From Library Journal
Here are two down-to-earth selections on dog ownership and breeding. The authors don't mince words, and both books emphasize the responsibilities of the dog owner/breeder. In Responsible Dog Ownership , Davis discusses selecting an appropriate dog, neutering, grooming and healthcare, and training. She focuses on the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen Test, which is open to all dogs and serves as an educational tool for responsible dog owners. In Successful Dog Breeding , Walkowicz and Wilcox stress that by electing to breed a dog, the owner is making a commitment that lasts the lifetime of the offspring. The authors, a successful breeder and a veterinarian, realistically point out the things that can and will go wrong and emphasize that the breeder's responsibility does not end when the pups are sold. Both books, written in a light conversational style with just enough personal anecdotes to make them fun to read, are recommended for public libraries.- Deborah Emerson, Monroe Community Coll. Lib., Rochester, N.Y.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From the Back Cover
Here, at last, is a revised and expanded edition of this award-winning breeders' reference. Successful Dog Breeding
is a book for the first-time breeder and longtime fancier alike, no matter what the breed. Down-to-earth practical information is given to cover virtually every contingency associated with breeding and whelping. Presented in a humorous format, even the most serious information is made easier to understand.
Chris Walkowicz and Bonnie Wilcox, D.V.M., are both veteran dog fanciers who bring a wealth of personal and professional experience to every chapter. Covering topics from planning the breeding (should I or shouldn't I?) to problems encountered in breeding, delivery and neonatal care, the authors offer viable solutions to innumerable problems, whether old or new. Two highly extensive appendices on breed idiosyncrasies, compiled from correspondence with longtime fanciers as well as from research from veterinary journals, complete the abundance of information offered here. All of this is complemented by original drawings by the well-known canine artist Mary Jung.
A Howell Dog Book of Distinction