Greyhound (Kennel Club Dog Breed Series)

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One of the world’s most impressive canine athletes, the Greyhound is an equally exceptional companion dog! “Born to run,” this speedy sighthound breed is at once gentle and affectionate, requiring surprisingly little of his human family. Whether adopted through a rescue program or purchased as a puppy from a breeder, the Greyhound proves to be one of the most rewarding companion animals and one of the easiest dogs to live with. This Comprehensive Owner’s Guide begins with a superbly illustrated chapter on the ...

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Overview

One of the world’s most impressive canine athletes, the Greyhound is an equally exceptional companion dog! “Born to run,” this speedy sighthound breed is at once gentle and affectionate, requiring surprisingly little of his human family. Whether adopted through a rescue program or purchased as a puppy from a breeder, the Greyhound proves to be one of the most rewarding companion animals and one of the easiest dogs to live with. This Comprehensive Owner’s Guide begins with a superbly illustrated chapter on the history of the Greyhound, tracing the breed’s long and mysterious origins in Asia and Europe to modern-day England and America where the breed has long been revered as a coursing dog, hunter, racer, show dog and companion. The characteristics chapter expounds upon the breed’s personality and physical traits, offers advice for rescuers and warnings about health concerns specific to Greyhounds.

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593782375
  • Publisher: i5 Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Series: Comprehensive Owner's Guide Series , #174
  • Edition description: Revised American Edition
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

History of the Greyhound 9
Characteristics of the Greyhound 26
Breed Standard for the Greyhound 36
Your Puppy Greyhound 42
Everyday Care of Your Greyhound 68
Training Your Greyhound 82
Health Care of Your Greyhound 105
Your Senior Greyhound 134
Showing Your Greyhound 140
Behavior of Your Greyhound 148
Index 156
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2008

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    I am looking into adopting a retired race dog, and I am reading everything I can get my hands on. This book taught me almost nothing. And some of the stuff is contradictory to other books I have read on Greyhounds. This book has too many dog general things, that are not greyhound specific. I get the feeling this book was not written by a person that is a Greyhound expert, or even one that has spent much time with the bread. Look elsewhere. There are many other books that are greyhound specific, and you can tell that they care for the bread.

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