The Yorkshire Terrier Handbook (Barrons Pet Handbooks Series)

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The author tells new and prospective owners, as well as experienced owners of Yorkies virtually everything they need to know about purchase, care, nutrition, behavior, training, and breeding of this delightful canine. She discusses selecting a healthy dog, coping with breed-specific concerns, specialized grooming, small-dog nutrition and training, competitions, health care, first aid, and much more. Barron's Pet Handbooks are extra-large versions of the well-known Pet Owner's Manual series, with more detailed information, more photos, and more advice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764125850
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/15/2003
  • Series: Barron's Pet Handbooks
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 7.88 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

1. In Days of York 1
Terrier Roots 1
Flight of Fancy 3
Yankee Yorkies 5
Too Much of a Good Thing 5
2. Yorkie Yearnings 7
The Friend of a Lifetime 7
The Real Yorkshire Terrier 7
Size Matters 9
Meet Your Match 10
Looking for a Little Love 12
Puppy Picking 18
3. Your Yorkie Youngster 19
Welcome Home 19
Accessorize 20
A Safe Haven 21
Raising Havoc 23
Yorkie Pediatrics 29
Baby Food 32
Puppy Grooming 33
4. Brains and Beauty 35
The Click Is the Trick 37
Basic Training 39
Higher Education 42
School Days 43
Yorkshire Terrors 43
5. Yorkshire Terrier Nutrition 51
The Nature of Nutrition 51
Commercial, Raw, and Home-Prepared Diets 52
Right on Time 55
The Porkie Yorkie 56
The Picky Yorkie 57
Water 58
Special Diets 58
6. Crowning Glories 61
Brushing 62
Trimming 64
Bathing 68
Topknots 71
Wrapping 75
Finishing Touches 75
Professional Groomers 76
7. Good Grooming 78
Skin Care 78
External Parasites 79
Nail Care 81
Dental Care 82
Ear Care 84
8. Medical Matters 86
Give Your Yorkie the Once-Over 86
Yorkie Signs and Solutions 87
Small Dog First Aid 102
Poisoning 106
9. Small Victories 108
Little Show-Offs 108
Mind Games 110
Canine Good Citizens 112
Leaps and Bounds 115
Hot on the Trail 117
Safety First 118
Fun and Games 118
Therapy Dogs 121
10. Breeding Quality 123
Breeding by the Numbers 123
Good Homes Come to Good Breeders 124
The Perfect Match 124
Breeding and Whelping 126
Postnatal Care of the Dam 128
Neonatal Care 130
Tail Docking and Dewclaw Removal 131
Growing Up Yorkie 132
11. Yorkies Through the Years 134
Aging Gracefully 134
Senior Health 136
When You've Done Everything 139
12. The Yorkshire Terrier Standard of Perfection 144
Yorkie Resources 147
Index 151
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