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Grooming and Showing

2009 DOG SHOW CALENDAR
by Virginia Federation of Dog Clubs and Breeders, Inc.
New for shows Oct. 2008 - Dec. 2009! The most complete, up-to-date annual calendar of AKC and States Kennel Club dog shows in the U.S. Includes Canadian show secretaries.
ABSOLUTE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO SHOWING YOUR DOG
by Cheryl Smith
This easy-to-read guide will help you discover whether the show ring is the right place for you and your dog, learn the basics of training, and develop the skills for successful showing.
All 87 Dog Breed Grooming for the Beginner
1988; hardcover
ALL ABOUT DOG SHOWS
by Sam Kohl
The spectator's guide to understanding and enjoying a dog show!
ALL BREED DOG GROOMING GUIDE
Sam Kohl
Our best selling grooming book! Step-by-step illustrated instructions for bathing, trimming, scissoring and grooming the breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club. This revised edition includes 25 new breeds.
  All-Breed Dog Grooming
Isabelle Francais, Richard Davis; 1988; paperback
AN ANCIENT HISTORY OF DOGS: SPANIELS THROUGH THE AGES
by J. C. Judah
Visit the hunting dogs of the past and meet the working spaniels of today. Enjoy the modern English Springer Spaniel through stories, artwork and over 180 photographs.
AN EYE FOR A DOG - ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO JUDGING PUREBRED DOGS
by Robert Cole
Have you ever wondered how dog show judges learn to identify the subtle differences that separate a dog that is merely good from a dog that is outstanding? Now you can develop your own eye for sound movement and structure and learn how color, marking, size, and even leash position affect the judge’s perception. You get to actively participate in over 100 judging scenarios similar to what a judge encounters in the show ring and compare your opinion with the author’s.
2004 Dog Writers Assn. of America Writing Competition Winner, Best Reference Book!

ANNIE ON DOGS!
by Anne Rogers Clark
All-breed AKC judge Anne Rogers Clark has a background and a depth of experience in dogs which is unparalleled. In this book Mrs. Clark shares her personal experiences, advice, and stories from a lifetime in dogs.
ART & BUSINESS OF PROFESSIONAL GROOMING
Dorothy Walin
Practical help on how to run your grooming business, as well as directions for grooming specific breeds!
BEAUTY SECRETS FOR LITTLE DOGS: FABULOUS FASHIONS, GORGEOUS GROOMING, AND COMPLETE CARE FOR YOUR TINY TRENDSETTER
by Deborah Wood
Beauty Secrets for Little Dogs Book is the dog owners comprehensive guide to making your furry friend feel like royalty. Superbly designed , chock-full of practical information ,and just plain fun.
BEST IN SHOW - THE WORLD OF SHOW DOGS AND DOG SHOWS
by Bo Bengtson
Elegantly written, crammed with stunning, often rare, color and black-and-white photos, abounding with undiscovered information and fascinating insider stories, this is the be-all and end-all book about dog shows. It describes how dog shows began and developed, which shows around the world are most important, who the human players are—the handlers, judges, owners, and breeders—who the canine stars are, and where this dog show phenomenon is heading. Best in Show stands as a book-publishing landmark that will last decades and is the hallmark gift for any serious dog lover.
BEST JUNIOR HANDLER
by Anne & Denise Olejniczak
Show successfully in juniors! How to dress, sportsmanship, the basics, finer points and special events. Get your show career started right!
Born to Win: Breed to Succeed
Patricia V. Craige; 1997; hardcover, 289 pages
The most comprehensive dog book of our time. Who but Pat Craige, winner of 10 Hound Groups at the Westminster show, could write the definitive dog book that explores every facet of breeding and exhibiting top winning Pure Bred Dogs. This is an extraordinary book that defies categorization. It is unique in the depth that treats each topic and the insights gained from many years at the top of the Dog Game. Over 250 photos in color and black and white.
CANINE TERMINOLOGY
by Harold Spira
A beautifully illustrated glossary of terms used in the Breed Standards for purebred dogs worldwide.
CONQUERING RING NERVES: A STEP-BY-STEP PROGRAM FOR ALL DOG SPORTS
by Diane Mayer
Now you can face and overcome your anxiety through an easy-to-follow, successful program. Shows you how to calm yourself, stay focused, boost your self-esteem, and give a blue-ribbon performance.
CTS GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG THE GERMAN WAY: ADVANCED TRAINING, CONDITIONING AND HANDLING DVD
by
(DVD) This DVD covers ADVANCED conditioning and handling for the GSD.
CTS GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG THE GERMAN WAY: BASIC TRAINING, CONDITIONING AND HANDLING DVD
by
DVD - How to show your German Shepherd successfully, including: the organization, procedure and strategy of an SV-style show.
CTS GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG THE GERMAN WAY: STRUCTURE DVD
by
DVD - This DVD is designed to illustrate, analyze and teach the German way of looking at the German Shepherd's conformation.
DOG GROOMING FOR DUMMIES
by Margaret Bonham
Friendly guide shows you how to develop a grooming routine that will keep your dog clean - and strengthen the bond between you.
Dog Showing for Beginners
Lynn Hall; 1994; hardcover, 154 pages
DOGS ARE PROBLEM SOLVERS, HANDLERS SHOULD BE
by Connie Cleveland
Connie Cleveland uses the following in her training program:

