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DOMESTIC DOG

DOMESTIC DOG

Author - Serpell - Publisher - Cambridge University Press

By any standards, dogs are extraordinary animals. They have been part of human society for longer than any other domestic species. They exist in a greater variety of different shapes and sizes, and they occupy a wider ecological niche, from pampered pets and faithful servants to feral scavengers.

Even our attitudes to dogs seem to oscillate between extremes. On the one hand, the dog is man’s best friend, on the other, he is the despised and degraded outcast. This unique book seeks to expose the real dog beneath the popular stereotypes. Its purpose is to provide a comprehensive, state-of-the-art account of the domestic dog’s natural history and behaviour based on scientific and scholarly evidence rather than hearsay. Anyone with a serious interest in Canis familiaris, its evolution, behaviour, and its place in our society will find The Domestic Dog an indispensable and fascinating resource.

Price: 29.45


ENCYCLOPEDIA OF K-9 TERMINOLOGY (ENCYCLOPAEDIA)

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF K-9 TERMINOLOGY (ENCYCLOPAEDIA)

Authors - Edward M Gilbert & Patricia H Gilbert - Publisher - Dogwise

Interpreting the language of dog enthusiasts and Breed Standards

Have you ever been stumped trying to understand what a judge, breeder or dog fancier is saying about a dog? Or been utterly confused when reading a Breed Standard? What is meant by "butterfly nose", "fish hook front" or "crabbing? Encyclopedia of K-9 Terminology to the rescue! Veteran AKC judges and breeders Ed Gilbert and his wife Pat Gilbert have pulled together every conceivable term applied to dogs to aid experts and amateurs alike to help all understand and correctly use the language of the sport. Ten years in the writing and richly illustrated with drawings by artist and purebred dog breeder, Dan Sayers, the Encyclopedia of K-9 Terminology is an exhaustive reference tool for dog fanciers for generations to come. And weighing in at 4 pounds with over 800 pages you will have a lot of information at your fingertips!

You will learn

That the language and terminology of Breed Standards vary almost as much as the breeds they are describing. Thus the confusion over words like "wrist", "“carpals" and "front pasterns".

Why some terms may be viewed as positive for some dogs but negative for others based on the original purpose of the breed.

About the large number of slang words and nicknames that you might be more apt to hear around the show ring than read in a book.

Many commonly used terms and phrases that are not technically or grammatically accurate, but if the words appear in an official Breed Standard, they are "correct".

Price: 57.45


HERITAGE OF THE DOG - 5 OFF!

HERITAGE OF THE DOG - £5 OFF!

Author - Colonel David Hancock - Publisher - Beech

This classic work has been out of print for some years but we have been lucky enough to obtain a limited number of brand new, unread copies! Order now to avoid disappointment!

Based on a vast amount of original research, this book a must for every breed historian and an essential buy for all with an interest in canine development.

It covers the origins of the breeds, dispels myths and corrects many previous misconceptions, especially the working and sporting breeds. Unlike most books which tend to focus on the dogs of the gentry and nobility, David Hancock covers breeds from all walks of life. Illustrated with a wealth of historical photographs, the classic book will both fascinate and educate!

Was £30 now only:

Price: 25.00


HIDDEN LIFE OF DOGS

HIDDEN LIFE OF DOGS

Author - Elizabeth Marshall-Thomas - Publisher - Phoenix

Have you ever wondered what the world looks like to your dog? Or what it smells like? Do dogs have dreams and, if so, what about? And are dogs really capable of emotion? THE HIDDEN LIFE OF DOGS was a sensational bestseller on first publication and is now considered a classic.

In her riveting account of thirty years spent living with dogs, wolves and dingoes, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas provides a fascinating insight into a species very different from our own, yet in many respects surprisingly familiar.

