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Title:
The complete Pekingese
Author:
Stannard, Liz.
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Publication Information:
New York : Howell Book House, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
176 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
General Note:
"A Howell dog book of distinction"--P. [4] of jacket.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9781582450810
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Ever since the Pekingese was introduced to the West in the 1860s it has enjoyed a loyal following among dog lovers around the world. This new book by a foremost breed authority tells readers everything they will need to know to understand this unique little dog, to find the right puppy and to care for and enjoy their very own canine ambassador from the court of Imperial China. Chapters on the Pekingese standard, showing, judging, breeding, health care and a survey of the Pekingese in Great Britain, America and around the world add their own value to this important book.


Author Notes

Liz Stannard has been involved with the Pekingese for some thirty years, breeding, showing and judging them. In partnership with her husband, she set up the Shiarita kennel and bred her first Champion in 1970. Since then she has owned 15 Champions, nearly all homebred, and her kennel is known worldwide for producing top-quality stock.
Liz is a Championship judge of the breed, and has travelled all over the world on judging appointments. In 1992 she had the honour of judging Pekingese at Crufts.
A prolific writer on Pekingese, Liz is also in great demand for her judging and breed seminars.


Table of Contents

Anthony Rosato
Introductionp. 6
Chapter 1 Origins
War with China
A rare breed
Early imports
First breeders
In the show ring
The Alderbourne kennel
Famous stud dogs
Two types
Descriptions of the breed
Chapter 2 The Pekingese Puppyp. 16
Finding a breeder
Choosing a puppy
Male or female?
Colour
Show or pet?
An older dog
Making the choice
Cost
Collecting your Peke
Arriving home
The first few days
Grooming
Exercise
Lead training
Socialisation
Leaving your puppy
Car travel
Chapter 3 The Breed Standardp. 31
The Kennel Club Standard
The American Breed Standard
Explanation and Analysis
General appearance
Characteristics
Head and skull
Eyes
Ears
Mouth
Neck
Forequarters
Body
Hindquarters
Feet
Tail
Gait/movement
Coat
Colour
Size
Chapter 7 In the Show Ringp. 50
Preparing to show
Ring training
On the table
Moving
Show grooming
The feet
Bathing
Brushing
At the show
Grooming bag
Types of show
Show reports
Entering a show
Show procedure
Chapter 5 Principles of Breedingp. 66
The stud dog
The brood bitch
Breeding plans
Inbreeding
Line breeding
Outcrossing
Understanding genetics
Choosing the right dog
Ready for mating
Testing for ovulation
Keeping and stud dog?
The mating
The tie
Further matings
Helping hands
Peak condition
Chapter 6 Pregnancy and Whelpingp. 81
The last three weeks
The last few days
The whelping
The first stage
The second stage
The birth
A little help
The pup arrives
Care of the newborn pups
The interval between pups
Inertia
Problems
Care of the dam
Caesarian birth
Aftercare
False pregnancy
Chapter 7 Rearing a Litterp. 94
After whelping
The first few days
Sickly pups
Fading puppy syndrome
Orphan pups
Hand-feeding
Bottle-feeding
Tube-feeding
Topping and tailing
Weaning
Assessing the litter
Chapter 8 Health Carep. 103
Giving medication
Taking the temperature
Emergency first-aid
A-Z of Common Ailments
Anal glands
Bad breath
Canker
Car sickness
Colitis
Contagious diseases
Cysts
Cystitis
Diarrhoea
Eclampsia
Heatstroke
Hernia
Parasites
Internal
External
Patella
Pyometra
Skin problems
Soft Palate
Eye conditions
Back problems
Nursing the sick and old
The final decision
Chapter 9 The Pekingese in Britainp. 123
Yusen
Kyratown
Ralsham
Belknap
St Aubrey Elsdon
Laparata
Khange
Beupres
Kybourne
Micklee
Oakmere
Singlewell
Lotusgrange
Toydom
Pekehuis
Kettlemere
Pascan
Nowai
Shiarita
Other winning kennels
Chapter 10 The Pekingese in North Americap. 149
Early fanciers
Important Canadian influences
St Aubrey Elsdon
A prestigious win
The era of the Pekingese superstar
Momentous impact
Influential stud dogs
Ch. Knolland Red Rover
Modern history
Champion progeny
Dud-Lees
Wolf and Jeffords
Doll McGinnis
Hope and Paul Burghardt
Breed influences by region
Chapter 11 Pekingese Worldwidep. 173
Hong Kong
Phillipines
Holland
Norway
Denmark
Finland
Germany

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