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Too many people choose a puppy for the wrong reasons: fashion, cuteness, or fond childhood memories. But when the puppy stops being cute or starts diplaying behavior problems, owners feel betrayed and may return - or even abandon - their pets. Choosing a Dog is a unique guide which explains why particular breeds were developed, and gives frank evaluations of their desirable - and undesirable - traits. Readers will learn how to choose both a breed and a dog that will complement, ...
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Too many people choose a puppy for the wrong reasons: fashion, cuteness, or fond childhood memories. But when the puppy stops being cute or starts diplaying behavior problems, owners feel betrayed and may return - or even abandon - their pets. Choosing a Dog is a unique guide which explains why particular breeds were developed, and gives frank evaluations of their desirable - and undesirable - traits. Readers will learn how to choose both a breed and a dog that will complement, not conflict with, their lifestyle.

Is a Springer Spaniel too high-strung for an apartment? Is a Golden Retriever the best choice for a family with young children? This easy-to-use, A-Z guide profiles the behaviors of all breeds recognized by the AKC, as well as a cross-section of mixed breeds. The authors also discuss how to choose the right breeder, how to select a puppy and prepare for its homecoming, and more. Line art.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780425149584
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/1995
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.73 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2003

    Trainers know; breeders? NO!

    A great book. Accurate and brave, considering all the biased breeders out there protecting their imperfect breeds. Baer and Duno have guts for telling the truth. Don't listen to the nutty owners of nasty Sharpeis, Chow-Chows, or Akitas, et al, or to the sour grapes crowd; Baer and Duno speak the gospel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2002

    Great resource!!!

    Nothing is perfect, but this book comes close. The information in this book will be invaluable for people wanting to match temperment and needs of the dog to the their own situation. Every breed of dog has good qualities and challenges, and these need to be known by perspective owners. I realize that any summary of a breed is going to genralize, and that individuals within the breed will vary, but this sort of summary is sorely needed. This book proved very helpful for me in picking a puppy for our family, even though I had been a breeder at one time. It will be of even more help to people getting their first dog.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2002

    Finally Honesty!!

    This book is a great resource for the average person, and the average dog. There are far too many books about dog breeds that have been written by breeders just to sell their own dogs. This book is honest about the pros and cons of many breeds. We all know that no dog is perfect and we should all be aware of the propensities of certain breeds toward behavior and health problems. I appreciate the honest and unbiased approach of the authors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2001

    right on the money

    As a longtime trainer of every dog breed out there, I can tell you (and the biased, sor-grapes crowd) that these authors really hit the nail on the head with most of these breeds. The problem with this book is that it tells the truth, which is something most breed aficionados can't stomach. Baer and Duno give unbiased info to a needy public; kudos to them for suffering the slings and arrows of the Shar-pei lovers, et al, who would sing praises for their hazardous, ill-tempered breeds no matter what. Just ask any good trainer (and not a breeder) if Choosing a Dog is accurate, and they will say, resoundingly, YES!!

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