The Complete Book of Dog Breeding
by Dan Rice 
178 pages
Barrons Educational Series; (September 1996)
Covers all the basics of pregnancy, gestation, whelping and potential problems. Contains an area of sire and dam selection (9 pages), recommendations on nutrition, a puppy development section from birth to 8 weeks (12 pages). General, basic information with lots of color pictures and a few illustrations of dog anatomy. Several stories of dog patients Dr. Rice used for examples. Easy writing style and very well indexed.

 The Whelping and Rearing of Puppies: A Complete and Practical Guide
by Muriel P. Lee
128 pages
TFH Publications
; Spiral edition (December 1997)
One of the few books that address issues such as when to let a puppy die, a difficult, often ignored subject. The author gives practical, realistic information, necessary when the unthinkable happens and decisions must be made.

The Joy of Breeding Your Own Show Dog (Howell Dog Book of Distinction)
by Ann Seranne, Wendell J. Sammet, Julia Gasow
Hardcover: 256 pages
Howell Book House; Rev. Ed edition (December 3, 2004)
This book, intended for novice and veteran breeders alike, covers everything from developing a viable breeding program to genetics to whelping, raising, and socializing puppies. The easy-to-understand instructions with pictures and graphics guide you step by step through the entire process of breeding a successful litter, from the moment of conception to a dog's first show. You'll see how to select a method of breeding, evaluate your own breeding stock and the potential of a litter, avoid the pitfalls of whelping, and properly care for the litter until the puppies are ready to go to their new homes (including tube feeding if necessary). More information:

Canine Reproduction: The Breeder's Guide
by Phyllis A. Holst
228 pages
Alpine Pubns; 2nd edition (January 2000)
A fairly scientific treatment of breeding, designed for the serious breeder. This book dispels some of the common myths about the proper time to breed, mixed litters, potency, and hormone use, as well as offers detailed information about the canine reproductive system, the complexities of the estrous cycle, the development of the pup from conception to weaning, and tips about when to call in a vet, nutrition in pregnancy, and whether or not to try artificial insemination.
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Genetics for Dog Breeders
by Roy Robinson Hardcover: 280 pages
Butterworth-Heinemann; 2nd ed. (Dec 1, 1999)
This new edition provides the findings of one more decade of  investigation into the genetics of dog breeding. Chapters outline Basic principles of heredity; Reproduction; Development: nature and nurture;  Selection and breeding policy; Colour and coat variation; Genetics of breeds; Abnormalities; Behaviour aspects; Methods of animal improvement. More information
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 Dog Breeding for Professionals
by Herbert Richards

TFH Publications; (July 1989)
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- on kenneling and kennel management
- on dog nutrition

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Breeding Myths
Preserving Quality and Genetic Diversity
Breeding Pitfalls

Breeding Dogs for Dummies
by Richard G. Beauchamp  (Author)
336 pages
For Dummies; (May 6, 2002)
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Canine Terminology (Dogwise Classics)
by Harold R. Spira Hardcover: 147 pages
Dogwise Publishing; Reprint edition (2002)
A classic available again! A beautifully illustrated glossary of ALL terms used in the Breed Standards for purebred dogs worldwide. Terms are clearly defined, with reference to specific breeds where the term is used, and most are illustrated with detailed pen & ink drawings by Mary & Peggy Davidson. For all those involved in the sport of purebred dogs at any level - breeders, exhibitors (conformation, agility, obedience, etc.), judges, etc.
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