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Going for the Blue: Inside the World of Show Dogs and Dog Shows

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In this patented puppy tell-all, Roger Caras will enlighten, edify, and amuse you with the inside scoop that only he can provide onwhat really goes on behind the scenes of dog shows.

He gives a brief history of how, without knowledge of genetics, ancient people first selectively bred dogs from wolves. He goes onto explain which factors are utilitarian and which are purelyae
ebook, 256 pages
Published February 6th 2001 by Grand Central Publishing (first published 2001)
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Petra X smokin' hot
I have a friend who shows dogs, more in obedience trials than for best of breed, so I was interested in this book. There is plenty of fascinating material to write about but somehow the author misses it and has written a simplistic book that barely skims the surface of this world that so consumes the time and interest of afficionados. Cut it down by half and it would make a good children's book for 8-12 year olds.
Kyle Wendy Skultety (
Not at all what I was looking for. I was hoping that I would get an insider's view on what goes on behind the scenes at dog shows. Instead, I got brief explanations here and there of what judges look for in the show ring, and lots and lots of explanations of why people breed show quality dogs.
I get it! I have champions at home, so I don't need to be convinced why mixed breed dogs should not be bred. What I thought I was going to be reading were stories on how dogs got to be champions, how peopl
Amy R
Very easy to understand complete with humor and basic info about showing dogs in general.
Very short and basic (and funny) look at conformation dog shows.
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Roger A. Caras was an American wildlife photographer, writer, wildlife preservationist and television personality.

Known as the host of the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Caras was a veteran of network television programs including "Nightline," "ABC News Tonight" and "20/20" before devoting himself to work as president of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and t
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