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Dog in Action
     

Dog in Action

by McDowell Lyon
 

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Written In 1950, The Dog In Action was the first book to thoroughly analyze, illustrate and explain the under-the-skin workings of the dog. Whether looking at a Pom or Pointer, McDowell Lyon showed the dog breeder, fancier and judge that the principles of movement applied to all. The Dog In Action has inspired generations of dog breeders and judges to watch more

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Written In 1950, The Dog In Action was the first book to thoroughly analyze, illustrate and explain the under-the-skin workings of the dog. Whether looking at a Pom or Pointer, McDowell Lyon showed the dog breeder, fancier and judge that the principles of movement applied to all. The Dog In Action has inspired generations of dog breeders and judges to watch more carefully, to put aside preconceived notions of how the dog "should" work and to learn from what their eyes tell them. While some of Lyon's theories have since been disproved, the book still deserves to be in the serious dog person's library because it is the foundation for all gait and locomotion books which have since been written.

Editorial Reviews

George Alston Handling Seminars and author of Winning Edge, Show Ring Secrets - George G. Alston
The Dog in Action is the finest technical book on dog movement ever written! With each reading you learn something new and profound. The more dog-knowledge you have, the more you will glean from the material.
author of Basenji Stacked and Moving, You Be the Judge and illustrator of Dog Locomotion and Gait Analysis - Robert W. Cole
The wondrous thing about McDowell Lyon�s book on The Dog in Action is that, although the subject is technical, it reads like a well-written mystery novel. (It) has something to say to each successive generation of dog fanciers and will forever remain the traditional introduction to the study of the moving dog.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876054680
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/01/1950
Pages:
304

Meet the Author

Author, McDowell Lyon, had an artist�s eye and an engineer�s mind. Growing up around horses and hunting and working dogs developed his skill to evaluate movement and structure. Lyon had a colorful life ranging from WW1 fighter pilot to writer for the Hearst Newspapers covering the Mexican Revolution to dog editor for Outdoor Life magazine. The Dog in Action is his legacy to the world of dogs.

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