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Bulldogs For Dummies

Bulldogs For Dummies

by Susan M. Ewing


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Find out how to select, train, and care for your Bulldog

Though originally bred for bull baiting, today's Bulldogs are calm, dignified, and courageous - and make great pets. Whether you're already a Bulldog owner or you're thinking about becoming one, this friendly guide will answer your questions and help you and your Bully live happily ever after. From choosing your dog to training, diet, and health, it's just what you need for Bulldog success!

Discover how to
* Understand the breed and its history
* Buy or adopt a healthy Bulldog
* Housetrain your Bulldog and teach basic commands
* Keep your Bulldog well-groomed and active
* Watch for breed-specific health problems

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764599798
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/04/2006
Series: For Dummies Books
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 1,015,817
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Susan Ewing has been “in dogs” since 1977 and enjoys showing and trying various performance events, with the emphasis on “trying.”
She holds a Master’s degree in Television/Radio from Syracuse University and has attended canine seminars at Cornell University. She is a member of the Dog Writers Association of America and of the Cat Writers’ Association and is listed in the 2005 edition of Who’s Who in America.
Ewing has been writing professionally since she was 16 and is the author of several books: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi: Family Friend and Farmhand; The New Owner’s Guide to Pembroke Welsh Corgis; The Pug; and The Dachshund. Her column, “The Pet Pen,” is in The Post-Journal (Jamestown, NY) every Saturday. One of her essays is a part of the book, Cats Do It Better Than People.
Her articles have appeared in AKC Gazette, Family Dog, Bloodlines, German Shepherd Dog Review, Good Dog!, Pet Odyssey, Dog Fancy, Dog World, Puppies USA, the national Schipperke Club newsletter, ASPCA’s Animal Watch, and Bird Talk.
She has been a radio copywriter, owned and operated a boarding kennel, and served as the director of the Lucy-Desi Museum in Jamestown, NY.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: A Bully for You 7

Chapter 1: Bulldog: A Tough Name for a Big Softy 9

Chapter 2: Acquainting Yourself with the Bulldog Package 15

Chapter 3: Deciding on a Bulldog 37

Chapter 4: Finding the Best Bulldog for You 41

Part II: Living with Your Bulldog 53

Chapter 5: Preparing for Your Bulldog 55

Chapter 6: Bringing Your Bulldog Home 67

Chapter 7: Feeding Your Bulldog 75

Chapter 8: Grooming Your Bulldog 89

Part III: Training, Working, and Traveling: The Busy Bulldog 105

Chapter 9: Housetraining Your Bulldog 107

Chapter 10: Mastering Good Manners and Basic Commands 119

Chapter 11: Showing and Showing Off Your Well-Trained Bulldog 139

Chapter 12: On the Go: Taking, Leaving, or Looking for Bully 161

Part IV: Keeping Your Bulldog Healthy 179

Chapter 13: Knowing Your Veterinarian, Vaccinations, and Common Treatments 181

Chapter 14: Recognizing and Tackling Bulldog Health Issues 195

Chapter 15: Familiarizing Yourself with Fido First Aid 215

Chapter 16: Caring for Your Senior Bulldog 229

Part V: The Part of Tens 241

Chapter 17: Nine Great Resources for Bulldog Owners 243

Chapter 18: Ten Good Reasons for Not Breeding Your Bulldog 249

Chapter 19: Ten Important Things to Do for Your Bulldog 255

Index 259

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