"utterly compelling" - Daily Mail

Price: 9.49


ILLUSTRATED DOGWATCHING

ILLUSTRATED DOGWATCHING - Author - Morris - Publisher - Ebury

Price: 13.49


IN THE COMPANY OF ANIMALS

IN THE COMPANY OF ANIMALS

Author - Serpell - Publisher - Cambridge University Press

What purpose, if any, do pets really serve? Are they simply an outlet for misplaced love? Or four-legged friends who help us to satisfy vital emotional needs? Whatever they are, when we elevate pets to the status of social companions, we undermine the distinction between human and non-human. In other words, pets force us to confront the moral contradictions inherent in our treatment of animals in general.

Pursuing this idea to its logical conclusion, the author uncovers a fascinating and disturbing trail of myths, evasions and double standards which humans have used since earliest times to justify their subjugation of nature and other life forms. Through an exploration of the phenomenon of pet-keeping across history and between cultures, this thought-provoking study reassesses our relationships with animals and the natural world. This new edition of In the Company of Animals has been substantially revised and updated to take into account developments in research since the first edition was published in 1986.

Price: 22.49


KENNEL CLUBS ILLUSTRATED BREED STANDARDS

KENNEL CLUBS ILLUSTRATED BREED STANDARDS - Author - Kennel Club - Publisher - Ebury

Price: 39.50


THE DOG IN ACTION

THE DOG IN ACTION

Author - McDowell Lyon - Publisher - Dogwise Publishing

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. The modern canine enthusiast now can own this classic in dog literature and will learn:

To put functional soundness above everything else.

Why the trot shows the faults and virtues of a dog's running gear.

That every animal that moves can teach us about functional conformation.

Why a dog must be dynamically balanced to function efficiently.

That no dog can be any better then his bone placement, conformation and muscle tone.

How to develop a thorough knowledge of dogs in order to interpret a breed standard.

More about McDowell- McDowell 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 colourful life ranging from WWI fighter pilot to writer for the Hearst Newspapers covering the Mexican Revolution to dog editor for Outdoor Life Magazine.

When was it published? Originally published in 1950, reprinted in 2002

Illustrations- Black and white drawings

Price: 29.45


THE INVENTION OF THE MODERN DOG *NEW

THE INVENTION OF THE MODERN DOG *NEW

The Invention of the Modern Dog: Breed and Blood in Victorian Britain

by Michael Worboys (Author), Julie-Marie Strange (Author), Neil Pemberton (Author)

In The Invention of the Modern Dog, Michael Worboys, Julie-Marie Strange, and Neil Pemberton explore when, where, why, and how Victorians invented the modern way of ordering and breeding dogs. Though talk of "breed" was common before this period in the context of livestock, the modern idea of a dog breed defined in terms of shape, size, coat, and color arose during the Victorian period in response to a burgeoning competitive dog show culture. The authors explain how breeders, exhibitors, and showmen borrowed ideas of inheritance and pure blood, as well as breeding practices of livestock, horse, poultry and other fancy breeders, and applied them to a species that was long thought about solely in terms of work and companionship.

OUT NOW! Signed Copies*

Price: £29.45


THE PACK CONCEPT

THE PACK CONCEPT

Author - Uli Köppel - Publisher - Cadmos

This book presents some amazing new truths based in behavioural biology about dealing and communicating with dogs.

Author Uli Köppel has developed a completely new approach: relationship training for the human-dog team, in place of exploitative training. To help us understand this special relationship, Uli Köppel has developed the species-appropriate concept of pack behaviour.

He traces the human-dog relationship back to its origins, and rediscovers the dog as it was meant to be. In order to really work, dog training needs to be based on a responsible emotional relationship.

In this manual, every dog owner will find out what species-appropriate dog training means, and how the concept of pack behaviour can help to achieve a successful human-dog relationship.

Price: 18.45


UNIVERSAL KINSHIP

UNIVERSAL KINSHIP - Author - Latham Foundation - Publisher - Gazelle

Price: 13.00


WALTHAM BOOK OF HUMAN ANIMAL INTERACTION

Author - Robinson - Publisher - Pergamon

Price: 49.50


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