An A Z of Exceptional Dogs

Exceptional dogs, it turns out, often have traits in common, and the most familiar of these is miraculous loyalty. History and folklore are full of dogs that won't leave their owners' dead or injured bodies; dogs that spend every night ...


Author: Mikita Brottman

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007548064

Category: Pets

Page: 288

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Previously published as The Great Grisby ‘You cannot help but fall in love with Grisby’ Jeffrey Masson In this charming bestiary of exceptional dogs, Mikita Brottman reflects on the role dogs play in our world, explored through her relationship with her dog Grisby and the dogs of great writers and artists from literature, lore, and life.

The Great Grisby

[Previously published as 'The Great Grisby'] In this charming bestiary of exceptional dogs, Mikita Brottman reflects on the role dogs play in our world, all explored through her relationship with her dog Grisby and many other examples of ...


Author: Mikita Brottman

Publisher: William Collins

ISBN: 0007548079


Page: 288

View: 998

While gradually unveiling her 8-year love affair with her French bulldog, Grisby, Mikita Brottman ruminates on the singular bond between dogs and humans. Why do prevailing attitudes warn us against loving our pet 'too much'? Is her relationship with Grisby nourishing or dysfunctional, commonplace or unique? Challenging the assumption that there's something repressed and neurotic about those deeply connected to a dog, she turns her keen eye on the many ways in which dog is the mirror of man.

The Great Grisby

Although the book ranges over different times and places, it reveals that exceptional dogs often share character traits, the most common of which is miraculous loyalty.


Author: Mikita Brottman

Publisher: William Collins

ISBN: 0007548052

Category: Dogs

Page: 288

View: 139

A scholar, psychoanalyst, and cultural critic explores the multifaceted role dogs play in our world in this charming bestiary of dogs from literature, lore, and life. While gradually unveiling her eight-year love affair with her French bulldog, Grisby, Mikita Brottman ruminates on the singular bond between dogs and humans. Why do prevailing attitudes warn us against loving our pet "too much"? Is her relationship with Grisby nourishing or dysfunctional, commonplace or unique? Challenging the assumption that there's something repressed and neurotic about those deeply connected to a dog, she turns her keen eye on the many ways in which dog is the mirror of man. The Great Grisby is organized into twenty-six alphabetically arranged chapters, each devoted to a particular human-canine union drawn from history, art, philosophy, or literature. Here is Picasso's dachshund Lump; Freud's chow Yofi; Bill Sikes's mutt Bull's Eye in Oliver Twist; and Elizabeth Barrett Browning's spaniel Flush, whose biography was penned by Virginia Woolf. There are royal dogs, like Prince Albert's greyhound Eos, and dogs cherished by authors, like Thomas Hardy's fox terrier, Wessex. Brottman's own beloved Grisby serves as an envoy for sniffing out these remarkable companions. Quirky and delightful, and peppered with incisive personal reflections and black-and-white sketches portraying a different dog and its owner drawn by the enormously talented Davina "Psamophis" Falcao, The Great Grisby reveals how much dogs have to teach us about empathy, happiness, love--and what it means to be human.

Dog Facts The Pet Parent s A to Z Home Care Encyclopedia

STUD The term stud refers to an intact male dog used in arranged breedings to sire, or father, exceptional puppies. A stud dog is generally considered by professional breeders to be of outstanding conformation and quality for his ...


Author: Amy Shojai

Publisher: Furry Muse Publications

ISBN: 9781386217534

Category: Pets

Page: 642

View: 229

THE PERFECT DOG BOOK! More than 78 million pet dogs today are kept in fifty-four million U.S. households. Now, from one of the most trusted dog care authors of the last twenty-five years comes the definitive reference for adopting, keeping, and maintaining a healthy, happy dog. DOG FACTS: The Pet Parent's A-to-Z Home Care Encyclopedia is designed to answer all your questions. How do I choose the right dog? What holistic help and preventive care should I give? Why do dogs act the way they do, and what dog behavior indicates illness? What constitutes an emergency, and how/when can I safely treat my dog with home care and first aid? Inside you'll find: An alphabetical A-to-Z listing, with more than 200 entries and 200+ cute dog photos and illustrations, covering everything from abscesses and hair loss to whipworms and zoonosisCharts that list symptoms for a particular condition, the corresponding home care or first aid, the comparative veterinarian and holistic treatments, and preventive adviceA symptoms/conditions table that helps you identify what ailments might be bothering your dogBreed-At-A-Glance chart to compare personality, looks, care challenges and other issues when choosing your purebred dogA comprehensive, easy-to-use index that makes quick reference a snapContact information for dozens of dog organizations and veterinary resourcesAccessible, yet comprehensive, DOG FACTS can be used with ease and trust. And doesn't your dog deserve the very best?

