Great Reads

List of useful reading for people interested in dogs

I am a reader. I read a lot - and many times my selection is about dogs. I am especially keen on reading about Canine genetics, anatomy, locomotion, reproduction,  breed specific books, health, mentality and judging dogs. The canine history also holds my interest.

I am listing here some of the articles and books that have inspired me. I hope you will enjoy! Just jump over the listings in Norwegian or Finnish  language if you are English speaking. Some of them are quite old, and have some out-dated information but nevertheless, they meant a lot to me at the time.

A star * indicates a book I really enjoyed. Two stars: my reference book.

Canine Genetics

Genetics for Dog Breeders. Robinson

Genetikk, avl og oppdrett. NKK

**Genetics of the Dog. Malcolm B. Willis


Canine Reproduction/Breeding

Understanding Animal Breeding. Bourdon

The Standard Book on Dog Breeding: Dr. Alvin Grossman

**Dogs and How to Breed Them.  Hillary Harmar 

Parning och valpning. Barbro Eklund

Parempaan pentutulokseen. Koirankasvattajan käsikirja. Helena Koskentalo

*Another Piece of the puzzle: Puppy development. Pat Hastings

**Tricks of the Trade - from best intensions to Best in Show. Pat Hastings

**Keys to Top Breeding. Pekka Hannula, Marjo Nygård

The Whelping and rearing of Puppies. Muriel P. Lee

*Born to Win. Breed to Succeed. Patricia Craige

 Winning with Pure Breed Dogs. Success By Design. Alvin Grossman

*Obstetrikk hos hund og katt. Dr. Astrid Indrebø


Canine Health

Er hunden syk - forebygge-helbrede. Wikström

Förstehjelp for hunder. Dr. Sheldon Rubin

Stell av smådyr. Dag Wilhelmsen


Canine Anatomy and Locomotion

K-9 Structure and Terminology. Gilbert and Brown

*Dogsteps. A New Look. Rachel P. Elliott

*Dogs in Motion. Dr. Martin Fischer

**The Dog in Action. Mc Dowell, Lyon

Dog Anatomy. Goody

Kaunis Koira. Juha Kares

Dog Conformation and its Evaluation. Eugene Yerusalimsky

What's Your Angle: Understanding Angulation and Structure for the Performance Dog. Grinnel King

*Structure in Action. The Making of a Durable Dog. Pat Hastings

 


Judging Dogs

**Koiranäyttelykirja. Rainer Vuorinen

Showing Your Dog. Cunliffek

Take Them Round, Please. Tom Horner

An Eye for a Dog. Illustraded guide to judging purebreed dogs. Cole

The Science and Technique in Judging Dogs. Berndt


Canine Mentality/Sports

Agility Action. Hansson

Din Hund - som valp og unghund. Sven Järverud

Kaunis Koira. Juha Kares


Interesting Articles

On Front Construction

On Breathing

On Honesty in Judging

On Out-cross, Line-breeding

On Reach and Drive vs. Body Proportions

On Canine Herpes (Juha Kares)

On Canine Mentality (Juha Kares)

On Front Structure (Juha Kares)

On Free Whelping (Juha Kares)

On Ribcage (Juha Kares)

How to Get More Milk (Juha Kares)

Koira syö kakkaa (Juha Kares)

Kymmenen suurinta virhettä pentueiden teettämisessä (Juha Kares)

Parhaat kymmenen tapaa varmistaa että saat hyväluontoisen pennun (Juha Kares)

10 biggest reasons for dogs behaviour problems (Juha Kares)

On Breeding Type (Juha Kares)

Nartun kantoaika ja pentujen luonne (Juha Kares)

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