Dog Fancy Magazine – May 2009

May 2009 Dog Fany Magazine Cover

Bow Tie Inc. has released its May 2009 edition of Dog Fancy Magazine!

Pest Control
Take the bite out of fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes.

From New York to Nevada, California to Connecticut, mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks plague our dogs. Beyond annoyance, these small but formidable creatures, found in all regions, can also transmit potentially life-threatening diseases. Luckily our prevention arsenal is well-equipped.

Does it Pay to Insure?
Find out if pet insurance is right for your dog and your wallet.

A little more than 2 percent of all U.S. pet owners carry pet insurance, according to the American Pet Products Association. That may not seem like much, but the trade group expects the number to climb significantly by 2010, to between 5 and 7 percent.

Scale Model
Announcing the winners of our Biggest Losers Contest.

People across the country worked hard getting their dogs healthy and in shape. Pound for pound, everyone did a great job helping their dogs lose weight and enjoy a healthier life. Take a look at our Biggest Losers and how they lost their proverbial love handles.

The 54th Annual Show Dogs of the Year Awards honor the dog world’s finest.

Westminster may celebrate the best dogs, but it is the annual Purina ProPlan Show Dogs of the Year Awards that honor the year’s most notable human and canine successes. From trainer to vet, champion dog to top judge, all are awarded at this prestigious evening for the standout stars of the dog world.

The Wonder from Down Under
The hard-working Australian Cattle Dog is his owner’s best mate.

Australian Cattle Dog Rebel, a two-time Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Best of Breed winner, certified service dog, and titled herding dog, was on the job in the wilderness.Serving as hiking buddy and guardian, he accompanied owner Rebekka R. on a two-week fly-fishing trip from their home in Ontario, Canada, to southern Alberta. During the trip, Rebel added another accomplishment to his already impressive résumé.

Black Russian Terrier
The Black Russian Terrier is a loyal guardian.

The owner of a Black Russian Terrier must commit to socialization and training, says breeder Gayle W. Even a well-socialized and trained Black Russian, however, can assume defense mode when he thinks a situation requires guarding.

Hide and Peke
You’ll find a charming playful companion under that fluffy mop.

The Pekingese’s history as a treasured personal companion to emperors and empresses in the Forbidden City in Imperial China instilled these fabulous dogs with a regal self-importance, an intuitive understanding of human moods, and a broad appeal.


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