Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

by Dog Fancy Magazine
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Golden Retriever by Dog Fancy Magazine

Celebrating the most friendly, talented, and affectionate dog on the planet, the Golden Retriever, this Smart Owner’s Guide, created by the editors at Dog Fancy magazine, offers the most up-to-date and accurate information every dog owner needs to become a well-informed caregiver for his dog. Illustrated with color photographs of adorable puppies and handsome adults, this easy-to-read primer is designed in a modern, lively manner that readers will find user-friendly and entertaining.

Each Smart Owner’s Guide offers a description of the breed’s character and physical conformation, historical overview, and its attributes as a companion dog. The reader will find informative chapters on everything he or she needs to know about acquiring, raising, and training this remarkable purebred dog, including: finding a breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy; preparing for the puppy’s homecoming, shopping for supplies, and puppy-proofing the home; house-training; veterinary and home health maintenance; feeding and nutrition; and grooming. Obedience training for basic cues (sit, stay, heel, come, etc.) and solving potential problem behaviors (barking, chewing, aggression, jumping up, etc.) are addressed in separate chapters, as are activities to enjoy with the dog, including showing, agility, therapy work, and more.

Entertaining tidbits and smart advice fill up colorful sidebars in every chapter, which the editors call “It’s a Fact,” “Smart Tip,” “Notable&Quotable,” and “Did You Know?” Real-life heroes and rescue stories are retold in full-page features called “Pop Pups” and “True Tails.” Recipes, training, and care tips are highlighted in the “Try This” feature pages.

The Smart Owner’s Guide series is the only series that offers readers an online component in which dog owners can join a breed-specific online club hosted by At Club Gold, owners of the breed can find forums, blogs, and profiles to connect with other breed owners, as well as charts and checklists that can be downloaded. More than just 20,000 pages of solid information, there’s a host of fun to be had at the club in the form of downloadable breed-specific e-cards, screensavers, games, and quizzes.

The Resources section of the book includes contact information for breed-related organizations and rescues, as well as practical guidance on traveling with dogs, identification, and locating qualified professionals to assist the dog owner, such as pet sitters, trainers, and boarding facilities. This information-packed Smart Owner’s Guide is fully indexed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593788483
Publisher: Lumina Media
Publication date: 04/05/2011
Series: Smart Owner's Guide
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 15 MB
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Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

The experts from Dog Fancy® magazine, the world’s most widely read dog magazine for almost 40 years, brings you the ultimate series of dog breed books. With the collaborative minds of Dog Fancy® Editors resulting in the creation of this exceptional line of up-to-date, interactive and information-packed books that will set the standard for all breed books.

