The Genetics of the Dog


Author: Anatoly Ruvinsky,J. Sampson
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 9780851990781
Category: Pets
Page: 564
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This comprehensive reference book contains the latest research and information on dog genetics. No similar book is currently available - this is the first high level research work on the topic.Written by the leading authorities in the field from Europe, the USA, Russia and Australia

The Genetic Connection

A Guide to Health Problems in Purebred Dogs
Author: Lowell J. Ackerman
Publisher: American Animal Hosp Assoc
ISBN: 1583261575
Category: Dog breeds
Page: 329
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Dogs of the Shepherds

A Review of the Pastoral Breeds
Author: David Hancock
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 1847978096
Category: Pets
Page: 240
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Dogs of the Shepherds is a book for all those who admire the most valuable of all the working dogs, the pastoral breeds: sheepdogs, cattle dogs and flock protection dogs, the indispensable farmer's servants and companion dogs for thousands of proud dog-owners across the globe. Painstakingly researched and packed with information, this book is not a manual covering training, grooming, nutrition and dog care; it is very much a reflective review of the pastoral dogs' contribution to the working and companion dog scene. It is a searching examination of their past, their performance and their prospects in an increasingly urban society. Essential reading for all those with an interest in these handsome and quite admirable dogs, and lavishly illustrated throughout.

Dog


Author: Susan McHugh
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1861894880
Category: Nature
Page: 232
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Dogs are perhaps our most popular pets, and certainly one of the best-loved of all animals. They are not only humanity’s best friend, they are also its oldest: burial sites dating back 12,000 years indicate that dogs moved alongside prehistoric peoples before, during and after both species settled the world. The story of the canine has been fundamentally entwined with that of humanity since the earliest times, and this ancient and fascinating story is told in Susan McHugh’s Dog. This book unravels the debate about whether dogs are descended from wolves, and moves on to deal with canines in mythology, religion and health, dog cults in ancient and medieval civilizations as disparate as Alaska, Greece, Peru and Persia, and traces correspondences between the histories of dogs in the Far East, Europe, Africa and the Americas. Dog also examines the relatively recent phenomenon of dog breeding and the invention of species, as well as the canine’s role in science fact and fiction; from Laika, the first astronaut, and Pavlov’s famous conditioned dogs, through to science fiction novels and cult films such as A Boy and his Dog. Susan McHugh shows how dogs today contribute to human lives in a huge number of ways, not only as pets and guide dogs but also as sources of food in Asia, entertainment workers, and scientific and religious objects. Dog reveals how we have shaped these animals over the millennia, and in turn, how dogs have shaped us.

Practical Genetics for Aquaculture


Author: C. Greg Lutz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470999829
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 256
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Over recent years there have been major advances in the application of molecular, biotechnological and genetic techniques to a wide range of aquatic species. Until now, many working in a hands-on capacity in the area of aquaculture have not known what the benefits of this work could be to them. This important new book redresses this situation, providing clear details of the available scientific information and the direct application of techniques under simple and practical situations.

Practical Dog Breeding: Principles & Practice


Author: William Haynes
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447497635
Category: Pets
Page: 208
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Originally published in 1928, this book deals in a clear and concise way with all the fundamentals of dog breeding. Contents include: Reproduction - Variation - Heredity - Selection - Pedigree Studies - Breeding Systems - The Stud Dog - The Brood Bitch - Puppies - Dog Breeding Calculator - Bibliography. The author was a well known dog breeder and penned many books on various dog breeds. Many of the earliest dog books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Storytelling in sozialen Medien

So landen Unternehmen im Kampf um Kunden gezielte Treffer mit Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat & Co
Author: Gary Vaynerchuk
Publisher: books4success
ISBN: 3864705312
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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Für Unternehmen zählt heute vor allem eines: Wie verknüpfen sie ihr Produkt oder ihre Dienstleistung treffsicher mit den wichtigsten sozialen Medien und mobilen Geräten, damit sie zum Kunden kommen? Wie nutzen sie die Tools auf Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter und Tumblr so, dass ihr Geschäftsmodell bekannt wird? Gary Vaynerchuk nimmt sich Unternehmen quer durch alle Branchen vor und zeigt an ihrem Beispiel, was sie bereits richtig machen und was noch besser geht. Er bietet griffige Marketing-Strategien auf dem neuesten Stand. Für Marketing-Leute, die im Ring stehen. Und alle, die den perfekten Unternehmensauftritt für ihren rechten Haken nutzen wollen.

