An Eye for a Dog: Illustrated Guide to Evaluating Purebred Dogs

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Have you ever wondered how dog show judges learn to identify the subtle differences that separate a dog that is merely good from a dog that is outstanding? Now you can develop your own eye for sound movement and structure and learn how markings, size, and even leash position affect the judge's perception! In An Eye for a Dog. Illustrated Guide to Judging Purebred Dogs you will get to actively participate in over 100 judging scenarios similar to what a judge encounters in the show ring. Dog breeders, dog owners, ...
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Overview

Have you ever wondered how dog show judges learn to identify the subtle differences that separate a dog that is merely good from a dog that is outstanding? Now you can develop your own eye for sound movement and structure and learn how markings, size, and even leash position affect the judge's perception! In An Eye for a Dog. Illustrated Guide to Judging Purebred Dogs you will get to actively participate in over 100 judging scenarios similar to what a judge encounters in the show ring. Dog breeders, dog owners, "armchair" judges as well as professionals will enjoy the challenge of testing their dog-knowledge and powers of observation against those of author, illustrator, international all-breed judge Robert W. Cole.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781929242146
  • Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 1,120,809
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

You Be The Judge vii
Key Canine Structure and Terminology viii
Part I Type, Balance and Proportions 1
Chapter 1 Do You Have An Eye For a Dog? 2
Chapter 2 Type 7
Chapter 3 Four Type Elements 15
Chapter 4 International Breed Varieties 21
Chapter 5 Improving Drawings 26
Chapter 6 What is a TRAD? 28
Chapter 7 Proportions 33
Chapter 8 Features That Influence Proportions 39
Chapter 9 Canine Balance 43
Chapter 10 Understanding Square 51
Part II Features 63
Chapter 11 Highlighting Features 64
Chapter 12 Highlighting Hidden Features 68
Chapter 13 Head Features 71
Chapter 14 Eight Fronts 76
Chapter 15 The Forgotten Forechest 81
Chapter 16 Arched Toplines 86
Chapter 17 The Significance of Leg Length 91
Part III Movement 95
Chapter 18 Assessing Structure and Seeing Movement 96
Chapter 19 Three Canine Gallops 100
Chapter 20 The Trot In Profile 104
Chapter 21 Assessing Trot Drawings 110
Chapter 22 Eight Trotting Styles 118
Chapter 23 The Fox Trot 127
Chapter 24 The Flying Trot 132
Part IV Faults and Illusions 136
Chapter 25 When Faults Are Promoted 137
Chapter 26 Minimizing Faults 141
Chapter 27 Color Marking Illusions 144
Chapter 28 Sickle Hocks 148
Chapter 29 Surprise Bites 154
In Conclusion 161
Author Biography 161
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