BREED DISPOSITIONS TO DISEASE IN DOGS AND CATS
by Alex Gough and Alison Thomas Here is a comprehensive reference to all the diseases and disorders of dogs and cats that are either inherited or more prevalent in certain breeds. If you are a veterinary surgeon or student needing a handy reference book, or a breeder wanting to know more about your own breed then this book will be invaluable.
BREEDING BETTER DOGS VIDEO
Easy to understand information on the basics of dog genetics and breeding programs. Clear charts and diagrams so you can set up your own breeding program.
BREEDING BETTER DOGS
If you are trying to develop a breeding program, here's a technique that works - a clear, concise approach to the principles of breeding, with a basic color chart pedigree system that's practical.
Anatomy, breeding behavior, genetics, pregnancy, whelping, rearing a litter, reproductive problems, even artificial insemination. A must-have for breeders!
by Harold Spira A beautifully illustrated glossary of terms used in the Breed Standards for purebred dogs worldwide.
Control of Canine Genetic Diseases
George A. Padgett; 1998; Hardcover; 264 pages
The issue of genetic diseases in dogs is a matter of major concern for every dog breeder, every companion dog owner and every serious dog enthusiast at the present time. How to understand the mechanics of inheritance, how to deal with percentages, predictability of outcome and how to breed away from such scourges as canine hip dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy and other debilitating conditions are all covered in this important new book by one of the scientific community's most respected authorities on the subject. The superlative text is augmented with charts, graphs, tables and all the data needed to help the dog breeder take a positive role in enhancing the genetic health of his or her own dogs and the health of entire breed populations. Many practical issues are included such as ethical dealings with buyers of puppies showing late onset conditions, test mating and much more. Destined to become the classic on this truly vital subject.
DOG BREEDERS PROFESSIONAL SECRETS. ETHICAL BREEDING PRACTICES
by Sylvia Smart Becoming a dog breeder is a significant undertaking. And there is so much more you need to know to be a successful breeder beyond just knowing how to whelp and raise puppies. Dog Breeders Professional Secrets goes well beyond other books to tell you what it takes to be a successful and ethical dog breeder. Sylvia Smart shares her real-life experiences (both good and bad) and explores dozens of issues that a prospective breeder must consider to build a high quality dog breeding business.
DOG BREEDING - THE THEORY & PRACTICE
Practical, comprehensive guide for anyone with an interest in breeding good dogs. Up-to-date information on the principles of genetics, selection and breeding systems, practical aspects of mating, whelping, postnatal care and management.
DOG BREEDING AS A FINE ART
*Won the Dog Writer's Association of America's Award, Best General Reference Book of 2003! A practical handbook for successful dog breeding. Most breeders are striving to leave a mark on a breed, to create dogs superior to what existed before in some way. This book answers why we strive to do it - and HOW.
FUTURE DOG: BREEDING FOR GENETIC SOUNDNESS
A basic reference for breeders wishing to understand the use of DNA markers in predicting inheritance of traits and characteristics, including diagnosis of inherited diseases. Illustrated in color, an invaluable resource for achieving success in your breeding program!
Genetic and Ecological Diversity: The Sport of Nature
Lawrence Martin Cook; 1991; paperback
Draws together the research by ecologists and by population geneticists on species and genetic diversity within populations of animals. Suitable as a supplementary text for graduate or undergraduate courses in population genetics, ecology, and evolutionary biology.
Genetics and the Social Behavior of Dogs
Scott and Fuller; 1998; paperback
The classic study of dog behavior gathered into one volume. Based on twenty years of research at the Jackson Laboratory, this is the single most important and comprehensive reference work on the behavior of dogs ever complied. "Genetics and the Social Behavior of the Dog is one of the most important texts on canine behavior published to date. Anyone interested in breeding, training, or canine behavior must own this book."--Wayne Hunthausen, D.V.M., Director of Animal Behavior Consultations
Genetics of the Dog
Malcolm B. Willis; 1989; Hardcover
Written for the layperson and the scientist alike, this study of how heredity affects physical and behavioral conditions in dogs includes genetic principles, polygenic inheritance, inheritance on many desirable and undesirable features, genetic diseases, and much more.
GENETICS, AN INTRODUCTION FOR DOG BREEDERS
A comprehensive yet easy to understand guide to the nature of heredity, the application of genetics to specific breeds, how to control genetic disorders, and the art of breed selection. A must-have for the breeder's library!
Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters
Matt Ridley; 2000; hardcover, 344 pages
Readers unfamiliar with the jargon of genetic research needn't fear; Ridley provides a quick, clear guide to the few words and concepts he must use to translate hard science into English. His writing is informal, relaxed, and playful, guiding the reader so effortlessly through our 23 chromosomes that by the end we wish we had more. Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters delves deep within your body (and, to be fair, Ridley's too) looking for dirt dug up by the Human Genome Project. Each chapter pries one gene out of its chromosome and focuses on its role in our development and adult life, but also goes further, exploring the implications of genetic research and our quickly changing social attitudes toward this information. Genome shies away from the "tedious biochemical middle managers" that only a nerd could love and instead goes for the A-material: genes associated with cancer, intelligence, sex (of course), and more. He believes that the Human Genome Project will be as world-changing as the splitting of the atom; if so, he is helping us prepare for exciting times--the hope of a cure for cancer contrasts starkly with the horrors of newly empowered eugenicists. Anyone interested in the future of the body should get a head start with the clever, engrossing Genome.
HISTORY AND MANAGEMENT OF THE MASTIFF, 2ND ED.
by Elizabeth Baxter & Patricia Hoffman "The History and Management of the Mastiff" brings today's Mastiff fancier rich details about the establishment, building and survival of this noble breed.
K-9 STRUCTURE & TERMINOLOGY
by Edward Gilbert, Jr. & Thelma Brown Excellent information on anatomy, gait, terminology and judging. Learn not only what correct structure is; understand why it is essential to function and health. Includes a 31-page glossary to expand the meaning of words familiar to dog enthusiasts and helps explain them to those new on the subject.
LABRADOR BREEDERS HANDBOOK
by Debby Kay A concise and useful reference designed for all Labrador breeders by a Labrador breeder. Includes a discussion of line breeding, the pedigree and how to use it, genetic problems in the breed, and color genetics.
Practical Genetics for Dog Breeders
Malcolm Beverly Willis; 1992; Out of print - Special Order available
An intelligently written, expertly organized study of the laws and effects of inheritance. Willis has produced a comprehensive, clear and readable guide that explains the principles and practice in terms accessible to the thinking breeder.
PUPPY INTENSIVE CARE: A BREEDER'S GUIDE TO CARE OF NEWBORN PUPPIES
by Myra Savant-Harris If puppies are on the way, you want those newborns to have the best possible chance of survival and good health by being prepared. You can’t count on a vet being available, so breeders need to learn these skills. Learn how to administer simple but effective measures to help puppies in distress. Described in friendly, non-technical terms from a long-time breeder. BONUS! Comes with a 32 minute DVD to better illustrate the techniques recommended.
PUPPY PUZZLE: EVALUATING STRUCTURAL QUALITY DVD
by Pat Hastings New expanded DVD format! The Hastings approach to evaluating the structural quality of puppies. Learn from the pros how to choose the right puppy for your breeding program and the show ring, obedience, agility, field trials, or the "couch potato" lifestyle! Includes remastered original video content, plus 50 minutes of new footage!
REACHING FOR THE STARS: ADVANCED LABRADOR BREEDING
Expanded version of the classic, "Advanced Labrador Breeding." How to recognize and breed for the hallmarks of a champion, what qualities make a good breeder, how a good breeder stays on top. For the serious breeder of ANY breed!
SOS DOG - THE PUREBRED DOG HOBBY RE-EXAMINED
by Johan and Edith Gallant The domestic dog has presumably been associated with humankind for the past 13,000 years, but the majority of breeds are no older than 130 years. In that short time period, there has been much change and development, mainly with the human's taste and interests taking precedence over the dog.
This book questions if such a general approach is appropriate and if the purebred dog initiative since its inception has indeed improved the breeds under manipulation.
SUCCESSFUL DOG BREEDING
Chris Walkowicz & Bonnie Wilcox
Handbook of canine midwifery. Leads you through the process of selecting a mate, orchestrating a match, caring for the pregnant bitch, and weaning puppies.
THE DOG AND ITS GENOME
by Elaine Ostrander, Urs Giger & Kerstin Lindblad-Toh, Editors The book that serious breeders and students of canine genetics have been waiting for! Twenty-six chapters written by experts in the field include various aspects of morphological and behavioral variation in dogs, their origins and domestication, and their unique value as a model system for many common but complex human diseases.
THE DOG IN ACTION
by McDowell Lyon Written in 1950, this was the first book to thoroughly analyze, illustrate and explain the under-the-skin workings of the dog. It is the foundation for all gait and locomotion books which have been written since.
The German Shepherd Dog: A Genetic History
Malcolm B. Willis; Hardcover
A treasure trove of vital information, tracing the breed's origins, discussing Standards, inheritance of coat color, and judging, and detailing genetic principles and defects, reproductive traits, and behavior.