Dog Breeding: The Theory and the Practice

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This practical and comprehensive guide is aimed at anyone with an interest in breeding good dogs. It provides up-to-date information on the principles of genetics, selection and breeding systems, and on the practical aspects of mating, whelping, and postnatal care and management.

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Overview

This practical and comprehensive guide is aimed at anyone with an interest in breeding good dogs. It provides up-to-date information on the principles of genetics, selection and breeding systems, and on the practical aspects of mating, whelping, and postnatal care and management.

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"This book is impartial, practical and asks questions of all those involved in dog breeding. It should be recommended to breeder clients as an essential part of their library."  —Veterinary Record
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861263285
  • Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface     6
Responsible Breeding     9
Genetics and Selection     22
Breeding Systems     39
Hereditary Abnormalities     56
The Brood-Bitch     64
The Stud-Dog     82
Mating     95
Care of the Pregnant Brood-Bitch     108
Whelping     117
Post-Natal Care     134
Kennel Management     167
Finally     173
Appendices
Schedule of Hereditary Abnormalities     174
Whelping Calendar     191
Postnatal Development     192
Position and Frequency of Progenitor within Pedigree     193
Registration Totals, Litter Size and Weight     194
Canine Calorie Intake     203
Bibliography     204
Index     206
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