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Berner Books

"The Bernese Mountain Dog: A Dog of Destiny" by Bernd Guenter
"The Bernese Mountain Dog Today " by Malcolm Beverley Willis
"The New Bernese Mountain Dog " by Sharon Chestnutt Smith
"The Beautiful Bernese Mountain Dogs : A Complete American Handbook" by Diane Russ, Shirle Rogers
"Bernese Mountain Dogs" by Lilian Ostermiller
"Bernese Mountain Dog" by Diana Cochrane
"The Complete Bernese Mountain Dog" by Jude Simonds
"The Bernese Mountain Dog" by Julia Crawford
"The Bernese Mountain Dog" by Paddy Petch
"The Bernese and Other Mountain Dogs" by Gerd Ludwig
"Bernese Mountain Dog" by Louise Harper

Foreign Language

"Berner Sennenhund" by Bernd Günter
"Berner Sennen I Danmark" by Anne Marietta Iversen
The 90th Year Anniversary issue from the Swiss Club: "Schweizerischer Klub für Berner Sennenhunde / Club Suisse du Bouvier Bernois"
"Hunde: sehen, zuechten, erleben. Das Buch vom Berner Sennenhund" by Margret Bärtschi & Hansjoachim Spengler
"De Berner Sennenhond" by R. Stevens
"De Berner Sennenhond" by Ruud Haak
"De Berner Sennenhond" by D. Hamer

Berner Tails

"Nose to Nose; A Memoir of Healing" by Barry J. Schieber
"Farmer's Garden" Illustrated by Arden Johnson-Petrov
"Before Santa Was Santa" by Gareth Lee and Susan Ellenbee with illustrations by Mary Garbe
"Lie Down With Dogs" by Jan Gleiter
"Mountain Dog Rescue" by Coleen Hubbard
"Cleaver of the Good Luck Diner" by James Duffy
"Cleaver and Company" by James Duffy
"A Cobtown Christmas" by Julia Van Nutt
"Gingerbread Baby" by Jan Brett
"Hector Protector " Tracey Campbell Pearson
"Animal-Shaped Board Books: Dogs & Puppies " Deni Bown and photographers David Ward and Steve Shott
"Dog heaven " Illustrated by Cynthia Rylant
"How to Talk to Your Dog" by Jean Craighead George & Illustrated by Sue Truesdell
"Howling For Home" Joan Carris



"Small Animal Orthopedics" by Marvin L. Olmstead, DVM, MS
"The Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook" by Carlson and Giffin
"Canine Hip Dysplasia" by Fred Lanting
"The 5 Minute Veterinary Consult - Canine and Feline" by Francis Smith, Jr., DVM and Larry Tilley, DVM
"Dogs: The Ultimate Care Guide" Editors Matthew Hoffman, Lowell J. Ackerman
"The Merck Veterinary Manual (8th Ed)" by Susan E. Aiello, Asa Mays (Editor)
" K-9 Structure and Terminology " by Edward M Gilbert & Thelma R. Brown

Homeopathic / Natural

"Heal your Dog: The Natural Way" Richard Allport (B Vet med, Vet M F Hom, MRCVS)
"Bach Flower Remedies for Animals" by Helen Graham & Gregory Vlamis
"Bach Flower Remedies for Animals" by Stefan Ball & Judy Howard
"Dogs: Homeopathic Remedies" by George Macleod, MRCVS, DVSM.
"Natural Dog Care : A Complete Guide to Holistic Health Care for Dogs" by Celeste Yarnell.
"Natural Remedy Book for Dogs and Cats" by Diane Stein.
"Four Paws Five Directions: A Guide to Chinese Medicine for Cats and Dogs" by Cheryl Schwartz.
"The Nature of Animal Healing : The Path to Your Pet's Health, Happiness, and Longevity" by Martin Goldstein
"The Holistic Guide for a Healthy Dog" by Wendy Volhard, Kerry L. Brown
"Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats" by Richard H. Pitcairn and Susan Hubble Pitcairn
"Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs" by Don Hamilton.
"All You Ever Wanted to Know About Herbs for Pets" by Mary L Wulff-Tilford & Gregory L. Tilford



"Don't Shoot the Dog : The New Art of Teaching and Training" by Karen Pryor
"The Cautious Canine: How to Help Dogs Conquer Their Fears" Patricia McConnell PhD
"Excel-erated Learning: Explaining in Plain English How Dogs Learn and How Best to Teach Them" by Pamela J. Reid Ph.D
"Competition Obedience: A Balancing Act" by Judy Byron and Adele Yunck
"How to Teach a New Dog Old Tricks: Sirius Puppy Training" by Ian Dunbar DVM
"Taking Care of Puppy Business: A Gentle Approach for Positive Results" Gail Pivar and Leslie Neslon
"How to Raise a Puppy You Can Live With" by Clarice Rutherford and David Nell
"What All Good Dogs Should Know" by Jack Volhard and Melissa Bartlett
"How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend: A Training Manual for Dog Owners" by the Monks of New Skete
"The Tellington TTouch: A Breakthrough Technique to Train and Care for your Favorite Animal" by Linda Tellington-Jones and Sybil Taylor
"Stepping Up to Success with Terri Arnold (Book 1, Theory, Footwork, Handling and Attention; Book 2, Novice; Book 3, Open and Utility)" Terri Arnold with Anne Paul
"The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Showing Your Dog" by Cheryl S. Smith
"All About Dog Shows: The Guide to Dog Shows - How to Understand and Enjoy Them" by Sam Kohl
"The Dog Whisperer" by Paul Owens

