With this book you can develop your own eye for sound movement and structure. 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.
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.
From Pat Hastings and other experts, learn about the impact of puppy-rearing practices and socialization on a puppy's ability to develop happily and confidently. A must for breeders and those interested in early puppy development.
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.
This book very succinctly lays out, in easy to read and understand terms, the sensitive periods of dog development. Better yet, the author explains why they are sensitive periods and exactly what the breeder should be doing during each one. The author also makes some painfully honest statements about what he feels the breeder's responsibility should be, and unfortunately, why people who breed dogs often do not take this responsibility seriously.
This new book is the single best reference when it comes to producing high quality, award-winning dogs. Based on research and experience, this state of the art book offers 70 illustrations of easy to use information.
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.
Raising Superstar Dogs Seminar DVD covers Jerry’s Superstar Program from birth through 12 weeks old; the earliest age Jerry recommends sending pups to their new homes. Professionally using lecture and video, Jerry weaves a clear and precise picture of how the program works. This is a must see video for all breeders, and, when used as a guide to selecting a caring breeder, will aid the future puppy-family in selecting the best breeder. This DVD is an excellent resource to go with Jerry’s new book, The Breeder's Guide to Raising Superstar Dogs.
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.
*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.
"Dogs All-in-One For Dummies" (includes 12 books in one) offers all dog lovers the latest information you need to choose, raise, and care for your furry best friend from puppyhood to its twilight years. Features new information on dog showing, agility, going green, and traveling with your pooch.
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.
For the serious breeder, a workbook organized to record all aspects of breeding, whelping, and care of puppies and breeding stock. Notebook format can be personalized and expanded, is easy to use and update.
Back in print! Is it heredity or environment that shapes the dog? The 1963 landmark work that established the science of puppy temperament testing and critical periods of socialization and development.
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.
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!
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.
SECOND EDITION - Topics covered include: the choosing, health, quality, and conditioning of brood stock; practical DNA use, and Canine Health Information Center (CHIC) surveys and data storage to scientifically improve the selection of healthy brood stock and puppies; potential breeding problems; artificial insemination; normal and Cesarean-section births, and how to assist in both; nutrition of dams and puppies and how to recognize and prevent potential problems in both; neonatal puppy care; and much more.
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 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.