Top Notch Toys - October 2021




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The Seven Secrets of Show Success Michael & Cathy Dugan

Bonnie Guggenheim

Things I’ve Learned Arvind deBraganca

Cecilia Bozzo

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What’s In a Name? Jude Daley

18 Candids: Morris & Essex Jean Edwards 20 Living With a Chihuahua Virginia (Jenny) Hauber 24 Candids: Junior Handlers Chihuahua National Donna Bledsoe

Back to Basics: It’s Time Jacqueline L. Stacy


The Russian Toy Dog Nona Dietrich

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What Attracted Us to the Biewer Terrier Renée Popkey & Robert Young

30 Chihuahua Survey Stephanie Schultes

Index to Advertisers

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