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    I remember Laura Lang well from one of the pre forum era Cavalier email lists. I believe she's a sensible and well informed lady, and I'll certainly put her book on my must have list.

    Rosemary

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    I was just looking over the resources shown on Amazon. I am perplexed why a breeder or anyone that wants to continue having the right to own a pet, would list HSUS? Personally I am quite bothered by this. Too bad otherwise I'd recommend this book to first time owners to get a good look at the breed. I do not support anything that even sideways glances at HSUS. Just my own personal opinion here. Unless of course someone can explain to me why it should be listed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kodee View Post
    I was just looking over the resources shown on Amazon. I am perplexed why a breeder or anyone that wants to continue having the right to own a pet, would list HSUS? Personally I am quite bothered by this. Too bad otherwise I'd recommend this book to first time owners to get a good look at the breed. I do not support anything that even sideways glances at HSUS. Just my own personal opinion here. Unless of course someone can explain to me why it should be listed?
    Well we usually agree on everything but I wonder if it is to be politically correct. I have the book and I'm pleasantly surprised. She really talks about breed clubs and under rescue it says to always get a rescue from one of the breed clubs etc. I do not like HSUS, but it is an Animal Planet book and if you ever watch that channel, you will see several HSUS commercials
    Anne Singleton
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    I can't believe you saw that. Did you see any other references missing?
    Anne Singleton
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    I suppose your right about Animal Planet - hense why I do NOT watch it. Good thing someone keeps me on my toes. I will make a deal then, since you have read the book and I have not, if I have the urge to buy it for a new CKCS owner I will purchase it and rip out the resource section before giving it to them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kodee View Post
    I suppose your right about Animal Planet - hense why I do NOT watch it. Good thing someone keeps me on my toes. I will make a deal then, since you have read the book and I have not, if I have the urge to buy it for a new CKCS owner I will purchase it and rip out the resource section before giving it to them
    LOL! I suggest getting ckcs in fact and fancy love that book!
    Anne Singleton
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    angel ella who lives in my heart forever
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    Quote Originally Posted by ellabella View Post
    LOL! I suggest getting ckcs in fact and fancy love that book!
    Lovely pictures, very weak health content.
    Rod Russell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kodee View Post
    ... I will make a deal then, since you have read the book and I have not, if I have the urge to buy it for a new CKCS owner I will purchase it and rip out the resource section before giving it to them
    Just use a black ink Sharpie marker.

    H$U$ does not show up until page 132 among a lengthy list of "resources". It is hardly noticeable. The author of this book is the best qualified to write about CKCS health concerns among every author who has written any book about the breed. She has been dedicated to solving these genetic problems for probably 40 years now. Get the book, read every page except page 132, and apply your Sharpie to that page.
    Rod Russell

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    Quote Originally Posted by RodRussell View Post
    Lovely pictures, very weak health content.
    What a strange comment.
    When someone buys a book about ANY breed they want to read
    a little history about how and when the breed evolved. They want to see pretty pictures of their chosen breed, and a general overview of the breed’s negative as well as positive health, temperament, and longevity, and maybe how to groom, feed, and raise a puppy from upwards of 8 weeks of age. Any knowledgeable breeder could published such a book if they had the time,(or inclination) and they would probably be well qualified to write specifically about their breed they've lived with for many decades. However, if people want detailed veterinary advice or information on specific diseases, I would hope they’d have the common sense to purchase an appropriate book written by appropriately qualified specialists. There are way too many 'lay people' with absolutely no veterinary qualifications who think they know far more than they actually do, and it's very misleading for the general public when these laymen or laywomen start publishing intricate specialist details, but have absolutely no qualifications to back up their thoughts and musings. I'm not speaking about a particular book, just ANY book that portrays itself to be some sort of 'animal health guide', but is written by someone with no veterinary degree or qualification.
    I for one would never advocate buying such a book, and would certainly never recommend it to others because it would be irresponsible to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veronica Hull View Post
    ...There are way too many 'lay people' with absolutely no veterinary qualifications who think they know far more than they actually do, and it's very misleading for the general public when these laymen or laywomen start publishing intricate specialist details, but have absolutely no qualifications to back up their thoughts and musings. I'm not speaking about a particular book, just ANY book that portrays itself to be some sort of 'animal health guide', but is written by someone with no veterinary degree or qualification.
    I for one would never advocate buying such a book, and would certainly never recommend it to others because it would be irresponsible to do so.

    I don't know what you are referring to, Veronica. I certainly was not referring to any book containing "intricate specialist details" or that "portrays itself to be some sort of 'animal health guide'."
    Last edited by RodRussell; 07-10-2011 at 12:34 AM.
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