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HERITAGE OF THE DOG - SALE PRICE

HERITAGE OF THE DOG - SALE PRICE

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!

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Price: 18.45

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

ANATOMY OF THE DOG IN STRAIGHTFORWARD TERMS

ANATOMY OF THE DOG IN STRAIGHTFORWARD TERMS

Author - Kerstin Mielke - Publisher - Cadmos

This 96 page book contains detailed information on the workings of the dog's body with special emphasis placed on movement and locomotion. The inner organs, skin and coat, nervous system and senses and their physiology are also described in detail.

Technical termsare listed in English along with their scientific equivalents at the end of the book and detailed drawings help explain each area of the anatomy of the dog.

Price: 15.49

BLACKS VETERINARY DICTIONARY (hardback)

BLACKS VETERINARY DICTIONARY (hardback)

Edited by E. Boden - Publisher - Black

Black's Veterinary Dictionary has been a bestseller for over seventy years. It is an essential reference tool for all with a professional or leisure interest in the care of animals. Much more than a list of veterinary terms, its practical approach ensures that readers gain an insight into the signs and symptoms of common, and less common, diseases, their diagnosis and treatment.

For the 21st edition, much new and updated information has been included. Entries on dogs and cats and the conditions that may affect their health have been extended. Details of the Pet Travel Service, which has largely replaced quarantine for dogs and cats, have been updated; the re-emergence of old problems such as bovine tuberculosis and new ones such as avian flu, are among the thousands of topics covered. "The most comprehensive source of information on animal health and husbandry available in a single volume." Veterinary Practice

Price: 35.50

BLACK'S VETERINARY DICTIONARY (paperback)

BLACK'S VETERINARY DICTIONARY (paperback)

Edited by E. Boden - Publisher - Black

Black's Veterinary Dictionary has been a bestseller for over seventy years. It is an essential reference tool for all with a professional or leisure interest in the care of animals. Much more than a list of veterinary terms, its practical approach ensures that readers gain an insight into the signs and symptoms of common, and less common, diseases, their diagnosis and treatment.

For the 21st edition, much new and updated information has been included. Entries on dogs and cats and the conditions that may affect their health have been extended. Details of the Pet Travel Service, which has largely replaced quarantine for dogs and cats, have been updated; the re-emergence of old problems such as bovine tuberculosis and new ones such as avian flu, are among the thousands of topics covered. "The most comprehensive source of information on animal health and husbandry available in a single volume." Veterinary Practice.

Price: 18.49

BETWEEN DOG AND WOLF

BETWEEN DOG AND WOLF

Author - Jessica Addams & Andrew Miller - Publisher - Dogwise

Dogs are dogs and wolves are wolves. Except when they aren’t!

Most scientists now agree that the dog is a subspecies of wolf—Canis lupus familiaris. And while most wolves look and act differently from most dogs, it can be very hard to make accurate identifications, especially since wolves and dogs can and do interbreed and certain breeds of dogs look and act a lot like wolves.

Having spent years employed at Wolf Park, in Indiana, authors Jessica Addams and Andrew Miller have encountered hundreds of so-called wolves that turned out to be dogs, hybrids that exhibit the characteristics of both wolves and dogs, and even pure wolves that act like dogs. Between Dog and Wolf takes a fascinating look at how wolves and dogs are related, why they can be so hard to tell apart and what rescue organizations need to know when they encounter a canine of unknown origins.

Price: 24.49

CANINE TERMINOLOGY

CANINE TERMINOLOGY

Author - Harold Spira - Publisher - Watermark Press

Our most requested dog book of all time is now available again after an absence of some years. This beautifully illustrated manual contains ALL the terms used in Breed Standards for pedigree dogs throughout the world.

The terms are clearly explained with reference to specific breeds. Essential reading for anyone involved in the world of pedigree dogs and a book to treasure!

Price: 23.49

CONCISE VETERINARY DICTIONARY

CONCISE VETERINARY DICTIONARY - Author - Brown Hogg Kelly - Publisher - Blackwell

Price: 22.45

DEVELOPMENT OF THE DOG

DEVELOPMENT OF THE DOG - Author - Plummer - Publisher - Coch y Bonduu

Price: 9.70

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE SEXES

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE SEXES - Author - Short & Balaban - Publisher - Cambs Uni

Price: 24.45

DOG (Susan McHugh)

DOG (Susan McHugh)

Author - Susan McHugh - Publisher - Reaktion

This comprehensive 230 page study unravels the current debate about wolves and dogs, and explores dogs in mythology, religion and ancient cults as diverse as Asia, Alaska, Peru and Persia.

She discusses the relatively recent phenomenon of dog breeding and the invention of species and shows how dogs today contribute to our lives in a huge number of ways.

Price: 16.49

ANATOMY OF THE DOG  IN STRAIGHTFORWARD TERMS

ANATOMY OF THE DOG IN STRAIGHTFORWARD TERMS

Author - Kerstin Mielke - Publisher - Cadmos

This well-illustrated manual contains detailed information on the physiology, movement and locomotion of dogs in a format that is easy to understand and accessible to all readers. The internal organs, skin and coat, nervous system and senses are also described in detail with numerous explanitary pictures to clarify the information. A must for all with an interest in this fascinating subject.

Price: 16.45

DOG ANATOMY

DOG ANATOMY

Author - Goody - Publisher - Allen

This text is intended to provide the reader with the essentials of dog anatomy and has been produced for people who enjoy dogs and wish to know a little more about their overall structure.

Dog owners, breeders, exhibitors, judges - anyone requiring information about the anatomy of the dog - should find the book useful. It should also be of interest to students beginning a course in veterinary anatomy. The emphasis throughout the book is placed on those points of anatomy that can be seen or felt from the surface through the skin. Surface views therefore form an important component of many of the drawings.

A number of other drawings specifically relate internal anatomy to the surface of the body. Therefore the position and relationships of various internal components of the vaascular, digestive, respiratory and urogenital systems are shown in surface projections.

Price: 17.49

DOG IN ACTION

DOG IN ACTION

Author - McDowell Lyon - Publisher - First Stone

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.

Price: 23.49

DOGS: DOMESTICATION AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SOCIAL BOND

DOGS: DOMESTICATION AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SOCIAL BOND

Author - Darcey Morey

Like a hound on scent, Darcy Morey pursues the dog down the twisting paths of prehistory to its wolf origins and then tracks back through the dense tangle of contemporary genetic and neurological research to show how it came to capture our homes and hearts.

384 pages trace the evolution of the dog, from its origins about 15,000 years ago up to recent times. The timing of dog domestication receives attention, with comparisons between different genetics-based models and archaeological evidence.

Patterns between dogs and wolves, shed light on the nature of the changes that dogs underwent. Dog burials highlight a unifying theme of the whole book: the development of a distinctive social bond between dogs and people; the book also explores why dogs and people relate so well to each other. Though cosmopolitan in overall scope, the greatest emphasis is on the New World, with an entire chapter devoted to dogs of the arctic regions. Discussion of several distinctive modern roles of dogs underscores the social bond between dogs and people. Fascinating!

Price: 29.50

DOGS A HISTORICAL JOURNEY

DOGS A HISTORICAL JOURNEY - Author - Wendt - Publisher - Howell

Price: 18.49

DOGSTEPS A NEW LOOK

Author - Page Elliott - Publisher - Doral

Price: 24.50

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

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 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