books about: dog-racing
Mush: A Beginner's Manual of Sled Dog Training
Sierra Nevada Dog Drivers Inc
A great book for any musher; advanced or amuter
This is a great book for anyone who wants to take mushing seriously. It has designs for harnesses, ganglines, dogsleds, carts, and booties. Overall, it is a great book for anyone to get.
Adopting the Racing Greyhound
Cynthia A. Branigan
Howell Book House
A Labor of Love
Recently, my family turned towards the idea of adopting a retired racing greyhound. In part this was motivated by the sentiment of adopting a dog in need, and in part it was because the greyhound has a reputation for being a good family dog, and one that, contrary to expectation, enjoys lounging around. A local greyhound rescue association, as part of its extensive screening process for ...
Come and Gone
Come and gone
Joe Parkin's part two (the American years) of the autobiography of his racing career is a great book. I found myself being completely inthralled by his story. I was being sucked into his greatest frustrations as well as his greatest triumphs. I would highly recommend this book, as well as his first book (Dog in a hat) to any cycling fan.
The Born to Run: Racing Greyhound, from Competitor to Companion
Thoroughbred Times Books
In chronicling his travels to many of America?s dog tracks, Greyhound owner and adoption advocate Ryan H. Reed shatters misconceptions about the controversial sport of Greyhound racing. Reed uncovers a world of magnificent canine athletes and their devoted owners and trainers. With amazing color photographs of the dogs in action, Born to Run gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at the daily activities of breeding kennels, racetracks, and ...
The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel
Best book I have ever read!
This book is touching in so many ways!! It will make you laugh and it will make you cry! I can't stress enough how good this book is, but it is a must read! I own a copy and my husband is reading it now, then I will pass it on to my parents and other friends. Whether you are a dog lover or not, this book will touch you and bring out many emotions. Supposedly they are making a movie out of ...
Agility Training for You and Your Dog: From Backyard Fun to High-Performance Training
The Lyons Press
Excellent agility book
This is a very good book for all those who really want to excel at agility. My daughter is a beginner and there was a lot of foundation info in the book for her to learn. The book covers obedience basics which is very important for anyone wanting to do agility. There are good photos to back up the text. This is not just a beginners book though. My dog and I compete at the Masters level in USDAA ...
Rivers: Diary of a Blind Alaska Racing Sled Dog
wow what a heartwarming story for parents to read to their children. It is especially wonderful for parents with children who have special needs. It shows how no matter what you can achieve your dreams....what a positive message
Dog Driver: A Guide for the Serious Musher
This is an excellent book for beginners as well as professional. It is the most detailed and updated book on the market. Covering finding the right dog, proper gear and how to use it (detailed photos) quality of food, daily care, medical needs, breeding, training, recreational, distance and sprint racing. I reccommend it to ALL beginner mushers.
Introduction to Dog Agility
Margaret H. Bonham
Barron's Educational Series
Intro to Dog and Handler - Agility
I bought this book a 1 1/2 years ago because it was recommended by a local trainer and handler. It sat through my first little class of agility at the local Humane society. But, my dog loved Agility so much, I found a need to look further. What a great book for someone with little time to spend reading and a great deal of learning to be done with an active dog. It has helpful tip boxes. So, if ...
Three Dog Winter
Elizabeth Van Steenwyk
Three Dogs are so Hard to get Sometimes
This book was good I couldn't put it down. Scott has to have three dogs to run in the race, unless he wants to go with the little kids. Kayla and Chinook (Malamutes) are already trained sled dogs but the third dog comes and goes. They finaly end up with three beautiful dogs
This is a fantastic book for beginning readers and young readers. My son loves to read and re-read this book almost everyday.
The Joy of Running Sled Dogs
Noel K. Flanders
Not too shabby but good information on sled dogging.
This is a good book to read if you don't know about sled dogs or if you want more information. It's not the best book in the world but it is packed with tons of information on running sled dogs. I know the title sounds kind of joyful but this is the book for the serious minded beginning dog sledder.
Dog-Sled Dreams.(Oregon girl trains sled dogs for racing): An article from: Jack & Jill
Benjamin Franklin Literary & Medical Society, Inc.
This digital document is an article from Jack & Jill, published by Benjamin Franklin Literary & Medical Society, Inc. on December 1, 1999. The length of the article is 476 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser. Citation Details Title: Dog-Sled ...
Born to Pull: The Glory of Sled Dogs
Univ Of Minnesota Press
A glimpse into the life of a working snow dog . . .
Peek into the heart and spiritual connection between driver and running teams. This fun book is filled with short yet entertaining content illuminating a variety of situations about working snow dogs and their handlers. Basic terms, commands and descriptive information about equipment, feeding, housing, care, selection and training of the teams is included. The softbound 94-page book intersperses ...
Honest Dogs: A Story of Triumph and Regret from the World's Toughest Sled Dog Race
Brian Patrick O'Donoghue
Highly recommended for dog lovers & armchair adventurers.
In Honest Dogs: A Story Of Triumph And Regret From The World's Toughest Sled Dog Race, journalist and family man Brian O'Donoghue shares the story of his experiences upon entering the Yukon Quest Sled Dog Race at the age of 41. Brian writes with wry humor of sharing the trail with his Alaskan huskies Khan, Hobbes, Scrimshaw, and Cyclone, as well as a diverse collection of rival racers and ...
Spirit of the Wind: The Story of George Attla, Alaska's Legendary Sled Dog Sprint Champ
The inspiring biography of an unusual man
It was 1958 when a twenty-four-year-old George Attla limped to the staring line of the Fur Rendezvous World Championships sled dog race in Anchorage, Alaska with a team of dogs borrowed from family and friends in his hometown of Huslia, Alaska. Three days later he won with a record-setting victory -- the first of many championships won by the man who would become the greatest spring dog "musher" ...
Wiggle-Waggle Woof: Counting Sled Dogs in Alaska
Cherie B. Stihler
Sasquatch Books/Paws IV Children's Books
TAIL WAGGING ROMP
Cherie Stihler's new picture book is so much fun. Counting and learning along with bits of racing lore is exciting for youngsters and oldsters alike. The illustrations are wonderful -- just right for this upbeat "tail."
Iditarod Dreams: A Year in the Life of Alaskan Sled Dog Racer DeeDee Jonrowe
A Testament to the Partnership Between a Musher and her Dogs
I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the incredible relationship between mushers and their dogs. Many animal lovers dream of a job where you can really spend time with your pets, mushers live that every day. As a person interested in animal welfare, I am familiar with the concerns that have been raised about the Iditarod. However, I've actually seen the race myself, and it is crystal clear that ...
My Lead Dog Was A Lesbian: Mushing Across Alaska in the Iditarod--the World's Most Grueling Race
Brian Patrick O'Donoghue
A must read
I thought the book was well written - I read at every opportunity, even my lunch time at work! I'm from South Africa, where winter day temperatures hover around 15 deg C (59 F) and I've seen snow maybe twice in my life, but this story was written in such a way that I'm burning to try mushing myself! Imagine that! I've ordered other books on mushing which, I'm hoping, will convince me that I ...
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