In 2007, this affectionate, easy-going breed finally made it to the top ten on the American Kennel Association's list of America's most popular dogs, capping a decade of rapid growth for the breed.
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About the Author
Liz Palika is an award-winning author with more than 40 books to her credit, including All Dogs Need Some Training, The Ultimate Dog Treat Cookbook, Purebred Dog Rescue Adoption, Senior Dogs For Dummies®, and several titles in the Your Happy Healthy Pet series.
Table of ContentsPart I: The World of the Bulldog.
Chapter 1: What Is a Bulldog?
English or American?
The Bulldog’s Physical Appearance.
The Bulldog’s Character.
Chapter 2: The Bulldog Yesterday and Today.
Origins of the Breed.
The Evolving Bulldog.
Bulldogs in North America.
The Bulldog Today.
How Popularity Harms.
Chapter 3: The World According to Bulldogs.
Are You Ready for a Dog?
The Pet Bulldog.
If Bulldogs Could Choose Their Owners.
Chapter 4: Choosing Your Bulldog.
Breeder, Rescue, Shelter, or Free?
Finding Your Bulldog.
Choosing Your Bulldog Puppy.
Puppy Temperament Test.
Choosing an Adult Bulldog.
Part II: Caring for Your Bulldog.
Chapter 5: Bringing Your Bulldog Home.
Safety Is Important.
When to Bring Your Puppy Home.
Choosing Pet Professionals.
Puppy-Proofing Your Home.
Chapter 6: Feeding Your Bulldog.
Nutritional Building Blocks.Commercial Dog Foods
Reading Dog Food Labels.
Feeding Your Dog.
Five Mistakes to Avoid.
Chapter 7: Grooming Your Bulldog.
The Daily Ritual.
Making Your Environment Flea Free.
Mouth and Gums.
Chapter 8: Keeping Your Bulldog Healthy.
Spaying and Neutering Your Bulldog.
Common Health Problems.
Problems Particular to Bulldogs.
When to Call the Veterinarian.
How to Make a Canine First-Aid Kit.
Part III: Enjoying Your Bulldog.
Chapter 9: Training Your Bulldog.
Understanding Builds the Bond.
Practical Commands for Family Pets.
Training for Attention.
Chapter 10: Housetraining Your Bulldog.
Your Housetraining Shopping List.
The First Day.
Confine Your Pup.
Watch Your Pup.
Appendix: Learning More about Your Bulldog.
Some Good Books.
Clubs and Registries.
On the Internet.