This Comprehensive Owner’s Guide to the Boxer serves as a complete introduction to this handsome German breed that has become one of the world’s most cherished companions and most relied-upon working dogs. The loyal and friendly Boxer is impossible to beat for affection, elegance, and the sheer paws-on” fun! Owners will read about how the Boxer was invented in Germany and the important people and dogs who put the canine pugilist on the mapfrom Frau Stockmann and Bang Away to the modern-day movers and shakers in England, America, Canada, and beyond.
The history chapter is followed by a chapter devoted to the characteristics of this exceptional working breed, offering sound advice about which owners are best suited to this vigorous and active canine.
New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, and grooming are illustrated with handsome adults and puppies bursting with energy and personality! In all, there are over 135 photographs in this useful and reliable volume. The author’s advice on obedience training will help the reader better mold and train into the brightest and most well-mannered dog in the neighborhood. The extensive chapter on healthcare provides up-to-date detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, preventing and dealing with parasites, infectious diseases, and more. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as historical kennels, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and parasite control. Fully indexed.
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