The Book of the Bitch: A Complete Guide to Understanding and Caring for Bitches
First published in 1997, Book of the Bitch is now available in a new edition, providing thorough, in-depth coverage of every aspect of caring for and understanding the canine female. For those interested in breeding a litter, the procedure for whelping and puppy rearing is carefully explained, while detailed advice is given on how to recognise signs of sickness, and, in particular, those diseases to which bitches are prone. Backed up with many clear illustrations and tables. Book of the Bitch is essential reading for anyone considering owning a female dog.
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An absolutely excellent book-I call it my bible where my bitches are concerned and always have it to hand-invaluable in times of whelping -would recommend to everyone-marks out of 10? 12!!
This is an excellent book. When we decided to breed from our English Springer Spaniels it was invaluable. We bought a copy at a dog show and it has been our "bible" ever since. It gives clear, non-conflicting advice and is written in plain english. I can't praise the information in the book enough. Whilst no substitute for a Vet or experienced breeder it is extremely helpful and got us through many a "crisis". 10 out of 10.
List of illustrations
CARE OF YOUR BITCH
Educating your bitch
Nutrition and feeding
BREEDING FROM YOUR BITCH
Pregnancy and whelping
Medical problems specific to bitches
USEFUL INFORMATION AND DATA
Your bitchs records
Glossary of female terms
a designs for cardboard whelping boxes
Care of your newlywhelped bitch and puppies
Whelping tips for breeders