Clinical Endocrinology of Dogs and Cats

Other tumors (gonadoblastoma, leiomyoma of the tunica vaginalis, Schwannoma, and undifferentiated sarcoma/carcinoma) have been described in individual dogs,” but these are exceptional 200 T150 H. 100 H. 50 H O 10 20 30 40 50 60 Time ...


Author: A. Rijnberk

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400901056

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 953

Clinical endocrinology is a fascinating field requiring the challenging combination of broad pathophysiological interest and specific expertise in the field of endocrinology, thereby occupying a common ground between biochemistry, physiology and clinical medicine. In the majority of cases the clinician's notion of the presence of an endocrine disease is largely based upon pattern recognition, in which physical changes play an important role. Therefore many color illustrations have been included throughout the text. In addition there are many full color graphs and illustrations of diagnostic imaging and pathology. With over 350 illustrations the book represents a richly illustrated text on the diseases of endocrine glands. For each gland there is an introductory section on the relevant morphology and physiology, followed by descriptions of the disorders of the gland. When endocrine diseases are quite different in dogs and cats, separate descriptions are given for these species. Protocols for function tests and emergency treatments are presented in the last chapters. Consequently the book provides the user with both comprehensive descriptions and quick references. The book has been written by leading clinicians in the field, with contributions from two biochemists, a radiologist and pathologist. As such a valuable textbook for veterinary students and practitioners has been compiled to fulfil the need for an up-to-date and complete book on endocrine diseases of dogs and cats.

Little Dogs

A dog's most highly Like all mammals , dogs have five developed sense is senses – hearing , sight , smell , taste , its sense of smell . and touch . A dog's nose is very sensitive , and its sense of smell is exceptional .


Author: Christian Marie

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 0836861647

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 445

Describes the physical aspects and social behavior of dogs from birth to adulthood.

Working Sheep Dogs

There is no reason at all why trials cannot be both a hobby and foster the breeding of exceptional dogs at the same time. This trial is designed to encourage the breeding of top quality dogs, by testing all of the essential qualities in ...


Author: Tully Williams

Publisher: Landlinks Press

ISBN: 9780643099883

Category: Science

Page: 280

View: 931

Working Sheep Dogs examines and illuminates every aspect of the high-quality working dog. It provides a detailed discussion of the principles behind the training of working dogs, and reveals little-known methods for training and handling sheep dogs in the most effortless manner. The text is divided into six major sections covering the instincts of the working dog, breeding, principles of training, methods of training, handling livestock and sheep dog trials. Photographs and line drawings help to illustrate best techniques when training dogs, such as how to teach dogs to cast, muster and drive. Containing the first comprehensive breakdown and analysis of the instincts of the working dog, and discussing the various principles and methods of their breeding, this book is a practical reference for farmers and stockmen, hobby and lifestyle farmers, sheep dog trial competitors and breeders of working dogs.

Watch Dogs Their Training Management a Vintage Dog Books Breed Classic Airedale Terrier

The necessity for this is obvious when the final lessons are given, at which the dog is brought on to the trail with no runner in ... but on the whole I do not think there is much in it, except in the case of very exceptional dogs.


Author: E. Richardson

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781447487210

Category: Pets

Page: 308

View: 960

WATCH DOGS: THEIR TRAINING AND MANAGEMENT. By Lieut.-Col. E.H. Richardson. A VINTAGE DOG BOOKS CLASSIC REPRINT. Originally published in 1923, this extremely scarce early work on Guard Dogs is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS have republished it, using the original text and photographs, as part of their CLASSIC BREED BOOKS series. The author was Commandant of the British War Dog School during the Great War and was also responsible for several other books on War Dogs. Although he was familiar with the training and management of many different breeds, he will always be strongly associated with his favoured breed, the Airedale Terrier. The book's three hundred and sixteen pages contain sixteen Detailed chapters and are well illustrated with vintage photographs. The Story of the Watch-Dog. The Necessity for a Watch-Dog. Uses of a Watch-Dog. Purchasing a Dog. Training Dogs. Feeding, Exercising and Grooming. A Dog on its Travels. Breeding Dogs and Rearing Pups. The Dog's Health. Kenneling. Man-Tracking as a Protection. Dogs in the Great War. Dogs for the Police. British v. German Police Dogs. Etc. "The first to welcome, the foremost to defend, Whose honest heart is still his master's own, Who labours, fights, loves, breathes for him alone." Byron. This is a fascinating read for any historian or enthusiast of the Guard and Watch-Dog types, but especially for lovers of the Airedale Terrier. The book also contains much information and advice that is still useful and practical today. Many of the earliest dog books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Final Journey Buddys Book A True Story about Losing a Dog Coping with Grief and About Two Dogs Named Buddy

Would we have turned them away, too, not knowing from experience what exceptional dogs they could turn out to be? I often wonder what it would be like if I knocked on the door of his previous owners to tell them what a fantastic dog ...


