Dog World May 2012

May 2012

26 | Meet the Breed
A Wrinkle in Time: In only 50 years, the Chinese Shar-Pei went from being nearly extinct to one of the world's most recognizable breeds. More>>
By Kim Campbell Thornton

34 | Paddle With Your Dog
10 steps to a safe and fun aquatic outing with your canine first mate. More>>
By Lynn Hayner




36 | Choosing Your Next Performance Dog
A three-step approach will help you identify your future all-star puppy.
By Diana Kerew-Shaw

40 | Hello World!
10 ways to build puppy confidence and raise a happy, easy-going dog.
By Liz Palika

42 | Puppy Aptitude Tests: Crystal Balls or Hocus Pocus?
Experts and owners weigh in on the evaluations that allegedly forecast a puppy's temperament and abilities.
By D. Caroline Coile, Ph.D.

46 | Dog World Recommends
10 great products for your new puppy. More>>

50 | Solving the Pet Insurance Puzzle
A guide to determining the best policy for you and your dogs.
By Meredith Wargo

54 | Rare Breed Spotlight
Tiger Dog: Originally a skilled hunter in the mountains of Japan, the Kai Ken now enjoys life as a steadfast companion and watchdog.
By Alice Bixler



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March 2012 April 2012
March 2012 April 2012



4 | From the Editor
New Appreciation More>>
By Jackie Brown

6 | Inbox

7 | Reader Photos

8 | Online Content and Contests

10 | First Things

14 | Canine News

16 | Advice From the Natural Vet
The Vaccine Balancing Act: A holistic approach to puppy vaccinations.
By Deva Khalsa, V.M.D.

18 | Conformation Corner
Puppy Prep School: It's never too early to teach your future show dog the vital lessons it needs to know. More>>
By Jeffrey G. Pepper

20 | Breeder's Notebook
Feeding the Extremes: What puppy diets are best for giant and toy breeds?
By D. Caroline Coile, Ph.D.

22 | Training and Behavior
Puppy Exercise 101: Stay away from activities that stress your puppy's growing body. More>>
By M. Christine Zink, D.V.M., Ph.D.

24 | In the Community
Investing in the Future: Indigo Rescue co-founder Heather Hines turns a generous gift into a money-making legacy.
By Wendy Bedwell-Wilson

53 | Dog Shop

57 | Breeder Directory

70 | General Classified Ads

71 | Advertiser Index

72 | My Story
A Little Help From My Friend: With her Cocker Spaniel's love and patience, a woman overcomes her paralyzing anxiety. More>>

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