English Springer Spaniels
Useful Links and Recommended
BOOKS I'VE READ and recommend
"The Other End of the Leash" by
Patricia B. McConnell, PhD.
"On Talking Terms with Dogs, Calming Signals"
by Turid Rugaas
"Don't Shoot the Dog" by Karen
"The Dog Listener" by Jan Fennell
"The Dog's Mind" by Bruce Fogle,
"Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health
for Dogs and Cats" by Richard H. Pitcairn and Susan Hubble
"The Dog Owners Home Veterinary Handbook"
by James M. Giffin
"Merck Veterinary Manual" by Susan
"The New Complete English Springer Spaniel"
by Charles S. Goodall and Julia Gasow
"K-9 Structure & Terminology"
by Edward M Gilbert Jr and Thelma R Brown
"tricks of the trade" by Pat
Hastings with Erin Ann Rouse
"All Pets Go To Heaven" by Sylvia
"Spirit of Animals" by Sylvia
Browne and Chris Dufresne
"animal talk" by Penelope Smith
I AM CURRENTLY READING
"The Dog Listener" by Jan
(Yes, I've read this already, but his newer version has a "New
30-day Training Guide").
OFA...Orthopedic Foundation for Animals.
For information, and to check on the hip rating
of any OFA'd dog, the OFA's website is here:
Just click on Search OFA records.
Here are Lily and George's OFA certificates
is another Hip Scheme....Penn Hip.
For more information, go here:
At this time, Penn Hip does not have a publicly
The owners of Penn Hip'd dogs do have a certificate they can share
with you if you desire verification of a dog's Penn Hip status.
For what CERF is, (Canine Eye Registration Foundation), and for more information,
here's the CERF website: http://www.vmdb.org/cerf.html
To see if a dog you are interested in has been CERF'd,
just click on Online Verification.
There is a DNA test for the
Cord 1 mutation, one of the types of
PRA that affect Springers.
For information on the Cord 1 Mutation
(The site lists it as PRA), go here:
and click on the link for PRA.
There is a voluntary database of results, but,
there is no complete public online verification of
a tested dog's status.
To learn of a particular dog's status with respect to
Cord 1 mutation, you have to ask the owner. For
verification you have to ask the owner to forward
the official certificate to you.
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