The Complete Book of Dog Breeding and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy Used
$3.97
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: This book has already been loved by someone else. It MIGHT have some wear and tear on the edges, have some markings in it, or be an ex-library book. Over-all it's still a good book at a great price! (if it is supposed to contain a CD or access code, that may be missing)
Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Complete Book of Dog Breeding Paperback – August 1, 1996


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback, August 1, 1996
$2.85 $0.01

There is a newer edition of this item:


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series; Later Printing edition (August 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0812096045
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812096040
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 6.7 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,460,398 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Inside Flap

(back cover)
A veterinarian with many years of canine practice experience offers guidance to novice and professional dog breeders, emphasizing their responsibilities to their dogs and to the buyers of the puppies they produce. Topics covered include:

  • Choosing brood stock based on health, quality, and conditioning
  • Practical DNA use, and Canine Health Information Center (CHIC) surveys and data storage to improve the selection of healthy brood stock and puppies
  • Potential breeding problems
  • Artificial insemination
  • Pregnancy and its duration
  • Stages of labor
  • Normal and Cesarean-section births, and how to assist in both
  • Nutrition of dams and puppies
  • Neonatal puppy care . . . and much more

    Filled with color photos and line art --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

  • More About the Author

    Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

    Customer Reviews

    4.8 out of 5 stars
    5 star
    44
    4 star
    13
    3 star
    0
    2 star
    0
    1 star
    0
    See all 57 customer reviews
    This book has some great info on dog breeding.
    S. Cranford
    This is an excellent book (especially for new breeders) which I highly recommend.
    Jandy R Graham
    It's easy to read and the information is extremely helpful.
    Annette

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    143 of 144 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 12, 1996
    Format: Paperback
    Dan Rice, DVM has produced an excellent handbook to guide
    you through the dangerous shoals of breeding your dog.
    Careful and up to date information on every aspect of
    breeding makes this book a worthy addition to the breeder's
    bookshelf, and is equally valuable to the novice and
    veteran. Especially reassuring is Rice's detailed
    examination of when to and when not to call the vet.
    Essential reading, and sure to comfort on that long and
    lonely night when your girl is whelping. Highly recommended.
    Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
    Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
    Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
    47 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Jandy R Graham on October 7, 2003
    Format: Paperback
    Our dog was a few weeks pregnant and I've never owned a dog that had puppies before, so I bought this book to learn a little beforehand. I learned everything I needed to know from her pregnancy straight to weaning the puppies! I didn't buy another book and didn't need to! This is an excellent book (especially for new breeders) which I highly recommend.
    Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
    Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
    Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
    50 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Victoria Fisher on June 12, 2001
    Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
    This is a great book. I ordered several at once, thinking that I would thus overlap any weaknesses. But this is the only one I've used. It has lots of great pictures and illustrations. It is written in a column-format with separate headings and a great index in the back. It also is not derogatory toward the inexperienced breeder. It is what the title says: the COMPLETE book of dog breeding.
    Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
    Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
    Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
    64 of 72 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 3, 2000
    Format: Paperback
    I enjoyed reading this book very much. It was packed with updated information, delivered in a very easy, professional style. The short sections, each with its own heading, made it easy to digest and also to reference certain points at a later stage. It gave enough facts to work out how much money, knowledge and work is involved, acting as a deterrant if you were after making a quick buck. I like the way this particular information remained factual and unemotive. Some books written by breeders can be very sanctimonious and patronizing towards newcomers over why and whether they should breed dogs. It leaves me with a feeling that their motives are not so much based on fact, but their fear of a little competition. I just felt this was altogether a trustworthy book of information.
    Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
    Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
    Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
    29 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Don Priest on December 12, 2001
    Format: Paperback
    I'm not a dog breeder, past or future. I wanted information on sire and dam selection, puppy development and conditioning prior to purchasing our next puppy. We've had 9 dogs over the years. This book would be rated 5 stars for a novice breeder. It's well priced and covers all the basics of pregnancy, gestation, whelping and potential problems. In the area of sire and dam selection (9 pages), the recommendation is to select a good example of the breed standard without any genetic faults. A recommendation on nutrition (8 pages) is to select a "premium dog food that has been feed trialed". The puppy development section (12 pages) described the general development from birth to 8 weeks. The information was general, basic and I didn't learn anything new. Lots of color pictures of cute puppies. A few illustrations of dog anatomy. Several stories of dog patients Dr. Rice used for examples. Easy writing style and very well indexed. But very basic.
    Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
    Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
    Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
    25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Annette on October 14, 2003
    Format: Paperback
    I love this book. It's a good refresher. I recommend it for every first time breeder BEFORE you even decide you're going to breed. It's easy to read and the information is extremely helpful. It's not as indepth as I need, but a good cursory look. Don't stop your breeding library search here, keep adding to it!
    Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
    Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
    Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
    10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By J. Grattan VINE VOICE on August 24, 2007
    Format: Paperback
    Very informative concerning dogs in general, but especially all aspects of breeding and a dog's reproductive system, both male and female. More specifically, covered are heat cycles, mating, pregnancy, nutrition, delivery, lactation, puppy neo-natal care, and weaning. Complications and illnesses at each stage are also covered, as well as when a vet should be consulted. The cataloging of diseases and complications can get a little tedious.

    One is left with the impression that there is a good deal to know about the breeding process with considerable possibilities for complications. But as the author says, it is in a dog's nature to have puppies. Most often the owner needs to stay out of the way and intervene if only necessary.
    Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
    Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
    Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
    13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By "rocksteadyapbts" on July 14, 2003
    Format: Paperback
    Buy this book BEFORE you breed!! Dan Rice tells it like it is and breeding is not all cute cuddly puppies that all go to great homes and you live happily ever after.. Not only does he touch on how to choose breeding dogs, he tells of most of all the serious problems that can and do go wrong, how there are hundreds upon hunreds of homeless unwanted dogs both pure breeds and mixes. and he puts it so everyone can understand what is happening. Even an expereinced breeder can use this book for reference!
    Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
    Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
    Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

    Customer Images

    Most Recent Customer Reviews