David Hancock on Dog Breeding The Way Breeding standards Used to Be --
he asks: "Can any breeder producing a Basset Hound which steps on its own ears and has chronic eye problems claim to love the breed?
David Hancock -- dog historian "We have allowed some breeds to become too heavy, some too short-faced, some too heavy-coated, some too short-legged, others too short-lived, all in the pursuit of cosmetic points, not sound anatomical points."
The Heritage of the Dog
by Col. David Hancock
Many books have been published concerning the origins and development of many of the current breeds of dogs, but few go into such common sense detail as Col. David Hancock's The Heritage of the Dog , published by Nimrod Press in 1990 (hardcover, 317 pgs.). This book is based upon a great deal of original research, and, unlike most books which tend to focus on the dogs of the gentry and nobility, this book has excellent sections on all sorts of dogs, including the pastoral breeds (flock guardians and herders).
The book's website and how you can buy the buy.
Pedigree Dogs Exposed
--- Documentary - BBC
Evaluating Your Puppies
Raising Pups with Great Temperament
Top 10 Myths About Adopting a Border Collie
Should You Breed Your Dog or Bitch?
To breed or not to breed, that is the question: Should I breed my bitch?
Reading Vaginal Smears to Determine When to Breed Your Bitch
Why Not Do It All? Every breed of dog presents its devotees with its own particular set of challengers.
The Rising Storm: What Breeders Need to Know about the Immune System
National Geographic: In the Womb-- Dogs In utero photographs of the fetal development of four dogs and a wolf
PedRisk Software: Computer program to calculate the probability of getting affected or carrier dogs based on known affected, carrier and clear dogs in the pedigree