Successful Dog Breeding: The Complete Handbook of Canine Midwifery

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Here, at last, is a revised and expanded edition of this award-winning breeders' reference. Successful Dog Breeding is a book for the first-time breeder and longtime fancier alike, no matter what the breed. Down-to-earth practical information is given to cover virtually every contingency associated with breeding and whelping. Presented in a humorous format, even the most serious information is made easier to understand.

Chris Walkowicz and Bonnie Wilcox, D.V.M., are both veteran...

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Overview

Here, at last, is a revised and expanded edition of this award-winning breeders' reference. Successful Dog Breeding is a book for the first-time breeder and longtime fancier alike, no matter what the breed. Down-to-earth practical information is given to cover virtually every contingency associated with breeding and whelping. Presented in a humorous format, even the most serious information is made easier to understand.

Chris Walkowicz and Bonnie Wilcox, D.V.M., are both veteran dog fanciers who bring a wealth of personal and professional experience to every chapter. Covering topics from planning the breeding (should I or shouldn't I?) to problems encountered in breeding, delivery and neonatal care, the authors offer viable solutions to innumerable problems, whether old or new. Two highly extensive appendices on breed idiosyncrasies, compiled from correspondence with longtime fanciers as well as from research from veterinary journals, complete the abundance of information offered here. All of this is complemented by original drawings by the well-known canine artist Mary Jung.
A Howell Dog Book of Distinction

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Library Journal
Here are two down-to-earth selections on dog ownership and breeding. The authors don't mince words, and both books emphasize the responsibilities of the dog owner/breeder. In Responsible Dog Ownership , Davis discusses selecting an appropriate dog, neutering, grooming and healthcare, and training. She focuses on the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen Test, which is open to all dogs and serves as an educational tool for responsible dog owners. In Successful Dog Breeding , Walkowicz and Wilcox stress that by electing to breed a dog, the owner is making a commitment that lasts the lifetime of the offspring. The authors, a successful breeder and a veterinarian, realistically point out the things that can and will go wrong and emphasize that the breeder's responsibility does not end when the pups are sold. Both books, written in a light conversational style with just enough personal anecdotes to make them fun to read, are recommended for public libraries.-- Deborah Emerson, Monroe Community Coll. Lib., Rochester, N.Y.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876057407
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/16/1994
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 369,173
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Walkowicz and Bonnie Wilcox, D.V.M., are award-winning authors whose works include old Dogs, Old Friends (Howell Book House, 1991).
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Foreword.

Chapter 1--Taking the First Step.

Chapter 2--A Mixed Bag.

Chapter 3--Building a Solid Foundation.

Chapter 4--Going by the Book.

Chapter 5--Dogs Don't Read the Book.

Chapter 6--Is She or Isn't She?

Chapter 7--Labor Day.

Chapter 8--Dilemmas and Difficulties.

Chapter 9--For Females Only.

Chapter 10--The Nursery.

Appendix I--Breed Specifics and Predispositions.

Appendix II--Disorders.

Index.

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  • Posted February 18, 2011

    Great For Beginners

    If you ever plan of dog breeding or have a pregnant dog this is the book for you! I flew through this book and absorbed all it's content. The Authors make this book a joy to read, even through the 'gross' or akward moments. This book made me laugh with it's comic remarks but also had a serious tone about the problem of pet population. This book gives you everything you would ever want to know about dog breeding and raising pups.

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