*Dogs have the ability to solve problems. *Dogs learn by trial and error. *Dogs stop behavior when it does not produce the desired reward. *Dogs are situational. *Dogs perform correctly prior to learning a task.

Great American Dog Show Game
Alvin Grossman; 1997; paperback
Grossman had long felt that lack of a good information program was severely hindering the dog game. Looking back on his own thirty plus years in the fancy he wondered how he had made it from a struggling novice to journeyman exhibitor to blase top-winning Specials owner to the exalted ranks of dog show judging. In an effort to impart some of the knowledge he has gained he has written this book. The Dog Writer's Association nominated this book for Best Book of the Year in its category.
GROOMING MANUAL FOR THE DOG AND CAT
by Sue Dallas, Diana North, Joanne Angus
This book provides much needed guidance for groomers, breeders and owners.

Step by step grooming/clipping techniques are described for the more popular breeds of dog and cat and in each case the technique is illustrated with photographic sequences.

GROOMING THE BROKEN-COATED TERRIER
by Arden Ross
Hand stripping, show and pet grooming for all broken-coated terrier breeds.
GROOMING THE JACK RUSSELL TERRIER FOR COMPANIONSHIP, WORK AND SHOW
Michelle Ward
Demonstrates in detail the grooming tips and techniques for keeping your terrier's coat healthy, functional, and attractive, whether your dog is a natural earth worker, a sparkling conformation show competitor, or a lively and companionable pet.
GROOMING YOUR DOG - BASIC HAIRCUTS DVD
by Ena Lane
This video makes it simple for your to learn how to give your dog an attractive haircut. Key elements of conventional pet clips comprise the basic haircuts so that you can select the one most suitable for your dog, whatever the breed.
GROOMING YOUR DOG: A NATURAL & HERBAL APPROACH
by Paula Kephart
Expert advice you'll need to give your dog a beautiful, silky coat, including how to make sure your dog is eating a healthful diet, techniques for grooming, bathing and brushing, and some general information on equipment for grooming.
GROOMING YOUR GOLDEN VIDEO
Patricia McCoy-Coleman
Instruction and demonstration on all the skills you'll need to groom your Golden Retriever. Instructor is professional handler Patricia McCoy-Coleman.
Guide to Home Pet Grooming
Chris C. Pinney; 1990; paperback, 128 pages
HANDLING I, BASIC DVD
by Michael Kemp
(DVD) Learn how to handle from Michael Kemp, top professional handler. Designed for the novice.
HANDLING II, ADVANCED DVD
by Michael Kemp
(DVD FORMAT) Learn show handling techniques from Michael Kemp, a professional handler and winner of the 1992 Westminster Best in Show.
ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO SHELTIE GROOMING
Barb Ross
Sheltie grooming from head to toe with step by step illustrations! Useful for collie owners, too! Includes information on developing correct earset on puppies.
INTERNATIONAL BOOK OF POODLE CLIPPING AND GROOMING
by Shirlee Kalstone
Third edition of the most respected book ever published on the subject of Poodle grooming. Features the newer high-style clips and European clips and how to execute them, as well as an in-depth review of state-of-the-art equipment.
JUDGE'S HANDBOOK OF BREED STANDARD ANALYSIS, 2ND EDITION
by Robert Berndt
Reference guide includes the major points of every AKC breed standard along with a photo of a top speciman of the breed and a brief discussion of the breed's background.
JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP - HOW TO GET STARTED IN ONE OF THE BEST FAMILY SPORTS
by Leah Tedesco
