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Many owners of purebred puppies decide to try showing their own dogs in conformation. It can be lots of fun and very rewarding, but the newcomer can find it very confusing. In fact, it can even be a bit of a challenge for the more advanced owner-handler. For a complete course in dog shows and handling, from beginning to advanced, we suggest the following.

1. AN EYE FOR A DOG - ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO JUDGING PUREBRED DOGS
by Robert Cole
Item: DSH160
Develop your “eye” for sound movement and structure whether you are serious about purebred dogs or are an enthusiast. Learn how color, marking, size and leash position affect the look of the dog. Over 100 judging scenarios that test your eye.
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Price: $22.95
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2. CANINE TERMINOLOGY
by Harold Spira
Item: DAN120
You can’t be into dogs without learning the language of the sport. Full of incredible scientific illustrations and definitions of important terms and concepts in an A-Z format. You’ll be able to speak the language of the sport with ease.
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Price: $24.95
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3. POSITIVE TRAINING FOR SHOW DOGS - BUILDING A RELATIONSHIP FOR SUCCESS
by Vicki Ronchette
Item: DSH166
Get outstanding show results by using positive reinforcement methods including clicker training and lure-reward techniques. Includes a section on problem solving common showing issues. Written by a dog show person for dog show people.
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Price: $14.95
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4. K9 STRUCTURE AND TERMINOLOGY
by Edward Gilbert, Jr. & Thelma Brown
Item: DAN114
Excellent information on anatomy, gait, terminology and judging. Learn not only what correct structure is, but why it is essential to function and health.
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Price: $24.95
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5. THE ART OF HANDLING SHOW DOGS
by Frank Sabella and Shirlee Kalstone
Item: DSH180
Learn the secrets of success from one of the greatest show dog handlers of all time. Covers everything from selecting your dog and filling out entry forms, to equipment, grooming, training and handling. Loaded with photos. A Dogwise Classic.
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Price: $24.95
     
6. DOG SHOW JUDGING - THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY
by Chris Walkowicz
Item: DSH170
Get the inside story on how dog show judges get started, build their skills and acquire their credentials. Whether you’re a competitor or aspiring judge, this realistic-but-light-hearted book explains what judges are looking for and what it’s like to judge.
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Price: $12.95
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7. THE DOG IN ACTION
by McDowell Lyon
Item: DAN102
Written in 1950, this was the first book to thoroughly analyze, illustrate and explain the under-the-skin workings of the dog. It is the foundation for all gait and locomotion books which have been written since.
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Price: $24.95
     
8. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF K9 TERMINOLOGY
by Edward Gilbert, Jr & Patricia Gilbert
Item: DAN128
Learn the language of purebred dogs from veteran AKC judges and breeders. Every page is filled with terminology and images that are essential to understanding breed standards and the sport of dogs. Well- organized, illustrated and indexed for ease of use.
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Price: $49.95
     
