24 | 2011 Editors' Choice Award Winners
13 new and innovative products, including training equipment, treats, grooming aids and more. More>>
28 | Holiday Gift Guide
Wow your friends and family with these dog-themed gifts.
30 | Meet the Breed
Follow that Nose: Armed with an unparalleled scenting ability, the iconic Bloodhound excels in tracking, mantrailing and drooling on loved ones. More>>
By Stephanie Horan
36 | Earth Dogs
Terriers take on the dirty frenzied job of dispatching critters to help working farms and ranches. More>>
By Darren Warner
40 | Across the Pond
Why and how breeders and owners import dogs.
By Kim Campbell Thornton
46 | The Future of the AKC
How the nation's largest purebred dog registry responds to declining registrations and controvery inside and outside the fancy.
By Dan Sayers
52 | Rare Breed Spotlight
Tiny Toy Wonder: Few can resist the Japanese Terrier's endearing expression and patent terrier verve.
By Alice Bixler
4 | From the Reader
Picture Perfect More>>
By Jackie Brown
6 | Inbox
7 | Reader Photos
8 | First Things First
10 | Canine News
15 | Advice from the Natural Vet
Bright and Beautiful: Holistic ways to care for your dog's teeth and gums.
By Deva Khalsa, V.M.D.
16 | Conformation Corner
Learn the Ropes: Take advantage of local all-breed clubs and the services they offer.
By Jeffrey G. Pepper
18 | In the Community
Saving the Satos: Rescue organization Pets Alice Puerto Rico helps save and rehome dogs from dreaded Dead Dog Beach.
By Wendy Bedwell-Wilson
20 | Training and Behavior
Best Travel Tips: Make your holiday journey easier with this simple advice.
By M. Christine Zink, D.V.M., Ph.D.
22 | Breeder's Notebook
Hypoallergenic Dogs: Real of Myth? Recent studies shed light on the controversial and ubiquitous topic of allergy-friendly dogs. More>>
By D. Caroline Coile, Ph.D.
55 | Dog Shop
56 | Breeder Finder Index
70 | Classified Ads
71 | Advertiser Index
72 | My Story
Calm After the Storm: A gentle Tibbie brings smiles everywhere from the show ring to nursing homes. More>>