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<br /> DECEMBER 2008<br /> <br /> Contents<br /> TOP: DOBERMAN PINSCHER/U.S. MARINE CORPS OFFICIAL PHOTO<br /> 30<br /> FEATURES<br /> 30 Superdogs at the Centennial<br /> Doberman Pinschers and German Shepherd Dogs mark<br /> 100 years with the AKC.<br /> By Jan Mahood<br /> 36 On the Scent of a Killer<br /> Can dogs detect cancer? For one woman, there's no question.<br /> She's alive today thanks to her Norwich Terrier's nose.<br /> By Magda Omansky<br /> 40 The Return of Charlie B<br /> After three decades on ice, a prized<br /> stud makes a comeback and sets<br /> a world record.<br /> By Kristi Jacobs<br /> 44 Marley Goes to<br /> Hollywood<br /> Marley. The name alone conjures up<br /> scenes of household mayhem.<br /> Now the troublemaking Lab gets<br /> a shot at Hollywood, with the<br /> movie version of Marley & Me<br /> hitting cinemas on December 25.<br /> By Rebecca Wallwork<br /> 44<br /> DECEMBER 2008<br /> COLUMNS/DEPARTMENTS<b<a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=1"> DECEMBER 2008</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=2"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=3"> Contents TOP: DOBERMAN PINSCHER/U.S. MARINE CORP</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=4"> President's Letter While traditionally the AKC is</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=5"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=6"> AKC® Updates Edited by BUD BOCCONE </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=7"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=8"> AKC Updates It's Showtime! THE GAZETTE GUIDE TO A</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=9"> Breeder of the Year On Sunday evening, the 2</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=10"> AKC Updates FoApramrmenortircecalntuhbKasn,enancd</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=11"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=12"> On All Fronts Edited by REBECCA WALLWOR</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=13"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=14"> On All Fronts </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=15"> K-9 Dispatch NMeilwitaHryosDpoitgasl for Eve</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=16"> On All Fronts HAVE DOG, WILL TRAVEL Winter Esc</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=17"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=18"> Better Breeding BY LISA CURRY, ESQ. Legal</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=19"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=20"> Better Breeding Clubs that don't follow AKC b</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=21"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=22"> The Judge's Eye BY KIM SCHIVE At the Judge's</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=23"> Clear and Diplomatic When she needs to </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=24"> Behavior & Training BY TRACY LIBBY Training,W</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=25"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=26"> Behavior & Training </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=27"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=28"> The Versatile Dog BY MARA BOVSUN Rhapsody in B</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=29"> changed. “I said to myself, sure he's a hound, bu</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=30"> Healthy Dog Edited by BRONWYN TAGGART Vaccine </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=31"> sensitive area on his body.) Holding the syringe </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=32"> 30 AKC GAZETTE</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=33"> Doberman Pinschers and German Shepherd Dogs mar</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=34"> To the strains of the U.S. Marine Corps Ma</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=35"> registered by the AKC was Doberman Intelect</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=36"> Most war dogs readily put the battlefield behind </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=37"> TOP: COURTESY BASE PHOTO SECTION, ENT AIR FORCE B</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=38"> Can dogs detect </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=39"> OPPOSITE: ISTOCKPHOTO.COM/DIANE DIEDERICH; THIS P</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=40"> products of cancer cells, bio- </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=41"> in the eye. A chill went down my spine. W</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=42"> The Return of CHARLIE B After three </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=43"> Olivia Fowlis, of Grendamar Kennels, in Portland,</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=44"> Which Bitch? The next big decision was choosi</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=45"> Stripper was impregnated through</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=46"> Marley. By Rebecca Wall</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=47"> It's possible, although highly unlikely, that you</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=48"> Head trainer Mark Forbes (top right) says it was </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=49"> “The essence of Marley & Me is celebrating th</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=50"> AKC SHOPPER GUIDE TO PUREBRED DOGS </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=51"> BREED COLUMNS spotlight: Poodles Highlighting a b</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=52"> TOY Group Breed Columns Index TOY GROUP 50 AFFE</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=53"> KRISTA DROOP Testing for Breed Health Tshyeridn</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=54"> TOY Group suffer illness in the future—imagine! </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=55"> the scale, then declares that the dog “weighs in”</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=56"> TOY Group here is that mismarked solids can be in</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=57"> record of a Robert Sanchez having adopted any dog</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=58"> TOY Group Papillon tion to continue to learn ab</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=59"> influence in shaping the Papillon breed in the U.</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=60"> TOY Group The Color Controversy OtnoJoukneff3e,c</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=61"> a breed. 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To some, it's a</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=65"> varies markedly in Chows, and thick- ness, textur</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=66"> NON-SPORTING Group less embarrassing than being t</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=67"> CAROL BEUCHAT Breeding Strategies for a Shrinkin</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=68"> NON-SPORTING Group Norman Herbel, a breeder, </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 69" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=69"> Schipperke CAROL BEUCHAT uppers from overlappin</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 70" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=70"> HERDING Group The Temptation to Clone Yomuarndyo</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 71" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=71"> involved allows you to take on challeng- ing role</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 72" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=72"> HERDING Group I know the rapid course this cancer</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 73" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=73"> CAROL BEUCHAT can get obsessive to the point whe</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 74" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=74"> HERDING Group new job, especially when wearing hi</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 75" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=75"> class. This is particularly true of regional spec</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 76" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=76"> HERDING Group weeks of age. These begin to shed a</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 77" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=77"> TAhemPermicbarboekgeaWn pelusbhliCshoirngi Canlub</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 78" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=78"> HERDING Group cracies in areas such as training, </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 79" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=79"> was only the second time in 15 years of teaching </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 80" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=80"> CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING KENNELS FOR SALE EXCELLE</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 81" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=81"> BREEDERS' CLASSIFIEDS PUBLICATION OF ADVERTISEMEN</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 82" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=82"> BREEDERS' CLASSIFIEDS ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT GETT</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 83" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=83"> Times Past The Poodle Sportsman,Showoff,and Not </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 84" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=84"> Dog People JimMoses “Handlers are the r</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 85" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=85"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_December_2008 page 86" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc09a038?page=86"> </a>