9. ANNIE ON DOGS!
by Anne Rogers Clark
Item: DSH156
"New Lower Price"! - All-breed AKC judge Anne Rogers Clark has a background and a depth of experience in dogs which is unparalleled. In this book Mrs. Clark shares her personal experiences, advice, and stories from a lifetime in dogs.
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Price: $14.95
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10. EBOOK: AN EYE FOR A DOG - ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO JUDGING PUREBRED DOGS
by Robert Cole
Item: DSH160EBK
Develop your “eye” for sound movement and structure whether you are serious about purebred dogs or are an enthusiast. Learn how color, marking, size and leash position affect the look of the dog. Over 100 judging scenarios that test your eye.
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Price: $14.95
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11. PREPARATION AND PRESENTATION OF THE SHOW DOG DVD
by Jeffrey Brucker
Item: DSH161
A training course for the conformation ring with Jeffrey Brucker, one of top handlers in the US.
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Price: $49.95
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12. EBOOK: K9 STRUCTURE AND TERMINOLOGY
by Edward Gilbert, Jr. & Thelma Brown
Item: DAN114EBK
Excellent information on anatomy, gait, terminology and judging. Learn not only what correct structure is, but why it is essential to function and health.
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Price: $9.99
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13. PUPPY PUZZLE - EVALUATING STRUCTURAL QUALITY DVD
by Pat Hastings
Item: DG198
The Puppy Puzzle takes the Hastings approach to evaluating the structural quality of puppies. Learn from the pros how to choose the right puppy for your breeding program and the show ring, obedience, agility, field trials, or the "couch potato" lifestyle in this DVD! Includes remastered original video content, plus 50 minutes of new footage!
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Price: $39.95
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14. TRICKS OF THE TRADE - FROM BEST INTENTIONS TO BEST IN SHOW, REVISED EDITION
by Pat Hastings with Erin Ann Rouse
Item: DG208
The book you've been waiting for, in its newly revised edition! From the whelping box to the group ring, at home and on the road, everyone who is involved in the sport of dogs can learn something from this book. From the producer of the best-selling "Puppy Puzzle" video and popular seminar speaker.
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Price: $29.95
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15. EBOOK: POSITIVE TRAINING FOR SHOW DOGS - BUILDING A RELATIONSHIP FOR SUCCESS
by Vicki Ronchette
Item: DSH166EBK
Get outstanding show results by using positive reinforcement methods including clicker training and lure-reward techniques. Includes a section on problem solving common showing issues. Written by a dog show person for dog show people.
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Price: $9.49
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16. SHOWING KUNGA - FROM PET OWNER TO DOG SHOW JUNKIE
by Alxe Noden
Item: DSH177
Insights into the world of dog shows and showing dogs from a complete beginner who now proudly calls herself a “Dog Show Junkie.” Revealing, humorous and realistic, this may turn you into a junkie too!
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Price: $12.95
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17. WINNING IN MOTION PARTS 1 & 2 DVD
by Jane Killion
Item: DSH181
Want to learn how to be more relaxed and sure of yourself in the show ring? Would you like to be more confident that you're showing and moving your dog to his best advantage?
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Price: $29.95
     
18. FROM SHY TO SHOWY: HELP FOR YOUR SHY SHOW DOG
by Vicki Ronchette
Item: DSH182
Do you have a dog that doesn't enjoy the show ring? How about a dog that is shy or fearful in the show ring? This book is for anyone who shows, works with or lives with a shy or fearful dog.
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Price: $12.99
     
19. EBOOK: THE ART OF HANDLING SHOW DOGS
by Frank Sabella and Shirlee Kalstone
Item: DSH180EBK
Learn the secrets of success from one of the greatest show dog handlers of all time. Covers everything from selecting your dog and filling out entry forms, to equipment, grooming, training and handling. Loaded with photos. A Dogwise Classic.
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Price: $9.95
     
20. EBOOK: SHOWING KUNGA - FROM PET OWNER TO DOG SHOW JUNKIE
by Alxe Noden
Item: DSH177EBK
Insights into the world of dog shows and showing dogs from a complete beginner who now proudly calls herself a “Dog Show Junkie.” Revealing, humorous and realistic, this may turn you into a junkie too!
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Price: $9.49
     
21. EBOOK: BREED STANDARD ANALYSIS: THE WORKING GROUP
by Robert Berndt
Item: DSH178EBK
A ringside guide for judges,exhibitors, breeders and spectators. Includes a short history of each breed, show photo of a winning specimen of the breed in the Working Group, and an analysis in tree-chart pattern for each standard that can be used for quick reference for any point of the dog.
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Price: $7.95
     
22. EBOOK: BREED STANDARD ANALYSIS: THE HERDING GROUP
by Robert Berndt
Item: DSH179EBK
This is a quick and handy reference guide for each breed in the AKC Herding Group.
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Price: $7.95
     
