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The Complete Book of Dog Breeding [Kindle Edition]

Dan Rice D.V.M.
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A veterinarian with many years of canine practice experience offers guidance to novice and professional dog breeders, emphasizing the responsibilities of reputable breeders to their dogs and to the buyers of the puppies they produce. Topics covered include: the choosing, health, quality, and conditioning of brood stock; practical DNA use, and Canine Health Information Center (CHIC) surveys and data storage to scientifically improve the selection of healthy brood stock and puppies; potential breeding problems; artificial insemination; pregnancy and its duration; embryonic and fetal activity; pregnancy nutrition; physical changes during pregnancy; stages of labor; normal and Cesarean-section births, and how to assist in both; nutrition of dams and puppies and how to recognize and prevent potential problems in both; neonatal puppy care; lactation and weaning the puppies; socializing the puppies; pedigrees, registration, and titles; and much more. Filled with color photos and line art.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 8424 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series; 2 edition (1 Nov. 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004VLRAQQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #109,050 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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75 of 75 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Complete Book of Dog Breeding 5 Jun. 2003
Format:Paperback
Very informative and well written account of dog breeding, right from before conception to weaning puppies. It covers all sections in great detail with excellent illustrations. Even though it is written by a vet it is a very sympathic help guide to breeding. Would recommend anyone interested in breeding dogs to buy and read.
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63 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for all potential dog breeders 7 Jan. 2006
By J. Hart
Format:Paperback
I bought this book as I wanted to breed my 2 Labradors. I refered to the book time and time again for the many stages of the breeding process, from mating to pregnancy to delivery to weaning. My Labrador gave birth to 5 healthy puppies 8 weeks ago. The only criticism I have of the book was that it said that instinct would take over during delivery. Unfortunately, this did not happen so I was glad that I knew what to do with the puppies as soon as they were born (which was all due to this book). I would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who was thinking about breeding any kind of dog - it's thorough and informative - just what you and your dog needs!
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading... 20 May 2007
Format:Paperback
I bought this book purely to qualify for free postage (cheap skate I know), but I am so glad I did!

This book has joined what is becoming a mini collection of dog breeding books, as I count down the days to when my first litter of pups is born. I have to say that if I was told I could only keep one book on the subject this would be the one, it has made me feel infinatley better about the upcoming welping, which up until now, non of the other books have managed to do.

Its easy to read, plus has many diagrams and advice on what to do when problems arise.

I would recommend this book to anyone venturing into the world of dog breeding. No doubt I will still be panicing when the event happens, but not as much as I would have been if I had never found this little gem.
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Full of Interest 23 Mar. 2005
Format:Paperback
This book is easy to read and extremely informative. I have lent it to friends of mine who are dog breeders and they say it is the best book on the subject that they have read.
In fact, I wonder if I'll ever get it back!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Complete Book of Dog Breeding 5 Jun. 2003
Format:Paperback
Very informative and well written account of dog breeding, right from before conception to weaning puppies. It covers all sections in great detail with excellent illustrations. Even though it is written by a vet it is a very sympathic help guide to breeding. Would recommend anyone interested in breeding dogs to buy and read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars GOOD START..... 17 Sept. 2010
Format:Paperback
This book is a good starting book for the novice as it is easy to understand. By the end of the book I did find though that i needed more in depth reading and this did not delve as deep as i would have liked. It set me up well for my next book providing a good general understanding of how breeding works which is good, and helps you to understand the general terms that are used in dog breeding talk.
Nice book and well written but i think you will need other books to gain fuller understanding of breeding in "all" aspects. I found that "Breeding a litter" by Beth Harris is an excellent second choice.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I do breed puppies. This book is very good, I highly recommend it. You can never have enough knowledge.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed 21 Nov. 2009
Format:Paperback
Because this book was written by a vet there was more emphasis on problems associated with breeding. I wanted a book to give step by step advice on the birth and practical advice IE feeding regimes etc Dan Rice recommends curd cottage cheese, infant cereal & hamburger for 3 week old puppies! It also assumes most puppies are bottle fed. Over many years my 3 bitches have had a total of 7 litters & 54 pups born non of which were hand reared.
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