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Golden Retriever 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*purrs and rubs against Nightfury*
Cloversong More than 1 year ago
Love you :( I might be able to stay... Drynettle: Where is Poppyflower??? :( :( to Nightfury: I do NOT like Thunderstar, she's my friend. Hopefully? Sweetleaf: I have a bf! Scratchscar: loool
Lynxcloud-RC More than 1 year ago
STARSPLAAAAAAAASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *tackles Starsplash* Go to Pug, Dog Breed Profiles. :( :( :( Drynettle: Where is Thunderstar? I know she doesn't like me back but someone say bye to her? Please? Sweetleaf: Snakeeyes... nvm. He was cute :) but I guess we're friends. Well someone say bye to him :P lol Brackenscratch: Someone PLEASE get my mate!
LastPosts1 More than 1 year ago
Hi. MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Sorry. :( I'm bored. WHERE'S POPPYFLOWER???????? Hmm...
last-posts-number-one More than 1 year ago
Well sorry. History isn't my best subject??? Scratchscar: :) love you too, Nightfury :) *presses close to her* I love you more than anything. I missed you so much... but I'm leaving. Forever. Unless Jadefeather changes her mind... go to Dog Breed Profiles, Pug. Drynettle: :I
Polarpelt-WOOTS More than 1 year ago
Washington. Drynettle: Why do we call it Washington??? I mean my brother never washes himself so I bet- Loonwing: George Washington genious. Drynettle: Are you sure??? Serpentfang: Oh my gawd.
Dusttrail-CF More than 1 year ago
:) Loonwing: Nevermind. Sweetleaf: Austin does. Serpentfang: No... he likes Poppyflower. Owltalon: Both I think. Larkwhisper: No, Poppyflower. Drynettle: Uhh...??? Loonwing: LOL!!!
Talonstrike-CABOOM More than 1 year ago
I MISSED YOU SO MUCH I BEAT UP DARKBRAMBLE FOR GETTING THE NOOK TAKEN AWAY!!!!! Darkbramble: Oh my gawd he did. He broke my arm and my ankle! I hurt everywhere! Sweetleaf: O: Hi, Nightfury. :I Loonwing: My brother still likes Thunderstar! *rolls eyes* Songpaw: lol Lightpool: Drynettle is a confused guy. Brookheart: JUST LIKE LOGAN!!! Snowcloud: BUT! He's funny. Lol Petalflight: Hi, Nightfury! Ratwhisker: *twines tails with Starsplash* :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lightpool-love More than 1 year ago
:) I missed you more Scratchscar: Can you tell Nightfury to come here please...
hailstormwillowlock More than 1 year ago
*presses against Starsplash* Larkwhisper: Songpaw just puked. LOL! Wolfclaw: What? Mountainfur: Is she okay??? Drynettle: She's sick I think. Same with Loonwing. Mountainfur: :I Ratwhisker: Songpaw??? Where does she fit in here??? Mountainfur: She's beautiful she can go anywhere :I Larkwhisker: She puked in your backpack that's why. Ratwhisker: WHAT???!!! Mountainfur: :)
Stoneclaw More than 1 year ago
:D YAY!!! But poor Owltalon D: I'm crying for him. he's at his computer staring at the screen :( Serpentfang: We both got abandoned! :I Songpaw: Studclaw starts posting in two hours? Calmwater told me. He asked if she wanted "a ride." *rolls eyes*
EmeraldSophia More than 1 year ago
:) I would've- Demonclaw: MWAHAHAHAHA!!! Songpaw: GO AWAY! Calmwater: That was funny.
Tigerstrike-Windfeather More than 1 year ago
Excuse me? Yeah really what did I do to you? Have we even met? Brackenscratch: Calm down. Sweetleaf: She's just jealous because she can't be your mate. OHHHHH! Pumafang: XD! Likely. Fogstorm: Hey I'll be your mate, Starlight! Streamlight: BRADY! NOT HELPING! Fogstorm: Okay, gosh.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DarkbramblexGoldendust More than 1 year ago
GRRR!!! I WANT TO WATCH THE MOVIE WITH HER AND DRINK HOT COCOAZ!!! I HATE DARKBRAMBLE!!!! I have to go to sleep :( I'll do that with her tomorrow. I love her so much :) :) I'd get over her a lot easier if she wasn't soooo lovable and cute and nice and lovable and amazing and lovable and smart and lovable and exciting and lovable and fun and lovable and playful and lovable and unique and lovable- Darkbramble: Night night!
Flamewhisker More than 1 year ago
Ow ow ow ;P But if I'm here when she says she loves Alex I'll lose it. I already know the answer and... and I'm scared. I hate hurting. I promise I'll never love anyone ever again :( I'm hurting too much and I hate it. You pull me away from her when you take me to her.
DemonclawxDawnwhisper-RC More than 1 year ago
She hasn't SAID. But I don't want this... How this is going is what I NEVER wanted to happen. I'm sorry. I can't take it... It hurts WAY too much. I wanted her happy, but I'M making her cry right now. If I hadn't shown up she would still be happy. She would have forgotten me and when I came back no one would have had to hurt. Please... let her choose Alex... then it will be done. As long as she's happy :) No one has to hurt if she just chooses Alex. I shouldn't have came back. I'm sorry. When you move away you don't just move back after. It hurts you and everyone around you. I don't want to keep hurting over and over again. I'm not fighting for her to chose between us I'm fighting for her to chose to be happy.
Crescentwing-RevengeClan More than 1 year ago
NOT GOING! NEVER! I'M NOT THE RIGHT ONE AND I DON'T NEED TO BE TOLD AGAIN!!! I WAS STUPID TO THINK SHE WOULD'VE WAITED FOR ME!!! I QUIT POSTING!!! I'M DONE WITH PETALFLIGHT AND TIGERSTRIKE AND SUGARPELT!!! I HATE IT!!! IT HURTS SO MUCH I CAN'T DO IT!!! I'M SORRY GHOSTPAW, I WANT TO TRY, BUT I CAN'T! I ALREADY LOST WHEN SHE GOT A NEW GUY!!! I'M SUCH A STUPID A******!!! GRRR! SHE DOESN'T LOVE ME, SHE NEVER WILL, SHE NEVER DID! :( :( :( :( :( I DIDN'T WANT THIS TO HAPPEN!!! HER CHOOSING IN BETWEEN PEOPLE OR MY OVERREACTINGNESS!!! I NEVER WANTED IT!!! THAT'S THE ONLY REASON I WOULD NEVER DATE!!! GRRR!!! Owltalon: Been there. It hurts... Petalflight: YEPS!!! Owltalon: I don't think you can really choose in between people. Because it doesn't work that way. You can only love one person and that's not for you to decide. :P Serpentfang: I'm breathing. In. out. in. out. :I going to go read. :P Pumafang: SPARKFOOT!!!! sorry guys I ruined the moment. Autumny: *cries for Serpentfang* :P being helpful.
EosArtemisAriana More than 1 year ago
Is Runningstar here? Pumafang: You double facer. :P Serpentfang: shut up
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NIGHTFURY JOIN h t t p : / / r c - f c - i c- n c . s p r u z . c o m / IF YOU EVER WANT TO SEE SCRATCHSCAR AGAIN
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
:) Sorry I've been inactive... the original Autumny crew members are sorta busy lately... *presses into Nightfury*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These people are beast