About the Breed

GRCA BIBLIOGRAPHY

Prepared by the GRCA Public Education Committee, May, 2008.

BOOKS

  • Adamson, Eve. THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER. TFH
  • Bauer, Nona Kilgore. GOLDEN RETRIEVER (KENNEL CLUB DOG BREED SERIES). Kennel Club Books.
  • Bauer, Nona Kilgore. GOLDEN RETRIEVERS FOR DUMMIES. For Dummies.
  • Cairns, Julie. THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER: ALL THAT GLITTERS. Howell.
  • Coile, D. Caroline. GOLDEN RETRIEVER HANDBOOK. Barron’s Educational Series.
  • Dunbar, Ian. THE ESSENTIAL GOLDEN RETRIEVER. Howell.
  • Malloy, Maryle. THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER. Doral.

TRAINING AND CARE

  • Benjamin, Carol Lee. MOTHER KNOWS BEST; THE NATURAL WAY TO TRAIN YOUR DOG. Howell.
  • Benjamin, Carol Lee. SURVIVING YOUR DOG’S ADOLESCENCE: A POSITIVE TRAINING PROGRAM. Wiley.
  • Johnson, R. Ann. THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPY  HANDBOOK. Darwin Press.
  • Monks of New Skete. HOW TO BE YOUR DOG’S BEST FRIEND. Little, Brown.
  • Pinkwater, Jill Manus and Pinkwater, Daniel Manus. SUPERPUPPY : HOW TO CHOOSE, RAISE, AND TRAIN THE BEST POSSIBLE DOG FOR YOU. Houghton Mifflin.
  • Pinney, Chris C and Pinson, Sandra G. GUIDE TO HOME PET GROOMING. Barron’s Educational Series.
  • Rutherford, Clarice and Neill, David. HOW TO RAISE A PUPPY YOU CAN LIVE WITH. Alpine.

BEHAVIOR AND PSYCHOLOGY

  • Fox, Michael W. DOG BODY, DOG MIND: EXPLORING CANINE
    CONSCIOUSNESS AND TOTAL WELL BEING. Lyons.
  • Millan, Cesar and Peltier, Melissa Jo. BE THE PACK LEADER: USE CESAR’S WAY TO TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE…AND YOUR DOG. Crown.
  • Owens, Paul and Eckroate, Norma. THE DOG WHISPERER: A COMPASSIONATE, NONVIOLENT APPROACH TO DOG TRAINING. Adams Media.
  • Sanders, Clinton R and Arluke, Arnold. UNDERSTANDNG DOGS: LIVING AND WORKING WITH CANINE COMPANIONS. Temple.

CONFORMATION SHOWING

  • Alston, George and Vanacore, Connie. THE WINNING EDGE; SHOW RING SECRETS. Howell.
  • Coile, D. Caroline. SHOW ME! Barrons.
  • Smith, Cheryl and Eby, Lorna Dolley. THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO SHOWING YOUR DOG.
  • Crown. OBEDIENCE, AGILITY, RALLY, AND TRACKING
  • Anderson, Bobbie and Libby, Tracy. BUILDING BLOCKS FOR PERFORMANCE. Alpine.
  • Bauman, Diane L. BEYOND BASIC DOG TRAINING. Howell.
  • Dearth, Janice. RALLY COURSE BOOK: A GUIDE TO AKC RALLY COURSES. Alpine.
  • Dennison, Pamela. CLICK YOUR WAY TO RALLY OBEDIENCE. Alpine.
  • Johnson, Glen R. TRACKING DOG; THEORY AND METHODS. Barleigh Productions.
  • Leach, Laurie. BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO DOG AGILITY. TFH.
  • Pearsall, Milo D. and Hugo Verbruggen. SCENT: TRAINING TO TRACK, SEARCH AND RESCUE. Alpine.
  • Simmons-Moake, Jane. EXCELLING AT DOG AGILITY: BOOK ONE: OBSTACLE TRAINING. Flashpaws.
  • Simmons-Moake, Jane. EXCELLING AT DOG AGILITY: BOOK TWO: SEQUENCE TRAINING. Flashpaws.
  • Simmons-Moake, Jane. AGILITY TRAINING; THE FUN SPORT FOR ALL DOGS. Howell.

HEALTH

  • Eldridge, Debra M; Carlson, Delbert G; Carlson, Liisa D; Adelman, Beth. THE DOG OWNERS HOME VETERINARY HANDBOOK. Wiley.
  • Pitcairn, Richard and Pitcairn, Susan Hubbel. DR PITCAIRN’S COMPLETE GUIDE TO NATURAL HEALTH FOR DOGS AND CATS.
  • Rodale. STRUCTURE AND MOVEMENT
  • Cole, Robert W. EYE FOR A DOG: ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO EVALUATING PUREBRED DOGS. Dogwise.

BREEDING

  • Holst, Phyllis A. CANINE REPRODUCTION; A BREEDER’S GUIDE. Alpine.
  • Kustritz, Margaret V. Root. THE DOG BREEDERS GUIDE TO SUCCESSFUL BREEDING AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT. Elsevier Health Science.
  • Walkowicz, Chris and Bonnie Wilcox. SUCCESSFUL DOG BREEDING: THE COMPLETE HANDBOOK OF CANINE MIDWIFERY. Howell.

FIELD

  • Falk, John. COMPLETE GUIDE TO BIRD DOG TRAINING. Lyons. Golden Retriever Club of America Field Education Committee. Resources available at:
    https://www.grca.org/fec/default.htm
  • Spencer, James B. RETRIEVER TRAINING TESTS. Alpine.
    Tarrant, Bill. BEST WAY TO TRAIN YOUR GUN DOG: THE DELMAR SMITH METHOD. McKay.
  • Wolters, Richard and Smith, Art. WATER DOG: EVOLUTIONARY RAPID TRAINING METHOD. Penguin.
  • Wolters, Richard and Sydlow, Joan. GUN DOG: EVOLUTIONARY RAPID TRAINING METHOD. Penguin.

VIDEOS /DVD’s

  • The Connie Cleveland Method by Connie Cleveland.
  • DOG STEPS – A Study of Canine Structure and Movement by Rachel Page Elliott. www.dogwise.com/itemdetails.cfm?ID=DAN123
  • ERIK STRICKLAND’S GROOMING YOUR GOLDEN. Strickland
    Sensations and mPirate Studios.
  • GROOMING YOUR GOLDEN by Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue.
  • THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER by Rachel Page Elliott for the Golden Retriever Club of America.
  • SIRIUS PUPPY TRAINING by Dr. Ian Dunbar. www.dogwise.com/itemdetails.cfm?ID=DTB163
  • SOUND BEGINNINGS. By Jackie Mertens.
  • UNDERSTANDING THE CCA. The Golden Retriever Club of America. Information can be found at: www.grca.org/cca/default.htm
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