Author: Elizabeth Parker


ISBN: 9781312106949

Category: Pets

Page: 132

View: 282

After the publication of ""Finally Home,"" Buddy was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Once the unthinkable happened and Buddy's precious life was cut short, his family was left heartbroken and devastated. At the same time, in another state, poor economic conditions forced another family to give up their golden retriever. As fate would have it, his name...was Buddy. While they were mourning the loss of their beloved dog, another dog was mourning the loss of his treasured family. Brought together by misfortune, they entered each other's lives to help put back together the pieces of their broken hearts.

Our Debt to the Dog

Dogs—Hans had left a lasting impression—she set about building a working dog kennel. ... passed throughthe Eustisestate in Switzerlandand heard ofthe exceptional Fortunate Fields dogs working withthe Swiss police and other agencies.


Author: Bryan D. Cummins

Publisher: Carolina Academic Press

ISBN: 9781611635560

Category: Social Science

Page: 454

View: 925

When Homo sapiens sapiens met Canis lupus lupus millennia ago, the result was Canis lupus familiaris, the domestic dog. Since that fateful encounter, the dog has become, arguably, humankind’s greatest creation. The domestic dog is the most widely distributed species (other than ourselves) in the world, being found virtually wherever people live, and is also the most diversified of species, with literally hundreds of recognized breeds. While we have shaped the dog, it, too, has helped shape human history in innumerable ways. Our Debt to the Dog is a critical historical and cross-cultural examination, through the use of case studies, of this most improbable 15,000-year relationship and an exploration of how this relationship shaped the history of the world. It is also very much an apology to the dog because over the course of the partnership horrific acts were perpetrated against it intentionally and otherwise. Our Debt to the Dog enriches our understanding of the dog and extends our appreciation for the profound complexity of past and present human-canine relationships and the dog’s contributions to our lives and our world.

Successful Tails

and interaction with a specific therapy dog. some prefer the smaller dogs; some prefer those with long hair; ... had no prior interaction with a dog, being very comfortable with the calm and soothing nature of these exceptional dogs.


Author: Patricia H. Wheeler, PhD.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477264751

Category: Nature

Page: 374

View: 179

Successful Tails is a heartwarming collection of stories and photos of therapy dogs at work. The testimonials and stories run the gamut of emotions. Some will make you laugh or smile, while other will bring tears to your eyes. This book isn't just for people who want to become therapy dog handlers or staff at sites and programs that would like to have therapy dogs for those they serve, though both of these groups will find it useful. This book is for everyone.

Sales Dogs

Asa SalesDog or dog trainer, knowing thebreed ofyour prospectswill giveyouan exceptional edge. In hunting, prey fordogs can include ducks, squirrels, bears,Frisbees and tennisballs. For SalesDogs, preycan be large corporations, ...


Author: Blair Singer

Publisher: RDA Press, LLC

ISBN: 9781937832377

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

View: 904

The number one skill for any entrepreneur or business owner is the ability to sell. Why? Because sales = income. Yet, many fail financially not because they do not have great ideas or even good work ethic, but typically because they don’t know how to, refuse to, are afraid to, or don’t think it is important to know how to sell. SalesDogs was written as the very first of the Rich Dad Poor Dad “how-to” Advisory series to teach in a very fun and impactful way how to overcome the fears, the myths and the obstacles to selling your products, services or yourself. It then teaches a simple, time-proven process of selling that will generate great income in most any business. The reader will learn the five most important selling skills to master, how to overcome any objection, manage a territory and much more. The book quickly de-bunks the idea that you have to be an overly aggressive “attack dog” to be successful. It uses the metaphor of “man’s best friend” to say that a great sales person is like a loyal, persistent and lovable canine. It stipulates that there are five different “breeds” or personalities of SalesDogs that can each make a lot of money by playing to its strength. You will learn how to identify, maximize and train to that strength and also how to teach others on your team to do the same. While the book is fun and engaging, it also dives deep into the personal development issues that block a person’s ability to generate income and how to overcome them. The book is perfect for first time salespeople, individuals who are uncomfortable with the notion of “selling”, those who need to train others to sell and those who want to simply get better quicker.

Human Canine Collaboration in Care

The exceptional canine ability to perceive and identify odours with high accuracy, together with dogs' sometimes surprising propensity to like the company of humankind, has become appreciably useful for a range of tasks, as noted above.


