Wheaten Reading List

Clark, Anne R. Annie On Dogs. Santa Barbara, CA: Dogs In Review, 2002. All-breed AKC judge Anne Rogers Clark has a background and a depth of experience in dogs which is unparalleled. In this book Mrs. Clark shares her personal experiences, advice, and stories from a lifetime in dogs.

Craige, Patricia V. Born to Win : Breed to Succeed. Ed. Luana Luther and Nina P. Ross. Grand Rapids: Doral, Incorporated, 1997. Breeder/exhibitor/judge Patricia Craige Trotter shares her philosophy and learned experiences along with some parcitical ideas based on a lifetime in dogs.

Dodman, Nicholas H. The Well-Adjusted Dog : Dr. Dodman’s Seven Steps to Lifelong Health and Happiness for Your Best Friend. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company Trade & Reference Division, 2008.

Donaldson, Jean. The Culture Clash. Berkeley, CA: James & Kenneth, 2005. This book has shaped modern thinking about canine behavior and the relationship between dogs and humans and has been revised. Dogs are NOT humans. Dogs ARE clever and complex creatures that humans need to take the time to understand in order to live together successfully. You must read this book because your dog cannot!

Dunbar, Ian. Before and after Getting Your Puppy : The Positive Approach to Raising a Happy, Healthy, and Well-Behaved Dog. Chicago: New World Library, 2004.

Elliott, Rachel Page. Dogsteps : A New Look. Grand Rapids: Doral, Incorporated, 2001. This classic on the evaluation of movement and gait will help you to a better understanding of dog gait through cineradiography – “moving x-rays.” Up-to-date scientific information in an easy-to-understand format!

Foster, Race, and Marty Smith. Just What the Doctor Ordered : A Complete Guide to Drugs and Medications for Your Dog. New York: Howell Book House, 1996.

Hastings, Pat, and Erin Ann Rouse. Tricks of the Trade : From Best Intentions to Best in Show. Chicago: Dogfolk Enterprises, 2005. From the whelping box to the group ring, at home and on the road, everyone who is involved in the sport of dogs can learn something from this book.

Hastings, Pat. Another Piece of the Puzzle. DogWise. From Pat Hastings and other experts, learn about the impact of puppy-rearing practices and socialization on a puppy’s ability to develop happily and confidently in the challenging human world. Begins with an overview of developmental stages and moves on to selected articles by respected dog people about the contributions breeders and owners can make to their puppies’ health, well-being and sure-footedness. Whether you’re a breeder, exhibitor, performance competitor, puppy owner or prospective puppy buyer, what you learn may surprise you and will at least make you better prepared for your next experience with puppies.

Hoffman, Matthew. The Doctor’s Book of Home Remedies for Dogs and Cats : Over 1,000 Solutions to Your Pet’s Problems–From Top Vets, Trainers, Breeders, and Other Animal Experts. New York: Rodale P, Incorporated, 1997.

Kainer, Robert A., and Thomas O. McCracken. Dog Anatomy : A Coloring Atlas. Jackson: Teton NewMedia, 2003. A useful and fun guide for students and professionals at all levels who have an interest or need to understand the anatomy of man’s best friend.

Kay, Nancy. Speaking for Spot: Be the Advocate Your Dog Needs to Live a Happy, Healthy, Longer Life. Trafalgar Square Publishing, 2008. In “Speaking for Spot,” Dr. Kay provides an insider’s guide to navigating the overwhelming, confusing, and expensive world of veterinary medicine with a warmth, candor, and humor cultivated over 20-plus years of working with canine patients and their human companions. She explains the vet’s point of view, and how to initiate and nurture a healthy relationship with a vet and her staff. She leads a guided tour through a modern veterinary land comprised of high-tech scanning devices, advanced surgery, physical rehabilitation, and more–the kinds of amazing medical procedures you expect to find in a human hospital, but may not have known were available for your four-legged friends.

The result is everything you need to know in one fabulous, fully illustrated book. You will not find a more thorough, in-depth guide to ensuring high-quality treatment for your dog.

Lee, Muriel P. The Complete Guide to Whelping and Rearing Puppies. Minneapolis: T F H Publications, Incorporated, 2003. A clear and concise guide to walk you through the sometimes nerve-wracking whelping process.This is a must for the new breeder!

London, Karen B., and Patricia B. McConnell. Way To Go! Black Earth, WI: Dog’s Best Friend, Ltd., 2003. How to housetrain a dog of any age! This clear, concise booklet can help your puppy or adult dog learn a lifetime of good habits

McConnell, Patricia A. The Other End of the Leash. New York: Random House Group, 2002. When humans communicate with dogs, a lot can get lost in the translation. Focusing on human behavior, Dr. McConnell teaches readers how to retrain themselves to speak consistently in a language dogs understand and avoid sending conflicting and confusing messages.

McConnell, Patricia B., and Brenda K. Scidmore. Dog’s Best Friend’s Puppy Primer. London: Dog’s Best Friend, Limited, 1996. Raise that new puppy successfully with this understandable and user-friendly primer! Includes socialization, how to raise a confident puppy, basic obedience/manners, crate training, play biting, housetraining.

The Monks of New Skete. How To Be Your Dog’s Best Friend. Boston: Little Brown & Co, 1978.

O’Connor, Margaret. Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers. Neptune City, NJ: T.F.H. Publications, 1990.

Orlandi, Claudia W. ABC’s of Dog Breeding. 2nd ed. Essex Jct, VT: Claudi Orlandi, PhD, 2005. 1-468.

Rutherford, Clarice, and David H. Neil. How To Raise a Puppy You Can Live With. Loveland, CO: Alpine Publications, 1981.

Scidmore, Brenda, and Patricia B. McConnell. Puppy Primer. Black Earth, WI: Dog’s Best Friend, 2005.

Seranne, Ann. The Joy of Breeding Your Own Show Dog. New York: Howell Book House, 1980. This has long been the bible of quality dog breeding; this guide has been the reference of choice for successful dog breeders.

Shoemaker, Marjorie C. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. Neptune City, NJ: T.F.H. Publications.

Spira, Harold R. Canine Terminology. Grand Rapids: Dogwise, 2002. This is a beautifully illustrated glossary of terms used in the Breed Standards for purebred dogs worldwide.

Tellington-Jones, Linda, and Sybil Taylor. The Tellington Touch : A Revolutionary Natural Method to Train and Care for Your Favorite Animal. New York: Penguin (Non-Classics), 1995. Read this overview of the TTouch technique, plus the story of how author Linda Tellington Jones developed it and got her start.

Trout, Nick. Tell Me Where It Hurts : A Day of Humor, Healing and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon. New York: Broadway Books, 2008.

Vesley, Roberta. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. New York: Howell Book House, 1991. tThis is a valuable reference that provides a history of the breed, the standard and all aspects of training. Color photos, for both beginners and fanciers.

Volhard, Jack, and Wendy Volhard. The Canine Good Citizen : Every Dog Can Be One. New York: Howell Book House, 1997.