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Successful Dog Breeding: The Complete Handbook of Canine Midwifery (Howell reference books) Hardcover – January 1, 1994
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- Deborah Emerson, Monroe Community Coll. Lib., Rochester, N.Y.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From the Back Cover
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.
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Included between these covers is information on:
*Evaluating your breeding stock
*Choosing a stud dog
*Pre- and post-mating care
*What you REALLY need on hand while birthing the litter
*Readily readable and understandable explanation of genetics
*What can go wrong, and how to prevent it
and so much more that I can't recall. This book is a lifesaver. I should know--at the age of 14, I bred and whelped my first litter of Labradors with the help of this book, and one of those puppies is a Champion in Thailand today. On a scale of 1-10... 11!!!
treshell owner DogRead
I found the getting prepared for birth and the actual whelping event info to be very complete, and understandable. I would have liked more info on AFTER the birthing - more on the care and upkeep. My puppies quickly outgrew their whelping box and we had to provide larger accomodations. Being December, it was too cold to kennel them outside. So we had inprovise and come up with a set-up in the basement garage. I would have liked ideas on how to contain them, how to better organize their space, how to manage the poop and cleanup process better (exhausting).
I also would have liked more info on placing puppies in good homes, the AKC process, owner contracts etc.
But overall a good read, while lacking in some areas and too detailed in others.
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Just breed my mini schnauzer's for th first time. This was very helpful.Published 6 days ago by austin girl
So glad I got this book. Very helpful for first time breeders. It answered almost all of my questions. And I'm sure I will refer back to it many times.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This book is one of the BEST for those getting ready to breed. I've read it more than once and prior to each time that I've bred. GREAT book.Published 2 months ago by Cynthia Rowe Zelbst
Brilliantly written to appeal to both novice and professional alike. Really covers an amazing amount of information for it's size. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Anne Sheridan
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This is an exceptional book on breeding dogs. It's well written and easy to understand. I intend to use this book as one of the guidelines for when I breed my bitch.Published 14 months ago by Kevin Littlejohn