A New Look

Author: Alvin Grossman

Publisher: Doral Pub

ISBN: 9780944875186

Category: Pets

Page: 123

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Such exciting topics as Marker Genes and the forthcoming ability to identify problem genes can help breeders around such problems as cataracts, PRA, hip displasia and a host of other genetic problems. Learn how puppy play is really a training for the real world. Learn how to recognise potential behaviour problems and how important it is to be able to select from temperament.
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How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You A Better Friend to Your Pet

Author: John Bradshaw

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465031633

Category: Pets

Page: 352

View: 5211

Dogs have been mankind's faithful companions for tens of thousands of years, yet today they are regularly treated as either pack-following wolves or furry humans. The truth is, dogs are neither--and our misunderstanding has put them in serious crisis. What dogs really need is a spokesperson, someone who will assert their specific needs. Renowned anthrozoologist Dr. John Bradshaw has made a career of studying human-animal interactions, and in Dog Sense he uses the latest scientific research to show how humans can live in harmony with--not just dominion over-- their four-legged friends. From explaining why positive reinforcement is a more effective (and less damaging) way to control dogs' behavior than punishment to demonstrating the importance of weighing a dog's unique personality against stereotypes about its breed, Bradshaw offers extraordinary insight into the question of how we really ought to treat our dogs.
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Author: Ann Seranne

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0764573020

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 237

View: 5314

Back by popular demand the only breeding book endorsed by top breeders "There are many books on breeding dogs, but Ann′s book is so on–target and comprehensive that it has become a bible among successful breeders. The news that Howell is making this modern classic available again is to the benefit of both new and future generations of aspiring breeders." –– From the new Foreword by Wendell J. Sammet, The American Kennel Club′s first Breeder of the Year (2002) The bible of quality dog breeding, The Joy of Breeding Your Own Show Dog is a must–have for novice and veteran breeders alike, covering everything from developing a viable breeding program to genetics to whelping, raising, and socializing puppies. Written in easy–to–understand language by renowned dog breeder Ann Seranne, this classic takes you step by step through the entire process of breeding a successful litter, from the moment of conception to a dog′s first show. You′ll see how to select a method of breeding, evaluate your own breeding stock and the potential of a litter, avoid the pitfalls of whelping, and properly care for the litter until the puppies are ready to go to their new homes. Ann Seranne′s deep love of dogs, her vast knowledge, and her expertise make this the only guide you will ever need to become a successful breeder.
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Author: Kim Kavin

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1681771705

Category: Pets

Page: 336

View: 9122

We love them with all our hearts, but do we really know where our dogs came from? Kim Kavin, author of Little Boy Blue, reveals the complex network behind the $11 billion-a-year business of selling dogs. A must-read for the benefit of all dogs, everywhere. In what promises to become an Omnivore's Dilemma for dog lovers—breed devotees and adoption advocates alike—The Dog Merchants is the first book to explain the complex and often surprisingly similar business practices that extend from the American Kennel Club to local shelters, from Westminster champions to dog auctions. Without judging dog lovers of any stripe, The Dog Merchants makes it clear that money spent among these dog merchants has real-world effects on people and canines. Kavin reveals how dog merchants create markets for dogs, often in defiance of the usual rules of supply and demand. She takes an investigative approach and meets breeders and rescuers at all levels, shedding much-needed light on an industry that most people don't even realize is an industry. Kavin’s goal is to advance the conversation about how all dogs are treated, from puppy mills to high-kill shelters. She shows that a great deal can be improved by understanding the business practices behind selling dogs of all kinds. Instead of pitting rescue and purebred people against each other, The Dog Merchants shows how all dog lovers can come together with one voice as consumers, on behalf of all our beloved companions.
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Author: Patricia Craige Trotter

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1621870715

Category: Pets

Page: 424

View: 1105

The most important book on dog breeding and showing ever written just got bigger and better! Complete with new and updated content by Patricia Craige Trotter, who won her signature breed group at Westminster a record-breaking ten times, Born to Win, Breed to Succeed, 2nd edition is now the most inclusive how-to guide on dog shows ever written. This full-color edition feature’s updated and revised information on everything from tips for breeders, owners, and handlers to the proper documentation of your breeding program. In addition to the expanded content, this book also contains more than 400 color photographs of historic and current show dogs with informational sidebars.
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Author: Gary England

