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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
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ebook, 256 pages
Published February 6th 2001 by Grand Central Publishing (first published 2001)
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Petra X
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 (gimmethatbook.com)
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
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Virginia
Sep 19, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2007books, nonfiction
Very short and basic (and funny) look at conformation dog shows.
Larry Rogers
Jul 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
very helpful book

Great book for the show dog enthusiasts. Filled with much information. I recommend it to anyone in this sport today.
Amy R
Feb 22, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Very easy to understand complete with humor and basic info about showing dogs in general.
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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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