Sighthounds Afield: The Complete Guide to Sighthound Breeds & Amateur Performance Events (With a Comprehensive Chapter on Adopted Ex-Racing Greyhounds)

4.25 avg rating
( 8 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781418438227: Sighthounds Afield: The Complete Guide to Sighthound Breeds & Amateur Performance Events (With a Comprehensive Chapter on Adopted Ex-Racing Greyhounds)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Sighthounds or gazehounds -swift and athletic canines that have hunted by sight, rather than scent, for thousands of years - comprise a small but elite segment of known dog breeds. Few events are tailored for their particular skills, and new folks are overwhelmed by the confusion of running rules, policies, and procedures within the various organizations. In 1994 Como published a simple flyer to help explain the differences.The flyer grew into a brochure, and in 1996 the brochure metamorphosed into a "how to" handbook, So, You Want to Run Your Sighthound The handbook, in turn, spawned a completely revised and greatly expanded edition in Sighthounds Afield: The Complete Guide to Sighthound Breeds and Amateur Performance Events (with a Comprehensive Chapter on Adopted Ex-Racing Greyhounds).Sighthounds Afield includes many new photos, original cartoons, and illustrations. This manual explores diet and conditioning, training for field and track, overviews of all amateur performance events and how to attend them to your best advantage, and basic running procedures - including point requirements and titles - for field, track, and open field hunts. Included is veterinary care, where to buy good stuff, a complete library section, and pages of important resources. The author delves into the centuries-old history of sighthounds, and over 40 breeds are explored in photos and text. With the inclusion of an entire chapter devoted to ex-racing Greyhounds, this book is a complete "if you can't find it here, you can't find it" package. SighthoundsAfield puts everything you need to know about these exotic breeds - and how to enjoy them - at your fingertips.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

As the oldest of six children in the suburbs of northern New Jersey, Denise Como''s parents would not let her have a horse. When a neighbor introduced her to the world of purebred dogs and dog show competition in 1963, Denise was hooked. In 1966 she bought a Collie with her own babysitting money, and began showing with her best friend and her Borzoi. In 1972 Denise began her lifelong association with sighthound breeds, beginning with Afghan Hounds. She was introduced to the sport of lure coursing in 1978, with Borzois of her own. Lure coursing - sighthounds chasing artificial lures around a field in controlled circumstances - led to her interest in amateur oval racing, then to amateur straight racing. At first competing with her own hounds (Borzois, then adding Greyhounds, Whippets, and smooth Salukis), Como eventually became a fully licensed lure coursing field trial judge, and also judges at racing events. She continues to write for various sighthound magazines as well as in other genres - with a hound or two lounging around the desk.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Como, Denise
Published by AuthorHouse (2004)
ISBN 10: 1418438227 ISBN 13: 9781418438227
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description AuthorHouse, 2004. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # LQ-9781418438227

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.77
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Denise Como
Published by AUTHORHOUSE, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 1418438227 ISBN 13: 9781418438227
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description AUTHORHOUSE, United States, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Sighthounds or gazehounds -swift and athletic canines that have hunted by sight, rather than scent, for thousands of years - comprise a small but elite segment of known dog breeds. Few events are tailored for their particular skills, and new folks are overwhelmed by the confusion of running rules, policies, and procedures within the various organizations. In 1994 Como published a simple flyer to help explain the differences. The flyer grew into a brochure, and in 1996 the brochure metamorphosed into a "how to" handbook, So, You Want to Run Your Sighthound The handbook, in turn, spawned a completely revised and greatly expanded edition in Sighthounds Afield: The Complete Guide to Sighthound Breeds and Amateur Performance Events (with a Comprehensive Chapter on Adopted Ex-Racing Greyhounds). Sighthounds Afield includes 288 photos, 39 original cartoons, and 11 illustrations in its 340-odd pages. This manual explores diet and conditioning, training for field and track, overviews of all amateur performance events and how to attend them to your best advantage, and basic running procedures - including point requirements and titles - for field, track, and open field hunts. Included is veterinary care, where to buy good stuff, a complete library section, and pages of important resources. The author delves into the centuries-old history of sighthounds, and over 40 breeds are explored in photos and text. With the inclusion of an entire chapter devoted to ex-racing Greyhounds, this book is a complete "if you can't find it here, you can't find it" package. SighthoundsAfield puts everything you need to know about these exotic breeds - and how to enjoy them - at your fingertips. Seller Inventory # AAV9781418438227

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.13
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Denise Como
Published by AUTHORHOUSE, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 1418438227 ISBN 13: 9781418438227
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description AUTHORHOUSE, United States, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Sighthounds or gazehounds -swift and athletic canines that have hunted by sight, rather than scent, for thousands of years - comprise a small but elite segment of known dog breeds. Few events are tailored for their particular skills, and new folks are overwhelmed by the confusion of running rules, policies, and procedures within the various organizations. In 1994 Como published a simple flyer to help explain the differences. The flyer grew into a brochure, and in 1996 the brochure metamorphosed into a "how to" handbook, So, You Want to Run Your Sighthound The handbook, in turn, spawned a completely revised and greatly expanded edition in Sighthounds Afield: The Complete Guide to Sighthound Breeds and Amateur Performance Events (with a Comprehensive Chapter on Adopted Ex-Racing Greyhounds). Sighthounds Afield includes 288 photos, 39 original cartoons, and 11 illustrations in its 340-odd pages. This manual explores diet and conditioning, training for field and track, overviews of all amateur performance events and how to attend them to your best advantage, and basic running procedures - including point requirements and titles - for field, track, and open field hunts. Included is veterinary care, where to buy good stuff, a complete library section, and pages of important resources. The author delves into the centuries-old history of sighthounds, and over 40 breeds are explored in photos and text. With the inclusion of an entire chapter devoted to ex-racing Greyhounds, this book is a complete "if you can't find it here, you can't find it" package. SighthoundsAfield puts everything you need to know about these exotic breeds - and how to enjoy them - at your fingertips. Seller Inventory # AAV9781418438227

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.06
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Como, Denise
Published by AuthorHouse (2017)
ISBN 10: 1418438227 ISBN 13: 9781418438227
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)

Book Description AuthorHouse, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2017; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9781418438227_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.16
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.93
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Como, Denise
Published by AuthorHouse (2004)
ISBN 10: 1418438227 ISBN 13: 9781418438227
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description AuthorHouse, 2004. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # LQ-9781418438227

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.20
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.46
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Como, Denise
Published by AuthorHouse (2019)
ISBN 10: 1418438227 ISBN 13: 9781418438227
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description AuthorHouse, 2019. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 1418438227

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 36.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Denise Como
Published by AuthorHouse (2004)
ISBN 10: 1418438227 ISBN 13: 9781418438227
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description AuthorHouse, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1418438227

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 40.26
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Denise Como
Published by AuthorHouse (2004)
ISBN 10: 1418438227 ISBN 13: 9781418438227
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description AuthorHouse, 2004. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1418438227

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 41.54
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Como, Denise
Published by AuthorHouse
ISBN 10: 1418438227 ISBN 13: 9781418438227
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)

Book Description AuthorHouse. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1418438227 Special order direct from the distributor. Seller Inventory # ING9781418438227

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 40.74
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Como, Denise
Published by AuthorHouse 2004-06 (2004)
ISBN 10: 1418438227 ISBN 13: 9781418438227
New Quantity Available: 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)

Book Description AuthorHouse 2004-06, 2004. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 4-5 working days from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Seller Inventory # NU-LSI-06905025

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.71
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 38.19
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book