Titel: The German Shepherd Today
Autor/en: Winifred Gibson Strickland
New and Revised.
HOWELL BOOK HOUSE INC
Januar 1998 - kartoniert - 496 Seiten
Presenting the Great, New Third Edition of the Most Respected Book in Print on the German Shepherd in the English Language. From the time Captain Max von Stephanitz undertook the development of the modern German Shepherd just before the turn of the 20th Century to the present, dog enthusiasts have been quick to recognize the versatility, trainability, and desirability of the universally beloved Shepherd and have taken the breed to their collective heart. Since 1974 "The German Shepherd Today" has been recognized as the most definitive source of information for all who glory in von Stephanitz's living legacy. Now, in its third magnificent edition, this great masterwork is more meaningful than ever to the unique fellowship that has the German Shepherd as its common bond. Here you can explore the German Shepherd's roots and the work of the visionaries that launched his fortunes. There is vital information all owners, new or old, need to make the most of sharing their lives with these remarkable dogs. For whatever reason you have been drawn to the German Shepherd and for whatever information needs you have regarding the breed and your relationship to it, you will find all you seek-and more-in the new third edition of "The German Shepherd Today." And with the text Shepherd fans recommend to each other, is a large gallery of beautiful photos, enlightening diagrams, pedigrees, and statistics you will find as absorbing as the dog you call your own. The best one remains on top.
A Howell Dog Book of Distinction
Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. 1. The Origin of the German Shepherd Dog. 2. The German Shepherd Dog--No Truer Friend. 3. Choosing a German Shepherd Puppy. 4. Choosing a Mature German Shepherd Dog, American-Bred or Import. 5. How to Read German Pedigrees. 6. Naming and Registering Your German Shepherd Dog. 7. Housetraining. 8. Grooming, Raising and Caring for a German Shepherd. 9. Preliminary Training. 10. Tricks to Teach Your Puppy. 11. Early Obedience Training. 12. Teaching Your Puppy to Retrieve. 13. The Obedience Training Class: Tracking and Agility. 14. Conformation Training for Puppies and Young Dogs. 15. The Sieger Show. 16. Sheepherding Trials in Germany. 17. Schutzhund Trials. 18. Koer Reports of Famous German Dogs. 19. German Terminology. 20. German Shepherds in the United States. 21. German Shepherd Regional Clubs. 22. Futurities and Maturities in the United States. 23. German Shepherd National Specialty Show and Obedience Trial. 24. Dog Shows in the United States. 25. Judging. 26. The Professional Handler. 27. Handling Tips. 28. Register of Merit Sires and Dams. 29. Breeding German Shepherds. 30. The Genetic Factor. 31. The Color Factor in German Shepherds. 32. The German Shepherd Dog Breed Standard. 33. Structural Analysis of the German Shepherd Dog. 34. Diseases. 35. North American German Shepherd Bloodlines. Index.
WINIFRED GIBSON STRICKLAND is one of the world's premier dog trainers. She has earned 171 Obedience titles including 40 perfect scores and over 1500 awards. Owner of the celebrated Wynthea Kennels, home to 20 conformation champions and seven Obedience Trial champions, she was an AKC Obedience judge for 18 years, director of the GSDCA, and member of the SV.USA and WDA. She is founder and president of the Diamond State GSDC. She is also the author of Expert Obedience Training for Dogs, Joll and Me, and Obedience Class Instruction for Dogs: The Trainer's Manual. She has also created obedience training videos for Beginners, Novice, Open, and Utility handlers. JAMES A. MOSES is synonymous with many of the breed's finest including Ch. Covy-Tucker Hill's Manhattan, BIS at Westminster 1987 and Ch. Altana's Mystique, one of the breed's all-time top winners.