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Breeding

BOOK OF THE BITCH

BOOK OF THE BITCH

Author - White & Evans - Publisher - Ringpress

Written by experts, J M Evans, an internationally respected vet and Kay White, a journalist and author, this book is relevant to both the experienced breeder and the novice bitch owner.

Whether or not you intend to breed, the more that you understand about how bitches function, think and learn, the more pleasure she is likely to give you and the happier and healthier she will be.

The procedures for whelping and puppy rearing is carefully explained and detailed advice is given on the diseases to which bitches are prone. A 'Must Have' for all bitch owners.

Price: 12.45

ADVANCED CANINE REPRODUCTION AND PUPPY CARE

ADVANCED CANINE REPRODUCTION AND PUPPY CARE

Author - Myrs Savant-Harris - Publisher - Dogwise

Building upon the success of her previously published Puppy Intensive Care and Canine Reproduction and Whelping, Myra Savant-Harris's latest book explores a number of additional issues and questions. Readers will gain new insights and learn valuable techniques based on Myra’s many years of breeding and whelping puppies and more than 20 years of labour,delivery and neonatal nursing.

Learn more about

The "Dog Room"and how it represents a milestone for the new breeder.

How something as simple as adequate sunlight can improve your breeding results.

Myra’s perspective on why the number of C-sections are going up and how they can be avoided.

What foetal monitoring can and can’t tell you and your vet.

Price: 29.45

BLOOMFIELD'S MANUAL OF PUPPY HAND REARING: THE COMPLETE PRACTICAL GUIDE - OOS

BLOOMFIELD'S MANUAL OF PUPPY HAND REARING: THE COMPLETE PRACTICAL GUIDE - OOS

Author - Samantha Bloomfield MRCVS - Publisher - Bloomfield Scully Publishing

NORMALLY £29.45 INCLUDING CARRIAGE - NOW JUST £22.49 BY MAIL ORDER

This completely revised and updated version of Betty Bloomfield's "Nursing and Hand Rearing Newborn Puppies" is the essential practical hand rearing manual.

Veterinary surgeon Samantha Bloomfield covers all aspects of hand rearing newborn puppies and provides guidance for rearing puppies born immature and those who are unwell. It includes practical advice on assessment and monitoring of newborn puppies, feeding techniques including orogastric tube feeding, regimens for sick and immature puppies and notes on conditions such as neonatal sepsis, hypoglycaemia, hypothermia, fading puppy and swimmer puppy syndromes.

Based on forty years of practical experience, this book is ESSENTIAL for all dog breeders and those in the veterinary profession.

Price: £22.49

Price: 22.49

BREEDING DOGS - A PRACTICAL GUIDE

BREEDING DOGS - A PRACTICAL GUIDE

Author - Patsy Hollings - Publisher - Crowood Press

This 192 page book is aimed at anyone thinking of breeding dogs, whether just for the pleasure of rearing dogs at home or with a view to exhibiting, and underlines the responsibilities involved in reproducing a living being that will require a healthy, safe existence and the commitment of its owners for fourteen or more years of life.

Patsy Hollings is the author of several books and articles on dog-related subjects, and has made frequent television and radio appearances. Since 1976, Patsy and her husband Stephen Hollings have been committed to producing sound, health Weimaraners that retain true breed characteristics, and bred the breed's record-winning brood bitch and all time top dog. They have bred over sixty-five UK champions.

Price: 20.49

BREEDING DOGS FOR DUMMIES

BREEDING DOGS FOR DUMMIES

Author - Richard Beauchamp - Publisher - Howell

Simply breeding dogs takes considerable space, time, and capital. Consistently breeding mentally and physically sound puppies, on the other hand, is a labour of love that involves all of the above and a whole lot more.

If you really love dogs then you need to consult with an expert on the many responsibilities, rules, and regulations dog breeding entails before you take the leap. And that’s where Breeding Dogs For Dummies comes in.

