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Book of the Bitch: A Complete Guide to Understanding and Caring for Bitches

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Written by experts, this book is relevant to both the experienced breeder and the novice bitch owner and also serves as a comprehensive guide to those considering owning a bitch. Whether or not you intend to breed, the more you understand about how bitches function, think and learn, the more pleasure your bitch is likely to give you and the happier and healthier she will be. For those interested in breeding a litter, the procedure for whelping and puppy rearing is carefully explained. Most importantly, the book ...
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1997 Trade paperback Illustrated. New. No dust jacket as issued. Glued binding. 232 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade.

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Overview

Written by experts, this book is relevant to both the experienced breeder and the novice bitch owner and also serves as a comprehensive guide to those considering owning a bitch. Whether or not you intend to breed, the more you understand about how bitches function, think and learn, the more pleasure your bitch is likely to give you and the happier and healthier she will be. For those interested in breeding a litter, the procedure for whelping and puppy rearing is carefully explained. Most importantly, the book contains detailed advice on how to recognise the signs of sickness and those diseases to which bitches are prone and what action to take.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876056035
  • Publisher: Howell Books
  • Publication date: 4/15/1997
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 5.39 (w) x 8.45 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations 4
List of tables 5
Foreword 7
Introduction 9
Acknowledgements 11
Section 1 Care of Your Bitch
Chapter 1 Obtaining a bitch 15
Chapter 2 Bitch management 23
Chapter 3 Educating your bitch 37
Chapter 4 Nutrition and feeding 43
Section 2 Breeding from Your Bitch
Chapter 5 Forward planning 59
Chapter 6 Pregnancy and whelping 77
Chapter 7 Care of your newly-whelped bitch and puppies 101
Section 3 Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Problems
Chapter 8 Anatomy and physiology
Part I The structure of the reproductive organs 125
Part II The oestrous cycle and the physiology of reproduction 133
Chapter 9 Medical problems specific to bitches 143
Section 4 Useful Information and Data
Chapter 10 Further useful information 183
Chapter 11 Your bitch's records 189
Chapter 12 Breeding data 195
Glossary of female terms 219
Index 225
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