23. EBOOK: BEST IN SHOW - THE WORLD OF SHOW DOGS AND DOG SHOWS
by Bo Bengtson
Item: DSH167EBK
Elegantly written, crammed with stunning, often rare, color and black-and-white photos, abounding with undiscovered information and fascinating insider stories, this is the be-all and end-all book about dog shows. It describes how dog shows began and developed, which shows around the world are most important, who the human players are—the handlers, judges, owners, and breeders—who the canine stars are, and where this dog show phenomenon is heading. Best in Show stands as a book-publishing landmark that will last decades and is the hallmark gift for any serious dog lover.
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Price: $16.99
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24. EBOOK: DOG SHOW JUDGING - THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY
by Chris Walkowicz
Item: DSH170EBK
Get the inside story on how dog show judges get started, build their skills and acquire their credentials. Whether you’re a competitor or aspiring judge, this realistic-but-light-hearted book explains what judges are looking for and what it’s like to judge.
Instant Digital Download - You only receive a digital copy of this book!
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Price: $9.49
     
25. POSITIVE TRAINING FOR SHOW DOGS DVD
by Vicki Ronchette
Item: DSH173
This full day seminar, filmed in Martinez, will show you how to prepare your dog for the show ring using positive reinforcement methods. With many live dog demos, photos and videos, Vicki Ronchette shows you how to use positive methods to train your dog to gait, stack and accept the judge's examination as well as how to problem solve show ring issues.
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Price: $60.00
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26. BREEDING DOGS TO WIN
by Carmelo Battaglia
Item: DG225
This book is the single best reference when it comes to producing high quality, award-winning dogs. Based on research and experience, this state of the art book offers 70 illustrations of easy to use information.
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Price: $28.77
     
27. EBOOK: BORN TO WIN - BREED TO SUCCEED, 2ND EDITION
by Patricia Craige Trotter
Item: DSH134EBK
NEW 2ND EDITION! - Philosophy, practical ideas, and experiences of one dedicated breeder-exhibitor, based on a lifetime in dogs! Planning a breeding program, making the plan work, becoming a winner!
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Price: $19.99
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28. EBOOK: SOLVING THE MYSTERIES OF BREED TYPE, 2ND EDITION
by Richard Beauchamp
Item: DSH153EBK
Learn if a breed can have more than one correct breed type, why type is not well understood, and what breed character means. An essential book for anyone considering judging, or for any serious breeder.
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Price: $14.99
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29. EBOOK: THE DOG IN ACTION
by McDowell Lyon
Item: DAN102EBK
Written in 1950, this was the first book to thoroughly analyze, illustrate and explain the under-the-skin workings of the dog. It is the foundation for all gait and locomotion books which have been written since.
Instant Digital Download - You only receive a digital copy of this book!
Click here for more information about Dogwise Ebooks
Price: $9.49
     
30. POSITIVE TRAINING FOR SHOW DOGS - BUILDING A RELATIONSHIP FOR SUCCESS (SHOPWORN)
by Vicki Ronchette
Item: DSH166DMG
(SLIGHT SCUFFING) Get outstanding show results by using positive reinforcement methods including clicker training and lure-reward techniques. Includes a section on problem solving common showing issues. Written by a dog show person for dog show people.
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Price: $14.95 $8.97
     
31. THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER - STRUCTURE, MOVEMENT AND USE DVD
by Rachel Page Elliott
Item: B1143
The exceptional video produced and directed by Rachel Page Elliott has been remastered for this DVD. This video offers an illustrated discussion of the Golden Retriever and how it is suited for its work as a bird dog. This is a "must have" for anyone with Goldens.
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Price: $22.00
     
32. EBOOK: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF K9 TERMINOLOGY
by Edward Gilbert, Jr & Patricia Gilbert
Item: DAN128EBK
Learn the language of purebred dogs from veteran AKC judges and breeders. Every page is filled with terminology and images that are essential to understanding breed standards and the sport of dogs. Well- organized, illustrated and indexed for ease of use.
Instant Digital Download - You only receive a digital copy of this book!
Click here for more information about Dogwise Ebooks
Price: $29.95
     

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