This friendly guide provides all the information you need to create a positive breeding environment for your dogs so that they produce happy, healthy offspring

Price: 19.49

BREEDING IS A BITCH - SOFT BACK

BREEDING IS A BITCH - SOFT BACK

Offers helpful information on how to start off, nutrition and animal husbandry

Breeding management including determining optimal time of breeding and artificial reproductive techniques

It comprehensively covers genital diseases, pregnancy,  whelping, lactation, dystocia, caesarean section, fertility problems, reproductive efficiency, neonatal disease and puppy survival

Routine preventative health measures, parasite control and various matters and conditions relating to the keeping of dogs and large dog colonies

Practical basic and advanced genetics for dog breeders is comprehensively covered

Price: 40.50

BREEDING IS A BITCH - HARD BACK

BREEDING IS A BITCH - HARD BACK

Offers helpful information on how to start off, nutrition and animal husbandry

Breeding management including determining optimal time of breeding and artificial reproductive techniques

It comprehensively covers genital diseases, pregnancy,  whelping, lactation, dystocia, caesarean section, fertility problems, reproductive efficiency, neonatal disease and puppy survival

Routine preventative health measures, parasite control and various matters and conditions relating to the keeping of dogs and large dog colonies

Practical basic and advanced genetics for dog breeders is comprehensively covered

Price: 52.50

BREEDING WORKING DOGS

BREEDING WORKING DOGS

Author - Michael Brander - Publisher - Quiller

If you are fortunate enough to own a good working bitch and wish to breed from her, experienced working dog breeder Michael Brander has written this book for you. He guides the novice step-by-step through the basic procedures for rearing a litter of sound working pups. He gives first-hand advice on assessing your bitch's suitability, choosing the potential sire, arranging the mating and, if all goes according to plan, care of the pregnant bitch

Michael Brander has shot over, bred and trained his own pointer-retrievers for over forty years and is the Kennel Club's Senior Hunt Point & Retriever Field Trail Judge.

SPECIAL OFFER - Normally £22.49 by mail order - now just £9.99 post free!

Price: 9.99

A BREEDERS GUIDE TO GENETICS - RELAX, ITS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE - OUT OF STOCK

A BREEDERS GUIDE TO GENETICS - RELAX, ITS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE - OUT OF STOCK

Authors - Ingrid Wood & Denise Como - Publisher - 1st Books

Sub-titled "Relax, It's Not Rocket Science" this 300 page book explains genetics in layman's terms enabling the reader to grasp topics including dominant and recessive genes, polygenic inheritance, and genomic imprinting and so much more!

Various breeding programmes are explored in great detail and issues such as breeding fads and common myths are candidly addressed. There is also information on DNA testing, hybrid vigour, understanding pedigrees, and sex chromosomes and amazingly all this information is presented with a sense of homour and delightful illustrations proving that learning about genetics can actually be fun!

An entire section features the basic concepts of colour inheritance and all scientific concepts and terms are clearly explained, often by using practical examples. A carefully selected reference section provides breeders with the tools to make more informed breeding decisions.

OUT OF STOCK

Price: 23.49

BORN TO WIN

BORN TO WIN

Author - Patricia Craige-Trotter - Publisher - Kennel Club Books

The most important book on dog breeding and showing ever written just got bigger and better! Complete with new and updated content by Patricia Craige Trotter, who won her signature breed group at Westminster a record-breaking ten times.

Born to Win, Breed to Succeed, 2nd edition is now the most inclusive how-to guide on dog shows ever written. This 426 page, full-colour edition features updated and revised information on everything from tips for breeders, owners, and handlers to the proper documentation of your breeding programme. In addition to the expanded content, this book also contains more than 400 color photographs of historic and current show dogs with informative sidebars.

Price: 34.49

BREEDING A LITTER

BREEDING A LITTER

Authors - J M Evans & Caroline Ackroyd - Gibson - Publisher - Ringpress

This 128 page manual gives expert guidance on choosing the right stud dog, as well as a step-by-step guide to mating. It continues with guidance on caring for the pregnant bitch.

Whelping is covered in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide, and includes suggestions on what to do if things do not progress as planned.

Finally, Breeding A Litter explains how to care for the bitch and the puppies immediately after whelping up to the point when the pups are ready to leave for their new homes.

Price: 10.49

CLINICAL CANINE AND FELINE REPRODUCTION

CLINICAL CANINE AND FELINE REPRODUCTION

Author - Root Kustritz - Publisher - Wiley / Blackwell

Clinical Canine and Feline Reproduction: Evidence-Based Answers provides quick, reliable answers to the most common questions in canine and feline reproductive and pediatric practice.

Written using an innovative question and answer format, each answer is designed for quick reference, with the best references listed for further information as needed.

Based on the author’s years of experience answering questions on reproduction and pediatrics, Clinical Canine and Feline Reproduction allows the practicing veterinarian to rapidly find and apply evidence based answers from the scientific literature to their clinical questions.

