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Members may find the following publication useful:

Breeding is a Bitch

Author: Dr. Kurt G M de Cramer
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 308
Published: 2014
ISBN: 978-0-9921910-6-1

Order: From the publisher, Kejafa Knowledge Works

About the Book

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced breeder, “Breeding is a Bitch” will help you identify, correct or prevent many problems which you are sure to encounter. Its comprehensive nature classes it as a reference book on dog breeding.

The book's main focus is reproduction in both the male and female and the subjects it covers are extensive. It entails detailed discussions of:

  • the heat cycle,
  • determining optimal breeding time,
  • management of studs,
  • puberty,
  • breeding soundness in the stud and bitch,
  • genital diseases,
  • pregnancy,
  • lactation,
  • whelping,
  • dystocia,
  • caesarean section,
  • artificial reproductive techniques,
  • fertility problems,
  • reproductive efficiency,
  • neonatal disease, and
  • puppy survival.

It also covers the ethical aspects of dog breeding, how most breeders start off, nutrition, routine preventative health measures, parasite control and various matters and conditions relating to the keeping of dogs and large dog colonies. In addition it comprehensively covers practical basic and advanced genetics for dog breeders.

The book can be ordered from the publisher, Kejafa Knowledge Works.

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