8 | Grooming Achievement
Groomer Beth Collins named 2009 Cardinal Crystal Show Dog Groomer of the Year.
by Soraya Gutierrez
10 | Scottie Still on a Roll
Hot off her last national Best-in-Show win, Scottish Terrier Sadie takes Westminster top prize.
by Amy Fernandez
24 | Meet the Breed: Salty and Sweet
A veteran of the high seas, the Portuguese Water Dog buoys spirits far and wide. More>>
by Stephanie Horan
30 | Snip and Clip Academy
Grooming schools provide aspiring professionals with top-notch training and business know-how. More>>
by Bobbye A. Land
34 | 8 Expert Grooming Secrets Revealed
Don't miss these vital tricks of the trade from top grooming and showing experts.
by Lisa A. Hanks
38 | Which Collar Is Right for You?
Top trainers discuss the pros and cons of common dog collars. More>>
by Liz Palika
46 | Rare Breed Spotlight: Cirneco Dell'Etna
This elegant sighthound has an ancient story.
by Alice Bixler
2 | From the Editor
New Poodle Comes Home More>>
by Jackie Brown
4 | Inbox
5 | 95 Years of Dog World
6 | Canine News
14 | Sports and Fitness
Caught in Midair: Canine disc evens will have your dog flying high. More>>
by M. Christine Zink, Ph.D., D.V.M.
16 | Cook's Corner
Raw Data: The basics of feeding a raw diet. More>>
by Mary Straus
18 | Breeder's Notebook
The Great Spay Debate: A recent study linking intact bitches with a long life span sparks more questions about the practice of early spaying and neutering. Read the article>>
by D. Caroline Coile, Ph.D.
20 | People
Proof Positive: It's Me or the Dog's Victoria Stilwell, positive-reinforcement trainer and canine advocate. Read the article>>
by April Balotro
22 | Natural Health Solutions
Groom Your Dog Naturally: Regular grooming using natural and organic methods is an integral part of your dog's health.
by Shawn Messonnier, D.V.M.
23 | In the Ring
Why Go Pro? Professional handlers make show dogs glitter in the ring.
by Anne H. Bowes
44 | Breed Spotlight: Working Group
50 | The Dog Shop
52 | Breeder Finder Index
69 | Classified Ads
71 | Advertiser Index
72 | My Story