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If you are fortunate enough to own a good working bitch and wish to breed from her, experienced working dog breeder, Michael Brander has written this book for you. He guides the novice step by step through the basic procedures for rearing a litter of sound working pups. He gives first-hand advice on assessing your bitch's suitability, choosing the potential sire, arranging the mating and, if all goes according to plan, care of the pregnant bitch. In readiness for the birth, the author runs through the preparations for whelping and gives reassuring advice on what to expect and how to cope with the arrival of the puppies. Aftercare of the bitch and her pups is included, and there are helpful notes on how to go about selling puppies to good homes. First-time breeders will find this book particularly helpful.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781846890031
ISBN-10: 1846890039
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Quiller Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Quiller Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Michael Brander

Michael Brander is a professional author and now trains and breeds dogs for his own pleasure. Michael has shot over, bred and trained his own pointer-retrievers for over forty years and is the Kennel Club's senior Hunt, Point & Retrieve Field Trial Judge. His Dunpender strain has been the foundation of many well-known kennels in the UK and overseas. As a breeder he has preferred quality to quantity. He is the author of Training the Pointer-Retriever Gundog, Swan Hill Press. He lives in East Lothian.