Successful Dog Breeding: The Complete Handbook of Canine Midwifery
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Book ISBN: 9780876057407
Author(s): Bonnie Wilcox
Document type: Trade Cloth
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Helpful but lacking important info
This was our first litter of Lab puppies. This book was an informative read for a novice. In some areas, it seemed to go into too much detail (ex. genetics and dna - too scientific and complex for me).
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.
This is a great book for people who are just starting out to breed dogs of any type. This book is very informative and it has great pictures to show you how to: I would recommed this book for anyone thinking about breeding. There is so much to breeding dogs and this book tells you the pros and cons of dog breeding. Dog breeding is not for everyone and this book will certanily help you decide if this is something that you want to do.
POM MOM (Amazon.com)
Successful Dog Breeding: the complete handbook of canine midwifery
There are some great points and some lacking points made in the book. I appreciated the section where it lists the breeds of dogs and then corresponds the numbers that relate to the diseases and problems of that particular breed. It helps in determining whether the breed's problems are ones that you feel comfortable handling or trying to correct. The book needs more photos, drawings, or sketches as it assumes a higher degree of knowledge on the readers part. I would recommend the book but not as a sole source but only as an additional source as it is not complete and doesn't answer or address many other questions or problems.
Diane Leide (Amazon.com)
This book is recommended to individuals who have some knowledge of pet breeding and delivery. The chapter on setting up necessary supplies was extremely pleasant. However, professional breeders may find this book a bit flat with only a modicum of additional information they could add to their repetoire.
Jan Weller (Amazon.com)
Basic and non updated - boring
This book was written 1n 1993.... even though the basics remain the same, there are other books on the subjet like the ones written by Myra Savant-Harris that are 100% more updated.
Myriam Phillips (Amazon.com)
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