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Solving The Mysteries Of Breed Type

Author : Richard G. Beauchamp
ISBN : 9781621870005
Genre : Pets
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Solving the Mysteries of Breed Type is one of the leading titles in the Kennel Club Pro™ series, targeted at experienced and avid dog fanciers who demand the absolute best. This book is the “standard” against which all other dog breeding books will be measured.
Category: Pets

Born To Win Breed To Succeed

Author : Patricia Craige Trotter
ISBN : 9781621870715
Genre : Pets
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The most important book on dog breeding and showing ever written just got bigger and better! Complete with new and updated content by Patricia Craige Trotter, who won her signature breed group at Westminster a record-breaking ten times, Born to Win, Breed to Succeed, 2nd edition is now the most inclusive how-to guide on dog shows ever written. This full-color edition feature’s updated and revised information on everything from tips for breeders, owners, and handlers to the proper documentation of your breeding program. In addition to the expanded content, this book also contains more than 400 color photographs of historic and current show dogs with informational sidebars.
Category: Pets

Best In Show

Author : Bo Bengtson
ISBN : 9781620080535
Genre : Pets
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Bo Bengtson is regarded today as the foremost international authority on dog shows past and present, and his definitive volume Best in Show: The World of Show Dogs and Dog Shows has become an “instant classic,” hailed by critics around the world as the most important book ever written about the sport of dogs. Richard G. Beauchamp, a revered judge and author, praises Best in Show: “At long last a factual and meticulously researched history of the purebred dog scene. It’s an everything-you-ever-wanted-to know book about the fascinating world of show dogs…” Best in Show spans the history of dog shows from its beginnings in England to the present-day, highlighting the most important dogs, shows, judges, handlers, breeders, and more in 656 pages overflowing with over 700 full-color and historical black-and-white images. Bengtson is at once a student of dog-show history, an accomplished scholar, a highly regarded international judge, a breeder of champions, and, as Kerrin Winter-Churchill surmises, “the greatest living dog writer of our times.” His ultimate achievement, the award-winning Best in Show begins with a history of the dog sport, “How Dog Shows Began,” a chapter that talks about the development of pure breeds, the beginnings of the dog fancy, and the first dog shows. To understand the essence of dog shows, it’s critical to understand what show judges are looking for, a topic that Bengtson covers in the chapter “The Breed Standards.” "Without breed standards, dog shows could not exist. It would be impossible to conduct any meaningful comparison of dogs without universally accepted descriptions of each breed…. At their best, the standards…give a vivid, colorful word picture of the image each breed represents, in motion and standing, when alert and at rest.” With illustrations from early and modern breed standards, this chapter discusses the evolution of the standards and addresses the variations in certain breed standards from country to country. The third chapter is devoted to dog shows and highlights the most important shows in Britain and the United States. A detailed discussion of England’s most famous dog show, Crufts, begins with the origins of the show and traces its development through the 21st century. (A complete roster of the winners of Crufts is presented in the appendix of the book.) America’s most highly regarded show, the Westminster Kennel Club is discussed, accompanied by many photographs of the show and its Best in Show winners. (Roster of WKC winners can also be found in the appendix.) Bengtson also discusses other premiere shows in the U.S. including Santa Barbara, Morris & Essex, AKC/Eukanuba as well as the Fédération Cynologique Internationale’s annual event, the World Dog Show. The following chapter discusses specialty shows (shows for one breed or one group), addressing the importance and purpose of specialty shows as well as some of the anomalies of certain breed events. The chapter also highlights some top winners as well as America’s most famous group specialty show, the