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Product Details

  • Series: Kennel Club Pro
  • Hardcover: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Kennel Club Books; Second Edition edition (February 12, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593786638
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593786632
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 7.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,223,593 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"I just wish that this book had come out 30 years ago when I was setting out on my breeding and judging path..." -- Dog World, January 2003. This book is interesting, informative and a pleasure to read..." -- Argos Autumn 2003. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Richard Beauchamp is well qualified to write a book of this nature. He was the publisher of 'Kennel Review' magazine, was a noted syndicated columnist and is now a judge of many breeds. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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It is a unique approach on this subject.
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Breeders, Judges, aspiring Judges & Novices alike will benefit from reading this book (more than once even!)
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A wealth of knowledge to be read in this book.
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36 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on November 9, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Solving The Mysteries Of Breed Type by Richard Beauchamp (syndicated columnist, dog show judge, and former publisher of "Kennel Review" magazine) is a straightforward and detailed instructional guide for aspiring dog breeders, and novice dog show judges, and purebreed connoisseurs aspiring to acquire a degree of professionalism, about discerning the subtle distinctions of breed type. Individual chapters competently address what to look for in various physical characteristics, from coat and head shape to silhouette and movement. Black-and-white photographs enhance the meticulous text descriptions in this succinctly written resource which should be considered a core reference title for personal, professional, and community library collections.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jean C. Wright on April 15, 2010
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Rich Beauchamp provides the reader with a detailed look into the world of dog show judging and breed assessment. He details his life in dogs and punctuates it with captivating anecdotes of his travels and relationships with both dogs and dog people. Mr. Beauchamp amply displays his knowledge of dogs, breeding and dog show exhibition. He delivers real understanding of the meaning of 'Breed Type' to his readers and allows the reader to follow him into an appreciation for the dogs he admires and shows the reader how he assesses their finer qualities. He allows the reader to share his enthusiasm for the world of dog shows in terms even a novice exhibitor or "newbie" observer can understand.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Debbie on June 17, 2008
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This book answers the age old question "What is breed type?" in a clear and easy to read format. It should be in every dog person's library.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rose from NJ on December 30, 2012
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Yes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but in dog breeding, the beauty is when a breeder interprets the AKC breed standard to perfection, which is the blue print for “breed type.” Beauchamp takes the mystery out of defining breed type and breed character in his breed type workbook. His writing was for him a cathartic journey recording the information he learned from great dog people, judges, breeders and handlers, and for the reader, a view of the details that made great dogs memorable examples of breed type.

Also, in telling his own experiences with his love for dogs, Beauchamp unveils a key to judging dogs objectively; not to fault judge or use one’s own personal preferences and dislikes to hamper one’s decisions.

I loved reading the book because it was not only entertaining, but a learning experience and one that I will read again and again. It is visually rich, filled with graph techniques and photos used to discern details of movement, head types, sillhouettes and beautiful examples of breed types.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jaana Aadamsoo on January 26, 2012
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I think this book is one of the best that I own (and I own many)! This book does a great job explainig the unexplainable and all that in a very easy to read captivating manner, picked with fun illustrative stories. Full of color pictures of great dogs of a variety of breeds, it is pleasing the eye while training it. You will have to do your own work to make the most of it but the authors great experience, knowledge and writing ability does a great job in underlining the important and pointing you in the right direction to recognizing breed type. A must-read to anyone interested in showing, breeding and judging purebred dogs!
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Wonderful book! A wealth of knowledge to be read in this book. I've learned so much that I would have never learned from anyone else!
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