*Fogel, Bruce, D.V.M.,
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE DOG
(The best thing about this book is the pictures. Full color; and some of the
expressions on the dogs' faces are priceless. Presents hundreds of breeds,
many of whom are rare, ones you probably have never heard of. This book is
where we first learned about the Caucasian Ovtcharka. (Although, I am sorry
to say, in his latest edition, he uses the incorrect term "mountain dog" to
refer to our breed.)
* Palika, Liz,
THE HOWEL BOOK
(A definitive reference to 300 breeds and varieties of dogs, including rare
breeds. You can see our Vitaly on page 189.)
Health & Nutrition
* Billinghurst, Ian,
D.V.M., GIVE YOUR DOG A BONE and
FEED YOUR PUP ON BONES and
THE BARF DIET
(A definite must! The bible for raw-food feeding.)
* Hamilton, Don, D.V.M., HOMEOPATHIC CARE FOR
CATS AND DOGS; SMALL DOSES FOR SMALL ANIMALS.
(A very compelling chapter on vaccinations.)
* Pitcairn, Richard, D.V.M.,
COMPLETE GUIDE TO NATURAL HEALTH FOR DOGS AND CATS.
(A must for anyone interested in natural health care for their dog.)
* Goldstein, Martin, D.V.M.,
THE NATURE OF ANIMAL HEALING.
* Stein, Dianne,
THE NATURAL REMEDY BOOK FOR DOGS
THE FIRST AID
COMPANION FOR DOGS & CATS
(A great reference on what to do now, what to do later about everyday
accidents and emergencies.)
* Douglas, William Campbell, M.D.,
BOOK, HOW SCIENCE IS DESTROYING NATURE'S NEARLY PERFECT
(Read this book, and you won't want to drink store-bought milk again.)
Training & Psychology
* McConnell, Patricia B., Ph.D,
HOW TO BE
THE LEADER OF THE PACK...AND HAVE YOUR DOG LOVE YOU FOR IT!
(The title of this book says it all; read this little pamphlet to find out
* Fennell, Jan,
THE DOG LISTENER.
(I have found the concepts in this book
to really work.)
* Millan, Cesar,
(The natural, everyday guide to understanding and correcting common dog
* Morgan, Diane,
TRAIN THE WOLF
IN YOUR DOG.
(Genetic clues to solving behavior problems in your dog.)
* Fogle, Bruce, DVM,
THE DOG'S MIND.
(A great easy-to-read psychology
book on dogs.)
* Corrin, Stanley,
HOW TO SPEAK DOG
and DOG INTELLIGENCE
* The Monks of New Skete,
THE ART OF RAISING A PUPPY
and HOW TO BE YOUR DOGS
BEST FRIEND (two books).
* Holmes, John and Mary,
AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG.
(This is Blue's favorite book, but also has some very interesting
information that applies to any breed.)
"Whole Dog Journal Magazine."
(A wonderful magazine advocating holistic canine health care and safe
training methods while giving both sides of the arguments.)
* Diodati, Catherine J.M.,
M.A., VACCINE GUIDE FOR
DOGS & CATS: WHAT EVERY PET OWNER SHOULD KNOW.
* Miller, Neil Z.,
VACCINES: ARE THEY REALLY SAFE AND
* Peters, Peter J.,
WARNING: VACCINATIONS ARE
* Zerebko, Irene,
RUSSIAN NAMES FOR RUSSIAN
(Tons of ideas for names for your Russian breed.)
DOGS BITE - BUT BALLOONS AND
SLIPPERS ARE MORE DANGEROUS.
EVERY DOG'S LEGAL GUIDE.
f you have trouble finding some
of these titles, let me know, and I can point you in the right direction.