A helpful, easy to read, guide for children and young adults who are interested in competing in Junior Dog Showmanship.
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.
NEW SECRETS OF SHOW DOG HANDLING
by Peter Green & Mario Migliorini
From early training to ring strategy and promoting a special dog, this comprehensive illustrated guide reveals the actual practices, procedures and etiquiette involved in showing.
NOTES FROM THE GROOMING TABLE
Melissa Verplank
2004 Dog Writers Assn. of America Writing Competition Nominee! An all-breed grooming guide for the professional pet stylist. Detailed directions, clear black & white drawings and photos, a spiral binding, directions for both pet & show grooms.
PET GROOMING THE LONG-LEGGED TERRIERS DVD
by Sonnen Productions
(DVD) This is one of the breed grooming videos from Sonnen productions under the guidance of Michael Kemp, a top handler and groomer.
PET GROOMING THE POODLE DVD (6 TRIMS - 2 VOLS)
by Sonnen Productions
(DVD) This is one of the breed grooming videos from Sonnen productions under the guidance of Michael Kemp, a top handler and groomer.
PET GROOMING THE POODLE VIDEO (6 TRIMS - 2 VOLS)
by Sonnen Productions
(VHS) This is one of the breed grooming videos from Sonnen productions under the guidance of Michael Kemp, a top handler and groomer.
PET GROOMING THE SCHNAUZER DVD
by Sonnen Productions
(DVD) This is one of the breed grooming videos from Sonnen productions under the guidance of Michael Kemp, a top handler and groomer.
PET GROOMING THE SHORT-LEGGED TERRIERS DVD
by Sonnen Productions
(DVD) This is one of the breed grooming videos from Sonnen productions under the guidance of Michael Kemp, a top handler and groomer.
PET GROOMING THE SMALL LONG COATED BREEDS DVD
by Sonnen Productions
(DVD) This is one of the breed grooming videos from Sonnen productions under the guidance of Michael Kemp, a top handler and groomer.
PET GROOMING THE SPORTING TYPES DVD
by Sonnen Productions
Item: DGR122 DVD
(DVD) Grooming video from Sonnen Productions, featuring Michael Kemp, professional handler and groomer. Covers the American Cocker Spaniel, setters.
POSITIVE TRAINING FOR SHOW DOGS - BUILDING A RELATIONSHIP FOR SUCCESS
by Vicki Ronchette
Get outstanding showing results by using positive reinforcement methods including clicker training and lure/reward methods. Written by a dog show person for dog show people!
PREPARATION AND PRESENTATION OF THE SHOW DOG DVD
by Jeffrey Brucker
A training course for the conformation ring with Jeffrey Brucker, one of top handlers in the US.
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!
RAISING A CHAMPION: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO SHOWING DOGS
by Meredith John & Carole Richards
Want to enter the world of dog shows and don't know how to begin? Learn the basics for showing your dog successfully, from your puppy's earliest training to his first show and on to earning his championship.
SCIENCE AND TECHNIQUES OF JUDGING DOGS
by Robert Berndt
A one-of-a-kind book that anyone considering judging should own. Covers structure, movement and breed type in detail, and then discusses issues that judges face, such as how to run an efficient ring and cope with the stress of travel and decision making.
SHOW GROOMING THE AIREDALE AND SIMILAR TERRIER BREEDS DVD
by Sonnen Productions
(DVD) This is one of the breed grooming videos from Sonnen productions under the guidance of Michael Kemp, a top handler and groomer.
SHOW GROOMING THE BICHON FRISE DVD
by Sonnen Productions
(DVD) This is one of the breed grooming videos from Sonnen productions under the guidance of Michael Kemp, a top handler and groomer.
