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Subject: rec.pets.dogs: Complete List of FAQs
This article was archived around: 10 Dec 2013 05:35:03 GMT
Last-modified: 30 Jan 1900
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with
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
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It may NOT reside at another website (use links, please) other
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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
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
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 email@example.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.
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.
Lists all the publicly accessible canine related mailing lists.
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
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.
An overview of canine epilepsy, written by Alicia Marcinczyk,
Discusses how to eliminate canine genetic diseases, from a
buyer's perspective. By Gary Mason, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discusses breeding, whelping and rearing puppies. Written by
Liza Lee Miller, email@example.com.
TRAINING YOUR DOG
Supplies tips, hints, and references to training your dog.
Discusses the variety of methods used to train dogs.
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.
Covers the amazing variety of ways dogs can be put to work:
search and rescue, police work, narcotics work, sledding,
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
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.
Contains all the book and article references in the other faqs
(breed specific ones excepted). Additional publications listed
as well. Sorted by topic.
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
(22.214.171.124) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any or all of:
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.
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 email@example.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
* 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.
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
* Australian Shepherd FAQ
write to firstname.lastname@example.org
* Boxers FAQ
write to Jewe0814@varney.idbsu.edu
* Canaan Dogs FAQ
write to email@example.com
* Great Pyrenees FAQ
write to Jeff Glover at firstname.lastname@example.org
* Pekingese FAQ
write to Steve at email@example.com
* Protection Dog FAQ
write to David_Austin@ncsu.edu.
Complete List of rec.pets.dogs.* FAQs
Cindy Tittle Moore, firstname.lastname@example.org