ED AND PAT GILBERT - gilbertk9@sbcglobal.net
DOGWISE - www.dogwise.com

Gilberts' K-9 Structure & Movement Seminar
For The Serious Dog Fancier
Listen, Question, Learn, and Be Challenged
Enhancing Your Win Capability
(Interpreting the Language of Dog Fanciers and Breed Standards)
by Edward M. Gilbert, Jr & Patricia H. Gilbert
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
Edition: 2014 Paperback, 832 pages
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, February 14, 2014
By Lisa at Ameri-Pooch LLC -
This review is from: Encyclopedia of K-9 Terminology (Kindle Edition)
The book is very comprehensive. It's well-written and well illustrated. Found to be in excellent guide to dog related terminology

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent source and information!, January 18, 2014
By Anthem Kennel 
This review is from: Encyclopedia of K-9 Terminology (Paperback)
Very well written. I keep learning all the time from the book.
Great resource for breeders, educators, judges.
Anyone in the dog world should read this!

5.0 out of 5 stars I learned new information starting with the very first page!, December 6, 2013
By Rita Linck "Aria Borzoi" ( Fort Worth , TX )
This review is from: Encyclopedia of K-9 Terminology (Kindle Edition)
Brilliant book -if you want to know what a term -any term -means in the dog world, this will fill the gap in your knowledge! Ed and Pat have outdone themselves -a must have for exhibitors and judges!

James A. Cox
Midwest Book Review
California Bookwatch
Volume 9, Number 1 January 2014
The Pets/Wildlife Shelf
Encyclopedia of K-9 Terminology
Edward M. Gilbert Jr. and Patricia H. Gilbert
Dogwise Publishing
403 South Mission Street, Wenatchee WA 98801
9781617811265, $49.95, www.dogwise.com
Encyclopedia of K-9 Terminology features black and white illustrations by Dan Sayers and is a weighty encyclopedia of information for any interested in the terminology of Breed Standards and the language of K-9. All terms applied to dogs will help experts and amateurs understand the language of the sport of breed standards, and represents some ten years of research and writing. Purebreed owners will appreciate the inclusion of slang, nicknames, and common terms as well as technical terms, while chapter organizations by clear topic ('gait', 'working dogs', 'grooming') make for very easy look-ups of any information. A 'must' for any dog reference library!

AKC News
Pup Culture
(Monday, May 12, 2014)
by Bud Boccone
Review: Poi Dogs, Pigadors, and Why Paper Still Matters
Ain’t it grand living in the 21st century, where everything worth knowing can be found in the time it takes to type a Google keyword?
That would be wonderful, if only it were true.
Fact is, digital technology is still in its infancy. Only a sliver of the world’s accumulated wisdom resides online. The time will come when all useful knowledge is digitized. Until then, serious people seeking trustworthy information will still often rely on books—musty, dusty, fuddy-duddy paper books. For this, research librarians hoping to be someday fully vested in their 401k plans are eternally grateful.
Consider the new Encyclopedia of K-9 Terminology, by Edward Gilbert Jr. and Patricia Gilbert, and illustrated by Dan Sayers. The publication of such a whopping-big reference work raises a valid question: Does our Whippet-quick e-world really need a galumphing Newfoundland of a book that tips the scales at 3.7 pounds? Spend just a few minutes flipping through its 815 pages and you’ll have to concede, the answer is yes.
There have been other such books. Harold Spira’s classic Canine Terminology and Ed Gilbert’s own K-9 Structure and Terminology come to mind. Both are authoritative, but neither is nearly as ambitious as the Gilberts’ labor of love. The Encyclopedia defines not just anatomical terms—which it does comprehensively—but also the lingo of the show ring, whelping box, grooming table, genetics lab, and veterinary office.
My favorite chapters explain terms associated with the various breeds and breed types. As a longtime AKC Publications editor, I’ve often encountered references to “quicksilver gait” (Briards), “varminty expression” (Scotties), and “intense birdiness” (Duck Tollers)—and I like to think I’d know these traits when I see them. But how helpful it is to have such hard-to-pin-down concepts defined with clarity and consummate dog sense.
A section on nicknames tells us the Keeshond is the “Lazy Man’s Glamour Dog,” the Treeing Walker Coonhound is the “People’s Choice,” and the Schnauzer is the “Dog with the Human Brain.”
No dog-related term, no matter how obscure or slangy, escapes the Gilberts’ detection. They inform us that “poi dog” is Hawaiian slang for a mixed-breed (poi is a dish that requires lots of mixing) and “Pigador” is a rude way of saying your Labrador is fat and short of leg. But if your Lab’s legs are too long, you might hear “Put a saddle on it!,” another ringside putdown defined with authority by the Gilberts.
To say there’s nothing like it on the Internet is unfair to the Internet. In truth, there’s nothing else like it between paper covers, either. The Encyclopedia of K-9 Terminology is a singular achievement.
When I’m this excited about something, I’ve been known to invoke the name of the Deity while singing its praises. Not wishing to offend the easily offended, I’ll simply shout to the rooftops Dog Almighty, what a book!
(Encyclopedia of K-9 Terminology, Dogwise Publishing, with forewords by Dennis Sprung, and John and Susan Hamil, is available wherever books are sold.)

Bill Bates, Boxer Breeder, May 16, 2014
The last two days have been very busy, and educational. About equally split between working on a premium for the Clermont County KC shows in September, and reading the Encyclopedia of K-9 Terminology by Pat & Ed Gilbert. Both processes have been so educational. The Encyclopedia will take a while to read through.... hundreds of pages! So much valuable information. I highly recommend this book. The digital version is very affordable from Amazon.
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