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Subject: rec.pets.dogs: Complete List of FAQs

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All FAQs in Directory: dogs-faq
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======= There are many FAQ's available for this group. For a complete listing of these, get the "Complete List of RPD FAQs". This article is posted bimonthly in rec.pets.dogs, and is available via anonymous ftp to rtfm.mit.edu under pub/usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/faq-list, via the Web at http://www.k9web.com/dog-faqs/lists/faq-list.html, or via email by sending your message to mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu with send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/faq-list in the body of the message. This article is Copyright 1997 by the Author(s) listed below. It may be freely distributed on the Internet in its entirety without alteration provided that this copyright notice is not removed. It may NOT reside at another website (use links, please) other than the URL listed above without the permission of the Author(s). This article may not be sold for profit nor incorporated in other documents without he Author(s)'s permission and is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty. ========== rec.pets.dogs.* Complete FAQ List This compilation is Copyright 1997-1999 by Cindy Tittle Moore. _________________________________________________________________ Table of Contents * Note About rec.pets.dogs.* * Official FAQs for rec.pets.dogs.* * Official Breed-specific FAQs * Assorted Other Official FAQs * Unofficial FAQs _________________________________________________________________ Note About rec.pets.dogs.* First, please note that all the groups under rec.pets.dogs.* are PUBLIC, with the exception of rec.pets.dogs.info, which is reserved for posting RPD's many FAQ's. Anyone may freely post to any of the other groups. If you're confused about which groups are for what, there is also a weekly posted list of charters, which you should look at. If a file is listed here, it may be posted to rec.pets.dogs.info. If it is not posted, you can contact me for information on how to do so. If you have something that you regularly post to the other rec.pets.dogs.* groups not listed here, and you think it should be, again, please contact me. You can do so by simply replying to this message. _________________________________________________________________ Official FAQ's for rec.pets.dogs.* ("Official" simply means that the faqs are crossposted to news.answers and automatically archived at rtfm.mit.edu.) There are a number of monthly posted FAQ files that deal with dogs in general. There are, in addition, many breed specific FAQs, and one on fleas and ticks and another on dealing with the loss of a pet. I maintain all of these FAQ's except for the two FAQ's on Rescue organizations, and some of the breed faqs. For questions on the latter two, contact Janice Ritter at ritter@aolnorth.com who currently maintains them. There is also an assortment of "unofficial" FAQ's. These are maintained by other individuals; I have listed them in the next section along with the contact email addresses. INTRODUCTION Gives a brief description of this group, details common acronyms, includes a glossary, describes several national kennel clubs, and thanks the people who made this all possible. FAQ LIST This file. EMAIL LIST Lists all the publicly accessible canine related mailing lists. WWW LIST Lists all the current World Wide Web sites about dogs. SELECTING A DOG Should you get a dog? How do you go about selecting what sort of dog you would like? This article helps you get started. GETTING A DOG Details how to go about getting a dog and lists the things you will need to get started. Covers where to get dogs, where not to get dogs, what questions to ask. Covers what you will need in the way of food/leashes/collars, etc. YOUR NEW PUPPY Aimed at new dog owners and puppies. Thus it contains information on the needs of puppies and helps the new or inexperienced owner get started. YOUR NEW DOG Helps the new owner who has just gotten an adult dog. It discusses issues pertinent to this situation, such as readjustment, bonding, retraining, etc. HEALTH CARE ISSUES An overview of the sort of health issues every dog owner should know about: basic information on vaccinations, how to tell when something is wrong, etc. BREEDING YOUR DOG An overview of what is involved when breeding your dog. Issues to consider *before* breeding, how to get the bitch and dog ready (health checks, examinations, etc), and other information. Strongly discourages careless or unplanned breeding. CANINE MEDICAL INFORMATION, I and II Gives detailed information on a number of diseases and other problems that dogs can have. JUVENILE RENAL DISEASE An overview of juvenile renal disease in dogs, written by Susan L Fleisher, 74723.1637@CompuServe.COM. CANINE EPILEPSY An overview of canine epilepsy, written by Alicia Marcinczyk, aliciam@maine.maine.edu. CANINE GENETICS Discusses how to eliminate canine genetic diseases, from a buyer's perspective. By Gary Mason, gmason@ileaf.com. WHELPING Discusses breeding, whelping and rearing puppies. Written by Liza Lee Miller, lizalee@stanford.edu. TRAINING YOUR DOG Supplies tips, hints, and references to training your dog. Discusses the variety of methods used to train dogs. BEHAVIOR Outlines the way dogs think and presents common behavioral problems along with suggested constructive solutions. Barking, digging, aggression, dominance/submission, etc. CANINE ACTIVITIES: OBEDIENCE TRIALS Describes in detail how to start in the sport of obedience trials. Coevers required exercises for a variety of kennel clubs and gives several tips for successful participation. Prepared with the help of the OBED-L mailing list. CANINE ACTIVITIES: FLYBALL Describes the sport of flyball. CANINE ACTIVITIES: LURECOURSING Describes the sport of lurecoursing in detail. CANINE ACTIVITIES: CAMPING AND BACKPACKING Discusses what you will need to know and do when camping and backpacking with your dog. CANINE ACTIVITIES: CAMPING WITH YOUR DOG Discusses what you will need to know and do when camping and backpacking with your dog. Companion to the above faq. WORKING DOGS Covers the amazing variety of ways dogs can be put to work: search and rescue, police work, narcotics work, sledding, Schutzhund, etc. SERVICE