Bo-<br /> Mania, Portuguese<br /> Water Dog fanciers share insights on making a sensible choice.<br /> By Mara Bovsun<br /> 36 Blood Siege<br /> What happens when a Poodle's immune system attacks his<br /> platelets?<br /> By Jeff Grognet, DVM<br /> JUNE 2009<br /> COLUMNS/DEPARTMENTS<br /> 2 PRESIDENT'S LETTER<br /> 8 EVENT SHOTS<br /> 10 ON ALL FRONTS<br /> 14 BETTER BREEDING<br /> 16 THE JUDGE'S EYE<br /> 18 BEHAVIOR AND TRAINING<br <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=1"> JUNE 2009</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=2"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=3"> Contents 24 FEATURES 24 Flexible Flyers Fast, fu</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=4"> President's Letter A KC parent clubs and their af</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=5"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=6"> AKC® Updates Edited by BUD BOCCONE </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=7"> BBoufirledtheinedgsanoevneutnhatlehMseueldcectaet</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=8"> AKC Updates A Judge of Character </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=9"> AKC/USA Agility World Team World Team Set If</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=10"> EVENT SHOTS Photos by ROBERT YOUNG AKC Pointing</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=11"> 5 </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=12"> On All Fronts Puppy: Ancient History W </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=13"> Edited by REBECCA WALLWORK GEEK BRIEFS A</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=14"> On All Fronts SIGHTHOUND BOOKSHELF Saluki </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=15"> PRODUCTS WITH A PURPOSE Accessories to make you</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=16"> Better Breeding BY PATRICIA TROTTER Produ</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=17"> had ample opportunity to study the production rec</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=18"> The Judge's Eye BY CHUCK BESSANT Judging Ear</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=19"> DS) OGA TOP: AUSTRALIAN TERRIER/BARBARA TEIGEN ©A</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=20"> Behavior & Training BY PEGGY SWAGER </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=21"> the lead or by using other adjustments, such as s</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=22"> Healthy Dog Edited by BRONWYN TAGGART Shoulde</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=23"> The Fall of Cartilage:How Glucosamine Protects Jo</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=24"> BY PENNY LEIGH FLEXIBLE Fast, furious, and thr</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=25"> TheNASCARcenterofConcord,NorthCarolina,playedhost</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=26"> 24-inch—Cap of Doc, MX, MXJ, Border Collie, Rob</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=27"> First Time's a Charm: Yi and Cap on their maiden </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=28"> InaFlash represented W</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=29"> TOP: CURT CURTIS © AKC; BOTTOM: ISTOCKPHOTO.COM/©</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=30"> FICTION CONTEST WINNER Kirsten Mar</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=31"> Water flew across the grass and launched hers</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=32"> tips for... by Mara Bovsun Screening</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=33"> All of a sudden, the phones were ringing. A day</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=34"> require a lot of attention, especially in the fir</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=35"> 7 Trust the Dog </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=36"> blood siegeWhat happened when a Poodle's immune s</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=37"> The problem began when Sam went to get his hair d</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=38"> Treatment has helped Sam live with his disorder, </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=39"> Why the body decides to start produci</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=40"> AKC SHOPPER </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=41"> BREED COLUMNS spotlight: Löwchen Highlighting a b</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=42"> TOY Group Breed Columns Index TOY GROUP 42 AF</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=43"> The Eternal Novice Todougnsdiesrtoaktaekteheonve</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=44"> TOY Group standard plus form and function in his-</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=45"> ones that are true to the type. It also makes it </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=46"> TOY Group our different colors, sizes, styles, th</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=47"> treasures. Together they are happy souls in whate</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=48"> TOY Group All kidding aside, I am floored by </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=49"> little, lightweight, “string” show leads. I soon </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=50"> TOY Group treatment for hydrocephalus. </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=51"> Half and Half WhHatlfatleitrtrliers,chaizlof tto</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=52"> & ALL THE BEST FOR YOUR PUREBRED PET 23RD A</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=53"> NON-SPORTING Group GubesetncaoclutimvenlyistinSva</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=54"> NON-SPORTING Group Older Dog Deserves a Good Home</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=55"> dogs are not merely attention-getters or ego-buil</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=56"> NON-SPORTING Group affects 4.3% of our Chow femal</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=57"> participate in such events in the United States, </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=58"> NON-SPORTING Group purpose. We need to be honest </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=59"> “bacBkrbeoenderoaf nthdisesxphoibrit.oEr veedruyc</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=60"> NON-SPORTING Group makes our various breeds of do</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=61"> ers down my spine. Please, dear doG, I thought, j</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=62"> Once Upon a Daydream Dwogitsh' mleairnimngotu</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_June_2009 page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d060f76f?page=63"> dominance. 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