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Brown, Curtis M. Dog Locomotion and Gait Analysis. Hoflin Publishing, 1986. An extensive, well
illustrated book on the mechanisms of canine movement.
Corley, E.A. and G.G. Keller. Hip Dysplasia A Guide for Dog Breeders and Owners.
2nd Edition 1989 Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, Inc, 2300 Nifong Blvd,
Columbia, MO 65201, 314-442-0418. $3 donation. This is a highly informative
booklet, illustrated with various radiographs of hips.
Elliot, Rachel Page. DogSteps. A well organized and illustrative video that
visually shows correct and incorrect structure in various breeds. Available in
many mail order catalogs such as New England Serum (800 NE SERUM in the US).
Fogle, Bruce. The Dog's Mind. This appears to be the best, most comprehensive
book summarizing current research on canine psychology and behavior. You won't
find much in the way of how-to instructions, but you will find alot of hard
facts on every aspect of the canine mind and personality. This book is
well-written and very readable.
Monks of New Skete, The. The Art of Raising a Puppy. Little, Brown and Company
(1991). ISBN: 0-316-57839-8 (hardback). The monks of New Skete have put together
an excellent book that discusses puppy development and the things that should be
done at the appropriate stages and why. First they follow a newborn litter
through its various stages of development and at each stage they discuss what is
happening. They discuss testing puppies' temperaments and what you want to look
for, under which circumstances.
Tolhurst, Bill. The Police Textbook for Dog Handlers. Sharp Printing, 3477
Lockport Road, Sanborn, NY 14132. 1991. (Paperback, 89 pages.) This book is only
available from the author. $14 plus $2 shipping and handling. Write to Bill
Tolhurst, 383 Willow Street, Lockport, NY 14094. Contains information not
available from any other source. Discusses how to train a variety of detection
dogs. It begins with a chapter discussing puppy profiles and how to select a
puppy, using the Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test.
Willis, Malcolm B. Genetics of the Dog. Howell Book House, 1989. An excellent
source of information on Hip Dysplasia as well as other commonly inherited
diseases in dogs.
Zink, M. Christine, DVM, PHD. Peak Performance: Coaching the Canine Athlete.
Howell Book House, 1992. ISBN: 0-87605-757-1. This eminently readable book goes
over canine physiology, both internal and structural. She covers how to keep
your dog in general good shape, discusses some conditioning strategies, and
finally details a number of possible impediments to conditioning your dog,
including: genetic on your dog, and moreover lists all the things you need to
consider when trying to keep your dog fit and healthy.
In locating these books, you can use either 4M Enterprises or Direct Book
Services to help you locate difficult to find items. Phone for the former is
1-800-487-9867, for the latter 1-800-776-2665. They are both extremely helpful
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