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Choosing a Dog: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet (Owner's Guides to a Happy, Healthy Pet)

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In classic Happy Healthy Pet style, Choosing a Dog: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet is reader-friendly with eye-catching color photos and engaging, informative text. Can't decide which pooch to choose? Let Kim Campbell Thornton walk you through each of the perplexing questions prospective dog owners must face, including:
  • Which is more appropriate for me, a purebred or a mixed breed?
  • If I choose a purebred dog, which breed best fits my lifestyle and personality?
  • Where should I look for my new dog?
  • What kinds of questions should I ask a breeder?
  • What kinds of paperwork and fees should I expect?
  • What about shelter dogs or rescue options?
If all of that isn't enough, the author also provides basic information on what you'll need before you bring your dog home as well as lots of additional resource options in print and online.

Synopsis:

From Mastiff to Maltese, there are scores of recognized dog breeds, not to mention the infinite variety of mutts. This guide can help one choose the right pooch, with detailed profiles of the top 50 AKC breeds, sound advice on dealing with breeders, and savvy tips on finding a pet at the pound. Full color.

Synopsis:

Choosing a Dog is a useful addition to the successful Happy Healthy Pet line, which features expert content in an easy-to-read format. It includes high-quality color photos and informative sidebars throughout.

The author covers all points the prospective dog owner must know before choosing a breed, including tips on choosing purebred or mixed-breed; in-depth info on breed types and specific breeds; information on finding, interviewing, and choosing a breeder who will meet the owner's needs; necessary contracts and paperwork; and shelter dog and breed rescue options. The book includes specific information on more than 50 of the breeds ranked most popular with the AKC. The author provides basic information on bringing the new dog home and lots of additional reading in print and on websites.

Synopsis:

In classic Happy Healthy Pet style, Choosing a Dog: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet is reader-friendly with eye-catching color photos and engaging, informative text. Can't decide which pooch to choose? Let Kim Campbell Thornton walk you through each of the perplexing questions prospective dog owners must face, including: Which is more appropriate for me, a purebred or a mixed breed? If I choose a purebred dog, which breed best fits my lifestyle and personality? Where should I look for my new dog? What kinds of questions should I ask a breeder? What kinds of paperwork and fees should I expect? What about shelter dogs or rescue options? If all of that isn't enough, the author also provides basic information on what you'll need before you bring your dog home as well as lots of additional resource options in print and online.

About the Author

KIM CAMPBELL THORNTON has written numerous books on the health, care, and training of dogs and cats. She is the former Editor in Chief of Dog Fancy magazine and is a frequent contributor to the AKC Gazette and other pet publications. She lives in Lake Forest, CA.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: First Things First.

1. Dreaming of Dogs.

2. Purebred or Mixed Breed?

3. The Dog Dating Game.

PART TWO: The Nitty Gritty.

4. Profiles by Group.

5. Researching Breeds.

PART THREE: Commitment Time.

6. What to Look For in a Breeder.

7. Pick of the Litter.

8. Contracts and Other Paperwork.

PART FOUR: Alternative Routes and the Road Home.

9. Where to Find Your Dog.

10. Bringing Your Dog Home.

PART FIVE: Beyond the Basics.

11. Resources.

12. Glossary of Veterinary Terminology.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781582450599
Editor:
Thomas, Susanna
Author:
Thomas, Susanna
Author:
Thornton, Kim Campbell
Author:
Campbell Thornton, Kim
Publisher:
Howell Books
Location:
Foster City, CA
Subject:
Dogs - General
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Dogs - Breeds
Subject:
Dog breeds
Subject:
Pets; Dog breeds
Subject:
Pet Care;Dogs
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Your Happy Healthy Pet Guides
Series Volume:
12
Publication Date:
January 2001
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
158
Dimensions:
8.55 x 5.47 x 0.57 in

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Product details 158 pages Howell Books - English 9781582450599 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From Mastiff to Maltese, there are scores of recognized dog breeds, not to mention the infinite variety of mutts. This guide can help one choose the right pooch, with detailed profiles of the top 50 AKC breeds, sound advice on dealing with breeders, and savvy tips on finding a pet at the pound. Full color.
"Synopsis" by , Choosing a Dog is a useful addition to the successful Happy Healthy Pet line, which features expert content in an easy-to-read format. It includes high-quality color photos and informative sidebars throughout.

The author covers all points the prospective dog owner must know before choosing a breed, including tips on choosing purebred or mixed-breed; in-depth info on breed types and specific breeds; information on finding, interviewing, and choosing a breeder who will meet the owner's needs; necessary contracts and paperwork; and shelter dog and breed rescue options. The book includes specific information on more than 50 of the breeds ranked most popular with the AKC. The author provides basic information on bringing the new dog home and lots of additional reading in print and on websites.

"Synopsis" by , In classic Happy Healthy Pet style, Choosing a Dog: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet is reader-friendly with eye-catching color photos and engaging, informative text. Can't decide which pooch to choose? Let Kim Campbell Thornton walk you through each of the perplexing questions prospective dog owners must face, including: Which is more appropriate for me, a purebred or a mixed breed? If I choose a purebred dog, which breed best fits my lifestyle and personality? Where should I look for my new dog? What kinds of questions should I ask a breeder? What kinds of paperwork and fees should I expect? What about shelter dogs or rescue options? If all of that isn't enough, the author also provides basic information on what you'll need before you bring your dog home as well as lots of additional resource options in print and online.
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