I am wondering if there are any good books any of you suggest regarding breeding and whelping with dogs?
I breed horses as well and there is this book called "Blessed are the broodmares" and it is VERY much well worth my money. Gives great descriptions, pictures etc.
I was hoping there was something like this for dog breeding as well. Thanks in advance!
I've found a book called "Successful Dog Breeding" by Chris Walkowicz and Bonnie Wilcox, DVM to be of great help when even THINKING about doing a breeding. It covers the whole gamut from "Taking the First Step"-Chapter 1 all the way to Breed Specifics and Dispositions as well as Disorders (Appendix II). Its published by Howell Book House, c. 1994.
There's also another called "The Joy of Breeding Your Own Show Dog" by Holst that you may find useful. I have no experience with it at all.
Bonnie Wilcox is a GSP breeder (or was back in the 90's) and Chris Walkowicz is an AKC Obedience and Conformation judge, as well as both extremely knowledgeable people...
This book comes highly recommended from sled dog central's "keeper", haven't seen it myself but thought I'd pass the recommendation along.... Canine Reproduction: The Breeder's Guide by Phyllis Holst.