Price: 55.49

CANINE REPRODUCTION

CANINE REPRODUCTION

Author - Holst - Publisher - Dogwise

One of the most important books a dog breeder can have on the shelf! Answers your questions about anatomy, breeding behaviour, genetics, pregnancy, whelping, rearing a litter, reproductive and whelping problems, even artificial insemination. A must-have book!

Updated to reflect current changes, i.e. use of ultrasound in detecting pregnancy. Second edition.

Price: 19.49

CANINE REPRODUCTION AND WHELPING

CANINE REPRODUCTION AND WHELPING

Author - Myra Savant Harris - Publisher - Dogwise

Whether you're a "first-timer" or an experienced breeder, you'll learn something important from this book!

76 pages giving answers to seemingly insoluble problems plus information on artificial insemination, diet, progesterone levels, C-sections, whelping, and much more.

If you've been having problems even getting a litter from that important bitch, you'll find some possible answers here. Down-to-earth and easy to understand!

Price: 29.45

COMPLETE BOOK OF DOG BREEDING

COMPLETE BOOK OF DOG BREEDING

Author - Rice - Publisher - Barron

A veterinarian with many years of canine practice experience offers guidance to novice and professional dog breeders, emphasising the responsibilities of reputable breeders to their dogs and to the buyers of the puppies they produce.

Topics covered include: the choosing, health, quality, and conditioning of brood stock; practical DNA use, and Canine Health Information Center (CHIC) surveys and data storage to scientifically improve the selection of healthy brood stock and puppies; potential breeding problems; artificial insemination; pregnancy and its duration; embryonic and foetal activity; pregnancy nutrition; physical changes during pregnancy; stages of labour; normal and Cesarean-section births, and how to assist in both; nutrition of dams and puppies and how to recognise and prevent potential problems in both; neonatal puppy care; lactation and weaning the puppies; socialising the puppies; pedigrees, registration, and titles; and much more.

Price: 10.49

DOG BREEDING WHELPING AND PUPPY CARE

DOG BREEDING WHELPING AND PUPPY CARE

Author - Gary England - Publisher - Wiley

Dog Breeding, Whelping and Puppy Care is a practical and up-to-date guide to canine reproduction for dog breeders, veterinary students and veterinary surgeons. Written in an easy-to-use style and presented in a practically useful format with clear illustrations, this 344 page manual provides a vital resource to those seeking an understanding of normal and abnormal reproduction as well as common reproductive techniques.

Author, Gary England is a veterinarian specialising in animal reproduction who has worked in clinical practice and research of dog breeding for 25 years. He is Professor of Comparative Veterinary Reproduction at the University of Nottingham and has published more than 100 scientific articles and numerous book chapters and reviews in the area.

Price: 38.00

DOG AND ITS GENOME

DOG AND ITS GENOME

Author - Elaine A Ostrander - Publisher - Cold Spring Harbor

Dogs of different breeds can range remarkably in size, shape, and behaviour, and yet they all carry essentially the same genome, making them a particularly fascinating model for for studying genome plasticity.

The recent release of the complete sequence of the dog genome provides an exciting new context in which to consider such variation.

This volume contains 584 pages comprising twenty-five chapters written by experts in the field and includes various aspects of structural and behavioural variation in dogs, their origins and domestication, and their unique value as a model system for many common, but complex human diseases, such as diabetes and cancer.

Price: 36.50

DOG BREEDERS GUIDE TO SUCCESSFUL BREEDING AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT

DOG BREEDERS GUIDE TO SUCCESSFUL BREEDING AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT

Authors - Root-Kustritz & Marga - Publisher - Elsevier

This unique, 512 page book offers an overview of canine body systems and explains clearly and concisely how each system affects the breeding process. Key topics include nutrition, pharmacology, microbiology, parasitology, vaccinations, genetics, and endocrinology, as well as normal anatomy and disorders of the male and female reproductive systems.

* Full-colour illustrations make important information more readily available and give accurate representations of actual clinical appearance.

* Each chapter begins with frequently asked questions and answers, offering quick and easy access to key information.

* Each chapter ends with a Test Your Understanding section that encourages readers to review what they have just read and apply it to real-life situations.

* A first aid appendix offers quick access to information related to various emergencies, including what could have caused it, and how to handle the situation.

* An appendix covering common problems seen in dogs lists symptoms associated with each problem, the possible causes, and how frequently the problem occurs

Price: 30.49

DOG BREEDERS PROFESSIONAL SECRETS - ETHICAL BREEDING PRACTICES

DOG BREEDERS PROFESSIONAL SECRETS - ETHICAL BREEDING PRACTICES

Author - Sylvia Smart - Publisher - Dogwise / Corpus

Becoming a dog breeder is a significant undertaking and Dog Breeders Professional Secrets tells you what it takes to be a successful and ethical dog breeder.

