An Eye for a Dog: Illustrated Guide to Evaluating Purebred Dogs

An Eye for a Dog: Illustrated Guide to Evaluating Purebred Dogs

by Robert W. Cole


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An Eye for a Dog: Illustrated Guide to Evaluating Purebred Dogs by Robert W. Cole

Have you ever wondered how dog show judges learn to identify the subtle differences that separate a dog that is merely good from a dog that is outstanding? Now you can develop your own eye for sound movement and structure and learn how markings, size, and even leash position affect the judge's perception! In An Eye for a Dog. Illustrated Guide to Judging Purebred Dogs you will get to actively participate in over 100 judging scenarios similar to what a judge encounters in the show ring. Dog breeders, dog owners, "armchair" judges as well as professionals will enjoy the challenge of testing their dog-knowledge and powers of observation against those of author, illustrator, international all-breed judge Robert W. Cole.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781929242146
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
Publication date: 06/28/2004
Edition description: Illustrate
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 809,812
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

You Be The Judgevii
Key Canine Structure and Terminologyviii
Part IType, Balance and Proportions1
Chapter 1Do You Have An Eye For a Dog?2
Chapter 2Type7
Chapter 3Four Type Elements15
Chapter 4International Breed Varieties21
Chapter 5Improving Drawings26
Chapter 6What is a TRAD?28
Chapter 7Proportions33
Chapter 8Features That Influence Proportions39
Chapter 9Canine Balance43
Chapter 10Understanding Square51
Part IIFeatures63
Chapter 11Highlighting Features64
Chapter 12Highlighting Hidden Features68
Chapter 13Head Features71
Chapter 14Eight Fronts76
Chapter 15The Forgotten Forechest81
Chapter 16Arched Toplines86
Chapter 17The Significance of Leg Length91
Part IIIMovement95
Chapter 18Assessing Structure and Seeing Movement96
Chapter 19Three Canine Gallops100
Chapter 20The Trot In Profile104
Chapter 21Assessing Trot Drawings110
Chapter 22Eight Trotting Styles118
Chapter 23The Fox Trot127
Chapter 24The Flying Trot132
Part IVFaults and Illusions136
Chapter 25When Faults Are Promoted137
Chapter 26Minimizing Faults141
Chapter 27Color Marking Illusions144
Chapter 28Sickle Hocks148
Chapter 29Surprise Bites154
In Conclusion161
Author Biography161

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