The German Shepherd Today

The German Shepherd Today

by Winifred Gibson Strickland
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The German Shepherd Today by Winifred Gibson Strickland

Presenting the Great, New Third Edition of the Most Respected Book in Print on the German Shepherd in the English Language. From the time Captain Max von Stephanitz undertook the development of the modern German Shepherd just before the turn of the 20th Century to the present, dog enthusiasts have been quick to recognize the versatility, trainability, and desirability of the universally beloved Shepherd and have taken the breed to their collective heart.

Since 1974 The German Shepherd Today has been recognized as the most definitive source of information for all who glory in von Stephanitz's living legacy. Now, in its third magnificent edition, this great masterwork is more meaningful than ever to the unique fellowship that has the German Shepherd as its common bond. Here you can explore the German Shepherd's roots and the work of the visionaries that launched his fortunes. There is vital information all owners, new or old, need to make the most of sharing their lives with these remarkable dogs. For whatever reason you have been drawn to the German Shepherd and for whatever information needs you have regarding the breed and your relationship to it, you will find all you seek--and more--in the new third edition of The German Shepherd Today. And with the text Shepherd fans recommend to each other, is a large gallery of beautiful photos, enlightening diagrams, pedigrees, and statistics you will find as absorbing as the dog you call your own. The best one remains on top.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620459805
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 01/01/1998
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 496
File size: 54 MB
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About the Author

WINIFRED GIBSON STRICKLAND is one of the world's premier dog trainers. She has earned 171 Obedience titles including 40 perfect scores and over 1500 awards. Owner of the celebrated Wynthea Kennels, home to 20 conformation champions and seven Obedience Trial champions, she was an AKC Obedience judge for 18 years, director of the GSDCA, and member of the SV.USA and WDA. She is founder and president of the Diamond State GSDC. She is also the author of Expert Obedience Training for Dogs, Joll and Me, and Obedience Class Instruction for Dogs: The Trainer's Manual. She has also created obedience training videos for Beginners, Novice, Open, and Utility handlers. JAMES A. MOSES is synonymous with many of the breed's finest including Ch. Covy-Tucker Hill's Manhattan, BIS at Westminster 1987 and Ch. Altana's Mystique, one of the breed's all-time top winners.

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German Shepherd Today 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very good, very detailed, I really enjoyed it...except the part about breeding. It in depth, described how a dog should be muzzled, and held by 4 or 5 people, if it doesn't want to be bred. 1st of all, NO RESPECTIBLE breeder would EVER breed a dog with that kind of temperament quality, and two, ANY smart Stud Dog owner wouldn't risk damaging their stud dog, and possibly hurting the female. Also, the author recommends keeping TIGHT-KNIT breeding, and I qoute, 'To keep desireable qualities, we suggest breeding your female to either grandsire, or first cousin.' If you want to have a good child, are you going to breed with one of your realitives?! THATS INCEST!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The authors failed to discuss about the difference between the german and american types of the breed. Which every GSD owner should know.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THis is the best GSD book I have ever read. It talks about every thing (about GSD's). If you are just starting out or been in the business 100 years, this book will help. It did get alittle boring in Chap.33, so I skipped it. But still, it's great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book. It is loaded with pictures of famous German and American dogs. A lot of the other books out there have very dated pictures or pictures of dogs that are not representative of the breed standard. I think both newcomers to the breed and longtime fans will be pleased with this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This breed book is one ofy favorites as it addresses the many various points and uses of the GSD without being excessive. The authors are all outstanding fanciers as well. A must for GSD fans imo
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book would have been great if not for the section about breeding. It contains detailed suggestions on how to force dogs into mating, it sounds more like a description of a rape. Inhumane!