Topics include networking, financial matters, acquiring breeding stock, kennel design, and much more. Sylvia Smart shares her real-life experiences (both good and bad) and explores dozens of issues that a prospective breeder must consider to build a high quality dog breeding business.

This is a practical, educational book with a focus on doing things professionally with lots of planning and forethought all the while knowing that you have done it the right way.

Price: 18.49

DOG BREEDING AS A FINE ART

DOG BREEDING AS A FINE ART

Author - Amy Fernandes - Publisher - Crosskeys

This award-winning 160 page hardback is the ultimate practical handbook for successful dog breeding.

Learn how to recognise and avoid common pitfalls and refine the selection process by improving your eye for type. Learn how to apply genetic principles, recognise the underlying motives that influence your decisions and use creative thinking skills to resolve difficult problems.

Most breeders strive to create dogs in superior in beauty, temperament, structural soundness and fitness for their purpose. This book answers the question, "why do they do it? - and teaches them how to succeed!

Price: 22.49

DOG BREEDING THEORY AND PRACTICE paperback

DOG BREEDING THEORY AND PRACTICE paperback

Author - Jackson - Publisher - Crowood

Price: 17.49

GENETIC DISEASE IN DOGS

Author - Patterson - Publisher - Mosby

Price: 39.45

GENETICS AN INTRODUCTION FOR DOG BREEDERS

GENETICS AN INTRODUCTION FOR DOG BREEDERS

Author - Jackie Isabell - Publisher - Alpine

This book was written to introduce breeders to basic practical genetics in the hope that it will help them producer sounder, healthier dogs with better temperaments and breed characteristics.

If that is your aim or if you are just starting out in breeding, this is exactly the book you need!

Out of print, but good used copies are sometimes available. Please email fiona@ourdogs for details

Price: 29.50

GENETICS FOR DOG BREEDERS

GENETICS FOR DOG BREEDERS

Author - Robinson - Publisher - Elsevier

If you breed dogs you need this!

Described as "the dog breeder's bible" this title has been completely revised and updated to include the findings of a decade of further investigation into the genetics of dog breeding .

Early chapters outline the basic principles of heredity and include modern methods of animal improvement which can be called upon to enable the reader to breed better dogs.

The chapters on colour and coat variation, genetics of breeds, and abnormalities heve been extensively rewritten in the light of new findings and many outstanding problems of breed genotypes have been resolved

Contents: Reproduction. Development. - Nature and Nurture. Elements of Heredity. Selection and Breeding Policy. colour and coat Variation. Genetics of Breeds. Abnormalities. Behaviour Aspects. Index

Price: 53.49

GENETICS OF THE DOG

GENETICS OF THE DOG

Author - Anatoly Rvinsky - Publisher - CABI

During the last two decades major advances have been made in mammalian genetics. New methods have been developed and applied to investigating the genetics of the dog and to improve its performance.

This 573 page, comprehensive reference work which contains specially commissioned chapters written by internationally recognised experts, is invaluable to students and research workers in animal genetics, breeders and veterinary geneticists.

Contributions present up-to-date thinking on such topics as the origin of the domestic dog; consequences of domestication; biochemical and molecular genetics; the genetics of canine hip dysplasia, diseases, and behaviour; pedigree analysis; the canine model in medical genetics; and dog genetic data as forensic evidence.

Price: 160.00

K-9 STRUCTURE AND TERMINOLOGY

K-9 STRUCTURE AND TERMINOLOGY

Authors - Edward Gilbert Jnr & Thelma Brown - Publisher - Dogwise / Corpus

**2ND EDITION! 227 pages of expert information illustrated with many black & white photos and drawings. Ideal reference book for the breeder, prospective judge, or serious enthusiast/ringside judge. Excellent information on anatomy, gait, terminology and judging. Learn not only what correct structure is; understand why it is essential to function and health.

Includes a 31-page glossary to expand the meaning of words familiar to dog enthusiasts and helps explain them to those new on the subject. Invaluable!

Price: 23.49

KEYS TO TOP BREEDING

KEYS TO TOP BREEDING

Authors - Pekka Hannula & Marjo Nygard - Publisher - Cotton Mark

This fantastic 344 page book is creating a massive stir amongst dog breeders everywhere and receiving outstanding reviews worldwide. Calling on the expertise of 22 top class breeders from around the globe, it gives all the information you need to be not just a good breeder, but a master of the art.

