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The German Shepherd Today

Strickland, Winifred;Moses, James Anthony

ISBN 10: 0026150301 / ISBN 13: 9780026150309
Published by Macmillan, 1974
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The German Shepherd Today, Strickland, Winifred Gibson; James Anthony Moses, Macmillan, New York, 1974, 425p, hc w/dj, dj bumped/scuffed/tears/chips, boards bumped/scuffed, text clean/tanning, binding solid-2.00. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1279695372

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Title: The German Shepherd Today

Publisher: Macmillan

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fair

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

About this title


Completely revised and expanded, this definitive sourcebook discusses such topics as selecting a puppy or a grown dog, general care and training, showing, and breed history and Standards.

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The third edition of The German Shepherd Today continues in the tradition of this peerless guide to provide the best, most complete information on this breed to its legion of admirers. Fully updated, it brings you the Shepherd's story from the beginning and takes it right to the closing years of the 20th Century. In 35 definitive chapters, you can explore in as much depth as you like everything that makes this breed both remarkable and justly celebrated. Here are just some of the topics:

  • Choosing a Puppy or Mature Dog (American-Bred or Import)
  • Reading German Pedigrees
  • Naming a German Shepherd
  • Housebreaking
  • Grooming and General Care
  • Preliminary Training
  • Early Obedience Training
  • Retrieving
  • Obedience Classes, Tracking, Agility
  • Conformation Training
  • The Sieger Show
  • Sheepherding Trials in Germany
  • Schutzhund Trials and Training, Breed Surveys, and Conformation Classes
  • Koer Reports of Famous German Dogs
  • German Shepherds in the U.S.
  • Futurities and Maturities in the U.S.
  • National Specialty and Obedience Trial with lists and photos of Grand Victors & Victrixes, and Obedience Victors & Victrixes
  • Dog Shows in the United States
  • The Professional Handler
  • Handling Tips
  • Register of Merit Sires & Dams (and pedigrees)
  • Breeding
  • The Genetic Factor
  • The Color Factor
  • The Breed Standard
  • Structural Analysis
  • Diseases
  • Early North American Bloodlines
and a great deal more. Everything about The German Shepherd Today is directed at enhancing your knowledge of and pleasure in the breed. Whether you are seeking or raising your first puppy, looking for help in basic or advanced training in the many disciplines in which the breed excels, are a rank novice or a seasoned veteran with the breed there is something valuable you can take from this edition of the breed's most honored work of reference. Visit us online at

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