Choosing a Dog for Dummies

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From Great Danes to Chihuahuas, pedigreed champions to animal-shelter mutts, the choices are mind-boggling for people in the market for a dog. This friendly guide cuts through the confusion, showing people how to find a pooch that's perfect for their lifestyle and budget. It comes complete with descriptions of top AKC breeds, advice on finding a breeder, tips on evaluating dogs at the pound and much more.
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Overview

From Great Danes to Chihuahuas, pedigreed champions to animal-shelter mutts, the choices are mind-boggling for people in the market for a dog. This friendly guide cuts through the confusion, showing people how to find a pooch that's perfect for their lifestyle and budget. It comes complete with descriptions of top AKC breeds, advice on finding a breeder, tips on evaluating dogs at the pound and much more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780613705790
  • Publisher: San Val
  • Publication date: 12/1/2003
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Format: Library Binding

Meet the Author

Chris Walkowicz, author of The Perfect Match and other books, is president of the Dog Writer's Association of America. She has raised numerous champion show dogs.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART I: Testing Your Pet-Ability.

Chapter 1: Ready? Set? Stop! What You Need to Know Before You Buy.

Chapter 2: Decisions, Decisions: Narrowing Your Choices.

PART II: Finding Fido.

Chapter 3: Looking for Love in All the Right Places.

Chapter 4: Adopting a Rescue or Ricochet Dog.

Chapter 5: But They're All Darling! Choosing the Right Dog.

PART III: Puppy Protection, Papers, and Puddles.

Chapter 6: Welcome Home! Preparing for Your New Arrival.

Chapter 7: Dealing with All Those Papers.

PART IV: A Panorama of Breeds.

Chapter 8: Fur, Fowl, and Fun: The Sporting Group.

Chapter 9: Talented Noses and Eyes: The Hound Group.

Chapter 10: Yo-Heave-Ho! The Working Group.

Chapter 11: Terra Firma: The Terrier Group.

Chapter 12: Cuddle Up a Little Closer: The Toy Group.

Chapter 13: Diversity Unified: The Non-Sporting Group.

Chapter 14: Head 'em Up, Move 'em Out! The Herding Group.

Chapter 15: Et Cetera, Et Cetera: The Rare and Miscellaneous Group.

PART V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: Ten Musts Before You Buy.

Chapter 17: Ten Things to Look for When Choosing a Breeder.

Chapter 18: Ten (or More) Things You Must Give Your Dog.

Appendix A: Glossary of Medical Terms.

Appendix B: Resources.

Index.

Book Registration Information.

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