December 2009 Issue

December 2009 Cover

On our cover

BIS American Champion Shadow Hill Rascal Flatts (imp USA)
Debra and Geoff Hill
Wyndham Vale Victoria


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December 2009 Contents


Breed Feature


As we went to press we learned with deep sadness that Graham Head OAM passed away. Over all the years of its existence, this publication has published dozens of photos of Graham awarding top dogs all over the world. He was a legend in his time and we shall not see his like again. A tribute will appear in our combined January/February issue, as it was impossible to do justice to his many achievements by rushing one at this time.

We hope you enjoy this issue, withour usual stunning full colour pictorial spreads of major Australian and International events, and therefore photos of some of the top winning dogs here and in the world. Special congratulations also to the State Junior Handler Finalists who all aquitted themselves so well at the recent Final, and sincere congratulations to the winner. See page 6.

This coming weekend Australia will be represented at the AKC Eukanuba Classic by the Puli MBIS, MBISS, INT, DK, SW, AU, NZ CH Cordmaker Topsy Turvey and we wish her the very best of luck.

Our other great Aussie ambassador, the Vizsla Eng Sh Ch, Aust Ch Hungargunn Bear Itn Mind also was elegible for the prestigious event but will not be present - his place has been taken by a British Bulldog - how very fitting that is. And what a co-incidence that these two wonderful Australian dogs are both in fact Hungarian breeds!

We would like to extend our very best wishes for the cominng holiday season to all our friends throughout the dog WORLD, and particularly our hard working correspondents, photographers, contributors and many willing helpers - without you National DOG would not be what it is.

Please remember there is NO January issue - we spend our "spare time" working on the Annual!

Wendye Slatyer - Editor



  • National Junior Handler Final
  • Chinese First Samoyed National
  • Making a Breeding to MAKE a breeding - Rick Beauchamp
  • The Over Vaccination Debate continues - Elizabeth Hart
  • Judging Toydogs in Germany - Glen Dymock
  • Finland Puppy of the Year - Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen
  • Letters
  • Bundesseiger - Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen
  • Vale Mona Berkowitz - Denise Humphries
  • Can We Keep The Dog?
  • Puppy Love - Stever Linde
  • The Austrian Kennel Club Celebrates Its Centenary - Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen


  • The British Scene - Geoff Corish
  • Honey Gross Richardson - Aggression Part Three
  • Communic8tor
  • Informant

And our stand alone Breed Feature on
Grand Champions

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