Montgomery County Kennel Club’s terrier classic. Separate chapters are dedicated to the judges, breeders, and handlers who have made their mark on the sport of purebred dogs. International in scope, each chapter highlights the most accomplished individuals in the sport, summarizing their accomplishments and their special areas of expertise. The chapters also explain what’s required to become a professional in the sport. The historical photographs in these chapters do a splendid job of spotlighting the careers of some of the pillars of the sport, including Anne Rogers Clark, Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge, Anna H. Whitney, Alva Rosenberg, Louis Murr, Anna Katherine Nicholas, Percy Roberts, Robert and Jane Forsyth as well as many contemporary greats such as Peter Green, Maxine Beam, Corky Vroom, Patricia Craige-Trotter, Jimmy Moses, David Fitzpatrick, Sylvia Hammarström, Roger Rechler, Julia Gasow, and dozens of others. The author devotes individual chapters to the greatest dogs from Britain, the United States of America, and the international scene. It is in these insightful, detailed chapters that the interplay of breeders, handlers, and dogs takes focus and the complex picture of the purebred dog scene is exposed. From studying thousands of show records and breed books and from his five decades’ experience in the sport, Bengtson is able to put the sport of dog showing into perspective. He highlights important kennels, breeders, and leading dogs in each country and manages to weave all of these individual threads into an elaborate quilt that depicts the history of the sport. Each chapter chronologically presents the dogs and breeds that had the greatest impact on the show world. In the chapter “The Best of Britain,” the author traces the nation’s history beginning with early Best in Show winners, the emergence of the Collie and Fox Terrier as leading breeds, how other terrier breeds came to the fore in the 1920s, as well as Cocker Spaniels, Great Danes, Irish Wolfhounds, and Irish Setters. In post-war Britain, the focus shifts to Chow Chows and Poodles and then to Toy breeds, like the Pekingese, Pomeranian, and Yorkshire Terrier. The depth and breadth of each chapter, accomplished through insightful, detailed information and exhilarating photography, must be experienced to be truly appreciated. The chapter “Tops in America” is a detailed 150-page chapter—a book in itself—retells the stories of America’s most beloved and accomplished show dogs. Readers will feel bolstered by the amount of information and great photography on offer here, as they meet such iconic greats as the Boxer Ch. Bang Away of Sirrah Crest, arguably the most famous show dog in history and the first to win 100 Best in Show awards; Ch. Warren Remedy, the Wire Fox Terrier whose claim to fame is three consecutive Best in Show victories at the Westminster Kennel Club; the Afghan Hound Ch. Tryst of Grandeur; the German Shepherds Ch. Covy-Tucker Hill’s Manhattan and Ch. Altana’s Mystique, two top-winning dogs that each won over 200 Bests in Show; the famous English Setter Ch. Rock Fall’s Colonel, Bang Away’s rival and also the winner of 100 Best in Shows; plus the many great winners of the Westminster Kennel Club and other important shows. The author walks the reader through the decades in America, highlighting the breeds that made the greatest impact in the show rings, from the German Shepherds and Sealyham Terriers of the 1920s, the Wire and Smooth Fox Terriers of 1920s and 1930s, the English Setters and Cocker Spaniels of the 1940s and 1950s, to the Boxers, Doberman Pinschers, Pointers, and Poodles that later dominated the scene. Afghan Hound, English Springer Spaniel, and German Shepherd greats of the modern age are also featured in photography and great detail. The international chapter “On Top Around the World” offers a perspective on the greatest show dogs of Canada, Europe, Scandinavia, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Russia and Asia. An archivist and journalist for the international dog scene, Bengtson, himself a Swedish import to the United States, has remained extremely well informed for decades, and he remains uniquely qualified to present the kind of global overview on offer in this chapter.
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Akc Gazette

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924097056745
Genre : Dogs
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Category: Dogs

