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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.
|History of the Chihuahua||9|
|Characteristics of the Chihuahua||24|
|Breed Standard for the Chihuahua||33|
|Your Puppy Chihuahua||45|
|Everyday Care of Your Chihuahua||66|
|Training Your Chihuahua||76|
|Health Care of Your Chihuahua||103|
|Your Senior Chihuahua||142|
|Showing Your Chihuahua||149|
Posted April 6, 2013
Posted January 1, 2012
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