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Bulldogs For Dummies

Author: Susan M. Ewing
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118054802
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Find out how to select, train, and care for your Bulldog Though originally bred for bull baiting, today's Bulldogs are calm, dignified, and courageous - and make great pets. Whether you're already a Bulldog owner or you're thinking about becoming one, this friendly guide will answer your questions and help you and your Bully live happily ever after. From choosing your dog to training, diet, and health, it's just what you need for Bulldog success! Discover how to * Understand the breed and its history * Buy or adopt a healthy Bulldog * Housetrain your Bulldog and teach basic commands * Keep your Bulldog well-groomed and active * Watch for breed-specific health problems

Bulldog

Author: Michael Dickerson
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1593788444
Size: 69.36 MB
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One of the world’s most recognizable mugs graces the face of the Bulldog! Although the Bulldog’s ancestors were fierce and formidable fighting bullies, today’s breed is a docile, mild-mannered companion dog categorized in the AKC’s Non-Sporting Group. Author Michael Dickerson traces the evolution of today’s Bulldog, from the bloody baiting arenas of the nineteenth century to the show rings and living rooms of the twenty-first. The chapter devoted to the characteristics of the breed gives potential owners an excellent summary of the breed’s qualities to help them determine whether this unique purebred dog is right for their home and lifestyle. New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a reputable breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, and grooming are illustrated with photographs of handsome adults and puppies. In all, there are over 135 full-color photographs in this useful and reliable volume. The author’s advice on obedience training will help the reader better mold and train into the most well-mannered dog in the neighborhood. The extensive and lavishly illustrated chapter on healthcare provides up-to-date detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, preventing and dealing with parasites, infectious diseases, and more. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as historical dogs, breeders, or kennels, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and parasite control. Fully indexed.

Bulldogs

Author: Phil Maggitti
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764196539
Size: 29.73 MB
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(back cover) Is There a Bulldog in Your Future? Whether you just purchased a Bulldog or are planning to get one, this book will start you off on the right track. Canine expert Phil Maggitti describes the BulldogA's physical traits, history, and behavior characteristics, and instructs you on training your new pet. Veterinarian-approved advice on What to look for when choosing a puppy How to recognize and understand your dogA's breed-specific traits What you should know about keeping your dog healthy, including awareness of potential breed-specific health problems How to train your dog and enjoy his company in play activities Extra features include sidebars with fun facts, breed truths, helpful hints, and an enclosed BONUS DVD that presents methods for housetraining, teaching obedience using hand signals and vocal commands, and more. Filled with color photos BONUS DVD ENCLOSED Train Your Dog"

The French Bulldog

Author: Muriel P. Lee
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1621870316
Size: 53.36 MB
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The first title in the exciting new Kennel Club Classics series is French Bulldog, an elaborate photographic celebration of one of the dog world's most beloved breeds. Written and compiled by Just Frenchies editor Muriel P. Lee, this 200-page hardcover volume features articles on the breed's history by Anne M. Hier, breed health by Janice Grebe, judging by Virginia Rowland, the breed in England and France by Penny Rankine-Parsons, the breed in Australia and New Zealand by Michael Rosser, and working dogs by Bette and Manda Kaplan. No Frenchie lover will live without this volume on their coffee table!

Bulldogs

Author: Tammy Gagne
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 142961952X
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"Describes the history, physical features, temperament, and care of the bulldog breed"--Unedited summary from book.