Clicker Training

"Clicker Fun" Deborah Jones PhD
"The Clicker Workbook: A Beginner’s Guide" by Deborah Jones PhD
"Teaching Clicker Classes: An Instructor's Guide" Deborah Jones PhD
"Clicker Training for Obedience" by Morgan Spector
"Click & Treat Training Kit" by Gary Wilkes
"Clicker Fun" Series of three videos by Deborah Jones PhD.


"How Dogs Learn" by Mary Burch PhD and Jon Bailey PhD
"Dog Behavior, Why Dogs Do What They Do" by Ian Dunbar
"Dog Behavior, An Owner's Guide To A Happy Healthy Pet" by Ian Dunbar
"Toolbox For Remodeling Your Problem Dog" Terry Ryan
"Culture Clash" Jean Donaldson
"Dogs Are From Neptune" Jean Donaldson
"Ain't Misbehavin'" by David Appleby
"Jellybean Versus Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by C. W. Meisterfeld
"Psychological Dog Training : Behavior Conditioning With Respect and Trust" by C. W. Meisterfeld
"Leader of the Pack : How to Take Control of Your Relationship With Your Dog" by Nancy Baer, Steve Duno
"The Other End Of The Leash" by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D.


"Give Your Dog A Bone" Dr. Ian Billinghurst
"Grow Your Pups With Bones" Dr. Ian Billinghurst
"Natural Nutrition for Dogs & Cats: The Ultimate Pet Diet" by Kymythy R. Schultze
"Canine and Feline Nutrition, a Resource for Companion and Animal Professionals" by Case, Carey, Hirakawa, and Dristotle


"Control of Canine Genetic Diseases" by George Padgett, DVM
"Breeding A Litter: The Complete Book of Prenatal and Postnatal Care" by Beth J. Finder Harris
"Canine Reproduction: The Breeder's Guide" by Phyllis A. Holst MS DVM
"Successful Dog Breeding : The Complete Handbook of Canine Midwifery" by Chris Walkowicz and Bonnie Wilcox DVM
"The Whelping and Rearing of Puppies" by Muriel P. Lee
"Breeding & Showing Purebred Dogs" by Robert B. Freeman & Toni C. Freeman.
"Genetics & the Social Behavior of the Dog: the Classic Study" by John Paul Scott & John L. Fuller


"Jumping from A to Z" by Chris Zink DVM
"Agility Training: The Fun Sport for All Dogs" by Jane Simmons-Moake
"Excelling At Dog Agility: Book 1, Obstacle Training" by Jane Simmons-Moake
"Competitive Agility Training Videos (Set of 3 Tapes) by Jane Simmons-Moake


"An Introduction to Canine Carting (Video)" Beth Ostrander
"Newfoundland Draft Work: A Guide for Training" Consie Powell


"Enthusiastic Tracking, The Step-by-Step Training Manual" William R. Sanders



16 month BMD Calendar 2004 - All photos by Prof Dr Bernd Günter.
16 month BMD Calendar 2003 - All photos by Prof Dr Bernd Günter.

Other Stuff

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Other Dog Books

"The Right Dog for You" Dr. Daniel Tortora
"On the Road Again With Man's Best Friend : United States " Dawn Habgood and Robert Habgood
"Knitting With Dog Hair" Kendall Crolius and Anne Montgomery
"The Atlas of Dog Breeds of the World" by Bonnie Wilcox DVM and Chris Walkowicz
"Lost History of the Canine Race" by Mary Elizabeth Thurston
"Love, Miracles and Animal Healing" by Allen Schoen and Pam Proctor
"Dogwatching" by Desmond Morris
"It really does happen to a Vet" by Joe Inglis
"Pack of Two : The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs" by Caroline Knapp
"Dog Tags of Courage: The Turmoil of War and the Rewards of Companionship" by John C. Burnam, MSG (USA ret.)
"Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers' Soul: Stories About Pets As Teachers, Healers, Heroes, and Friends" by Jack Canfield (Editor), Mark Victor Hansen, Marty Becker DVM , Carol Kline, Mary Marcdante
"Chicken Soup for the Dog and Cat Lovers' Soul: Celebrating Pets as Family with Stories About Cats, Dogs and Other Critters " by Jack Canfield (Editor), Mark Victor Hansen, Marty Becker DVM , Carol Kline

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