ANOTHER PIECE OF THE PUZZLE: PUPPY DEVELOPMENT
Pat Hastings & Erin Ann Rouse, Editors; $12.95
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.
BREED DISPOSITIONS TO DISEASE IN DOGS AND CATS
by Alex Gough and Alison Thomas 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.
CANINE REPRODUCTION: The Breeders Guide
Anatomy, breeding behavior, genetics, pregnancy, whelping, rearing a litter, reproductive problems, even artificial insemination. A must-have for breeders!
by Harold Spira A beautifully illustrated glossary of terms used in the Breed Standards for purebred dogs worldwide.
CHOOSING THE BEST PUPPY VIDEO
A short, concise system of puppy evaluation, primarily for the breeder who is choosing his next show or performance prospect. Includes some comments on temperament, personality.
Complete Book of Dog Breeding
Dan Rice, DVM; 1996; Paperback
Dan Rice, DVM has produced an excellent handbook to guide you through the dangerous shoals of breeding your dog. Careful and up to date information on every aspect of breeding makes this book a worthy addition to the breeder's bookshelf, and is equally valuable to the novice and veteran. Especially reassuring is Rice's detailed examination of when to and when not to call the vet. Essential reading, and sure to comfort on that long and lonely night when your girl is whelping. Highly recommended.
DOG BREEDERS PROFESSIONAL SECRETS. ETHICAL BREEDING PRACTICES
by Sylvia Smart 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.
DOG BREEDING - THE THEORY & PRACTICE
Practical, comprehensive guide for anyone with an interest in breeding good dogs. Up-to-date information on the principles of genetics, selection and breeding systems, practical aspects of mating, whelping, postnatal care and management.
DOG BREEDING AS A FINE ART
*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.
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.
GENETICS, AN INTRODUCTION FOR DOG BREEDERS
A comprehensive yet easy to understand guide to the nature of heredity, the application of genetics to specific breeds, how to control genetic disorders, and the art of breed selection. A must-have for the breeder's library!
GUIDE TO HAND RAISING PUPPIES
Complete guide to raising orphaned litters and single puppies by hand! Methods of handfeeding, weaning, and important neonatal environmental factors plus practical instructions on providing your newborn charges with psychological and social stimulation. Every breeder needs this!
HISTORY AND MANAGEMENT OF THE MASTIFF, 2ND ED.
by Elizabeth Baxter & Patricia Hoffman "The History and Management of the Mastiff" brings today's Mastiff fancier rich details about the establishment, building and survival of this noble breed.
HOW SMART IS YOUR PUPPY? DVD
by Laura Pasten (DVD)Thinking about "Puppy Testing" your new litter? See it done before you try it! Demonstrates clearly how to give the test and shows individual reactions.
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.
LINDAL WHELPING WORKBOOK
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.
LITTER RECORD BOOK FOR BREEDERS
A quick reference for keeping track of puppies for health, awards, titles, height, weight, photos & whelping records.
NEW KNOWLEDGE OF DOG BEHAVIOR
by Clarence Pfaffenberger 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.
PET-TEMP INSTANT EAR THERMOMETER
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Daily account of puppy development from birth to 8 weeks. For anyone interested in puppy development in general, and for those who just love dogs!
PUPPY PUZZLE: EVALUATING STRUCTURAL QUALITY VIDEO
Pat & Bob 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!
SOS DOG - THE PUREBRED DOG HOBBY RE-EXAMINED
by Johan and Edith Gallant 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.
The BOOK OF THE BITCH
J.M. Evans & Kay White
All you need to know to care for your bitch. Includes behavior, illness, pregnancy, whelping and early puppy care. A must for breeders!
THE COMPLETE BOOK OF DOG BREEDING - 2ND EDITION
by Dan Rice 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.
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 FRENCH BULLDOG (KENNEL CLUB CLASSIC)
by Muriel Lee This elaborate 200 page photographic celebration of one of the canine's most beloved breeds is another outstanding work of Just Frenchies editor, Muriel Lee. Including breed history, judging, working dogs and breed evolvement around the world.
The Standard Book of Dog Breeding: A New Look
Dr. Alvin Grossman; 1992; Hardcover
"Dr. Grossman writes for the novice and advanced breeder as well, spotlighting possible pitfalls and providing guidance...In short, everything you wanted to know about breeding a winner but were afraid to ask." (Barry Truax and Guenther Krueger of Dogs in Canada, January 1993.)
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.
WHELPING AND REARING OF PUPPIES
A clear and concise guide to walk you through the sometimes nerve-wracking whelping process. Our best-selling whelping book, newly revised and expanded!
WHELPING HEALTHY PUPPIES DVD
by Sylvia Smart Learn the techniques experienced breeders use to care for the mom during pregnancy and deliver healthy puppies. DVD is like being present at an actual whelping.