A work of discovery into the exotic and breeds from Tibet and the Himalayas: the Tibetan mastiff, the rare KyiApso, the Himalayan mountain dog, and the least known, Tibetan hunting dog, the Sha-kyi. Research on Tibetan dogs is contentious. 150 years ago Tibetan mastiffs were first imported into England: only 30 years ago into North America. During the Chinese Cultural Revolution these remarkable high altitude livestock guardian dogs were nearly annihilated, but they have recovered and now are in high demand. Today, thousands of these dogs are found around the world, promoted by
Tibetan Dogs - A Complete Anthology of the Dog gathers together all the best early writing on the breeds from our library of scarce, out-of-print antiquarian books and documents and reprints it in a quality, modern edition. This anthology includes chapters taken from a comprehensive range of books, many of them now rare and much sought-after works, all of them written by renowned breed experts of their day. These books are treasure troves of information about the breeds - The physical points, temperaments, and special abilities are given; celebrated dogs are discussed and pictured; and the history of each breed and pedigrees of famous champions are also provided. The contents were well illustrated with numerous photographs of leading and famous dogs of that era and these are all reproduced to the highest quality. Books used include: The Kennel Encyclopaedia by J. Sidney Turner (1908), Dogs Of The World by Arthur Craven (1931), The Book Of Dogs by Stanley West (1935) and many others.
One of the most ancient large breeds, the Tibetan Mastiff is a legendary flock guardian of impressive stature from “The Roof of the World.” Hardy enough to withstand the weather extremes and unforgiving terrain of his native land, this is a protector beyond compare, staunchly defending his people, their property and their livestock. With his imposing build, regal expression and abundant coat, this also is a dog of natural beauty and distinction. With a temperament as unique as his background, the Tibetan Mastiff requires a special owner who understands him. While this is not the breed for everyone, the Tibetan Mastiff can be a very rewarding companion and will bond closely to his family with the right training and ownership. Written by Tibetan-breeds specialist Juliette Cunliffe from the UK with Canadian fancier Susan Elworthy, this Special Rare-Breed Edition gives you a detailed look into the Tibetan Mastiff’s complex personality and the requirements of a suitable owner. With a special preface and section on US history by American breed authority Richard Eichhorn, this book offers a comprehensive international perspective. Filled with beautiful color photographs, Tibetan Mastiff also discusses the breed in its homeland and North America, the breed standard, puppy selection, general care, training and showing your dog. A look at preventive healthcare is provided by Dr. Lowell Ackerman, along with a discussion of breed-specific health issues. This one-of-a-kind volume is essential reading for fanciers of the Tibetan Mastiff.
Dogs of the Shepherds is a book for all those who admire the most valuable of all the working dogs, the pastoral breeds: sheepdogs, cattle dogs and flock protection dogs, the indispensable farmer's servants and companion dogs for thousands of proud dog-owners across the globe. Painstakingly researched and packed with information, this book is not a manual covering training, grooming, nutrition and dog care; it is very much a reflective review of the pastoral dogs' contribution to the working and companion dog scene. It is a searching examination of their past, their performance and their prospects in an increasingly urban society. Essential reading for all those with an interest in these handsome and quite admirable dogs, and lavishly illustrated throughout.
What is a Lhasa Apso? The breed came to the United States during the 1930‛s. Several different American visitors to Tibet fell in love with the terrier breed named for their place of origin. Lhasa, the capital of Tibet was the major city for the Tibetan breed. The city of Lhasa was a center for the religion of the area – Buddhism. The monks each adopted a terrier type dog and the name of the city was soon attached to this breed. Thus the name Lhasa Apso came into being. Lhasa‛s are a small dog averaging 17 lbs and tend to live long lives. 20 year life spans are not unusual. They have beautiful fl owing coats which require much brushing and cleaning. The long hair helped to protect the Lhasa‛s in the severe winter of the Himalayas. Lhasa‛s make good companion dogs. They seem to understand their heritage and are a proud dog. Fiercely loyal to their masters as well. Their keen sense of hearing make them an excellent Watch Dog. They like to play and generally enjoy younger children. Sometimes Lhasa‛s can be a bit mischievous. On occasion when the Lhasa goes too far, it is best to talk in a gentle way to correct his error. When you swat him with a newspaper, he will tend to fi ght back. I discovered this early in my relationship with Boomer.
What's the perfect dog for you? It depends on your lifestyle. Are you a couch potato or an athlete? A city slicker or a suburbanite? Do you suffer from allergies? Are you paranoid about security? With The Good, the Bad, and the Furry, author Sam Stall offers the inside poop on the world s most popular breeds and describes which ones are right for you. Stall has consulted with dozens of breed rescue groups to learn the best and worst perks, quirks, and personality traits of more than 100 different dogs. You'll learn that, contrary to what you see on Frasier, Jack Russell terriers make terrible apartment dogs (they have tremendous energy and need plenty of open space to burn it off). A much better choice for apartment dwellers is the Greyhound. (Sure, they can outrun virtually anything on four legs, but they're also content to spend all afternoon lounging on the couch.) Complete with more than 100 whimsical illustrations, The Good, the Bad, and the Furry make choosing the right dog a snap!
Describes the official breed standards for the 153 different breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, offering a history and photo of each breed, covering such topics as choosing the right dog, dog obedience, training, health care and first aid.