DOGS Describes the ways dogs assist handicapped people directly. Covers guide dogs for the blind, signal dogs for the deaf, companion dogs for the disabled, and therapy dogs. KENNEL CLUBS: AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB Covers AKC test requirements and discusses showing. It also briefly discusses breed clubs associated with the AKC and titles obtainable through those clubs. KENNEL CLUBS: UNITED KENNEL CLUB Covers UKC show, test, and trial requirements. ORGANIZATIONS: NORTH AMERICAN HUNTING RETRIEVER ASSOCIATION Information about the North American Hunting Retreiver Association. ASSORTED TOPICS, I and II Contains a variety of topics in two parts that did not fit any particular theme, such as wolf-hybrids, owner allergies, cleaning up urine & vomit, docking and cropping, a new baby, invisible fences, pet doors, travel, vicious dogs, etc. PUBLICATIONS Contains all the book and article references in the other faqs (breed specific ones excepted). Additional publications listed as well. Sorted by topic. RESOURCES A compilation of canine related magazines, catalogues, organizations and kennel club addresses. RESCUE, I, II, III, IV Lists contacts for breed rescue clubs around the country. Kept by Janice Ritter. The multiple parts of the FAQ are also archived at rtfm.mit.edu ( in the directory /pub/usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq. This is useful if you do not have web access: the rtfm.mit.edu archival site permits both ftp and email retrieval of these files. To obtain the files, first try ftp to rtfm.mit.edu and look under that directory. If ftp does not work from your site, then try the mail server: send email to mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu with any or all of: send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/introduction send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/email-lists send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/faq-list send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/www-list send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/getting-a-dog send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/new-puppy send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/new-dog send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/health-care send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeding send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/medical-info/JRD send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/medical-info/part1 send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/medical-info/part2 send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/medical-info/epilepsy send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/medical-info/genetic-diseases send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/medical-info/whelping send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/training send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/behavior send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/activities/obedience send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/activities/flyball send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/activities/lurecoursing send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/activities/backpacking send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/activities/camping send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/working send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/service send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/kennel-clubs/AKC send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/kennel-clubs/UKC send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/orgs/ACA send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/orgs/NAHRA send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/misc/part1 send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/misc/part2 send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/publications send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/resources send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/rescue/part1 send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/rescue/part2 send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/rescue/part3 send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/rescue/part4 in the body of the message (leave the subject line empty). If you don't want all of them, include only the lines of the ones you want. You do have to repeat the path information for each file. _________________________________________________________________ Official Breed-specific FAQs While not all breeds are covered, new ones are added from time to time as readers contribute them. They are available via anonymous ftp to rtfm.mit.edu under pub/usenet/news,answers/dogs-faq/breeds. You can obtain any or all of the official breed faqs via email from rtfm's mail server (as above) with the following commands . There are usually a few unofficial faqs that cover more breeds, please see below. send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/acd send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/affenpinschers send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/afghans send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/airedales send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/akitas send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/apbt/part1 send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/apbt/part2 send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/apbt/part3 send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/aus-terriers send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/austshepherds send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/aws send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/basenjis send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/bassets send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/beagles send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/beardies send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/berners send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/bichon-frise send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/bloodhounds send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/bordercollies send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/bostonterriers send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/bulldogs