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 artists eye and an engineers 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