Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: Your Happy Healthy Pet

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: Your Happy Healthy Pet

by Norma Moffat

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Your Happy Healthy Pet

The authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full-color photographs—now revised and redesigned to be even more reader-friendly!

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are equally at home in a castle or a condo, the city or the country. Elegant in appearance but energetic and affectionate in nature, they're the perfect companions for families with children, empty nesters, or retirees. This guide covers:
* Choosing your Cavalier
* Things you'll need to make your pup feel at home
* Feeding and grooming, including combing and checking the trademark ears
* Healthcare and the importance of regular exercise
* Training and housetraining your Cavalier
* Bonus chapters available on companion Web site

Lively, yet loving, your Cavalier will enjoy keeping you company, whether that entails bustling beside you on a walk or snuggling cozily on your lap!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471748236
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 03/27/2006
Series: Happy Healthy Pet Series , #42
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 627,214
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Norma Moffat bought her first Cavalier King Charles Spaniel as a pet in 1981 and fell in love with the sweet nature and glamorous look of the breed. Since then she has bred and shown more than sixty champions, some of them topwinning show dogs, under her kennel prefix of Brinklow, which is the name of her home village in England. Despite her success with Cavaliers in the ring, she emphasizes that all her dogs are beloved pets first and show dogs second.
Norma has written columns and articles on Cavaliers for the magazine Dogs in Canada. She is a life member of the Canadian Kennel Club and past president of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club of Canada. She lives at Brinklow Hill, a ten-acre nature preserve in the woods on the beautiful Niagara Escarpment in Ontario, where the dogs have plenty of room to run and play.

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Table of Contents

Part I: The World of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Chapter 1: What Is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?

The Breed Standard.

Applying the Standard.

Chapter 2: The Cavalier’s Ancestry.

The Dog of Royalty.

Signs of Things to Come.

The Better to Smell You With.

The Cavalier Comes to America.

Chapter 3: Why Choose a Cavalier?

Your Dog Needs You.

Gentle Discipline.

Exercise and Your Cavalier.

A Water Dog.

The All-Weather Cavalier.

Some Charming Habits.

Your Bed Is My Bed.

The Cavalier and Children.

Chapter 4: Choosing Your Cavalier.

Reputable Breeders.

Puppy, Adolescent, or Adult?

Adopting from a Rescue Group.

Where Not to Get a Cavalier.

Sex and Color.

Part II: Caring for Your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Chapter 5: Getting Ready for Your Cavalier.

The Crate.

Puppy Essentials.

Confining Your Puppy.

Other Essentials.

Outdoor Puppy-Proofing.

Puppy-Proofing Your Home.

Make Time for Your Puppy.

The Big Day.

Visiting the Veterinarian.

Chapter 6: Feeding Your Cavalier.

Dry Food vs. Natural Food.

Reading Dog Food Labels.

Feeding a Growing Puppy.

Keeping an Adult in Good Weight.

Keep the Oldies Slim.

What About Bones?

Dangerous Treats.

Water Is Essential.

Chapter 7: Grooming Your Cavalier.

The Right Equipment.

Grooming a Puppy.

Grooming an Adult.

Creepy Crawlies.

How to Bathe a Cavalier.

Making Your Environment Flea Free.

Chapter 8: Keeping Your Cavalier Healthy.


Hereditary Diseases.

Common Canine Ailments.

When to Call the Veterinarian.

What to Do in an Emergency.

How to Make a Canine First-Aid Kit.

Part III: Enjoying Your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Chapter 9: Training Your Cavalier.

Understanding Builds the Bond.

Practical Commands for Family Pets.

Training for Attention.

Teaching Cooperation.

Chapter 10: Housetraining Your Cavalier.

Your Housetraining Shopping List.

The First Day.

Confine Your Pup.

Watch Your Pup.

Accidents Happen.

Scheduling Basics.

Appendix: Learning More About Your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Some Good Books.



Internet Resources.


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