The Sporting Spaniel Handbook

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Of the 146 breeds recognized by the AKC, the sporting spaniels range from some of the most popular to the most rare. Much has been published about the more popular breeds; however, the lesser known spaniels have been sorely overlooked. The Sporting Spaniel Handbook has been written to introduce the various breeds, offer a comparison, and assist the reader in selecting the best spaniel for their lifestyle. Whereas information on general care, feeding, and breeding can be found in other books, this guide is ...

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Overview

Of the 146 breeds recognized by the AKC, the sporting spaniels range from some of the most popular to the most rare. Much has been published about the more popular breeds; however, the lesser known spaniels have been sorely overlooked. The Sporting Spaniel Handbook has been written to introduce the various breeds, offer a comparison, and assist the reader in selecting the best spaniel for their lifestyle. Whereas information on general care, feeding, and breeding can be found in other books, this guide is designed to describe the personality traits, habits, aptitude for training, and grooming and exercise requirements of each breed. In essence, to give the reader a feel for what it's really like to live with these dogs.

2000 Dog Writers Association of America Award Winner-reference book category.

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Sue Gariepy
The Sporting Spaniel Handbook by Loren Spiotta-DiMare is a must for all those interested in this versatile group of Sporting Dogs-a group that has been loyal companions for centuries....The author leaves no stone unturned. For the family looking to purchase a member of this elite group, she delves into general health care and medical conditions that can arise, as well as how to choose a good veterinarian. The quick-refernce charts on each breed represented are extremely informative and very balanced. Problems and negatives are not ignored.

The individual chapters on each breed give detailed information on history and origin, how the breed evolved, the breed standard, personality and breed-specific health problems. I found the chapters on the rarer spaniels such as the Clumber, Sussex, Field and Welsh Springer very informative-an insightful introduction to breeds we don't normally see. The color photographs and diagrams are an excellent complement to the text.

"Sports for Spaniels" is a wonderful chapter on this group's love of activity-hunting, agility, tracking, field trials and flyball. These breeds love to work, and the activities the author describes should encourage owners to get involved with their dogs.

There is very little in this book that disappoints the reader. The author's love of the sporting spaniel is apparent. It is definitely a must read for those who live with one or more of these breeds, as well as for prospective owners and even judges.
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A convenient, comprehensive resource for the spaniel devotee. Each profile covers the breeds' history, personality, care and training needs, health issues and the official breed standard.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764108846
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Series: Barron's Pet Handbooks
  • Pages: 143
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 7.87 (h) x 0.37 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2009

    A good reference

    The Sporting Spaniel Handbook by Spiotta-DiMare is an enjoyable and informative read. The Handbook provides accurate and useful information about the sporting spaniel breeds for both dog fanciers and laypeople alike. The photographs and illustrations are excellent, and add to the quality of information presented in the Handbook.

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