Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu

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Celebrating one of the East’s most beautiful and highly prized companion dogs, the Shih Tzu, this Smart Owner’s Guide, created by the editors at Dog Fancy magazine, offers the most up-to-date and accurate information every dog owner needs to become a well-informed caregiver for his dog. Illustrated with color photographs of adorable puppies and handsome

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Celebrating one of the East’s most beautiful and highly prized companion dogs, the Shih Tzu, this Smart Owner’s Guide, created by the editors at Dog Fancy magazine, offers the most up-to-date and accurate information every dog owner needs to become a well-informed caregiver for his dog. Illustrated with color photographs of adorable puppies and handsome adults, this easy-to-read primer is designed in a modern, lively manner that readers will find user-friendly and entertaining.

Each Smart Owner’s Guide offers a description of the breed’s character and physical conformation, historical overview, and its attributes as a companion dog. The reader will find informative chapters on everything he or she needs to know about acquiring, raising, and training this remarkable purebred dog, including: finding a breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy; preparing for the puppy’s homecoming, shopping for supplies, and puppy-proofing the home; house-training; veterinary and home health maintenance; feeding and nutrition; and grooming. Obedience training for basic cues (sit, stay, heel, come, etc.) and solving potential problem behaviors (barking, chewing, aggression, jumping up, etc.) are addressed in separate chapters, as are activities to enjoy with the dog, including showing, agility, therapy work, and more.

Entertaining tidbits and smart advice fill up colorful sidebars in every chapter, which the editors call “It’s a Fact,” “Smart Tip,” “Notable & Quotable,” and “Did You Know?” Real-life heroes and rescue stories are retold in full-page features called “Pop Pups” and “True Tails.” Recipes, training, and care tips are highlighted in the “Try This” feature pages.

The Smart Owner’s Guide series is the only series that offers readers an online component in which dog owners can join a breed-specific online club hosted by dogchannel.com. At Club Shih Tzu, owners of the breed can find forums, blogs, and profiles to connect with other breed owners, as well as charts and checklists that can be downloaded. More than just 20,000 pages of solid information, there’s a host of fun to be had at the club in the form of downloadable breed-specific e-cards, screensavers, games, and quizzes.

The Resources section of the book includes contact information for breed-related organizations and rescues, as well as practical guidance on traveling with dogs, identification, and locating qualified professionals to assist the dog owner, such as pet sitters, trainers, and boarding facilities. This information-packed Smart Owner’s Guide is fully indexed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593787479
Publisher:
i5 Publishing
Publication date:
03/02/2010
Series:
Smart Owner's Guide Series
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
849,139
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

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The experts from Dog Fancy® magazine, the world’s most widely read dog magazine for 40 years, brings you the ultimate series of dog breed books. The collaborative minds at Dog Fancy® have created this exceptional line of up-to-date, interactive, and information-packed books that will set the standard for all breed books.

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Shih Tzu 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Talkradeeo1915 More than 1 year ago
This is an outstanding book for the very early stages of a Shih Tzu's Life and the new owner. I myself was looking for more of a book for one year thru adulthood....My Eva is 1 year and 4 months old, and I was looking for what to expect behavior wise and what to expect from this breed throughout her adulthood....Outstanding for those just bring home there new Shih Tzu...I will tell you they require ton's of patience and attention. Do not even consider this breed if you can not give them the time and attention they so want and deserve. Potty Training is a period that will push you to your limit but just keep consistent and repeat over and over same routine and you will get there!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I guess my shih tzu is strange shih tzu cuz the magazine says they act like clowns but she doesn't and when they say they want u 2 think that they doing something or something like that for just for and only treat that's not true my shih tzu listens 2 me without a treat. So what I'm trying 2 say is that shih tzus are smart, cute, and lovable and are always there for u. And not all shih tzus meet breed standards or traits. And my shih tzu is a purebred and doesn't meet breed standards or traits. Also could of added a little bit more stuff like dog treat recipes and fun training advice and tricks.
Claudia Bonaparte More than 1 year ago
I lovethis magizen, I have read it sooooi many times and I cant get enogh of it it is fantastic!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love my shih tzu!!!!