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Going for the Blue: Inside the World of Show…

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

by Roger A. Caras

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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. ( )
  Petra.Xs | Apr 2, 2013 |
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What makes a good show dog? How long does it take to groom an animal for a class? How did shows evolve? What's the most important factor in choosing a champion? Renowned dog show enthusiast Roger Caras answers these questions and many more, and shares charming anecdotes about dogs who have gone for the blue, as well as those who were delighted to just go home. Peppered with photographs of champion dogs and dog shows from around the country, this up-close and personal peek inside the ring will make dog lovers howl with pleasure and sit up and beg for more.

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