Choosing a Dog: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582450599
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Series: Happy Healthy Pet Series , #12
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 158
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet 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.
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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.

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