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Operations Manual for the Xoloitzcuintli (Xolitzcuintla) by Amy Fernandez
Xoloitzcuintli - (Xolitzcuintla or Mexican Hairless)
Books by Amy Fernandez
Amy Fernandez has been a professional writer since 1990. She writes a monthly column for Top Notch Toys, monthly book reviews for Dog World, and feature stories for the AKC Gazette, AKC Family Dog, Popular Dogs, Dogs in Review, and the Purina Pro Club Newsletter. She has authored 12 books in the Kennel Club Books Comprehensive Owner’s Guide series and recently completed Meet the Breeds (Bowtie Press), The Poodle Bible(Barron’s), For the Love of Dogs (Birdcage Press), The Chihuahua Bible (Barron’s) The Dog Owner’s Problem Solver (TFH) Dogs: The First 125 Years of the American Kennel Club (contributing editor, Bowtie Press) There’s A Dog in the House (co authored with Nancy Chwiecko).
Amy is also author of the following books published by Puppy Care Education, Operations Manual for the Chinese Crested, Operations Manual for the Xoloitzcuintli, Dog Grooming—A Short History, Victorian Heroes, The Resurrection of the Irish Wolfhound, Feed the Dog, and A Short History of Veterinary Medicine.
In 2003 she received the Dog Writers Association of America Maxwell Award for Best Reference Book and the prestigious DWAA Presidential Award for Excellence for Dog Breeding as a Fine Art. She is a three time winner of the Elsworth Howell Award and the 2006 winner of the Robert Cole Award. She is a 2009 and 2011 winner of the APAW Arthur Award.
She is past president of the Dog Writers Association of America, a member of the World Dog Press and has lectured on dog breeding and rare breeds for educational groups and dog clubs throughout the U.S. and Canada since 1988.She has bred and shown top winning Chinese Cresteds since 1981 and shepherded one of the world’s rarest breeds, the Xoloitzcuintli through the AKC recognition process since 1986.
Her dog paintings have received awards from the Society of Illustrators, The Pastel Society of America, The Art Show at the Dog Show, and can be found in the Dog Museum of America. Her work has also been included in exhibitions of the Dog Fanciers Club in New York City; the AKC Museum of the Dog’s Artists Registry Exhibition, the Animals in Art Exhibition at Louisiana State University, the Long Beach Museum of Art, and The Pacific Rim Wildlife Art Show. Samples of her artwork can be viewed and purchased online at www.Amyfernandez.net.
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