by Frederick Frye



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764119620
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/28/2002
Series: Complete Pet Owner's Manual
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 7.87(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

Understanding Schnauzers5
History of the Breed5
The Nature of the Schnauzer6
Characteristic Behavior Patterns6
The Sense Organs9
From Puppy to Adult Dog10
Contact with the World and Other Dogs11
Behavioral Disturbances11
Considerations Before You Buy13
Is a Schnauzer the Right Dog for You?13
Giant, Standard, or Miniature?13
A Puppy or a Mature Dog?14
Male or Female?14
Where to Obtain a Schnauzer Puppy15
What Traits to Look For in Selecting a Puppy16
The Age of the Puppy at the Time of Selection17
How to Choose a Mature Schnauzer18
Must the Tail Be Docked and Ears Be Cropped?18
Costs of Purchase and Maintenance19
Supplies and Housing21
Availability of Fresh Water21
Proper Toys21
Sleeping and Feeding Areas in the House22
An Outdoor Run?23
Keeping and Caring for Schnauzers25
Helping Your Puppy Get Started25
What Your New Puppy Must Learn Now26
HOW-TO: Taking Care of Your Schnauzer30
Daily Life with Your Schnauzer33
Lifting and Carrying the Dog33
Dogs and Children33
Dogs and a New Baby35
Dogs and Other Pets35
A Second Dog?36
Travel by Automobile, Train, and Air38
Items to Be Included in the Luggage39
Travel Abroad39
When Your Female Is in Heat41
The Estrus Cycle41
False Pregnancy: Explanation and Solutions43
The Proper Diet45
Schnauzers Require Nutritious Dog Food45
Feeding a Puppy46
Feeding a Mature Dog47
General Feeding Tips50
Simple Training53
Adjusting to Collar and Leash53
Correcting Bad Habits53
Teaching Some Practical Commands57
Staying at Home Alone59
Training for Guard Duties60
The Responsible Dog Owner61
HOW-TO: Housebreaking62
In Sickness and in Health65
Disease Prevention Measures65
Procedures You Should Master72
To Spay or Not to Spay73
Diseases and Disorders74
Exercise for You and Your Dog86
A Veterinarian's View of Euthanasia: A Last Act of Love87
Dealing with the Loss of a Much-Loved Pet87
Characteristics of Schnauzers89

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Schnauzers 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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curiousMO More than 1 year ago
Good book for someone interested in Schnauzers. I bought this book and after reading, sent to my son who recently purchased a miniature Schnauzer puppy. Gives good basic info on the breed and what to expect as puppy matures.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has everything a new mini-schnauzer owner needs. The questions that you wrote down to take to the breeder are all answered in this book. Don't let the price or size of the book fool you. It has been extremely instrumental in my experience of owning a new mini-schnauzer. Top Dog *****