SHOW GROOMING THE COCKER SPANIEL DVD
by Sonnen Productions
(DVD) How to groom the American Cocker Spaniel for show. Features Michael Allen. NOTE: This is the AMERICAN Cocker Spaniel, NOT the English.
SHOW GROOMING THE COLLIE AND SHETLAND SHEEPDOG DVD
by Sonnen Productions
(DVD) The groomer featured is Greg Reyna. He is a breeder, professional handler and groomer. Note that this is show grooming.
SHOW GROOMING THE GIANT SCHNAUZER DVD
by Sonnen Productions
(DVD) This is one of the breed grooming videos from Sonnen productions under the guidance of Michael Kemp, a top handler and groomer.
SHOW GROOMING THE KERRY BLUE TERRIER DVD
by Sonnen Productions
(DVD) Features well-known professional handler Bill McFadden. Note that this is show grooming!
SHOW GROOMING THE POODLE DVD ( 3 VOLS)
by Sonnen Productions
(DVD) This is the only video we have on grooming the Poodle for shows. Features Taffe McFadden.
SHOW GROOMING THE PORTUGUESE WATER DOG DVD
by Sonnen Productions
(DVD) Features well-known professional handler Bill McFadden. Shows gooming the curly-coated Portuguese only--does not show a lion cut.
Show Me! A Dog Showing Primer
D. Caroline Coile; 1997; paperback, 152 pages
Dog shows are phenomenally popular, immensely competitive, and often perplexing for beginners. Show Me offers easy-to-follow tips and words of wisdom for those new to this challenging sport. Author D. Caroline Coile is quick to point out that the average pet pooch (although lovely in your eyes) will not make it in professional competitions. Most show dogs are bred for this very purpose, and the book includes practical advice for selecting and raising your top dog. (Can you really handle that Great Dane?) Coile divulges her immense knowledge of competition culture, from grooming tips and obedience training to the psychology of dealing with competition loss. Crisp color photographs and expertly drawn pencil sketches of that perfect show dog will capture the imagination of any would-be competitor.
SHOW OFF YOUR DOG: GROOMING BASICS VIDEO
Ena Lane
Suitable for 54 longhaired breeds, but especially good for parted-coat breeds. Will also show you to make grooming a pleasant and rewarding experience for you and your dog. Groomer is Ena Lane, breeder and handler, Shih Tzus.
SIMPLE GUIDE TO GETTING ACTIVE WITH YOUR DOG
by Margaret Bonham
Includes choosing an activity; conditioning; advanced training; having fun with your dog; organized dog sports. Resource section.
SIMPLE GUIDE TO GROOMING YOUR DOG
Eve Adamson & Sandy Roth
2004 Dog Writers Assn. of America Writing Competition Nominee! Contains illustrations that offer step by step instructions on how to groom 160 breeds of dog.
SIMPLE GUIDE TO SHOWING YOUR DOG
by Richard Beauchamp
A comprehensive, how-to guide that demystifies dog shows and makes winning possible.
Stone Guide to Dog Grooming for All Breeds
Ben and Pearle Stone; 1991; hardcover
STRIPPING BROKEN COATED BREEDS DVD (2 VOLS)
by Sonnen Productions
(DVD) Sonnen productions presents 2 volume video set for stripping the broken coated terrier breeds featuring Christine Lietzau.
THE BUSINESS GUIDE TO PET GROOMING
by Sam Kohl
A concise guide to creating and operating a pet grooming business. Illustrated in full color, this is an absolutely essential book for every budding groomer-entrepreneur.
THE CLIENT'S GUIDE TO DOG GROOMING STYLES
by SAM KOHL
The Client’s Guide to Dog Grooming Styles helps the groomer end client confusion on how the dog will look after it is professionally groomed and contains the latest popular Poodle Styles and every dog in the seven American Kennel Club (AKC) groups, in chart format.