Author: Fenella Eason

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000709490

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

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Adopting an anthrozoological perspective to study the participation of non-human animals in regimes of care, this book examines the use of canine scent detection to alert 'hypo-unaware' individuals to symptoms of human chronic illness. Based on ethnographic research and interviews, it focuses on the manner in which trained assistance dogs are able to use their sense of smell to alert human companions with Type 1 diabetes to imminent hypoglycaemic episodes, thus reducing the risk of collapse into unconsciousness, coma or, at worst, death. Through analyses of participant narrations of the everyday complexities of 'doing' diabetes with the assistance of medical alert dogs, the author sheds light on the way in which each human-canine dyad becomes acknowledged as a team of ‘one’ in society. Based on the concept of dogs as friends and work colleagues, as animate instruments and biomedical resources, the book raises conceptual questions surrounding the acceptable use of animals and their role within society. As such, this volume will appeal to scholars across the social sciences with interests in human-animal interactions and intersections. It may also appeal to healthcare practitioners and individuals interested in innovative multispecies methods of managing chronic illness.

Working Dogs Form and Function 2nd Edition

The longstanding guiding role of a dog for a person with a visual impairment is obvious, and other roles of dogs have ... The detection roles presumably stem from the dogs' exceptional olfactory abilities and experimentally include ...


Author: Cynthia M. Otto

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889636365


Page: 144

View: 159

Dog World

BLOODHOUND ( Continued ) BOSTON TERRIER ( Continued ) EXCEPTIONAL BLOODHOUNDS , EDD AT STUD — 11 POUND LITTER BROTHER ARMSTRONG , Box 232 , Represa , California . to Champion Koast King's Gallant Son . NOT DOGS BLOODHOUNDS OF ...




ISBN: OSU:32435027886597

Category: Dogs


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Jim Cropper The Dog Man

Fortunately I had exceptional dogs at the time in the shape of Fleet , Bonnie and Clyde . The big holding pen with some 250 ewes and offspring opened into the small holding pen , leading to the race . I would fill the race with sheep ...



Publisher: WSN (Maps and Plans)

ISBN: 1858290651



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PawPrint Inside a Dog s Brain

Researchers there launched the world's first livebroadcast canine “tests” in 2020. ... The researchers found that age didn't predict success or failure; still, only seven adult dogs showed an exceptional capacity for learning.


Author: Meredith Premium Publishing

Publisher: Time Home Entertainment

ISBN: 9781547859658

Category: Pets

Page: 96

View: 403

The story of how the canine brain developed is also a story of the minds of humankind at the time. If humans and wolves had not come to an understanding tens of thousands of years ago, the tameness and friendliness that separates Fido from his fanged cousins might not have developed. The changes that the canine brain has endured over the years has laid the groundwork for a bond that transcends other species. (The phrase man's best friend developed for a reason.) Humans have played a decisive role in the evolution of dogs, and these wolf descendants have worked their way into our hearts and been woven into the fabric of human society.

More Great Dog Stories

Inspirational Tales About Exceptional Dogs Roxanne Willems Snopek. lack of control, all the time.” For her, the challenge was to look deeper into the dog's life, find out about the family and the household and figure out why the dog was ...


Author: Roxanne Willems Snopek

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 9781926613826

Category: Pets

Page: 136

View: 377

These are tales about people who turned around the lives of their dogs, and dogs who turned around the lives of their people. A retired greyhound named Blaster learns about life beyond the racetrack. Jovi, a fearful border collie, discovers the joys of human and canine companionship. A service dog named Blue opens doors for her owner, a quadriplegic, that he thought were forever closed to him. Dog lovers of all ages will be inspired and moved by these true stories.

Consideration of VA Health care Legislation

CANINE COMPANIONS for INDEPENDENCE , founded in 1975 CANINE " Exceptional Dogs for Exceptional People " COMPANIONS ) POR NDEPENDENCE Bonita M. Bergin Executive Director Dear Senator Cranston : I am delighted to offer testimony in ...


Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Veterans' Affairs


ISBN: PURD:32754078105008

Category: Veterans

Page: 432

View: 910

More Great Cat Stories

Incredible Tales About Exceptional Cats Roxanne Willems Snopek ... STORIES Inspirational Tales About Exceptional Dogs More Great Dog Stories : Inspirational Tales About Exceptional Dogs ( ISBN 978-1-894974-57-8 ) ROXANNE WILLEMS SNOPEK ...


Author: Roxanne Willems Snopek

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 1894974557

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 598

The bond between cats and their people comes to the fore in these charming true stories. Cinders shows her young owner that she is more than her fears and insecurities. Mr. Morris' love of people makes him a winner as a therapy cat. A stray named Kitty finds a new owner and gives him a reason to live. Poignant and heartwarming, these stories will be cherished by cat lovers of all ages.