RAISING PUPPIES FOR PLEASURE AND PROFIT by Elizabeth Meriwether Schuler

RAISING PUPPIES FOR PLEASURE AND PROFIT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A comforting, motherly sort of manual about home kennels; and one wishes Mrs. Schuler had extended her most sensible attentions to cover more territory and specifics, since she is so acutely aware of common (but seldom discussed) problems. In the age of the pet shop--where very often exhausted and even ill puppies are crammed into cages--and of bench shows where temperament is of secondary importance, her constant drilling on the importance of happy, healthy and human-oriented pups is most welcome. She wisely discusses ""in-breeding"" defects in an early chapter, particularly the Hip Dysplasia problem, now almost a caste mark for urban pet shop Collies and German Shepherds. She covers normal puppy breeding, care and equipment, needs of dam and choice of sire. At the close there is a brief rundown of some popular breeds, and here Mrs. Schuler directs more warnings about choosing a sturdy animal. As for ""profit""--don't plan to give up your job, but it's pleasant mad money. Honest, valuable.

Pub Date: Feb. 9th, 1969
Publisher: Macmillan