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<br /> SEPTEMBER 2008<br /> <br /> Contents<br /> 34<br /> FEATURES<br /> 34 Diminutive Dervishes<br /> Clowning around with the Miniature Bull Terrier.<br /> By Sheila H. Goffe<br /> 40 Picking the Lock<br /> Service dogs enter a new specialty — helping autistic children.<br /> By Susan McCullough<br /> 44 From Rescued to<br /> Rescuers<br /> Act II for rescue dogs is “all in the<br /> game”; To disaster victims, it's a<br /> second chance at life.<br /> By Jan Mahood<br /> 48 Remembering Trixie<br /> In an exclusive interview, best-<br /> selling author Dean Koontz<br /> talks about the bright spirit<br /> who transformed his life. 44<br /> As told to Rebecca Wallwork<br /> SEPTEMBER 2008<br /> COLUMNS/DEPARTMENTS<br /> 2 PRESIDENT'S LETTER<br /> 10 AKC© UPDATES<br /> 10 ON ALL FRONTS<br /> 14 BETTER BREEDING<br /> 18 THE JUDGE'S EYE<br /> 20 FUT<a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=1"> SEPTEMBER 2008</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=2"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=3"> Contents 34 FEATURES 34 Diminutive Dervishes Clo</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=4"> President's Letter AOKitsCws'nisxetRrhsehysipepao</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=5"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=6"> AKC® Updates Edited by BUD BOCCONE A </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=7"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=8"> AKC Updates From Madison to Mars,and Back A scho</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=9"> SEPTEMBER 2008 7 Fire springs into action. Opp</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=10"> AKC Updates Jack White,1942–2008 As this is</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=11"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=12"> Run Like the PROS </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=13"> Dita Indoor Hockey Shoes Puma Trailf</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=14"> On All Fronts IN THE NEWS </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=15"> TRAVEL NEWS Hilton Hotels</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=16"> Better Breeding BY LISA M. CURRY, ESQ. Contr</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=17"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=18"> Better Breeding Once </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=19"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=20"> The Judge's Eye BY PATRICIA H. GILBERT Judges</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=21"> will almost always get you into trouble. W</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=22"> Future Fancy BY LINDSEY KAMRATH Lights,Camera</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=23"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=24"> Future Fancy would climb up around my neck beca</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=25"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=26"> Nutrition BY CAROLINE COILE, PH.D. Decoding </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=27"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=28"> Nutrition such as “human-grade beef.” AAFCO doe</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=29"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=30"> The Versatile Dog BY MATTHEW SCHENKER TheVers</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=31"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=32"> The Versatile Dog “I love the connection of </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=33"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=34"> Healthy Dog Edited by BRONWYN TAGGART Falling </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=35"> stiffness designed specifically for liga- ment re</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=36"> { D I M I N U T I V E } W </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=37"> Clowning around with the Miniature Bull Terrier B</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=38"> Freesail Simone (above), a typey MBT of the 1960s</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=39"> TOP: COURTESY DEBBIE GUERRERO; BOTTOM: IRENE TATI</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=40"> “Minis make great therapy dogs and they look like</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=41"> HEARTY HALF-PINTS Interbreeding Minis and BTs </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=42"> PICKING LOCK THE BY SUSAN MCCULLOUGH </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=43"> A QUIET PLACE The tasks these dogs perform vary</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=44"> visits with our trainers that gradually lengthen </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=45"> Having a dog to lean on can help bring autistic c</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=46"> Act II for rescue dogs is “all in the game”; To</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=47"> TOP: FEMA/ ANDREA BOOHER; BELOW: COURTESY SDF </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=48"> for them.” The solution was to place Sundowners-t</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=49"> another live human scent.” Sometimes the</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=50"> TremRemIXberIinEg In an exclusive interview, </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=51"> Our Trixie, a beautiful Golden Retriever with</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=52"> I didn't expect that I would be writing books</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=53"> “I wasn't accustomed to picking up poop in a blue</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=54"> BREED COLUMNS spotlight: Australian Cattle Dogs H</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=55"> AKC SHOPPER YOUR DOG EARNED HIS AKC CGC® — NOW</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=56"> TOY Group About the Breed Columns The breed colum</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=57"> CHRISTINA FREITAG looking for trouble, they are </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=58"> TOY Group Charles I and Charles II. So our breed </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=59"> the fall shows, and judges' mentoring at both the</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=60"> TOY Group needs to be maintained for future gen- </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=61"> the one-way fare for a dog in the cabin to $100 i</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=62"> TOY Group breeders? We need to encourage more</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=63"> Miniature Pinscher CHRISTINA FREITAG pretty hea</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=64"> TOY Group In a sport whose founding principle</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=65"> Because grooming products, irons, and other a</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=66"> TOY Group breds, and I find them more intrigu- in</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=67"> NON-SPORTING Group KENT DANNEN Animal-Assisted T</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=68"> NON-SPORTING Group Sweepstakes went to Belle Cree</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 69" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=69"> respected they are within their breed. Always</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 70" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=70"> NON-SPORTING Group eyes or show expression. A ram</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 71" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=71"> ADS) CHRIS HALVORSON (DOG screening process, whi</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 72" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=72"> NON-SPORTING Group applied to judges who, like me</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 73" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=73"> it remains a challenge for our club, our breed, a</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 74" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=74"> NON-SPORTING Group lies, girls, and firstborns, s</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 75" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=75"> But it is not that way today. So many of toda</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 76" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=76"> NON-SPORTING Group Nuovo, owned by Carol Falk, an</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 77" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=77"> musical would be nothing without a lit- tle stres</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 78" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=78"> HERDING Group The Value of a Mentor WhShenepIhse</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 79" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=79"> their forever homes, companion dogs, or top-ranke</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 80" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=80"> HERDING Group Well, it's been all Callie all </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 81" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=81"> CAROL BEUCHAT onship in extremely limited showin</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 82" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=82"> HERDING Group tions in my local obedience club. I</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 83" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=83"> researched the breed and breeders, found the perf</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 84" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=84"> HERDING Group veterinary health clearances also i</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 85" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=85"> and certain cancer treatment drugs. Dr. Katrina M</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 86" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=86"> HERDING Group In Any Language Thfililseydetahre,</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 87" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=87"> Further information and future announcements </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 88" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=88"> HERDING Group dubious, I started to read. Althoug</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 89" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=89"> CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING KENNELS FOR SALE HOBBY K</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 90" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=90"> BREEDERS' CLASSIFIEDS PUBLICATION OF ADVERTISEMEN</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 91" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=91"> PEMBROKE WELSH CORGI Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 92" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=92"> Times Past BRACE yourself Sorting out our “Tim</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 93" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=93"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 94" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=94"> Dog People Ronnie Irving In th</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_September_2008 page 95" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d504e038?page=95"> </a>