What inspired you to write your book?
My love and knowledge of breeding inspired me to write this book.
About your Book:
This is a veterinary endorsed step-by-step guide on how to become a dog breeder. During my 10+ years as a successful breeder, I am sharing information from my vast experiences so others can learn how to be a responsible breeder. This book goes from selection of your dam and sire to mating to whelping to caring for your new pups. Over 100 pictures and video links support the documentation.
How do you see writing a book in the Pet Genre as different from writing other genres of books?
Being non-fiction, this book is written from my many years of experiences as a licensed breeder. The words flowed easily as I wrote because I am well versed in this field.
Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a pet book
Supply as much information on the subject as possible. You want others to learn what you know.
How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
Karma was on my side when it came to publishing my book. I wanted a hard copy of the book to read thinking I’d be able to further polish my work by reading in in a printed version and not just on the computer. I went to the copy store to get a copy when a publisher was there at the same time. She asked for a copy and called me a few days later telling me “this was the best rough draft manuscript she ever received” ! My book is now published with A Vegas Publisher!
Six months a year: Blizzards; never ending bitter cold; sub zero wind chill factor; shoveling; zero visibility; roads closed; more shoveling; ice scrapers and snow brushes; plows burying cars and driveways; ice storms; hats, gloves, boots, scarves, parkas; dead car batteries; AAA emergency road service; road salt eroding cars; power outages; being stranded; and unplowed roads. Living under these conditions for nearly 50 years, my husband and I decided enough was enough and relocated from Buffalo, New York, to Henderson, Nevada, where the warmth of the sunshine paints the daily landscape.
Accompanying us on our cross country journey to the land of sunshine were our two German shepherds, Duke and Shelby. Once situated, I resumed my breeding career with Duke and Shelby and found a genuine reception amongst the residents of Nevada. People grew increasingly interested once they discovered an expert breeder within their midst; one with honest breeding ethics and a solid reputation. No longer needing to travel to California, Arizona, or Utah to find quality German shepherd pups was an added bonus.
With over 10 years breeding experience, I have decided it’s time to share with others the wealth of knowledge and the secrets I have learned over the years to excel at breeding. My experience applies to breeding most large breed dogs, not just German shepherds. This is a rewarding career path, filled with an abundance of love. Join me on this journey and go from a novice breeder to an expert breeder, just like me: Virginia Clark.