Top Notch Toys - September 2021




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14 Toy Talk 16 Toy Box


Volunteers: The Backbone of the Sport Walter J. Sommerfelt

Bonnie Guggenheim

Del Gonzalez & Michelle Smith 42

Judging the Chihuahua Richard Miller

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22 Living With Pekingese Susan Shephard 26 The Age of Rover A Conversation with Michael Hill Susan Shephard 30 A Legacy of Gold Susan Shephard 32 Candids: Lafayette Kennel Club Tom Weigand 34 My Dog is Limping... What Is the Problem? Sharon Masnick

Chihuahua From Head-2-Toe Joao Machado

Candids: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club of Greater Houston & Toy Club of Greater Houston Anetrius Wallace


Judging the Pug Donelle Richards

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Candids: IGCA National Specialty Tom Weigand

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