Want to know what it is like to own a Dal and if the breed is right for you? All About Dalmatians has everything you need to know to select, care for, train and compete with a Dalmatian. McCoubrey focuses on the versatility of Dalmatians in different events and activities like dog shows, obedience trials, agility, tracking and road trials. Perfect for new and prospective owners.
Dalmatians are intelligent, attentive, athletic, and popular among pet owners.
McCoubrey provides detailed insight on all aspects of this wonderful breed:
· Is a Dal right for your family?
· What activities can Dals do best?
· How to understand the Dalmatian breed standard
· Health issues in the breed
· Care and feeding
· Breeding Dalmatians and Dals Around the World
Softcover, illustrated, 8.5 x 11, 224 pages, ISBN 1-57779-054-5 ON SALE: $10.95
AUTHOR KATHY MCCOUBREY
Kathy McCoubrey has been involved with Dalmatians for over 40 years. She is a licensed AKC agility and obedience judge and has received an AKC Community Service award and a Dog World award for her community service and education efforts. She is a member of the Dalmatian Club of America and has served on various committees and study groups. Her Ravenwood kennels has produced numerous champions and performance titled dogs.
Kathy’s real love is competing in the performance events. She has titled dogs in obedience, agility, and road trials, and is currently working on tracking. She is also a Canine Good Citizen evaluator and a Tester/Observer for Therapy Dogs Incorporated. She was a founding member and served on the Board of the Mid-Florida Dalmatian Club and the Greater Denver Dalmatian Club. She has served as Public Education Coordinator, breeder referral contact person, and agility chairperson for the Warrenton Kennel Club.
“…informative breed book and guide…a great resource for those interested in the breed.”
— Dog & Kennel Magazine
“…A superbly organized and fact-filled resource which is a simple “must read” for those who own a Dalmatian…”
— The Bookwatch
TABLE OF CONTENTS
About the Author
Meet the Dalmatian
History of the Dalmatian
Understanding the Standard
Choosing the Right Dog
Caring for a Dalmatian
Training Your Dalmatian
Showing in Conformation
Showing in Obedience
Showing in Agility
Follow that Track!
More Exciting Activities
Dalmatians Around the World
The Future of the Dalmatian
Other Sources of Information