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September 6, 2004

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Greetings from your editor!  I've taken the summer off from regular activities relating to WorkingDogWeb.com including production of this newsletter in order to complete the final editing of a long-term book project.  My goal is to publish the book through our Heritage North Press in late 2004 or early 2005.  You will be among the first to hear when the book is available. And we aim to do more frequent newsletters in the months ahead.

Very important news for purebred dogs is the recent announcement that the dog genome has been completed. This is expected to be a major boon to researchers trying to figure out the genes related to particular diseases in dogs -- and, remarkably, to similar ailments in human beings. Check out our DogBlog for information and links to more on the official release of the dog genome. 

The work on the canine genome was what made it possible to determine "genetic fingerprints" for 85 popular breeds, a topic mentioned in the last issue.  That scientific work led to the discovery of 14 ancient breeds including the Afghan Hound, Basenji, Chow Chow, and the Siberian Husky.

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Interestingly, researchers used a boxer,  Tasha, for working out the genome or genetic instructions -- because the boxer has less genetic diversity than many other breeds.

Our TalkDogs discussion site continues to be active -- with one person asking about a miniature version of an Old English sheepdog, about an Akita that is shedding a lot, and a dog owner wondering how to get her two-year old border collie to pay more attention to her? Can you help with answers?  Thanks to the generous readers who are offering their suggestions.   Feel free to add your question or comment.  Start here:
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We apologize for all the flashing ads at the TalkDogs page and now a big "cover up" ad  that you have to click off. The forum space is free, many of you have enjoyed the forum and no one has complained. Still, we will likely look for an alternative service.

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Proheart 6, a time-release heartworm medication, was recalled in early September by the Food and Drug Administration after reports that many dogs got sick. Moxidectin is the main ingredient of this popular medicine.
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After the September 11 tragedy in New York City, a woman named Natalie rescued a Hungarian sheepdog today typically called by the nickname Puli. They visit hospices and nursing homes to bring cheer and affection. They also visit schools where children read to the visiting dogs. Puli  truly has a new lease on life. 
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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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EXPLORE MANY ASPECTS OF WORKING DOGS

At the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, there's a wonderful exhibit on a great many aspects of the DOG -- and much of the exhibit is available online, ready for you and your family to enjoy.  There are sections on dog evolution and genetics, but also pages about dogs helping people, including service and therapy dogs.   Working dog fanciers will especially enjoy the Form and Function section, and there is a thorough look at the sources of working dog endurance.
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EXTRA CANINE LINK - ADVICE FROM "DOC" LOMBARD:
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Love to learn dog training insights from the pros? We are pleased to offer as an extra feature an article by Nancy Cowan on sled dog training ideas from Roland "Doc" Lombard, one of the most famous sled dog racers of all time. Nancy draws on the content of her new book, The Training and Racing Journals of Roland and Louise Lombard," for an example or two of how Doc approached training challenges and dog psychology. The article is published online in our Racing Siberian Husky Online section.
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PUPPY SCHOOL: Everything you need to know to raise the perfect pup
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The two authors of this new book together have more than 40 years of experience in dog training athletes, and the book uses a very appealing approach filled with photographs. You have the opportunity to see exactly how a dog can be trained for a specific skill or activitity. Often that skill is illustrated with three or four photos, so you see each step along the way.

Dog behaviors addressed including such things as bite inhibition and the command "watch me" to increase your dog's attentiveness. There is emphasis on teaching dogs the right cue commands. For beginning owners, there are the basics including getting your puppy used to being touched from head to tail.  Even long-time dog owners and trainers will find the book of interest, and may find it a good book to recommend to new puppy owners.

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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. Since then, WorkingDogWeb has featured her book on her trip across the Arctic [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.

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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