Meet the Miniature Schnauzerby American Kennel Club
The American Kennel Club’s Meet the Miniature Schnauzer, endorsed by nation’s oldest and most prestigious dog organization, the American Kennel Club (AKC), celebrates America’s most popular terrier breed, whose jaunty personality and trademark beard and moustache make him recognizable to millions the world over. With the cooperation of the
The American Kennel Club’s Meet the Miniature Schnauzer, endorsed by nation’s oldest and most prestigious dog organization, the American Kennel Club (AKC), celebrates America’s most popular terrier breed, whose jaunty personality and trademark beard and moustache make him recognizable to millions the world over. With the cooperation of the American Miniature Schnauzer Club, the AKC and I-5 Press have created a unique and colorful guide book for new owners of the Miniature Schnauzer. More than recap the history and standard of the breed, Meet the Miniature Schnauzer offers readers insight into what makes a Mini a Mini. Understanding how the breed was created and how breeders today continue to strive for the perfect dog, owners can improve their perspective on the breed and their own ability to bond with and train this smart little terrier. The book describes the breed’s characteristics and personality traits, offering advice for new owners who are seeking to share their lives with an active and adaptable Mini. The book includes a detailed chapter on how to find a qualified breeder and to select the right puppy from the litter, including how and why owners should register their puppies with the AKC. Chapters on puppy-proofing, socialization, and smart shopping tips for puppy necessities prepare the new owner for the road ahead. A straightforward chapter on how to house-train a puppy includes information on how to use a dog crate safely and humanely. The AKC is a strong proponent of positive training methods, and the chapter dedicated to obedience training offers solid advice about how to praise and treat your puppy into good behavior. Fortunately, the Mini is one of the most attentive dogs and he’s more eager to please than most of his terrier brethren. Owners will also find the chapter on feeding and nutrition of great benefit, as is the chapter on how to groom a pet Mini. The health care of any dog is of paramount importance, and Meet the Miniature Schnauzer offers advice about selecting the right veterinarian for your puppy, establishing a vaccination regimen, parasite control, dental care, and more. A chapter entitled “Just Do It!” lays out the many opportunities that the AKC offers dog owners in terms of events and programs. The book includes information on the AKC Canine Good Citizen Program and the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program as well as dog shows, obedience, earthdog tests, and therapy dogs. The Resource section of the book lists websites, books, periodicals, and club affiliate programs that Miniature Schnauzer owners may find of interest.
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