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Breeding Dogs For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-06863-2
336 pages
April 2011
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Part I: Should You Be a Dog Breeder?

Chapter 1: Passing the Responsible Dog Breeder Test.

Chapter 2: Important Stuff You Need to Know.

Chapter 3: Choosing the Right Breed for You.

Part II: Understanding Purebred Dogs.

Chapter 4: The Origin and Development of Dog Breeds.

Chapter 5: Categories and General Characteristics of the Breeds.

Part III: Breeding Stock.

Chapter 6: Selecting Your Breeding Stock.

Chapter 7: Keeping Track of Type.

Part IV: Getting Your Breeding Program Started.

Chapter 8: Establishing a Breeding Program.

Chapter 9: Bare Bones Genetics.

Chapter 10: Recording Genotype Characteristics.

Chapter 11: The Brood Bitch.

Chapter 12: The Stud Dog.

Chapter 13: Putting the Act Together.

Part V: Prenatal Care, Whelping, and Raising Puppies.

Chapter 14: The Wonders of Pregnancy.

Chapter 15: Whelping the Litter.

Chapter 16: Growth and Development of Puppies.

Part VI: Business or Pleasure?

Chapter 17: No Bizness Like Dog Bizness.

Chapter 18: Getting Down to Brass Tax.

Chapter 19: Conducting Transactions.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Ten Characteristics of a Good Breeder.

Chapter 21: Ten Tips to Help You Breed Better Dogs.

Chapter 22: Ten Signs You're a Responsible Breeder.

Appendix A: Resources.

Appendix B: Glossary Plus.


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