Recommended Reading

The following sites, articles or books are some of the material we find extremely valuable. Different topics are addressed: general dog care, veterinary manuals, breeding information etc. There should be something for everyone. And if you have a book you want to recommend, email us, it will be our pleasure to add it to this list.


Veterinary manuals:

BARNETT, SANSOM and HEINRICH, Canine Ophthalmology - an Atlas and Text, Saunders, 2002,

McCURNIN, Dennis M., BASSERT, Joanna M., Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, 5th edition, Saunders, 2002, 944 pages.

Plumb, C., Plumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook, Wiley-Blackwell, 2005, 1485 pages. 

The Merck Veterinary Manual


General care:

Lawrence Patrick Tilley and Francis W. K. Smith, The 5-minute Veterinary Consult, 3rd ed., Blackwell Pub Professional, 2003, 1472 pages.


Gait & Anatomy:

ELLIOT, Rachel Page, Dogsteps - A Newer Look, Doral Publishing, 3rd edition, 2001, 1287 pages

GILBERT, Edward M. and BROWN, Thelma R., K-9 Structure & Anatomy, Dogfolk Enterprises, 2001, 233 pages.

LYON, McDowell, The Dog In Action, Orange Judd Publishing Company, Inc., 2002, 288 pages

SPRIRA, Harnold, R., Canine Terminology, Dogwise Publishing, 2002, 147 pages.


Breeding/Genetics:

BATTAGLIA, Carmelo L. Ph.D., Breeding Better Dogs, BEI Publishing, 1986, 192 pages.

BEAUCHAMP, Richard, The Mystery of Breed Type, 2nd edition, Doral Publishing, 2008, 241 pages.

CRAIGE Patricia V., Born to Win - Breed to Succeed, Doral Publishing Inc., 1997, 289 pages.

HOLST, Phyllis A., MS, DVM, Canine Reproduction - The Breeder's Guide, 2nd edition, Alpine Blue Ribbon Books, 2000, 228 pages.

PADGETT, George, Control of Canine Genetic Disease, Howell Bookhouse, 1998, 256 pages.

SAVANT HARRIS R.N., Canine Reproduction and Whelping - A Dog Breeder's Guide, Dogwise Publishing, 2005, 77 pages.

SAVANT HARRIS R.N., Puppy Intensive Care - A Breeder's Guide to Care of Newborn Puppies, Dogwise Publishing, 2006, 63 pages.

WILLIAMS, Mary Roslin, Reaching for the Stars - Advanced Labrador Breeding, Doral Publishing, 2000, 192 pages.

WILLIS, Malcom B., Genetics of the Dog, Howell Book House, 1989.