Basic education for the beginning breeder or kennel owner, this is primarily concerned with production of high class or show dogs and raising dogs for profit. It contains, necessarily, information on genetics, the care of dam and stud and their conditioning, whelping and what to do when the puppies come, the raising of the puppies. Feeding, kennel care, breeding aims and heredity, mating are included in the overall picture. The dog owner is advised to supplement this with more detailed information on the particular breed. Good factual handbook -- definitely practical and basic.