send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/bullmastiffs send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/cairns send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/cardigans send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/caucasians send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/cavaliers send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/chessies send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/chihuahuas send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/chinooks send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/chows send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/collies send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/curlycoats send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/dachshunds send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/dalmatians send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/dobermans send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/englishcockers send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/ess send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/flatcoats send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/fldspaniels send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/frenchbulldogs send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/glen-imaals send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/goldens send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/greatdanes send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/greyhounds send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/gsd send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/harriers send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/havanese send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/huskies send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/irishsetters send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/jackrussells send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/keeshonden send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/kerryblues send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/klee-kai send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/komondors send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/kuvaszok send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/labradors send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/leonbergers send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/malamutes send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/malinois send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/neapolitans send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/newfies send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/norfolks send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/oes send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/ovtcharkas send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/papillons send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/pembrokes send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/pharoahs send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/ridgebacks send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/rottweilers send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/salukis send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/samoyeds send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/scotties send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/sharpeis send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/shelties send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/shibas send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/shih-tzus send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/staffords send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/stbernard send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/tibetan-t send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/tollers send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/vizslas send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/wetterhounen send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/wheatens send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/whippets send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/breeds/yorkies These faqs are written by different readers of RPD who have experience with the breed in question. While in many cases (not all!) I post them. you should direct any questions to the authors of the FAQ rather than automatically to me. You are encouraged to volunteer to write new breed faqs, please contact me at rpd-info@netcom.com for details. I am happy to help you archive the faqs properly; however, you may decide to do it yourself or keep them offical; whatever. Please do let me know about it, though, so I can list it here. _________________________________________________________________ Assorted Other Official FAQs These faqs are more generalized for pet owners of all types. These include: * Grief and Pet Loss FAQ Archived at rtfm.mit.edu under /pub/usenet/news.answers/pets/pet-loss, or "send usenet/news.answers/pets/pet-loss" to the mail-server. * Fleas and Ticks FAQ Archived at rtfm.mit.edu, under /pub/usenet/news.answers/pets/fleas-ticks for ftp, or "send usenet/news.answers/pets/fleas-ticks" to the mail-server. * What to Expect from Breed Rescue FAQ Archived at rtfm.mit.edu, under /pub/usenet/news.answers/pets/breed-rescue for ftp, or "send usenet/news.answers/pets/breed-rescue" to the mail-server. _________________________________________________________________ Unofficial FAQs Additionally, there are unofficial faqs that are NOT archived (I do not maintain nor take care of posting these). Sometimes these are preliminary/draft articles that will become "official" once finished (marked with "+"); these are often available at my web site before being posted: * Australian Shepherd FAQ write to jimmb@netcom.com * Boxers FAQ write to Jewe0814@varney.idbsu.edu * Canaan Dogs FAQ write to samrountree@mindspring.com * Great Pyrenees FAQ write to Jeff Glover at jeffg@pyrenees.org * Pekingese FAQ write to Steve at stever@on-ramp.ior.com * Protection Dog FAQ write to David_Austin@ncsu.edu. Enjoy! _________________________________________________________________ Complete List of rec.pets.dogs.* FAQs Cindy Tittle Moore, cindy@k9web.com Hosted by K9 WEB