Pangaea Flood Mystery Solved

Author : Norman Grayson
ISBN : 9781681813899
Genre : History
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Ever notice on a world map how all the continents look to have once fit together in one large piece that has since broken up? Pangaea Flood Mystery Solved sets out a long overdue picture of Earth’s ancient history. Taken from global historic records, archaeology, geology, oceanography, and fossil record, it strips away the nonscientific beliefs that have previously obscured the real facts, allowing a more comprehensive picture to emerge from the genuine puzzle pieces that once composed Earth’s single continent of Pangaea. From the dawn of time, man has asked where we came from and why we are here. Why have no definitive answers ever been found for these questions? And why do religious and evolutionary beliefs constantly clash? Could both be wrong?Without accurate historical records, humanity loses its true sense of identity. So what is the real scientific answer for man’s origin and earth’s ancient history?
Category: History

Sing Me No Sad Songs

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ISBN : 9780982938355
Genre : History
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This exciting novel about a young Air Force pilot on secret duty in Laos after the February 1973 cease-fire is based on actual historical events in that landlocked Kingdom. After the shoot down and capture of his best friend by the communist Pathet Lao, Brian Marshall, a raven FAC, devises and executes an unauthorized rescue attempt. However, it is more than just a war story. It is also the story of one man's attempt to overcome his own weaknesses and the political and bureaucratic obstacles in his way. Details of Laos history at the time the story takes place build the perception that the story might not really be fiction. The story covers 10 days in August 1973 and takes place in Washington, D. C., Bangkok, Thailand, Vientiane, Laos, and the jungles near the Plain of Jars, and is based on the author's personal experiences.
Category: History

Behavioral Finance And Investor Types

Author : Michael M. Pompian
ISBN : 9781118235607
Genre : Business & Economics
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Achieve investing success by understanding your behaviortype This groundbreaking book shows how to invest wisely by managingyour behavior, and not just your money. Step by step, MichaelPompian (a leading authority in the practical application ofBehavioral Finance concepts to wealth management) helps you plan astrategy targeted to your personality. The book includes a test fordetermining your investment type and offers strategies you can putinto use when investing. It also includes a brief history of thestock market, and easy-to-comprehend information about stocks andinvesting to help you lay a solid foundation for your investmentdecisions. Behavioral Finance and Investor Types is divided into twoparts. Test Your Type, gives an overview of Behavioral Finance aswell as the elements that come into play when figuring out BIT,like active or passive traits, risk tolerance, and biases. The bookincludes a quiz to help you discover what category you are in. Planand Act, contains the traits common to your type; an analysis ofthe biases associated with your type; and strategies and solutionsthat compliment and capitalize on your BIT. Offers a practical guide to an investing strategy that fitsboth your financial situation and your personality type Includes a test for determining your tolerance for risk andother traits that will determine your investment type Written by the Director of the Private Wealth Practice forHammond Associates—an investment consulting firm servinginstitutional and private wealth clients Behavioral Finance and Investor Types offers investors abetter sense of what drives them and what puts on their breaks. Byusing the information found here, you'll quickly become savvy aboutthe world of investing because you'll come to understand your placein it.
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A Thorough Bred Mongrel

Author : Stephen Townesend
ISBN : 9781406799477
Genre : Pets
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A Thorough-Bred Mongrel - The Tale Of A Dog Told By A Dog To Lovers Of Dogs. By Stephen Townesend, F.R.C.S. Originally published in 1900. A charming fiction featuring a Skye Terrier, a Smooth Collie and an unwelcome Chihuahua. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Chapters include: The Arrival - A Suspicious Character - "Wot if I ain't" - The Barnham Dog Show - A Nightmare and a Reconciliation - The Fall of the Chihuahua - Billy and I Make Friends - The Mystery Solved
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City Of The Dead

Author : Rosemary Jones
ISBN : 9780786955831
Genre : Fiction
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A haunting adventure hand-picked by Ed Greenwood... Something is causing trouble in the City of the Dead, and Sophraea Carver, born and bred next to the historic graveyard, is determined to solve the mystery before it places all of Waterdeep in peril. Set in the classic City of Splendors and presented by Forgotten Realms® campaign setting creator and celebrated author Ed Greenwood, you don't want to miss out on this exciting glimpse into what the latest edition of the Realms has to offer. From the Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction