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Dog Showing and Conformation Books and Videos

4-H GUIDE TO DOG TRAINING & DOG TRICKS
by Tammie Rogers

This step-by-step illustrated guide introduces beginners to dog training, from simple commands to basic tricks. In no-nonsense, easy-to-follow terms, the guide covers everything from establishing trust and authority to leash-training, mastering simple commands, and teaching basic tricks.
AKC COMPLETE DOG BOOK FOR KIDS
by American Kennel Club

The only AKC-approved reference for children is the ultimate book for those who love dogs! Includes breed characteristics, history, fun facts, competing in Agility and Junior Showmanship.
AN EYE FOR A DOG - ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO JUDGING PUREBRED DOGS
by Robert Cole

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.
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.
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, 2ND EDITION
by Patricia Craige

NEW 2ND EDITION! - Philosophy, practical ideas, and experiences of one dedicated breeder-exhibitor, based on a lifetime in dogs! Planning a breeding program, making the plan work, becoming a winner!
BREEDING DOGS TO WIN
by Carmelo Battaglia

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.
CANINE TERMINOLOGY
by Harold Spira

A beautifully illustrated glossary of terms used in the Breed Standards for purebred dogs worldwide.
CTS GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG THE GERMAN WAY - ADVANCED TRAINING, CONDITIONING AND HANDLING DVD
by Ricardo Carbajal

This DVD covers ADVANCED conditioning and handling for the GSD.
CTS GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG THE GERMAN WAY - BASIC TRAINING, CONDITIONING AND HANDLING DVD
by Ricardo Carbajal

How to show your German Shepherd successfully, including: the organization, procedure and strategy of an SV-style show.
DOG SHOW JUDGING - THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY
by Chris Walkowicz

Look beyond the television image of a focused man or woman awarding ribbons and learn what it’s really like to judge dogs! Chris Walkowicz, a successful exhibitor and one of the top AKC judges, explains with humor and warmth how she, and others as committed as she is, learn their craft. Find out how judges get started, build their skills, and acquire their judging credentials. And learn about all the other things a judge must master including travel hassles, finances, and record keeping.
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.

FLAWED DOGS, THE NOVEL - THE SHOCKING RAID ON WESTMINSTER
by Berkeley Breathed

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of "Bloom County" comes his first illustrated novel for children -- a heartwarming and humorous ode to the unconditional and lasting love we and our pets share. Full color. Target Age - 8 to 12 years.
HOW TO RING STEWARD AT DOG SHOWS - CONFORMATION
by Ken Morrison

This is a how-to book, filled with pictures, clear explanations and checklists on how to ring steward at conformation dog shows.
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, but why it is essential to function and health.
NEW SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL 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.
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

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 HANDLING I - BASIC DVD
by Michael Kemp

Learn how to handle from Michael Kemp, top professional handler. Designed for the novice.
SHOW HANDLING II - ADVANCED DVD
by Michael Kemp

Learn show handling techniques from Michael Kemp, a professional handler and winner of the 1992 Westminster Best in Show.
SHOW ME! A DOG-SHOWING PRIMER
by D. Carolyn Coile

Canine expert and successful dog exhibitor Caroline Coile begins with sound advice on how to recognize, raise, and train a dog that has prize-winning potential. Combining easy-to-follow text with clear, how-to photos, she goes on to demonstrate the correct way to pose, gait, and handle a dog in the show ring, as well as how to cope with various situations in the ring and out.
SOLVING THE MYSTERIES OF BREED TYPE, 2ND EDITION
by Richard Beauchamp

Learn if a breed can have more than one correct breed type, why type is not well understood, and what breed character means. An essential book for anyone considering judging, or for any serious breeder.
THE CLIENT'S GUIDE TO DOG GROOMING STYLES, 2ND EDITION
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. An 8.5”x11” with a 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. Full color.
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 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 GOLDEN RETRIEVER - STRUCTURE, MOVEMENT AND USE DVD
by Rachel Page Elliott

The exceptional video produced and directed by Rachel Page Elliott has been remastered for this DVD. This video offers an illustrated discussion of the Golden Retriever and how it is suited for its work as a bird dog. This is a "must have" for anyone with Goldens.
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.
WINNING EDGE - SHOW RING SECRETS
by George Alston

Apply sports pyschology to dog showing. Covers every ingredient for show ring success. For the serious exhibitor and seasoned veteran.


 
 
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