THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NORTH AMERICAN SPORTING DOG BREEDS: WRITTEN BY SPORTSMEN FOR SPORTSMEN
Author: Steve Smith, Editor
Publisher: WILLOW CREEK PRESS, Sep 2001
Written by those who know sporting dogs: the breeds, their training, their histories & use. Whether pointing dogs, retrievers, Spaniels, terriers, or hounds, here is the info you'll need to make an informed decision on the breed that best meets your needs. 250+ color photos & illus; 9x11 inches, 256 pgs.
This heavily illustrated full-color volume includes thorough discussions on 76 spaniel, retriever, pointer, hound, and versatile breeds. A history of the use and development of sporting dogs in North America is also included, as well as chapters on selecting a puppy, training, anatomy, pedigrees, and breeding.
The Encyclopedia of North American Sporting Dog Breeds is written by those who know sporting dogs: the breeds, their training, their histories and use. Whether pointing dogs, retrievers, Spaniels, terriers, or hounds, here is the information you'll need to make an informed decision on the breed that best meets your needs - and a lot more besides. Each breed's history, physical appearance, temperment, good and bad points, health concerns, and their behavior in the field are examined, along with training, genetics and breeding, teaching the basic skills, and getting the most from a sporting dog. All by authors with more than 120 years combined experience with these wonderful animals. When looking for the right sporting dog breed, this book is the place to begin and end the search.
Edited by Steve Smith, editor of The Pointing Dog Journal and The Retriever Journal, the Encyclopedia's authors have written dozens of books and thousands of articles about the various breeds represented here.
*Vickie Lamb -- author, hound and retriever trainer, and field trial winner
* Jason Smith -- Just Labs magazine editor and the author of 4 books
* Amy Dahl -- columnist, book author, retriever breeder & trainer
* Ben O. Williams -- book author, upland bird dog authority, & upland gamebird expert
* David Gowdey - breeder, trainer, author
* Tom Davis -- sporting dog columnist, author, & renowned wingshooter.
These experts acquired their experience and knowledge in the field--not the show ring.