The Boxer: Family Favorite

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The Boxer: Family Favorite gives potential owners, new converts and veteran Boxer lovers all they need and want to know about this do-all dog. There are chapters on finding the right Boxer for you, grooming, temperament, understanding the breed standard, breeding, health concerns, the aging Boxer and much more. Dog shows, obedience and agility competitions, decorated war heroes and service dogs, and all the other activities Boxers can participate in are discussed. Appendices include useful resources, important ...
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Overview

The Boxer: Family Favorite gives potential owners, new converts and veteran Boxer lovers all they need and want to know about this do-all dog. There are chapters on finding the right Boxer for you, grooming, temperament, understanding the breed standard, breeding, health concerns, the aging Boxer and much more. Dog shows, obedience and agility competitions, decorated war heroes and service dogs, and all the other activities Boxers can participate in are discussed. Appendices include useful resources, important pedigrees and top dogs in the breed. Howell Best of Breed Library
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582451275
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Series: Howell Best of Breed Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.82 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephanie Abraham fell in love with Boxers when she was a child. In 1971,she and her husband acquired their first show dog and established Trefoil Boxers. Since then, they have bred or owned almost 30 AKC champion Boxers. Stephanie is a licensed AKC Boxer judge and has judged in the U.S., England, Australia, Japan, the Philippines, and Mexico.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Meet the Boxer.

The Boxer at Home.

Listen to the Quiet.

Independent Thinkers.

Other Boxer Abilities.

Easy to Groom.

Boxers Are Jealous.

Heat, Cold and Water.

A Lifetime Commitment.

The Boxer Comes of Age.

The Famous Vom Dom Kennels.

The Cornerstones of the American Boxer.

The Kennels of Mazelaine.

The Barmere Kennels.

Tulgey Wood.

More Pioneers in the Breed--United States.

The American Boxer Club.

Growing Pains.

Inclinations.

A Dog for the Millennium.

Interpreting the Breed Standard.

Official Standard for the Boxer.

General Appearance.

Size, Proportion, Substance.

Head.

Neck, Topline, Body.

Forequarters.

Hindquarters.

Coat.

Color.

Gait.

Character and Temperament.

Conclusion of Standard.

Disqualifications.

Finding the Right Boxer For You.

What to Look for in a Breeder.

Finding a Breeder.

Male or Female?

AKC Registration.

Permanent Identification.

The Initial Inquiry.

The Visit.

Assessing a Litter.

Testing a Puppy's Temperament.

What About an Adult Dog?

Rescue Organizations.

Pet or Show Quality?

Contracts.

What to Expect When You Pick Up Your Puppy.

Living With Your Boxer.

Why a Crate?

Fences and Runs.

Puppy-Proofing.

Housetraining.

Toys.

Collars and Leads.

Basic Training.

Obedience School.

Establishing Dominance.

Keeping Your Boxer Healthy.

Selecting a Veterinarian.

Preventive Health Care.

Internal Parasites.

External Parasites.

Medical Conditions Affecting the Boxer.

Emergency Resucitation.

Happiness Is.?

Routine Care of Your Boxer.

Basic Nutrition.

What to Feed Your Puppy.

Food Amounts and Regimens.

Feeding the Adult Boxer.

Ear Cropping, Tail Docking and Dewclaw Removal.

Grooming the Boxer.

Bathing and Brushing.

Shampoos.

Trimming Toenails.

Cleaning Teeth and Gums.

Eye Care.

Grooming for the Show Ring.

What Your Hands Can See.

Exercise.

It's Show Time!

The AKC Championship.

Shaping a Show Career.

Handling Classes.

Sanctioned and "Fun" Matches.

Where to Obtain Show Information.

Entering a Show.

What to Wear.

Your First Dog Show.

To Bait or Not to Bait.

The Good Sport.

Professional Handlers.

Junior Showmanship.

Your Dog's Good Manners--and Yours!

A Lifetime Avocation.

Beauty and Brains: Obedience Trials, Performance Events and Other Fun Things.

Puppy Kindergarten and Obedience Training Clubs.

Obedience Trials and Tribulations.

Schutzhund Training.

Agility Trials.

Guides for the Blind.

Search and Rescue.

Therapy Work.

Law Enforcement.

Canine Good Citizens.

Temperament Testing.

A Dog for All Reasons.

Headliners.

Ch. Bang Away of Sirrah Crest.

Ch. Jered's Spellbinder.

Ch. Barrage of Quality Hill.

Ch. Salgray's Flying High and Ch. Salgray's Fashion Plate.

Ch. Holly Lane's Windstorm.

Ch. Millan's Fashion Hint.

Ch. Arriba's Prima Donna.

Ch. Scher-Khoun's Shadrack.

Ch. Marquam Hill's Traper of TuRo.

Ch. TuRo's Cachet.

Ch. Kiebla's Tradition of TuRo.

Ch. Hi-Tech's Arbitrage.

To Sum It Up.

Matchmaking: Should You Breed Your Boxer?

Statistics and Canine Overpopulation.

Medical Clearances.

So You Want to Be a Breeder?

Study Your Breed Standard.

Linebreeding, Inbreeding and Outcrossing.

What About Temperament?

Assessing Your Goals.

Revere Your Good Advisors.

"Breeder" Defined.

Stud Dog Management.

Cutting the Deal.

Reasons Not to Breed.

Notes on Neonates.

Milk Supplementation.

A Word About Color.

A Final Perspective.

Caring For The Older Boxer.

Signs of Aging.

Diet for the Senior Citizen.

Grooming the Older Boxer.

Exercise.

Veterinary Care.

Holistic Approaches.

Introducing a New Puppy.

Euthanasia.

The American Boxer Club.

The ABC Specialty.

ABC Awards.

Top Twenty.

The American Boxer Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Breed Rescue.

Publications.

Education.

Epilogue.

Appendix A: Resources.

Appendix B: The American Boxer Club's Code of Ethics.

Appendix C: Titles a Boxer Can Achieve.

Appendix D: Boxer Notables.

Appendix E: Important Kennels.

Bibliography.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2007

    handy little book to keep around

    I have raised boxers for about 10 years. This book has come in handy more than a few times. It really covers all the basics as far as health, training and general well being. I would recommend it to anyone with one of these cute creatures..

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