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November 30, 2003

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Greetings to all our readers. For those in the USA, we hope you had a fine Thanksgiving Day with friends and family.  We express our thanks to you, our readers, for sending us ideas and helpful comments, and for supporting WorkingDogWeb's many free services through your online shopping via links on the site. You make WorkingDogWeb possible.  Thank you!

People are stopping by TalkDogs, our new discussion site -- asking about the best breeds of dogs for a disabled person who can't walk a dog but has a small yard.  And how to aid a dog with nervous tendencies. Can anyone help? And we've posed a question: What words does your dog know?  Please visit to record your canine's word list.  Or add your question or comment. Start here:
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In addition to this newsletter, we offer our frequently updated DogBlog, or "Dog Web Log," where we track trends in the dog world.  See the amazing list of words known by a very smart Corgi, owned by a friend of ours.  Compare with your dog's vocabulary!

And check out our latest updates on discoveries on the arrival Down Under of the dingo, a semi-domesticated dog thought to be related to early dogs of Southeast Asia.  Aussies are struggling with the question of whether the dingo should be considered a dog breed or a species of wild dog.  Start here:
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Canine Health Tips of the Week
DOG HEALTH TIPS FOR WINTER - BE PREPARED

Most dog owners think of fleas as a problem during the spring time, but there is a winter time connection too.  Just think about those midwinter days when the air warms and the sun shines!  You love it, but so do fleas! You'll want this update on fighting parasites.

Also, do you know how to take care of your dog's feet during the winter, with all the snow, ice and slush your pooch's pads are likely to encounter?  

Answers to those questions are in the health tips link below.   Your dog's health and nutrition are keys to his or her happiness, so check this out today.
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PETS & VETS - NEWS ON DOGS' DIETS

Did you take time to learn about the new scientific recommendations for dog nutrition when we featured it in the last issue? If not, here are easy to read "tidbits" from the 500-page report to get you started.
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Legally blind Oregon musher prepares for Iditarod 2004
RACHAEL SCDORIS MUST COMPLETE QUALIFYING RACES FIRST

Rachael Scdoris is a remarkable dog woman, a committed sled dog driver who drove her first team -- two of her dad's reliable older dogs -- when she was 8 years old.  Since that time she has won her first sled dog race, at age 12, became the youngest musher to finish a 500-mile race, at age 15, has graduated from high school -- and has worked out an arrangement with the Iditarod Trail Committee to let her run the race in 2004. 

What's so special?   Rachael has an eye disorder called achromatopsia that leaves her colorblind and with poor visual acuity.  She requested an accommodation that would allow two snowmobile drivers to serve as her eyes, warning her of problems on the trail. After long consideration at two meetings, the Iditarod committee granted her one sled dog driver and his or her dog team to accompany her to serve as her eyes. This musher must also be officially qualified to enter the Iditarod.  She made the second presentation to the race committee herself, remarkable for a young adult who just graduated from high school.  

The decision was not without controversy, but now that it is made most people are wishing her well.  Dan MacEachen, a seven-time Iditarod veteran, has agreed to be her "eyes." Her next task is to complete 500 miles of qualifying races. You will likely be reading more about her and her dogs in the future so we thought you'd like to meet her.
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The Link of the Week aims to help you improve your dog's skills, behavior and activities, with occasional special features on other topics of interest for working dog owners. No matter your breed, sports or training interest, the link should be worthwhile.
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For competitive canines and companions

BUILDING A STRONGER BOND WITH YOUR DOGS

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Whether you want a closer bond with your dog to help improve his or her performance in competitive activities that involve you both, or you want that positive relationship with your pet that makes for a good life together, this short piece has plenty of ideas worth checking out. 

The author of this featured article talks about the importance of "daily rituals" for himself and his dog Forbes that forge the links between them, a process that is simple to do if you are committed to that quality time with your canine companion.  These are some of the ideas in this online article -- which may also give you a chuckle or two.  Enjoy!

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Big-Enough Anna: Little Sled Dog that Braved the Arctic
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Several summers ago, I had a chance to meet Pam Flowers and her huskies during a trip to Alaska, and was impressed with her courage and love of her dogs.   WorkingDogWeb has featured her book on her trip across the Arctic [see below, Alone Across the Arctic] and now are delighted to feature Big-Enough Anna, her children's story about Anna, the gutsy husky puppy. Perfect for any child who likes animals and adventure, and for parents who love reading to their youngsters.

Bear: Heart of a Hero
By Capt. Scott Shields & Nancy West

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If you admire the courage of the search and rescue dogs who served at Ground Zero following the attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11, you will want this book -- Bear: Heart of a Hero -- for yourself and as gifts to others who love working dogs.

Dog Is My Co-Pilot : Great Writers on the World's Oldest Friendship
By Various Authors, selected by Editors of Bark Magazine

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This volume is filled with heart-warming and inspiring stories about the human and canine bond.  You'll appreciate being able to dip into a few pages when you have time in your busy life to enjoy great writing about dogs. Among the authors included in
Dog Is My Co-Pilot are Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, Mark Doty, Caroline Knapp, Thom Jones, Mark Derr, Rick Bass, Tom Junod and Erica Jong and many others.

The New Work of Dogs: Tending to Life, Love, and Family
By Jon Katz
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We had the please of interviewing Jon when his first dog book, A Dog Year: Twelve Months, Four Dogs and Me [see below left] was published a few years ago.  We were delighted when his new book, The New Work of Dogs, gave him room to explore the many ways that dogs are intertwined in our lives -- and what that means for the dogs themselves.  If you care at all about dog rescue, his story of a remarkable woman who dedicates her life to rescue is must reading.

Working Dogs:  True Stories of Dogs and Their Handlers
By Kristin Mehus-Roe

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Finally, we are pleased to feature a wonderful book that explores the whole range of dog work, from assistance dogs to ranch dogs to therapy dogs to sled dogs to police, military and SAR dogs. Working Dogs:  True Stories Working Dogs:   True Stories can be enjoyed any dog lover who admires capable dogs, as well as by those seeking specific information about each canine career.

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New in the All-Around and Cool category of Cool Canine Site Award winners is the site for the Oxbow Crew including the charming Corgis including Quest, Cochise and Dancer, plus the appealing story of Liberty, the rescue dog.  The site has super photos, nice design and easy to follow navigation.  It's fun too!   [Note: There are now three pages for Cool Canine Sites, our newest winners and our long-time winners. Explore all three!]
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