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<br /> October 2010<br /> Tackling<br /> an Elusive Tumor<br /> Old Dogs,<br /> New Tricks<br /> The<br /> American Dog<br /> at Home<br /> <br /> WHAT'S INSIDE<br /> october<br /> 2010<br /> Features<br /> 26 The American Dog<br /> at Home<br /> A new book celebrates canine<br /> companions, in life, words, and oils.<br /> 32 Agility at Any Age<br /> Even a gray muzzle can have fun and<br /> fast times with jumps, tunnels, and<br /> weaves.<br /> By Penny Leigh<br /> 36 Become a Better Parent<br /> The 2010 AKC Parent Club Conference<br /> tackled some of the most important<br /> issues facing the fancy today.<br /> By Susan M. Gilmore<br /> 38 An Elusive Tumor<br /> Blood tests gave an early warning of a<br /> dog's multiple myeloma.<br /> By Jeff Grognet, DVM<br /> ON OUR COVER 26 The American Dog at Home<br /> Boston Terrier 32 Old Dogs, New Tricks<br /><a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2010 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ed46b03c?page=1"> October 2010 Tackling an Elus</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2010 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ed46b03c?page=2"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2010 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ed46b03c?page=3"> WHAT'S INSIDE october 2010 Features 26 The A</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2010 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ed46b03c?page=4"> WHAT'S INSIDE october 2010 columns & departments</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2010 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ed46b03c?page=5"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2010 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ed46b03c?page=6"> PRESIDENT'S LETTER T he American</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2010 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ed46b03c?page=7"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2010 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ed46b03c?page=8"> GZ EDITED BY BUD BOCCONE 5 Heroes Win ACE Rac</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2010 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ed46b03c?page=9"> Z G FROM THE CHAIRMAN In August, the Board adde</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2010 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ed46b03c?page=10"> GZ Times Past THE LAST RUN By Susie Zemo Letch</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2010 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ed46b03c?page=11"> A message from AKC Registrations All Dogs Dese</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2010 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ed46b03c?page=12"> News, reviews, books & products EDITED </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2010 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ed46b03c?page=13"> GZ Bookshelf </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2010 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ed46b03c?page=14"> COMPETITIVE CANINE better breeding </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2010 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ed46b03c?page=15"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2010 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ed46b03c?page=16"> better breeding incidence while those sterilize</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2010 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ed46b03c?page=17"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2010 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ed46b03c?page=18"> COMPETITIVE CANINE Lakeland Terrier the </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2010 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ed46b03c?page=19"> that bad breeder-judges tend to lose the quality </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2010 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ed46b03c?page=20"> COMPETITIVE CANINE future fancy A lo</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2010 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ed46b03c?page=21"> Getting Started AKC Delegate Marjorie Tuff, </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2010 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ed46b03c?page=22"> SAFE & SOUND nutrition Diets and</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2010 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ed46b03c?page=23"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2010 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ed46b03c?page=24"> nutrition introduce the</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2010 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ed46b03c?page=25"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2010 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ed46b03c?page=26"> SAFE & SOUND Miniaturized and brachy- </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_October_2010 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ed46b03c?page=27"> intensive care at Matthew J. 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