Atlas of Dog Breeds of the World

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Author: Bonnie Wilcox,Chris Walkowicz

Publisher: Tfh Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9780793812844

Category: Pets

Page: 912

View: 2866

This atlas has proven to be the most sought-after book on the dog; unrivaled, the Atlas is the definitive authority on purebred dogs available to day. Now in its fifth edition, this is a most colorful opus on dogs, a riotous celebration of all dogs, familiar and obscure, from every country in the world.

World Atlas of Dog Breeds

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Author: Dominique De Vito,Heather Russell-Revesz,Stephanie Fornino

Publisher: TFH Publications

ISBN: 9780793806560

Category: Pets

Page: 959

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World Atlas of Dog Breeds is a TFH Publication.

The mini-atlas of dog breeds

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Author: Andrew De Prisco,James Burris Johnson

Publisher: Tfh Pubns Inc

ISBN: 9780866220910

Category: Pets

Page: 573

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The physical and psychological, historical and practical essentials of over 400 breeds of dog.

Farm Dogs

A Comprehensive Breed Guide to 93 Guardians, Herders, Terriers, and Other Canine Working Partners

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Author: Janet Vorwald Dohner

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 161212593X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

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Gain a deeper understanding of your canine friends through these in-depth breed profiles that showcase how working dogs think. From familiar breeds like the Border Collie, Corgi, and Dachshund to the lesser-known Akbash, Puli, and Hovawart, Janet Vorwald Dohner describes 93 breeds of livestock guardian dogs, herding dogs, terriers, and traditional multipurpose farm dogs, highlighting the tasks each dog is best suited for and describing its physical characteristics and temperament. She also offers an accessible history of how humans bred dogs to become our partners in work and beyond, providing a thorough introduction to these highly intelligent, independent, and energetic breeds.

The Other End of the Leash

Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs

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Author: Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307489180

Category: Pets

Page: 272

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The Other End of the Leash shares a revolutionary, new perspective on our relationship with dogs, focusing on our behavior in comparison with that of dogs. An applied animal behaviorist and dog trainer with more than twenty years experience, Dr. Patricia McConnell looks at humans as just another interesting species, and muses about why we behave the way we do around our dogs, how dogs might interpret our behavior, and how to interact with our dogs in ways that bring out the best in our four-legged friends. After all, although humans and dogs share a remarkable relationship that is unique in the animal world, we are still two entirely different species, each shaped by our individual evolutionary heritage. Quite simply, humans are primates and dogs are canids (like wolves, coyotes, and foxes). Since we each speak a different native tongue, a lot gets lost in the translation. The Other End of the Leash demonstrates how even the slightest changes in your voice and the way you stand can help your dog understand what you want. Once you start to think about your own behavior from the perspective of your dog, you’ll understand why much of what appears to be doggy-disobedience is simply a case of miscommunication. Inside you will learn • How to use your voice so that your dog is more likely to do what you ask. • Why “getting dominance” over your dog is a bad idea. • Why “rough and tumble primate play” can lead to trouble–and how to play with your dog in ways that are fun and keep him out of trouble. • How dogs and humans share personality types–and why most dogs want to live with benevolent leaders rather than “alphawannabees!” In her own insightful, compelling style, Patricia McConnell combines wonderful true stories about people and dogs with a new, accessible scientific perspective on how they should behave around each other. This is a book that strives to help you make the most of life with your dog, and to prevent problems that might arise in that most rewarding of relationships. From the Hardcover edition.

Genetics of the Dog

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Author: Elaine A. Ostrander

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781845939410

Category: Dogs

Page: 537

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Recognizing the significant advances made in the field of animal genetics in the ten years since the first edition of "The Genetics of the Dog", this new edition of the successful 2001 book provides a comprehensive update on the subject, along with new material on topics of current and growing interest. Existing chapters on essential topics such as immunogenetics, genetics of diseases, developmental genetics and the genetics of behaviour have been fully updated, while new authors report on the latest advances in areas such as genetic diversity of dog breeds, canine genomics, olfactor.

The Healthy Pet Manual

A Guide to the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer

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Author: Deborah Straw

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9781594770579

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 273

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This revised and expanded edition of Why Is Cancer Killing Our Pets? includes the most up-to-date information on the factors that may cause cancer in pets, and preventive measures that can be taken. The full spectrum of conventional and alternative treatments is presented in this essential resource for the care and protection of our beloved pets.

Structure of the Dog

Basic Course

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Author: Salme Mujunen,Pirkko Vesterinen

Publisher: BoD - Books on Demand

ISBN: 9523395688

Category:

Page: 304

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Structure of the Dog - Basic Course is a book for everyone interested in the structure and wellbeing of dogs. The book has 300 A4-sized pages. It includes 98 exercises and numerous illustrative photos and drawings, which guide you to understand the details of dog structure in a very practical way. You will not just passively read, you will actively learn - by seeing, doing, practicing, and realizing yourself. The ambitious aim of the book is to provide you with tools that will help you distinguish essential from nonessential, see all the details of the dog structure and understand the resulting whole. By reading the book and doing all the exercises, you will become an expert of dog structure and movement. You will understand the connection between structure and movement, you will be able to recognize the risk factors in the skeletal system and joints of a dog, you will distinguish normal from abnormal structure in different structural-functional breed types, and much more. The basis of the book is in natural sciences and ethics. The book encourages the reader to ethical dog ownership, breeding and dog sports. The main focus is on healthy structure, movement and overall wellbeing of the dog. Structure of the Dog - Basic Course is the right book for you, if: - you want to own and breed dogs with a healthy structure - for you, healthy structure is an ethically important criterion when selecting a breed or an individual dog - you are interested in dog shows - you are planning a career as a dog show judge - you want to develop your eye for the dog structure, both in details and as a whole - you want to understand what kinds of structure and movement are the most suitable for different dog sports - you want to learn to distinguish essential from nonessential, normal from abnormal, healthy from unhealthy as regards the structure of the dog - you want to recognize the anatomical risks of dogs and understand how they impact the dog ́s life - you want to deepen your knowledge of the structural-functional types of dogs as well as your understanding of their impact on the dog movement - you prefer learning by observing, doing and practicing rather than just reading - both physical and psychical wellbeing of dogs are important for you

Dog Show Judging

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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Author: Chris Walkowicz

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 1929242662

Category: Pets

Page: 94

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Look beyond the television image of a focused man or woman awarding ribbons and learn what it's really like to judge dogs! Chris Walkowicz, a successful exhibitor and respected AKC judge, explains with humor and warmth how she, and others as committed as she is, learn their craft. Find out how judges get started, build their skills, and acquire their judging credentials. And learn about all the other things a judge must master including travel hassels, finances, and record keeping. While writing in a light-hearted vein, Chris answers important questions. What do judges want from exhibitors? What do exhibitors want from judges? Learn from the author how to make the dog showing experience more successful for all.

Atlas of Small Animal CT and MRI

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Author: Erik Wisner,Allison Zwingenberger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118446127

Category: Medical

Page: 704

View: 3879

Atlas of Small Animal CT & MRI is a highly illustrated diagnostic imaging guide to common clinical disorders of dogs and cats. Contains over 3,000 high quality CT, MRI and related diagnostic images Offers a unique approach emphasizing comparative imaging and pathologic correlation Focuses on important imaging features relevant to imaging diagnosis of disease in dogs and cats Written by internationally renowned experts in the field