Practical Genetic Algorithms


Author: Randy L. Haupt,Sue Ellen Haupt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471671756
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 272
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* This book deals with the fundamentals of genetic algorithms andtheir applications in a variety of different areas of engineeringand science * Most significant update to the second edition is the MATLAB codesthat accompany the text * Provides a thorough discussion of hybrid genetic algorithms * Features more examples than first edition

Successful Dog Breeding

The Complete Handbook of Canine Midwifery
Author: Chris Walkowicz,Bonnie Wilcox
Publisher: Howell Book House
ISBN: N.A
Category: Pets
Page: 240
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Here, at last, is a revised and expanded edition of this award-winning breeders' reference. Successful Dog Breeding is a book for the first-time breeder and longtime fancier alike, no matter what the breed. Down-to-earth practical information is given to cover virtually every contingency associated with breeding and whelping. Presented in a humorous format, even the most serious information is made easier to understand. Chris Walkowicz and Bonnie Wilcox, D.V.M., are both veteran dog fanciers who bring a wealth of personal and professional experience to every chapter. Covering topics from planning the breeding (should I or shouldn't I?) to problems encountered in breeding, delivery and neonatal care, the authors offer viable solutions to innumerable problems, whether old or new. Two highly extensive appendices on breed idiosyncrasies, compiled from correspondence with longtime fanciers as well as from research from veterinary journals, complete the abundance of information offered here. All of this is complemented by original drawings by the well-known canine artist Mary Jung. A Howell Dog Book of Distinction

How to Make a Puppy!

A Practical Guide for Dog Breeders with 100+ Illustrations.
Author: Sy Guth
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466994908
Category: Medical
Page: 272
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Dog breeding is a wonderful and fulfilling activity. The aim of this book is to aid the novice dog breeder in establishing a methodology based on best practices and common sense to ensure the delivery and rearing of healthy puppies. The book covers the basic aspects of dog breeding from designing a kennel to a detailed description on whelping puppies to preparing weaning formulas to choosing a puppy to breed on from; vetting puppy buyers; and case lessons based on the author's own experiences. The book also presents the basics of coefficient of inbreeding; reproduction cycle and mating; record keeping; and equipment helpful in breeding dogs. The book is well illustrated to enable an easy understanding of the concepts. The reader will find this book a caring approach to breeding dogs.

Bred for Perfection

Shorthorn Cattle, Collies, and Arabian Horses Since 1800
Author: Margaret E. Derry
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801873447
Category: History
Page: 198
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How did animal breeding emerge as a movement? Who took part and for what reasons? How do the pedigree and market systems work? What light might the movement shed on the assumptions behind human eugenics? In Bred for Perfection, Margaret Derry provides the most comprehensive and accessible book yet published on the human quest to improve and develop livestock. Derry, herself a breeder and trained historian of science, explores the "triangle" of genetics, eugenics, and practical breeding, focusing on Shorthorn cattle, show dogs and working dogs, and one type of purebred horse, the Arabian. By examining specific breeders and the animals they produced, she illuminates the role of technology, genetics, culture, and economics in the system of purebred breeding. Bred for Perfection also provides the historical context in which this system arose, adding to our understanding of how domestication works and how our welfare—since the dawn of time—has been intertwined with the lives of animals.

Behavior: A Guide For Practitioners, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice,


Author: Gary Landsberg
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323297307
Category: Medical
Page: 289
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This issue acts as a guide to behavior in dogs and cats for practitioners. Topics include: genetics and behavior of cats and dogs, the effects of stress on small animal health and behavior, canine agression towards family members or visitors, common sense small animal behaviour modification, small animal behavior triage, abnormal reptitive behaviors, feline agression towards family members, cat fights, and more.