Super-sized (8.5”x14”) with a top spiral binding it’s perfect for use in mobile grooming vans, grooming salons, and for in-home groomers. It conveniently stores away when not in use.

THE EMPOWERED EMPLOYER
by Judy Bremer-Taxman
A powerful guide for owners and managers of pet care facilities.
THE EVERYTHING DOG GROOMING BOOK - ALL YOU NEED TO HELP YOUR PET LOOK AND FEEL GREAT
by Sandy Blackburn
This do-it-yourself guide offers detailed information and instructional photographs for handling all facets of dog grooming, including: How to choose and where to buy the right equipmentProper animal handling techniques for nervous or antsy dogsGrooming specific areas such as nails, toes, and teeth; How to choose the right shampoo and conditionerDealing with all types of coats and hair lengthsBathing a dog properly-without the mess!
THE FINISHING TOUCH - A BOOK ABOUT SUCCESSFUL DOG HANDLING
by Steve SeRine
How to show your dog in the breed ring - combining understanding of the psychological instincts of animals with a practical system for showing dogs and competing against the professional dog handler.
THE GREAT AMERICAN DOG SHOW GAME
by Alvin Grossman
A humorous and informative look at the sport of showing pure-bred dogs.
THE GROOMING BUSINESS DVD
by Locklin Productions
Introduces you to the grooming business and reveals the information you need to evaluate if this unique business is right for you.
THE MUTT STYLING GUIDE
by Chrissy Thompson
Gives groomers the opportunity to see 64 mixed breed makeovers, plus instructions on how to design creative solutions to unique mutt styling challenges.
THE THEORY OF 5: SIMPLIFYING BASIC PET GROOMING CONCEPTS FOR EVERY DAY PETS
by Melissa Verplank
Learn how to create neat, well-balanced trims from one family pet to the next, all the while maintaining the basic essence of each breed. Bringing out the best in a well-loved family pet will always win the hearts of clients!
The Winning Edge: Show Ring Secrets
George G. Alston; 1992; hardcover, 150 pages
George Alston, an expert dog handler for more than 30 years, teams with author Connie Vanacore on The Winning Edge: Show Ring Secrets. Combining sports psychology and dog showing, topics include psychocybernetics, the making of a show dog, learning from the competition, and etiquette and sportmanship. The Winning Edge: Show Ring Secrets is "an essential for every dog exhibitor's bookshelf."
THE WINNING TEAM: A GUIDEBOOK FOR JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP
by Gaile Haynes
Written for both adults and young people Winning Team shows you how to prepare the young dog show competitor mentally, physically, and emotionally for the show ring. Explains the differences between AKC, CKC (Canadian), and 4-H rules and how to win in any of these programs. Extensive appendix, including a section to keep Junior Handling Records.
TRICKS OF THE TRADE: FROM BEST INTENTIONS TO BEST IN SHOW, REVISED EDITION
by Pat Hastings with Erin Ann Rouse
The book you've been waiting for, in its newly revised edition! From the whelping box to the group ring, at home and on the road, everyone who is involved in the sport of dogs can learn something from this book. From the producer of the best-selling "Puppy Puzzle" video and popular seminar speaker.
ULTIMATE DOG GROOMING - COMPLETE GUIDE TO 170 DOG BREEDS
Eileen Geeson
Takes the guesswork out of grooming your pet by showing you everything you need to know from basic routine grooming to advanced techniques for the show dog.


 
 
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