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 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.
How to understand the mechanics of inheritance, how to deal with percentages, predictability of outcome and how to breed away from such diseases as hip dysplasia, PRA, and other similar scourges. Charts, graphs, tables - everything the breeder needs to take a positive role in enhancing genetic health!
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.
This book traces the evolution of the dog, from its origins about 15,000 years ago up to recent times. Allometric patterns between dogs and their ancestors, wolves, shed light on the nature of the morphological changes that dogs underwent. Discussion of several distinctive modern roles of dogs underscores the social bond between dogs and people and explores why dogs and people relate so well to each other.
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.
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.
Mike Cormier, DVM, writes about the Bichon's possible problems, questions to ask a breeder, which conditions a good vet will check for, and what the symptoms and treatment may involve. Based on this information, Monica Segal writes about the best food and supplement choices most likely to benefit this breed.
Mike Cormier, DVM, writes about the Boxer's possible problems, questions to ask a breeder, which conditions a good vet will check for, and what the symptoms and treatment may involve. Based on this information, Monica Segal writes about the best food and supplement choices most likely to benefit this breed.
Mike Cormier, DVM, writes about the Toy Poodle's possible problems, questions to ask a breeder, which conditions a good vet will check for, and what the symptoms and treatment may involve. Based on this information, Monica Segal writes about the best food and supplement choices most likely to benefit this breed.
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.$19.95
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.