The Dachshund Handbook (Barron's Pet Handbooks)

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The Dachshund, originally bred as a hunting dog is found in longhaired, smooth, and wirehaired varieties. They are intelligent animals and make friendly, energetic companions. Titles in the Pet Handbooks series are filled with detailed pet-care advice and feature vivid color photos as well as instructive line art. All Barron's Pet Handbooks are written by experienced breeders, trainers, and veterinarians. They focus on all major aspects of owning and caring for a pet, including acquiring, proper feeding, housing,...

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Overview

The Dachshund, originally bred as a hunting dog is found in longhaired, smooth, and wirehaired varieties. They are intelligent animals and make friendly, energetic companions. Titles in the Pet Handbooks series are filled with detailed pet-care advice and feature vivid color photos as well as instructive line art. All Barron's Pet Handbooks are written by experienced breeders, trainers, and veterinarians. They focus on all major aspects of owning and caring for a pet, including acquiring, proper feeding, housing, health care, breeding, and where applicable, training, exercise, and grooming.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764126734
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/15/2004
  • Series: Barron's Pet Handbooks
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 629,714
  • Product dimensions: 6.54 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Long Ago 1
Stretching the Truth 1
German Roots 2
Blue Bloods and Blue Ribbons 4
The Dachshund Conquers America 5
The Dachshund Becomes a Hot Dog 8
2. Dachshund Demeanor and Design 9
True to Form 9
Doxie Moxie 10
Dachshunds as Companions 11
3. Dachshund Decisions 17
Dachshund Options 17
Looking for Trouble 24
Rescue Me! 29
4. Raising Havoc 31
Playing It Safe 31
The Dachshund Welcome Wagon 32
Saving the Carpets 34
Hello World! 35
Dachshund Pediatrics 36
5. Dachshund Diets 41
The Nature of Nutrition 41
Natural Versus Commercial 44
Feeding Time! 46
Weight Problems 47
6. The Dapper Dachshund 49
Basic Coat Care 49
Grooming the Smooth Coat 51
Grooming the Long Coat 52
Grooming the Wire Coat 54
Coat and Skin Problems 56
External Parasites 57
Maintenance Care 60
7. Dachshund Delinquents 63
House Soiling 63
Home Destruction 64
Bad Manners 65
Fearfulness 68
Aggression 69
8. The Educated Dachshund 73
Tools of the Trade 74
New Dogs, Old Tricks 77
Higher Education 81
Class Acts 82
Dachshund Good Citizens 83
Obedience Trials 83
Mind Games 86
9. Dachshunds Down and Dirty 93
Tracking 93
Blood Trailing 95
Field Trials 96
Earthdog Trials 97
Hunting 102
10. Built to Order 105
The AKC Dachshund Standard 106
Conformation Shows 112
11. The Dachshund Doctor 115
Signs of a Healthy Dachshund 115
The Five-Minute Checkup 117
Common Signs of Illness 119
Intervertebral Disk Disease 128
First Aid 133
12. Breeding Dachshunds of Distinction 137
Why Breeding Is a Bad Idea 137
Dachshund Genetics 138
Breeding and Whelping 141
Postnatal Care of the Dam 144
Neonatal Care 145
13. Long Lives 151
Venerable Veterans 151
Senior Health 152
A Promise Kept 154
Dachshund Resources 157
Index 160
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  • Posted February 13, 2012

    LOVE this book!

    This is a great book for any dachshund owner/lover to have! It has wonderful information about feeding, training, health, breed standard, the different varieties, history, and grooming. It was also written by caroline coile, who is quickly becoming my favorite dog author. Besides this I have 2 other of her books and they too are very good! She is a great author and this is an amazing book for dachshund people.

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