Most of the remaining books have been donated to the regional bull terrier Rescues throughout the US. If you are wanting to get one of these copies please contact the bull terrier rescue in your area and inquire from them as to cost and shipping.

Thank you to all who bought a copy of this book. We hope you enjoyed it and will cherish it for years to come!!!

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A great history lesson of the last 40 years of the breed in the US and a wonderful insight into two of the top breeders the Bull Terrier world has ever known!!

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To all of you who have purchased this book - we hope you enjoy it and will share your thoughts with our likers!

To each and every one of you, our wish is for a most enjoyable Christmas, and all the best in 2014!

On sale for 15 more days!! $60 each - free shipping to US address and $20 shipping to all other addresses.

Beth Parry wrote: "A must have for every bull terrier enthusiast! A sneak peek into the personality of the most successful breeder of his time...RO. A GREAT READ!"

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Kristin Longhofer wrote: "When Winkie asked me to read the original draft of Letters From Raymond, I dragged my feet afraid I might not like the book, and then what would I do? Fortunately, me fears were unfounded, and when I finally gathered my courage and started reading Letters From Raymond, I literally could not put it down. This accounting of what I consider the "Golden Age" of Bull Terriers IS a great read, and a MUST read fo...r all enthusiasts and students of the breed."

Thank you Kristin!!

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This is a quality bound, hard back, book that makes a great gift for that special bully friend... or as Christine Schuur put it so nicely:


"If you haven't purchased this book previously, spoil yourself NOW!! It is an excellent history lesson and you can learn SO much by reading it. You can't ask for two better instructors than Raymond and Winkie, and it is SO entertaining too. You won't be able to put it down."

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Until January 1, 2014, books are $60.00 with free shipping anywhere in the U.S. (other than U.S. postage = $20.00)
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Winkie will have a booth at Silverwood to sell her books. If you haven't gotten one yet stop by and get one, she will autograph it for you. If you already have one, pick one up for a friend!!

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Here is a photo of Raymond presenting the SW trophy to Killer Joe. You can read Raymond's comments about the show and the individual dogs in the book .Letters From Raymond. (Thanks to Carole Huey for letting us share this photo)

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Wow - The book is much more than I expected - especially the practical information from Eva about general kennel management and her feeding and exercising routine.
...I was fortunate to have two mentors - one in my own breed and the other was a well respected All Breeds judge & successful breeder - both have passed and I so miss them - I often think what they would say about my current plans and the puppies from my latest litter
Lyndsay Kruse

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I am about a third into the book and I am mesmerized ... but I am also a little depressed because much of what he (and you) advocate is no longer possible in the dog world we now inhabit.. The part about picking judges for Silverwood is so interesting, because now that virtually every club uses the "democratic" method of choosing Specialty judges, it is, in the end, more often a popularity contest than a mission to secure the best possible people to adjudicate. It is also i...ntriguing to see how committed he was to taking the breed forward. ... Mostly I see breeders and exhibitors seeing "forward" as next week-end's shows, where they can move up in some silly ranking.
... I judged a wolfhound event last weekend .. and mentioned your book in my post-show dinner words, since many of these people have heard me praise the two early Oppenheimer books. ... Frankly, I think every person who judges should read this one as well.
Gretchen Bernardi

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Your book arrived today ... it is a beautiful publication ... paper, layout, print. ... You hold the interest of the reader with the freshness of the presentation ... even for a reader who is not on the "inside" of the bully world.
... Stayed up late reading Letters. Then moved ahead to read "Raymond Oppenheimer 1905-1984. An honest tribute to this gentleman. So much in the text for breeders and dog show people, but the reading of your thoughts, your input on just about every other page makes sense of it all for the non-breeder. You have done a good service.
... Thank you for all you have done in the areas of showing and breeding the bull terrier. Never knew how involved you were!!! Thank you, Thank you . .
Charles Bomberger