Dog Breeding

The Theory & the Practice
Author: Frank Jackson
Publisher: Crowood Press
ISBN: 9781861263285
Category: Pets
Page: 208
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This practical and comprehensive guide is aimed at anyone with an interest in breeding good dogs. It provides up-to-date information on the principles of genetics, selection and breeding systems, and on the practical aspects of mating, whelping, and postnatal care and management.

Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition


Author: Adam Miklosi
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191045721
Category: Science
Page: 416
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This is the first book to collate and synthesize the recent burgeoning primary research literature on dog behaviour, evolution, and cognition. The author presents a new ecological approach to the understanding of dog behaviour, demonstrating how dogs can be the subject of rigorous and productive scientific study without the need to confine them to a laboratory environment. This second, fully updated edition of Dog Behaviour, Evolution and Cognition starts with an overview of the conceptual and methodological issues associated with the study of the dog, followed by a brief description of their role in human society. An evolutionary perspective is then introduced with a summary of current research into the process of domestication. The central part of the book is devoted to issues relating to the cognitive aspects of behaviour which have received particular attention in recent years from both psychologists and ethologists. The book's final chapters introduce the reader to many novel approaches to dog behaviour, set in the context of behavioural development and genetics. This second edition recognises and discusses the fact that dogs are increasingly being used as model organisms for studying aspects of human biology, such as genetic diseases and ageing. Specific attention is also given in this edition to attachment behaviour which emerges between humans and dogs, the importance of inter-specific communication in the success of dogs in human communities and the broad aspects of social cognition and how this may contribute to human-dog cooperation Directions for future research are highlighted throughout the text which also incorporates links to human and primate research by drawing on homologies and analogies in both evolution and behaviour. The book will therefore be of relevance and use to anyone with an interest in behavioural ecology including graduate students of animal behaviour and cognition, as well as a more general audience of dog enthusiasts, biologists, psychologists, veterinarians, and sociologists.

Working Sheep Dogs

A Practical Guide to Breeding, Training and Handling
Author: Tully Williams
Publisher: Landlinks Press
ISBN: 0643093435
Category: Nature
Page: 270
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Working Sheep Dogs examines and illuminates every aspect of the high-quality working dog. It provides a detailed discussion of the principles behind the training of working dogs, and reveals little-known methods for training and handling sheep dogs in the most effortless manner. The text is divided into six major sections covering the instincts of the working dog, breeding, principles of training, methods of training, handling livestock and sheep dog trials. Photographs and line drawings help to illustrate best techniques when training dogs, such as how to teach dogs to cast, muster and drive. Containing the first comprehensive breakdown and analysis of the instincts of the working dog, and discussing the various principles and methods of their breeding, this book is a practical reference for farmers and stockmen, hobby and lifestyle farmers, sheep dog trial competitors and breeders of working dogs.

Animal models in cardiovascular research


Author: D.R. Gross
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792327127
Category: Medical
Page: 494
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Interest in the humane and scientifically justifiable use of research animals has intensified since the publication of the first edition of this textbook. This completely revised and updated text provides information essential to any researcher interested in using animal models for cardiovascular research, or any research which requires normal cardiovascular function. The format and presentation have been changed to make the text more easy to read and use. An introductory chapter offers general principles of animal selection, pre and post-operative care, preanesthesia, chemical restraint, analgesia, and the recognition of pain. The number of references cited has been almost doubled over the previous text and the chapter tabulating normal cardiovascular parameters from intact, awake animals, of those species commonly used in research, has been greatly expanded. Other chapters providing comprehensive data on the cardiovascular effects of opioids, tranquilizers, anesthetic agents and other drugs commonly used in cardiovascular research have been expanded with special emphasis on species variability to drug effects. The chapters on both naturally occurring and iatrogenic models of cardiovascular disease have also been expanded and updated.