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118414357

Category: Medical

Page: 344

View: 9300

A practical and up-to-date guide to canine reproduction for dog breeders, veterinary students and veterinary surgeons. Written in an easy-to-use style and presented in a practically useful format with clear illustrations. The information is supported by references from the author’s published work and his wealth of clinical experience to form the important authoritative text in this field. A vital aid to those seeking an understanding of normal and abnormal reproduction as well as common reproductive techniques.
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Author: Monks of New Skete

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0759524378

Category: Pets

Page: 274

View: 8606

The Monks of New Skete THE ART OF RAISING A PUPPY The authors of the classic guide How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend now tell you everything you need to know about the crucial first months of your puppy's life. From the decision to adopt a pup through the practical steps of choosing the right breed, preparing your home, caring for your new charge, and practicing basic obedience exercises, the Monks of New Skete offer clear, compassionate guidelines for raising a puppy. Renowned for breeding German shepherds, the Monks train their own beautiful dogs, and dogs of any breed, according to a unique program based on understanding canine behavior and enhancing the bond between dog and owner. This communion begins in puppyhood and is based on deep respect and affection. Improper care, poor training, or a lack of attention during the early months can lead to problem behaviors that become increasingly difficult to alter as your dog matures. By learning to gently assert your dominance from the start, you'll build a lasting and loving relationship with your pup. This complete guide, illustrated with more than eighty black-and-white photographs, explains the stages of puppy development, how to communicate with your pup, how to begin a complete training program, and how to deal with common problems like chewing, jumping up, and paper-training. The kind of fulfillment a solid relationship with your pup can bring is demonstrated in the stories of three dogs who have assumed special places in their owners lives. The Art of Raising a Puppy is an essential source of wisdom, information, and inspiration for anyone who loves and cares for a puppy. As a community, the Monks of New Skete have been breeding, raising, and training dogs for more than twenty years. New Skete Monastery is located in Cambridge, New York.
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1962: July-December

Author: N.A

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress

ISBN: N.A

Category: Copyright

Page: 1130

View: 5288

Includes Part 1, Number 2: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals July - December)
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Author: Dan Rice

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764138874

Category: Pets

Page: 186

View: 5499

A veterinarian with many years of canine practice experience offers guidance to novice and professional dog breeders, emphasizing the responsibilities of reputable breeders to their dogs and to the buyers of the puppies they produce. Topics covered range from the choosing and conditioning of brood stock to the socializing of puppies and the establishment of pedigrees, registration, titles, and much more.
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Author: Michael Hauskeller

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319397419

Category: Philosophy

Page: 225

View: 3856

This book examines the dependence of transhumanist arguments on the credibility of the narratives of meaning in which they are embedded. By taking the key ideas from transhumanist philosophy – the desirability of human self-design and immortality, the elimination of all suffering and the expansion of human autonomy – Michael Hauskeller explores these narratives and the understanding of human nature that informs them. Particular attention is paid to the theory of transhumanism as a form of utopia, stories of human nature, the increasing integration of the radical human enhancement project into the cultural mainstream, and the drive to upgrade from flesh to machine.
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A Complete Guide to Understanding and Caring for Bitches

Author: J. M. Evans,Kay White

Publisher: Interpet

ISBN: 9781860540233

Category: Pets

Page: 232

View: 2972

A complete guide to caring for bitches for the experienced breeder and the novice bitch owner
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Author: Marcus E. Curtis

