Top Notch Toys September 2018



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14 This Month in Top Notch Toys

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly George Milutinovich

TNT Top Twenty Toys

BONNIE GUGGENHEIM Editor/Advertising Director 512-971-3280 DANIEL CARTIER Director, Social Media & Web Site JOSEPH NEIL McGINNIS III

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Russian Toy National Specialty 2018 Nona Dietrich

TNT All-Breed System

from the Publisher AJ Arapovic

18 Toy Talk & Toy Box Bonnie Guggenheim 22 TNT Coming Attractions 40 Greeley Kennel Club Candids

Judging the Pug Donelle Richards

TNT Breed System

Executive Editor Emeritus Chief Media Consultant

The Joy of Training a Pug Donna Manha

National Owner Handled System Top Toys

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photos by Tom Weigand 64 National Specialty photos by Donna Wolf 66

The Health Status of the Pug Breed 2018 Christine Dresser, DVM 73 The Pug and Color Patrick Arthur McManus 74

Advertising and Subscription Rates

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Index to Advertisers

49 The Havanese National Kathy Ambler


The Pug Charlotte P. Patterson

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