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!
CANINE CINERADIOGRAPHY DVD: A STUDY OF BONE AND JOINT MOTION AS SEEN THROUGH MOVING X-RAYS
by Rachel Page Elliott Slow motion study of canine bone and joint movement, as seen through moving x-rays, offers a close look at skeletal action inside the dog. Dogs were individually filmed and fluoroscoped while moving on a speed-controlled treadmill in a laboratory. This video supplements Dogsteps DVD with additional material; it was filmed during the same time period, but has recently been re-mastered.
by Harold Spira A beautifully illustrated glossary of terms used in the Breed Standards for purebred dogs worldwide.
by Kay Laurence Using a horse training device of low, evenly spaced obstacles (sometimes now referred to as stride regulators in dog jargon), Kay Laurence and her trainers show how to teach your dog self-control at speed.
Using cavaletti is a wonderful way to build physical strength and skill in the performance dog—or to keep any big dog exercised, even indoors in the winter.
DOG ANATOMY: A PICTORIAL APPROACH
by Peter Goody Canine anatomy for owners, breeders, exhibitors, and judges! Emphasis on those points of anatomy that can be seen or felt from the surface through the skin; relates internal anatomy to the surface. 38 pages of illustrations, over 150 individual drawings.
DOG LOCOMOTION AND GAIT ANALYSIS
by Curtis Brown Detailed look at gait and locomotion. Delves into the issue of what judges look for at dog shows vs what is functionally efficient in nature.
DOGSTEPS - WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A DOG DVD
by Rachel Page Elliott The most complete information on canine gait and movement available in video format. Includes anatomical diagrams and film clips of still and moving x-rays which provide a look at bone and joint motion inside the dog. Illustrations throughout the DVD emphasize the importance of sound structure and show how serious deviations may affect efficiency and endurance.
DOGSTEPS: A NEW LOOK
by Rachel Page Elliott This classic on the evaluation of movement and gait will help you to a better understanding of dog gait through cineradiography - "moving x-rays." Up-to-date scientific information in an easy-to-understand format!
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.
PEAK PERFORMANCE: COACHING THE CANINE ATHLETE
by Christine Zink Selecting, conditioning, and coaching the canine athlete, whether for obedience, herding, sledding, hunting, frisbee, agility--whatever the field! Completely revised.
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.
TRAINING RUNNING CONTACTS WITH STRIDE REGULATORS DVD
by Barb Davis Barb takes you step-by-step through the entire training process, including preliminary work, explaining how to use the stride regulators to shape running contacts. Included are ideas on how to speed up contact performance; retraining on the A-Frame and the pros & cons of running contacts.
YOUR ATHLETIC DOG VIDEO & WORKBOOK
by Suzanne Clothier Movement analysis, exercise physiology, function. Vet approved exercises for flexibility & injury prevention. Includes 110 page workbook.