Pedigree Points: A Handbook of What Judges Look for in over 100 of the Most Popular Breeds

Overview

Purebred dogs come in many shapes and sizes, and when entered in competition, each breed is judged by its own set of standards. Just as important both to owners and judges is their awareness of differing personalities among different canine breeds. Personality traits arose over many generations as each breed was developed to serve a specific role, whether as working dog, guard dog, or hunter. This profusely illustrated book tells dog fanciers exactly which physical and personality traits judges look for when ...

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Overview

Purebred dogs come in many shapes and sizes, and when entered in competition, each breed is judged by its own set of standards. Just as important both to owners and judges is their awareness of differing personalities among different canine breeds. Personality traits arose over many generations as each breed was developed to serve a specific role, whether as working dog, guard dog, or hunter. This profusely illustrated book tells dog fanciers exactly which physical and personality traits judges look for when officiating at dog shows. A helpful directory presents each breed separately and includes a brief pedigree history, a representative color photo of the dog, and a point-by-point description of ideal standards for judging the dog's physical features, general appearance, temperament, and gait. Dog fanciers are advised on faults to look for when selecting a pup or preparing a dog for showing. This uncommonly handsome book can serve as an ideal reference for all dog enthusiasts, from casual admirers to professional judges. More than 200 photos and illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762888542
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/10/2002
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
How to Use this Book 15
1 Sporting Group
Brittany 16
Pointer 17
German Shorthaired Pointer 18
German Wirehaired Pointer 19
Chesapeake Bay Retriever 20
Flat-coated Retriever 21
Golden Retriever 22
Labrador Retriever 24
English Setter 26
Gordon Setter 27
Irish Setter 28
Cocker Spaniel 29
English Cocker Spaniel 30
English Springer Spaniel 32
Vizsla 34
Weimaraner 35
2 Hound Group
Afghan Hound 36
Basenji 38
Basset Hound 39
Beagle 40
Bloodhound 42
Borzoi 43
Dachshund 44
Greyhound 46
Irish Wolfhound 48
Norwegian Elkhound 49
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen 50
Rhodesian Ridgeback 52
Saluki 54
Scottish Deerhound 55
Whippet 56
3 Working Group
Akita 58
Alaskan Malamute 60
Bernese Mountain Dog 61
Boxer 62
Bullmastiff 63
Doberman Pinscher 64
Giant Schnauzer 66
Great Dane 67
Great Pyrenees 68
Mastiff 69
Newfoundland 70
Portuguese Water Dog 71
Rottweiler 72
Saint Bernard 74
Samoyed 75
Siberian Husky 76
Standard Schnauzer 77
4 Terrier Group
Airedale Terrier 78
American Staffordshire Terrier 80
Border Terrier 82
Bull Terrier 83
Cairn Terrier 84
Fox Terrier--Smooth 86
Fox Terrier--Wire 87
Irish Terrier 88
Jack Russell Terrier 89
Kerry Blue Terrier 90
Miniature Schnauzer 91
Scottish Terrier 92
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier 94
Staffordshire Bull Terrier 95
Welsh Terrier 96
West Highland White Terrier 97
5 Toy Group
Brussels Griffon 98
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 99
Chihuahua 100
Chinese Crested 102
English Toy Spaniel 103
Italian Greyhound 104
Maltese 106
Miniature Pinscher 107
Papillon 108
Pekingese 110
Pomeranian 112
Pug 114
Shih Tzu 116
Yorkshire Terrier 118
6 Non Sporting Group
Bichon Frise 120
Boston Terrier 122
Bulldog 123
Chinese Shar-Pei 124
Chow Chow 125
Dalmatian 126
French Bulldog 128
Keeshond 129
Lhasa Apso 130
Poodle 132
Schipperke 134
Shiba Inu 135
Tibetan Spaniel 136
Tibetan Terrier 137
7 Herding Group
Australian Cattle Dog 138
Australian Shepherd 139
Bearded Collie 140
Belgian Sheepdog 142
Belgian Tervuren 143
Border Collie 144
Bouvier des Flandres 146
Collie 147
German Shepherd Dog 148
Old English Sheepdog 150
Shetland Sheepdog 152
Welsh Corgi--Cardigan 154
Welsh Corgi--Pembroke 155
Glossary 156
Index 159
Credits 160
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