Your Golden Retriever Puppy Month By Month

Author: Terry Albert
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 146545036X
Size: 67.95 MB
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Your Golden Retriever Puppy Month by Month provides new pet owners with everything you need to know and do at each stage of development to make sure your playful, energetic puppy grows into a happy, healthy, and well-adjusted companion. A veterinarian, a trainer, and a breeder team up to cover all the questions new owners tend to have, and many they don't think to ask, including: * What to ask the breeder before bringing your puppy home * Which vaccinations your puppy needs and when to get them * How to make potty training as smooth (and quick) as possible * What to do when your puppy cries at night * Why and how to crate train your puppy * When socialization should happen and how to make sure it does * When your puppy is ready to learn basic commands--like Sit, Stay, and Come--and the best way to teach them * When and how to go about leash training * How much exercise your puppy needs to stay physically and mentally healthy * What, how much, and when to feed your puppy to give him the nutrition he needs without the extra weight he doesn't * When your puppy is ready for obedience training and how to make sure it works * How and how often to bathe your puppy, brush his coat, clip his nails, and brush his teeth * How to know when a trip to the vet is needed * What causes problem behaviors, when to expect them, and how to correct them

Poodles For Dummies

Author: Susan M. Ewing
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118068120
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The Poodle is known for her keen intelligence, excellent trainability, and, most notably, those signature curly locks. But there’s more to the Poodle than meets the eye (like, say, those expensive grooming bills). So, to Poodle or not to Poodle? That is the question. With an overview of the breed’s history, an exploration of all three varieties (Standard, Miniature, and Toy), and 8 pages of full-color photos detailing the colors available and tips and techniques for grooming, Poodles for Dummies is filled with all the meaty information and enlightening morsels you need to decide if this refined beauty is a good match for you. You’ll get answers to your most important questions, including: Which size Poodle is best for me? Which color? How do I know if a Poodle breeder is reputable? What are the pros and cons of shelters and rescue groups? What do I look for in choosing a healthy Poodle? How can I Poodle-proof my home and yard? What’s the best way to introduce my Poodle to kids and other pets? How often does my Poodle need grooming? No matter which size, color, or gender you own, Poodles are not a “wash ‘n’ wear” breed. But if you have the time, passion, and dedication to give her the training, exercise, and upkeep she needs, you and your curly companion will have a happy and rewarding life together.

German Shepherds For Dummies

Author: D. Caroline Coile
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118069363
Size: 68.35 MB
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Everybody thinks they know the German Shepherd. Many of us grew up with Rin Tin Tin, or we saw German Shepherds in nightly news reports breaking up riots, or we saw them in neighbors’ backyards protecting children. But that only scratches the surface of one of the most fascinating and confusing breeds on earth. Whether it’s selection, nutrition, routine health care, training, competition, or just having fun, there’s more to it with a German Shepherd than with other breeds. And if you’re thinking about adding one to your family, or you already have one, you need to know all you can about this breed. Which is where German Shepherds For Dummies comes in. Is this noble and intelligent breed the right dog for you and your family? German Shepherds For Dummies provides the answer to this and all your questions about getting, caring for, and living with this loveable breed. Lifelong German Shepherd owner and longtime German Shepherd breeder, trainer, and exhibitor, Carline Coile, PhD ,gets you up and running with what you need to know to: Find and communicate with reputable breeders Choose the right German Shepherd for you Housebreak and socialize your new puppy Educate yourself and your dog Handle behavioral problems Participate in competitions Dr. Coile provides insights into the German Shepherd temperament and loads of sensible, easy-to-follow advice, along with fun facts and Shepherd trivia, amusing and informative anecdotes, and tips on how to have a great time with your dog. Discover how to: Understand how to communicate with your German Shepherd Train your German Shepherd Find a good trainer and attend classes Deal with hereditary health problems Feed and exercise your German Shepherd Recognize, prevent and treat common health problems Have loyal friend for life The indispensable guide for you and your German Shepherd, German Shepherds For Dummies is the only book you’ll need to help you have the best possible experience with this handsome and sensitive breed of dog.

The French Bulldog

Author: Kathy Dannel
Publisher: Howell Book House
ISBN: 9781630260477
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Adorable! Spelled the same in French and English, this word sums up the petite French Bulldog. Similar in build to the very popular Pug, the French Bulldog is a roly-poly lotta-lovin' dog -- avec un attitude! While still ranked in the middle of the AKC registrations list at #76, the Frenchie is becoming tres popular.