Breeding from your Bitch covers every aspect of breeding for anyone who might be considering mating their bitch. Written by a vet, this accessible and invaluable book dispels common misconceptions and addresses frankly the issues involved, ranging from the cost, time and effort concerned, through the mating process itself, to ensuring the health and welfare of both mother and puppies. The book covers factors to consider before breeding from your dog; choosing a stud dog and the mating process; care of the bitch during pregnancy; whelping and caring for neo-natal puppies; post-pregnancy care and, finally, rearing a healthy litter.
Breeding from your Bitch by Tony Buckwell
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About the author
Tony Buckwell (BVet Med, DLAS, MRCVS) is a veterinary surgeon who worked predominantly in small animal practice, prior to a variety of senior management roles in industry, with a large animal breeder and in academia, each relating to the veterinary care and general welfare of a variety of animal species. Tony has a life-long passion for dogs, natural history and country pursuits, and has supported his wife in breeding gundogs for over thirty years. He volunteers his expertise to the Kennel Club and regularly writes for Shooting Times magazine, answering questions on the health care and general welfare of working dogs, and is the author of Gundog Health and Welfare (Crowood).
A no-nonsense, practical book which would provide very clear steerage when considering mating a bitch.
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