Papillon

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Distinguished from other toy breeds by the striking butterfly-like ears for which he is named, the elegant and delightful Papillon is known to be a highly intelligent and versatile little dog. With his easygoing yet lively personality, he is an endearing and devoted companion who likes nothing better than to spend time with his family. But don't be fooled by his diminutive size. While sitting in your lap may be his favorite pastime, he is surprisingly athletic and both enjoys and excels in competitive sports, ...

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Overview

Distinguished from other toy breeds by the striking butterfly-like ears for which he is named, the elegant and delightful Papillon is known to be a highly intelligent and versatile little dog. With his easygoing yet lively personality, he is an endearing and devoted companion who likes nothing better than to spend time with his family. But don't be fooled by his diminutive size. While sitting in your lap may be his favorite pastime, he is surprisingly athletic and both enjoys and excels in competitive sports, such as agility and tracking. Eager to meet new people and shower them with affection, the Papillon packs a lot of personality into his tiny posture, and if given the chance to charm you, will quickly win you over and become a treasured part of your life.

This total care guide contains colorful sidebars, boxes, and photographs that illustrate key topics essential to Papillon owners. An excellent source of accurate, in-depth information, The Papillon will help you and your family raise a healthy and well-behaved canine companion.

Featuring:

Free care and training DVD

The most breed-specific information available

Positive training methods

Current health care information

Convenient diet options

Easy-to-follow grooming instructions

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780793836895
  • Publisher: TFH Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/2010
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 399,354
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 History of the Papillon 5

Early Development of the Breed

Breed History in England and the United States

Memorable Papillons

Influential Papillon Owners

Chapter 2 Characteristics of the Papillon 13

C'est Magnifique!

Full of Personality

Compatibility With Other Pets

No Kidding Around

Time and Attention

Chapter 3 Preparing for your Papillon 29

Puppy or Adult?

Where to Find the Dog of Your Dreams

Preparing Your Home for the New Arrival

Supplies

Pet Sitting, Dog Day Care, and Boarding Options

Chapter 4 Feeding your Papillon 57

Food for Thought

Commercial Foods

Homecooked Foods

Raw Diets

Putting a Feeding Plan Into Place

Feeding a Puppy

Feeding an Adult

Feeding an Older Dog

Special Diets and Supplements

Feeding and Eating Problems

Chapter 5 Grooming your Papillon 81

Grooming as a Health Check

Brushing

Bathing

Nail Trimming

Ear Care

Eye Care

Dental Care

Chapter 6 Training and Behavior of your Papillon 97

Training Begins at Home

Setting Clear Training Goals

How to Find a Professional Trainer

Involving the Whole Family in Training

Reward-Based Training

Housetraining

Crate Training

Leash Training

Basic Obedience

Clicker Training

Problem Behaviors

Chapter 7 Advanced Training and activities for your Papillon 135

Canine Good Citizen? Test

Obedience

Therapy Work

Dog Sports

Competing in Multiple Events

Games

Showing Your Dog

Chapter 8 Health of your Papillon 155

Finding a Vet

Physical Examinations

Common Health Issues in Papillons

Other Common Health Problems

Complementary Medicine

Emergency First Aid

Senior Care

Resources 197

Index 201

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