Top Notch Toys - July 2021





AJ ARAPOVIC CEO & Publisher Office 512-686-3466 ext. 102 Cell 512-541-8128 HANIFA ARAPOVIC Vice President 512-686-3466 ext. 104 Cell 512-541-8687 MICHAEL R. VERAS Chief Operating Officer 512-686-3466 ext. 101 ALEXANDRA GEBHARDT Chief Marketing Officer, Head Of Digital Brands 1-908-288-7733 SAMANTHA ADKINS Production Co-Ordinator Advertiser Relations 512-686-3466 ext. 103 DANIEL CARTIER Director, Social Media & Web Site ADVERTISING DIRECTOR/EDITOR



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The Yorkshire Terrier Disqualification Issue Kathleen B. Kolbert

Bonnie Guggenheim

Judging the Pomeranian Dr. Geno Sisneros

Jessica Freni, Susan Link, Jessica Simon, Scott Toney

BONNIE GUGGENHEIM Advertising Director/Editor 512-971-3280 SOCIAL MEDIA ELMA BEGIC Manager, Social Media & Creative Content 1-512-686-3466

37 The Significance of Pedigrees Cathy M. Driggers 42 Basic Character and Temperament of the Yorkshire Terrier Shirley A. Patterson 46 Candids: Davenport, IA Tom Weigand 48 Grooming & Maintaining the Yorkshire Terrier for Show Jamie Bennett 52 The Yorkshire Terrier Puppy Betty R. Dullinger

The Survival of the Prettiest Harry Bennett & S.D. Rowan, Jr.

What it Means to be an Italian Greyhound Harry Bennett & S.D. Rowan, Jr.


Biewer Terrier History Gayle Pruett & Myrna Torres

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Candids: Nor’East Toy Dog Cluster Jordan Isom

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