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Hairless Dogs - The Naked Truth [The Chinese Crested, Xoloitzcuintli & Peruvian Inca Orchid] is the first-ever breed book of its kind that provides information about all modern day hairless dogs (including the American Hairless Terrier). There is also a chapter devoted to other hairless animals, such as the Sphynx cat, naked mole rat & hairless cow.
The Naked Truth is the definitive guide to the care, breeding, and history of hairless dogs. Well researched and meticulously documented, this book will once and for all put to rest the many myths & legends surrounding these curious canine companions. Archaeological evidence is presented tracing the history of hairless dogs from their ancient origins to their present day incarnations.
Full of fascinating details, this unique book provides an in depth look at the genetics of hairlessness (dominant & recessive), its perpetuation through selective breeding, and the development of the four officially recognized hairless breeds of today. Discussion of foundation kennels, pedigrees, breed standards and numerous rare, historical photographs make this book an indispensable reference for anyone with an interest in hairless dogs.
With the publication of Hairless Dogs The Naked Truth, the authors hope to fill a growing need for factual information on hairless dogs and dispel the myths surrounding them. To that end, the scope of the book has been purposely limited to information that has been carefully researched and verified. As a result, the authors are proud to present the most comprehensive exploration of hairless dog ancient and modern history ever written.
For any prospective show or pet owner contemplating life with a hairless dog, or the seasoned professional currently owned by one (or many, as the case may be). If you have an interest in hairless dogs, their history, genetics, conformation and so on, you'll want to know The Naked Truth!!
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Both authors, Amy Fernandez and Kelly Rhae have owned Chinese Cresteds for many years. They have done work on several Judges Seminars for hairless dogs, and have attended National Specialties for both Cresteds and Xolos for many years. Both are board members of the Xoloitzcuintli Club of America (XCA), one being Editor, the other contributing Editor for the Xolo News. They are both members of the American Chinese Crested Club (ACCC) and Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA). In her spare time, Kelly Rhae volunteers as webmaster for both the XCA and ACCC official club websites.Review:
"...0if you are interested in owning, showing or breeding hairless breeds, this book is a 'must read'. -- Suzanne Hively, The Plain Dealer, July 27, 1999
Hairless Dogs - The Naked Truth by Fernandez and Rhae is a unique and erudite publication with the world of canine literature. -- James G. Reynolds, All-Breed Judge, Dogs In Canada magazine, January 2000
While the title certainly teases you, whats inside is an absorbing portrait framed in a densely packed narrative of three of the worlds most distinctive-looking breeds. -- Ranny Green, The Seattle Times, June 27, 1999
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Book Description Kelly Rhae, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M096721601X
Book Description Kelly Rhae, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11096721601X
Book Description Kelly Rhae. Hardcover. Condition: New. 096721601X New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0906675