Featuring valuable contributions from British breeders ZENA THORNE-ANDREWS, ANGELA CAVIL, PATSY HOLLINGS, MARION SPAVIN and MARY HAMBLETON.

Vital reading for everyone who breeds dogs.

Price: 31.00

KEYS TO TOP BREEDING - VOL 2 - OUT OF STOCK

KEYS TO TOP BREEDING - VOL 2 - OUT OF STOCK

Authors - P. Hannula, M Ejerstad, B Gallicchio, J Lahtinen, P Lamsa, L Milvi, M Nygard, K Rautiala

Publisher - Cotton Mark

Following on from the first book, volume 2 aims to give breeders old and new a clear idea of what they want to achieve, and how to achieve it.

Delving even deeper into the broader issues surrounding breeding, this 15 chapter book draws on the accumulated experience of famous breeders, and provides readers with all of the essential information required to become a successful breeder.

Price: 31.00

PUPPY INTENSIVE CARE

PUPPY INTENSIVE CARE

Author - Myra Savant-Harris - Publisher - Dogwise

If puppies are on the way they need the best possible chance of survival and good health.

Learn how to adminster simple but effective measures to help puppies in distress if you cannot call upon the services of a vet in a timely manner.

All you need to know when you most need to know it delivered in friendly, non-technical terms from a long-time breeder. Comes with a 32 minute DVD to better illustrate the techniques recommended.

Price: 34.45

THE JOY OF BREEDING YOUR OWN SHOWDOG

THE JOY OF BREEDING YOUR OWN SHOWDOG

Author - Anne Seranne - Publisher - Howell

Now back in print due to demand, this guide is essential reading for novice and experienced breeders alike, covering everything from developing a breeding programme based on pedigrees and genetics to whelping, raising, and socialising puppies.

This book has long been the reference of choice for successful dog breeders. Anne Seranne co-bred and/or owned sixty-two Yorkshire Terrier champions, six Standard Poodle champions, and two Shih Tzu champions. What a pedigree!

Price: 27.49

HOW TO BREED DOGS

Author - Whitney - Publisher - Howell

Price: 22.49

PRACTICAL DOG BREEDING PRINCIPALS AND PRACTICE

PRACTICAL DOG BREEDING PRINCIPALS AND PRACTICE

Author - Haynes- Publisher - Home Farm Books

Originally published in 1928. The book deals in a clear and concise way with all the fundamentals of dog breeding. Contents include: Reproduction - Variation - Heredity - Selection - Pedigree Studies - Breeding Systems - The Stud Dog - The Brood Bitch - Puppies - Dog Breeding Calculator - Bibliography.

The author was a well known dog breeder and penned many books on various dog breeds. Many of the earliest dog books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Price: 17.49

STANDARD BOOK OF DOG BREEDING

STANDARD BOOK OF DOG BREEDING - Author - Grossman - Publisher - Gazelle

Price: 28.00

TECHNIQUE OF BREEDING BETTER DOGS

TECHNIQUE OF BREEDING BETTER DOGS

Author - Fleig - Publisher - Ringpress

To guide breeders through the intriguing complexity of producing fine animals, The Technique of Breeding Better Dogs gives clear, detailed information on every stage of the process. Using a style that is accessible to readers of all levels of experience, the author, Dr Dieter Fleig, explains the workings of heredity and sexual physiology. He gives expert advice on mating, pregnancy, and whelping, and then gives step-by-step coverage of rearing a litter and socialising the puppies.

The Technique of Breeding Better Dogs answers many questions for the new and prospective breeder, and gives the veteran an important scientific perspective on the subject. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and line-drawings, this is an exceptional book that should be an indispensable item in every dog breeder's library.

Price: 23.49

WHELPING AND REARING OF PUPPIES

WHELPING AND REARING OF PUPPIES

Author - Lee - Publisher - TFH

Are you expecting a first litter - and you've never even seen a litter whelped before? Don't worry! Reading this book is almost like having an experienced canine midwife at your side!

It will guide you through the whelping process, covering possible problems and how to deal with them. It includes details for tube feeding puppies, early socialization, weaning, and possible problems with older puppies. You'll feel like an expert! this jargon-free and totally easy to understand book is designed to keep at your side by the whelping box - spiral bound so pages stay open where you need them!

Essential reading for the novice and experienced breeder alike - don't whelp without it!

Price: 21.49