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Dogs Of The Shepherds

Author : David Hancock
ISBN : 9781847978097
Genre : Pets
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Dogs of the Shepherds is a book for all those who admire the most valuable of all the working dogs, the pastoral breeds: sheepdogs, cattle dogs and flock protection dogs, the indispensable farmer's servants and companion dogs for thousands of proud dog-owners across the globe. Painstakingly researched and packed with information, this book is not a manual covering training, grooming, nutrition and dog care; it is very much a reflective review of the pastoral dogs' contribution to the working and companion dog scene. It is a searching examination of their past, their performance and their prospects in an increasingly urban society. Essential reading for all those with an interest in these handsome and quite admirable dogs, and lavishly illustrated throughout.
Category: Pets

Of Mad Dogs Shepherds And Sheep

Author : Mordecai Hauer
ISBN : 173086614X
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It was March 19, 1944 and Miklos was in Budapest studying for entrance exams to university when the Nazis invaded his homeland. The son of a well-to-do Jewish Merchant, he would be caught up in events that would challenge his faith in man and God, and shatter the world in which he'd been raised.In this autobiographical account, written in the early 1960's, the author transports us back to his formative years in a rural town in northeastern Hungary and the forbidden love of a Christian girl, into Hitler's slave mines where he would struggle to survive, and the escape and journey back to his home in hopes of rebuilding the life he so cherished.Originally written to keep a silent promise to a fellow prisoner, Miklos' manuscript was never published during his lifetime. It became his eldest son's mission to fulfill that vow and share one man's remarkable story of self-discovery during one of the darkest times in recorded history.

Shepherds Of Britain Scenes From Shepherd Life Past And Present

Author : Adelaide L. J. Gosset
ISBN : 9781473341869
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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First published in 1892, this fascinating collection of articles relating to the art of shepherding in Britain is a wonderful glimpse into farming in Victorian Britain. Packed full of snapshots of a rural lifestyle in steep decline, with wonderfully titled chapters including, Contentedness of Southdown Shepherds, A Sussex Shepherdess, Lazy Shepherds and an Exception, Sheep Farming in Cumberland, A Curious Usage in the Lake District, The Bone Eater, The Powers of the Collie, the Sheep Dogs of Ireland and many more including plenty of countryside folklore and a brand new introduction of sheep farming.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Medical Genetic Behavioral Risk Factors Of Anatolian Shepherds Dogs

Author : Ross D. Clark, DVM
ISBN : 9781499075588
Genre : Pets
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This book (Anatolian Shepherd Dog) provides you with a through description and positive attributes of this breed including origin, purpose, history, normal heights and weights, acceptable colors and behavioral traits. Our books differ from most books on dog breeds because this book also provides you with a comprehensive and authoritative source of all the known predisposed hereditary health syndromes for the breed. You will find extensive references for each problem described. We also provide the breed club address for this breed and a list of laboratories and organizations that can provide professional help and information. As a small animal veterinarian, I have always been intrigued by the way dogs have been bred to fill a purpose in life and further impressed that they also tend to love performing that service. Greyhounds and other sight hounds are built for speed with aerodynamic bodies consisting of small head, deep chest, narrow waist and large leg muscles. On the other hand Dachshunds take their name from German words meaning “badger dog” and they use their long nose, long body and short legs to both track, enter and dig into badger dens. After developing a practice that catered to clients with show dogs, my interest in each breed continued to grow as I studied and observed more and more about the unique predisposition and incidence of health problems in each breed. Breeders of purebred dogs for show were a challenge and inspirational for me to research and help them with their unique health problems. Historically references to hereditary problems are scattered throughout various Veterinary medical texts and journals such as ophthalmology, neurology, gastroenterology, cardiovascular and dermatology. This book, as well as the other books and articles I have written, is researched and compiled with the intention to provide both veterinarians and dog owners with comprehensive and authoritative predisposition information under the breed name. At the date of this publication, The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation and the The Kennel Club of England reports over 400 known hereditary health syndromes throughout the dog kingdom. At the writing of my first book in 1983, less than 50 hereditary issues are able to be predicted and or diagnosed. Sequencing of the canine genome, DNA tests, metabolic testing including blood tests and urine testing; plus, phenotypic examinations such as radiographs, ultrasound, and CERF or OFA eye registry exams by a Board Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist have advanced the science of breed related health and behavioral problems. This book will provide veterinarians, researchers, pet owners and breeders with a comprehensive guide to all the known problems veterinarians and dog owners should consider during pet selection and throughout each life stage of our canine friends.
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Australian Shepherds Of The Mountain West

Author : Kris Toft
ISBN : 1939054184
Genre : Nature
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The Mountain West equation was one of the most successful in the history of the Australian Shepherd breed. The combination of Jay Sisler, Fletcher Wood, and other dogs of that general type created the highest levels of intelligence, working ability, protectiveness, and versatility. With the help of others personally familiar with these dogs, the author presents humorous, inspiring, and heart-felt stories shared by the owners of these foundation bloodlines. Documents about the background and lineage, registration papers, genealogy flow charts, and information establishing type and character of this special group of dogs within the Aussie breed is also included. This comprehensive collection is a must for all herding enthusiasts! Printed in full color, this hardcover bound 676 page book includes over 1500 photographs, diagrams, and charts, many never before published. The images present a photographic story of how the dogs from the past have influenced the breed as we know it today. ""It has been my desire to preserve for history the tales of these outstanding individuals and their well earned place in the founding of this breed. I am thankful to all those who contributed and allowed me access to their memories."" -Kris Toft
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Anecdotes Of Dogs

Author : Edward Jesse
ISBN : NYPL:33433067343743
Genre : Dogs
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The Guide To Knowledge

Author : William Pinnock
ISBN : OXFORD:600029148
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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