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1546203702

Category: Self-Help

Page: 114

View: 8731

What are the secrets to dog breeding? Its a fascinating question. It's probably the reason why you need this book. It's important to know these secrets if you are to pursue dog breeding, and the secrets are what anyone in life must seek out in any endeavor to become great at what they decide to do. This book will have many secrets, facts, and very helpful tips on dog breeding: how it is done, why it is done, when it is done, and if it should it be done. These secrets were learned over close to a twenty-year span of dog-breeding experience, observation of multiple successful breeders, mentorship, apprenticeship, and reading numerous books. My goal is to give you a great tool to help you understand dog breeding, what goes behind the mind of dog breeding, why it's been done for thousands of years, and if you should do it yourself. It was also designed to be a helpful guide for you to use as a positive tool for whatever else you do in life. This book contains useful information, multiple pictures, and historical quotes for you to enjoy while you're reading, as well as a reference guide. I truly hope you enjoy this book for now and for many years to come.
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A Biting History of Pedigree Dogs and How the Quest for Status Has Harmed Man's Best Friend

Author: Michael Brandow

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807033448

Category: Pets

Page: 288

View: 6698

A provocative look at the “cult of pedigree” and an entertaining social history of purebred dogs In this illuminating and entertaining social history, social critic Michael Brandow probes the “cult of pedigree” and traces the commercial rise of the purebred dog. Combining consumer studies with sharp commentary, A Matter of Breeding reveals the sordid history of the dog industry and shows how our brand-name pets—from Labs to French bulldogs and everything in between—pay the price with devastatingly poor health. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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A Biting History of Pedigree Dogs and How the Quest for Status Has Harmed Man's Best Friend

Author: Michael Brandow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 080703343X

Category: History

Page: 275

View: 7092

A social and cultural history traces the commerical rise of purebred dogs, revealing the behind-the-scenes corruption of the dog industry as well as the numerous health problems overbred dogs are burdened with.
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Author: Malcolm Beverley Willis

Publisher: Howell Books

ISBN: 9780876055519

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 417

View: 9247

Written for the layperson and the scientist alike, this study of how heredity affects physical and behavioral conditions in dogs includes basic genetic principles, polygenic inheritance, inheritance of many desirable and undesirable features, genetic diseases, and much more.
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A Training Manual for Dog Owners

Author: Monks of New Skete

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759524385

Category: Pets

Page: 202

View: 5551

For more than a quarter century, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend has been the standard against which all other dog-training books have been measured. This expanded edition preserves the best features of the original classic while bringing the book fully up-to-date. The result: the ultimate training manual for a new generation of dog owners--and, of course, for their canine best friends. The Monks of New Skete have achieved international renown as breeders of German shepherds and as outstanding trainers of dogs of all breeds. Their unique approach to canine training, developed and refined over four decades, is based on the philosophy that "understanding is the key to communication, compassion, and communion" with your dog. How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend covers virtually every aspect of living with and caring for your dog, including: Selecting a dog (what breed? male? female? puppy or older dog?) to fit your lifestyle Where to get--and where not to get--a dog Reading a pedigree Training your dog or puppy--when, where, and how The proper use of praise and discipline Feeding, grooming, and ensuring your dog's physical fitness Recognizing and correcting canine behavioral problems The particular challenges of raising a dog where you live - in the city, country, or suburb The proper techniques for complete care of your pet at every stage of his or her life In its scope, its clarity, and its authority, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend remains unrivaled as a basic training guide for dog owners. Like no other book, this guide can help you understand and appreciate your dog's nature as well as his or her distinct personality--and in so doing, it can significantly enrich the life you share with your dog.
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Author: Roy Robinson

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical

ISBN: 9780750646123

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 8252

The findings of a decade of further investigation into the genetics of dog breeding have been incorporated into this new edition of a classic source of information for breeders. Early chapters outline the basic principles of heredity, illustrated by examples from the dog. Modern methods of animal improvement which can be called upon to further the aims of dog breeding are also discussed. The chapters on colour and coat variation, genetics of breeds, and abnormalities heve been extensively rewritten in the light of new findings. Many outstanding problems of breed genotypes have been resolved, but at the same time numerous genetic anomalies have been identified through greater genetic awareness and attempts to secure breeding data. The descriptive summaries of these abnormalities, substantially documented, make this book a useful reference source for the identification of known genetic anomalies.
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