Havanese (Comprehensive Owner's Guide)

Havanese (Comprehensive Owner's Guide)

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by Zoila Portuondo Guerra, Guerra
     
 

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Of Cuban origin, the Havanese is a rare blend of personality, smarts, and good looks—the epitome of an affectionate and beautiful companion dog. Bred for generations for his family-oriented nature, the Havanese, a bundle of colorful hair and charming ways, delights everyone he meets. Author and Cuban native Zoila Portuondo Buerra, one of the world…  See more details below

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Of Cuban origin, the Havanese is a rare blend of personality, smarts, and good looks—the epitome of an affectionate and beautiful companion dog. Bred for generations for his family-oriented nature, the Havanese, a bundle of colorful hair and charming ways, delights everyone he meets. Author and Cuban native Zoila Portuondo Buerra, one of the world authority’s on the breed and founder of the Club Cubano del Bichon Habanero (the Havanese Club of Cuba), discusses the development of the bichon breeds around the world and Cuba’s Blanquito de la Habana, the direct ancestor of the Havanese. The chapter continues with the exportation of the Havanese to United States, including the efforts of Dorothy Goodale, the first person to import and promote the breed on American shores. The chapter on characteristics of the Havanese paints an excellent portrait of the breed and also offers advice on breeding Havanese. The book includes the American Kennel Club breed standard as well as the international standard recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale.

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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ISBN-13:
9781621871057
Publisher:
i5 Publishing
Publication date:
11/18/2014
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
377,484
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.40(d)

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Havanese (Kennel Club Dog Breed Series) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
MellyWally More than 1 year ago
There was very little about the actual breed. Most of the book was about general dog care, the traits of typical dogs, etc. Plus I'm pretty sure it was cobbled together somehow because it was repetitive and unorganized, especially toward the end of the book. I wish I could get my money back.
April Hanson More than 1 year ago
This book was helpful. It told a history on the breed. It was also. helpful on how to groom my. Havvanese.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Zoila Portuondo the founder of the Cuba Havanese Club wrote an excellent book. This is the same as the RARE british edition with a new US cover. Could use more info on health related issues. But, perhaps the havanese in Cuba aren't having the same medical concerns since they don't have such a limited foundation stock as that which started the AKC havanese in the US. Great pictures and delightful !
Guest More than 1 year ago
informative........ a must have book for a new owner and someone who wants to know more about the breed.
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