How to Make a Puppy!

A Practical Guide for Dog Breeders with 100+ Illustrations.

by Sy Guth



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/4/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 272
ISBN : 9781425162979
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 272
ISBN : 9781466994904

About the Book

Dog breeding is a wonderful and fulfilling activity. The aim of this book is to aid the novice dog breeder in establishing a methodology based on best practices and common sense to ensure the delivery and rearing of healthy puppies. The book covers the basic aspects of dog breeding from designing a kennel to a detailed description on whelping puppies to preparing weaning formulas to choosing a puppy to breed on from; vetting puppy buyers; and case lessons based on the author's own experiences.

The book also presents the basics of coefficient of inbreeding; reproduction cycle and mating; record keeping; and equipment helpful in breeding dogs. The book is well illustrated to enable an easy understanding of the concepts.

The reader will find this book a caring approach to breeding dogs.

About the Author

Sy approaches dog breeding in a unique manner. Having worked as a Practice Partner for a billion dollar corporation, the author weaves her project management and root analysis experience into this very different area of managing animal life. Couple this with the knowledge she gleaned from her friend and long time dog breeding mentor, Mrs Margaret Evans. Mrs Evans bred dogs for 54 years under the Vanrose affix, first in the UK and then in New Zealand. Margaret's sage advice appears throughout the book and Sy's breeding techniques closely reflect those of Mrs Evans. Having first bred German Shepherds in California in 1970, there was a long pause during her working years before Sy had the opportunity to start her life long passion of dog breeding.

Sy breeds Golden Retrievers under the Lorgair affix and although a late starter to dedicated dog breeding, she has whelped and reared over 100 puppies. Since childhood, Sy has always been in the company of dogs and has a great respect for her dog's intelligence and loving natures.