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The complete book of dog breeding / by Rice, Dan,1933-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 178) and index.A veterinarian with many years of canine practice experience offers guidance to novice and professional dog breeders, emphasizing the responsibilities of reputable breeders to their dogs and to the buyers of the puppies they produce. Topics covered range from the choosing and conditioning of brood stock to the socializing of puppies and the establishment of pedigrees, registration, titles, and much more.
Subjects: Dogs;
© c2009., Barron's,
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Small dog breeds / by Rice, Dan,1933-;
Many faces of small dogs -- Who buys small dogs? -- Dogs are dogs -- Origin of small dogs -- Goals -- Section One: Small dogs -- Shopping for rour small dog -- Advance preparation for rour small dog -- First experiences -- Small dog's education -- Your small dog's health -- Protective care -- Vaccinatable diseases -- Small dogs' hereditary problems -- Urgent care -- Small dog nutrition -- Small dog reproduction -- Small dog geriatrics -- Purebred small dogs -- Index.The pocket-sized pooch makes an ideal household companion, especially for apartment dwellers or others who must keep a pet that will adapt to a confined space. However, author Dan Rice stresses that different small breeds have different personalities-a fact that should be kept in mind when prospective owners are first acquiring their canine pet. If the animal's and owner's lifestyles fail to match, trouble will follow. Described in this book are more than 50 small breeds, with information on their personalities, hereditary traits, nutritional needs, potential health problems, and more. Bichon Frise, Chihuahua, Jack Russell Terrier, Pomeranian, Shih Tzu, Toy Poodle, and many others are discussed in detail. Web addresses of breeders' clubs are also provided as sources of additional information. Appealing full-color photos throughout.
Subjects: Dogs.; Dog breeds.;
© 2002., Barron's,
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