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Breeding Better Dogs


Julie T. Cecere and D. Phillip Sponenberg

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Breeding Better Dogs: Genetics and Reproduction delves into the biology of managing reproduction in dogs, from mating to whelping and the first few weeks of life. It also delves into the genetic management of dog breeds and selection procedures to aid breeders in producing sound, useful dogs. The book includes details of managing:

  • the genetic structure of breeds and genetic management of individual breeding programs
  • dogs that are used for breeding
  • dogs, pregnancies and whelping

This book is an excellent resource for all dog breeders. Providing an accessible approach to a complex subject, Breeding Better Dogs breaks down into digestible chunks the essential information for understanding the subject at a broad level.

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Julie T. Cecere, DVM, MS, is Clinical Associate Professor at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Julie is a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenology.

D. Phillip Sponenberg, DVM, PhD, is Professor, at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and an Honorary Member of the American College of Theriogenology. With 5m Books, Phillip has published Managing Breeds for a Better Future 3rd Edition (2022) and Practical Color Genetics for Livestock Breeders (2021).

Table of contents

  1. Breeding Dogs
  2. Genetic Tools for Breeders
  3. Dog Evaluation
  4. Managing Genetic Traits
  5. Maintain a Breed or a Bloodline
  6. General Health Management
  7. Management of the Male Dog
  8. Management of the Female
  9. Management of Mating
  10. Management of Pregnancy
  11. Whelping
  12. Management through Three Weeks

Additional information

ISBN 9781789182460
Page extent 232
Product type PB
Publication date 19-Oct-23
Dimensions 170 × 240 mm
Product options

eBook (ePub), eBook (pdf), Print version

2 reviews for Breeding Better Dogs

  1. Dog & Bone

    This is a comprehensive, practical account of everything you need to know about dog breeding from start to finish and the authors are clearly highly knowledgeable about the entire subject.

  2. Sascha Odayar

    An amazing book with a wealth of information.

    Dog breeding has become a huge problem. The authors of this book have made the science accessible to those wanting to breed or wanting to breeder healthier, more balanced dogs.

    Highly recommend.

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