Dog Eat Dog: A Very Human Book About Dogs and Dog Shows

Dog Eat Dog: A Very Human Book About Dogs and Dog Shows

by Jane Stern, Michael Stern
     
 

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"The Secret Life of Dogs" meets "A Good Walk Spoiled" in this behind-the-scenes look at the subculture of the professional dog-show circuit. "A year on the dog-show circuit with a breeder and show of bullmastiffs has all the melodrama of a soap opera".--"San Francisco Chronicle". of photos.

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"The Secret Life of Dogs" meets "A Good Walk Spoiled" in this behind-the-scenes look at the subculture of the professional dog-show circuit. "A year on the dog-show circuit with a breeder and show of bullmastiffs has all the melodrama of a soap opera".--"San Francisco Chronicle". of photos.

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Amy Tan Author of The Joy Luck Club and The Kitchen Gods' Wife Anyone who loves dogs will eat this up. It's a hoot!

Gary Larson Creator of The Far Side I've always loved both dogs and books on dogs, but until now, I've never had any inkling as to the inner, arcane world of dog shows.

Library Journal
Following World War II, ownership of dogs in America-particularly purebreds-skyrocketed. The American Kennel Club (long established as the epitome of canine registries and events-licensing organizations), registers millions of dogs and sanctions thousands of championship and titling events each year. People involved in the sport of breeding and showing dogs often lead lives of total immersion in their canine activities. This book offers entertaining insight into that unique world. As casual participants, the Sterns (Jane & Michael Stern's Image of Pop Culture, LJ 10/15/92) enlisted the aid of longtime bullmastiff breeder Mimi Einstein and followed her through one year of activities, including the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club show and the Bullmastiff National Specialty. We go on the roller coaster ride of breeding and handling decisions and longstanding rivalries. An enchanting romp through the dog show circuit that will entertain anyone who has even the most remote interest in show dogs.-Edell Marie Schaefer, Brookfield P.L., Wis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684838922
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
02/04/1998
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
0.46(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

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